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Obituary of Henry Lafayette Inman

B. 1846 (White Pigeon, St. Joseph Co., MI)
D. 1921 (Bancroft, Kossuth Co., IA)

    Death is a great revealer and in turning out some lights turns on others; it extinguishes the light of intelligence that shone from the eye, the light of cheer that fell from oft his face into the lives of others. But it turns on the light that concentrates our attention upon a man's character and upon the record of his life's endeavor.

    Henry Lafayette Inman was the third child of Edward and Laura Inman. He was born at White Pigeon, Mich. May 27, 1846. While he was only a child the family moved to Medina County, Ohio. They had only lived there a short time when the first sadness came into the home. It was caused by the death of his sister, Mary. About a year later his father died leaving him a little boy thirteen years old to look after the mother and young sisters of whom there were three, two of them still living, Mrs. Nettie Breese of Deming, N. Mex and Mrs. Rose Mossman of Monrovia, Cal. The other sister Mrs. Julia Neiling [sic] deceased and his oldest brother George also preceeded [sic] him in death.

    They moved from Ohio to Iowa in Black Hawk County and in 1869 **note the Black Hawk County census of 1870 still had them in Poyner Twp.** he came to Kossuth County where he staked out a claim and moved into his Homestead in 1870. It was in section 6, Portland Township which is 4 ˝ miles southeast of Bancroft. Here he made his home for nineteen years, always caring for his mother who was an invalid most of the time. For the first five years they lived in a sod house which he himself constructed. The lumber for his first frame house was hauled form Algona that being the closest trading point at the time. His mother passed away while they were still on this farm in 1877.

    Mr. Inman was united in marriage on June 28, 1876 to Miss Melissa Adeline Echelbarger.     They were married at the home of his sister, Mrs. Howard Breese in Algona. Nine . . . [unable to read] three of whom are deceased: Bertha died when nine years old in 1889, Minnie when eleven in 1892, and Alfred when he was 23 months in 1901.

    Those who survive their father besides his wife are Mrs. Frank Ringsdorf of Bancroft, Charley of Onawa, Iowa, Mrs. A. A. Howe of Terril, Iowa, Hale of Wetonka, S. Dak., Ross and Mrs. Joe Cogley who have been at home.

    The family came to Bancroft on December 11, 1888 and moved into a new home which Mr. Inman had completed. He was an excellent workman with woodworking tools as well as a good farmer. He either built or assisted in building every home he has ever occupied. When coming to town he formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, Frank Echelbarger, and they transacted business under the name of Inman and Echelbarger for a number of years. Henry handled the wood work while Frank worked in steel and iron. Then for some years he was in the shop alone until he was finally forced to abandon the shop on account of his health. Then they moved onto the place where they lived at the time of his death.

    Mr. Inman was a charter member of Alpha Homestead No1 of the American Yeoman. Henry has been a member of the local Methodist church for a great many years and has been one of its trustees for nearly 26 years. He was a good Christian man, gentle and kind in disposition. During his recent sickness he was patient and did not complain of his suffering. As the moments for the passing from this life approached a restful peace settled over his countenance and then he went to sleep to waken in that land where pain and suffering are no more. He could say with the Psalmist, "Yea though I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me."

From "History of Benton County, 1878"

1878 Biographies of Canton Township, Benton County, Iowa 

DEMUTH, JOSHUA, retired farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Shellsburg; born in Frederick Co., Md., Feb. 28, 1821; came to this county in 1858; has 430 acres of land, valued at $12,900. Politics, Democrat. Held the offices of Township Trustee and School Director. Married Louisa Wigle in 1843; she was born in Guernsey Co., Ohio, in 1827; mother of four children -- Alice (now Mrs. Tarlton Corbett), born Aug. 27, 1850; Mary (now Mrs. J. T. Inman), born May 1, 1856; Wm. H., born May 27, 1861; Francis O., born July 14, 1869. Emigrated from Maryland to  Wayne Co., Ohio, when he was 23 old; lived there fourteen years, came to Linn Co. in 1855; stayed three years, then came to this county; when he first got here, he had $11.50 in his pocket, with his wife and one child in Pennsylvania. Worked in a livery stable for a man of the name of T. K. Burgess, for $20 per month, in Cedar Rapids; afterward drove team for a man of the name of Rock, for $30 per month; then bought a team and went to hauling goods from Muscatine and Rock Island; followed that about a year, then came to this place, where he bought and has resided since. Came here poor, but is in good circumstances at present.

1878 Biographies of Canton Township, Benton County, Iowa 

Biographies of Kane Twp., Benton County, Iowa - 1878

Inman, William, farmer; Sec. 7; P.O. Irving; born in Ohio Dec. 30, 1843. Married Miss R.J. Leavell in Benton Co., Iowa, in 1864; she was born in Miami Co., Ohio, in 1847; they have five  children - Martha E., William, Walter, Barren Perrie, Laura and Benjamin Franklin. Has ninety-three acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; moved to Marshall Co., Ohio, remaining twenty years, at the end of which time he moved to Benton Co., Iowa, and thence to Madison Co., and then returned to Benton Co. in February, 1877. Mr. Inman had four brothers in the Union army of the late war.

Biographies of Taylor Twp., Benton County, Iowa - 1878 

    Inman, John M., retired farmer; born in Delaware Co., N.Y., March 8, 1817; when 8 years old, his mother being a widow, he was put out to work with a farmer until he was 18, when he received fifty cents and commenced life for himself; in 1841, he came to Freeport, Ill.; was one of the early settles there; he was offered eight lots where the Brewster-House now stands, in Freeport, for $8 each; in 1854, he came by team to Benton Co.; arrived here Feb. 27, and found others looking at the land he desired to locate; he did not wait to unload his goods, but took one of his horses and started for Dubuque to enter his land, and rode bareback all the way and secured his land; upon his return he unloaded his goods and settled in Eden Tp.; there were only two settlers in that town - I.N. Chenoweth and V. Bogle. In 1856, he was appointed Commissioner by Judge Douglass to organize the town of Eden; in 1859, he was elected County Supervisor and served four years, and was again elected in 1866; in 1875, he went to California twice, invested in land, bought 437 acres at the South head of San Francisco Bay, thirty miles from San Francisco; he also owns 480 acres in Worth Co., in this State. His first wife was Malvina Lawrence; she died in June 1848, leaving two sons - Charles E. and Henry L. In 1851, he married Mrs. Susan E. Hibbard; they have two children - George W. and John T.; Mrs. Inman has one son - Edwin Hibbard; they had three sons in the army; Charles E. was in the 8th Iowa V.I.; was wounded at the battle of Corinth; Henry L. was in the 46th Ill. V.K.; Edwin Hibbard was in the 28th Iowa V.I.

Incorporation of the towns of Palo Alto County, Iowa - Mallard
Mallard was incorporated in 1882. George Inman gave the railway 1/2 interest to locate on his land in Rush Lake Township. President Whitehead of the railway named the town for its great quantity of ducks. Joseph Mihlfread built a small shack. Hackenburg ran a store and was the first postmaster. John Mertis was first official resident. In 1883 C. H. Sands started a grain, coal and lumber business. Orrie Kendall built a hotel. Charles Ziegler opened a hardware store in 1883.

Mrs. Chas. E. Inman, and Daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frank L. Inman, Injured in a Runaway, the Latter Probably Fatally - How it Happened.
    A most singular accident and one that will in all probability result fatally, occurred last evening at the corner of Fifth street and First avenue west, to Mrs. Charles E. Inman, her daughter, Miss Carrie Inman, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frank L. Inman. The three ladies had been out driving with the old family horse, and at one point on First avenue beyond the Northwestern track turned homeward. The horse anxious as all animals are at that time of day to return to their stables, took the bit in his teeth and started down the avenue at a lively gait, which soon became alarming, the ladies losing control over him. At Fifth street the horse turned to go around into the alley where he is kept, and just at the turn took fright at a dog which ran into the street after him. Miss Carrie Inman jumped from the buggy and escaped with only a few scratches. Just as she jumped the vehicle struck the curb, and the two older ladies were hurled out. Mrs. Chas E. Inman striking a fire hydrant and Mrs. Frank L. Inman being thrown with terrific force against a tree.
    Neighbors who witnessed the accident rushed to their assistance at once, but it was seen that both ladies were terribly injured. They were tenderly carried to their home, two doors away, and physicians were summoned. Mrs. Chas E. Inman struck the hydrant in such a manner as to receive serious injuries to her back. She was also badly injured about the head and evidences of internal injuries developed. She became conscious about 9 o'clock last evening and this morning was believed to be quite out of danger. Mrs. Frank L. Inman suffered concussion of the brain and internal injuries, which it is feared will prove fatal. Her condition today affords little hope to the family and many sympathizing friends. Her relatives at Keithsburg were telegraphed for last night.
    Mrs. Chas E. Inman has been a resident of Cedar Rapids for many years and has a wide circle of friends. Mrs. Frank L. Inman is a bride of only a few weeks, but in her brief residence here has made many friends who will extend to the stricken family their sincerest sympathy.

The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Thurs., June 29, 1899, p. 3, col. 3.

From Injuries Received in Runaway Wednesday Afternoon.
    At 9 o'clock last evening occurred the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Inman, wife of Frank L. Inman, at the family residence, 418 First avenue west, from injuries received in a runaway accident Wednesday evening, June 28. Upon advice of the consulting physicians it was decided to hold the funeral services at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs. Charles C. Inman, also injured in the accident, remained in quite a serious condition. Rev. David McCaslin will officiate at the funeral, and the remains will be laid to rest in Linwood cemetery.
    Elizabeth Howe was born and raised at Keithsburg, Ill., being the youngest daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Howe. She visited this city on several occassions, having resided for the past ten years at Van Horn, Ia., where six weeks ago she was united in marriage with Frank L. Inman, for the past fourteen years with George A. Mullin. Mr. and Mrs. Inman were making their home temporarily with the former's parents. Last Wednesday Mrs. Charles Inman, her youngest daughter and the daughter-in-law (Elizabeth Howe Inman aka Mrs. Frank Inman) went for a drive. About 5 o'clock they came down First avenue west, toward home. The old family horse started at an unusual gait, soon becoming unmanageable, a trait he had never before shown. The younger woman was driving, but as the horse gained speed Mrs. Charles Inman grasped the lines. By their united efforts they were unable to check the now thoroughly excited animal. Near the corner of Fifth street a dog sprang into the street and ran barking after the horse. The animal shied, carrying the carriage against the curb stone at the corner of the C. E. Schumler place. The little daughter leaped from the carriage and ran, comparatively uninjured, for aid. Mrs. Charles Inman was thrown out upon the walk, receiving most serious injuries about the head. Mrs. Frank L. Inman was thrown against a tree, concussion of the brain resulting, from which she never rallied. Despite the most careful nursing and skilled medical attention the patient never regained consciousness. The fact that she lived so long gave the only ray of hope that came to the grief stricken family during the long hours of their ceaseless vigil. Watching with the young husband were the mother, who had broken up her home when the daughter was married those few weeks ago, Mrs. Elizabeth Howe; the grandmother, Mrs. William Dempster; an aunt, Mrs. W. S. Kabeen, all of Keithsburg, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Carter of St. Louis. The sincerest sympathy of a host of friends has already been manifested and will continue to go out to those who have suffered such a terrible shock and great sorrow. 

The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Mon., July 3, 1899, p. 5, col. 3.

Chas. E. Inman Succumbs to Illness of Long Duration - Veteran of Civil War.
    After having hovered between life and death for some months Chas. E. Inman, residing at, 418 First avenue west, died at his home at 5:30 o'clock last Saturday afternoon. He was a highly esteemed resident of this city and the news of his death was received with profound grief.
    Mr. Inman was born in Lansingburg, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1841. He removed to Iowa in 1853, subsequently settling in this city. He was united in marriage with Miss Martha A. Norton of Vinton on April 7, 1869. This union was blessed with five children, all of whom, with the mother, survive, viz., D. M. (Dudley) Inman, New York; F. L. (Frank) Inman and C. C. (Charles) Inman, Chicago; Mrs. W. W. (Wellington W./Nellie M.) Richards and Miss Carrie Inman, both of whom reside in this city.
    Mr. Inman was a member of the Olivet Presbyterian church and interested in the work of the church. He was a member of Company D, Eighth volunteer Iowa infantry, having enlisted in July 1861. After the capture of the regiment at Shiloh, Mr. Inman was one of the few to make his escape from the "Hornet's Nest." He continued to serve throughout the war. The remnants of the regiments captured at Shiloh, the Eighth, Twelfth and Fourteenth, were consolidated and served through the Corinth campaign and on the return of those taken prisoners the regiment was reorganized and served under Grant in the Vicksburg campaign. Later it participated in the capture of Mobile, Ala.
    Returning to his home in Benton county after the war Mr. Inman resumed his vocation. His military service was of the best and he was highly respected by his comrades.
    About twenty years ago Mr. Inman was a member of the police department of this city, serving as captain for a number of years. In this position, as in all others, he was a faithful, conscientious worker. Mr. Inman was also one of the organizers of the merchants' police force.
    Funeral services were held at the Inman home, 418 First avenue west, this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Ensign of Olivet Presbyterian church officiating. Interment at Linwood cemetery. 

The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Mon., Sept. 14, 1908, p. 2.

Death Of Mrs. C. E. Inman.
    Again has sorrow entered the family, claiming this time in death the mother of the home. Thus in the space of six months three members of a family of seven have passed to their eternal reward. To the living members of the family is expressed the sympathy of a host of friends doing their part to help bear the load of sorrow now upon their hearts.
    Mattie A. Norton was born March 22, 1850, in Pulaski, N. Y. With her parents she came to Iowa, locating at Vinton, where on April 7, 1869, she was married to C. E. Inman, and died March 1, 1909, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. To this union were given five children - F. L. Inman of Chicago, Mrs. W. W. Richards, Cedar Rapids; D. M. Inman, deceased; C. C. Inman, Chicago, and Miss Carrie M. Inman of Cedar Rapids.
    Mrs. Inman had been in failing health for some time, but patient in her sufferings she bore her burdens well. For so long she ministered to the wants of a husband when he was suffering at the hand of disease.
    Mrs. Inman united with the Presbyterian church when quite young and when taking up her residence in Cedar Rapids she united with the Second Presbyterian church, Westminister. Upon organization of the Olivet church she became one of the charter members. She has done her part cheerfully and well, all that her strength would allow.
    The funeral service will be conducted by her pastor, the Rev. C. F. Ensign, from the family residence, 418 First avenue west. The hour of the service will be announced later.
    The funeral will be held from the family residence at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, Rev. C. F. Ensign officiating. 

The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette,  Tues., Mar. 2, 1909, p. 2, col. 4.

Inman, John C. Formerly residing at Sanborn, Iowa. Enlisted August 9, 1862, at Seneca, in Company A, Thirty-first Wisconsin Infantry; served as corporal and sergeant; discharged June 20, 1865. Present residence unknown. 

From Old Soldiers Who Have Lived In O'Brien County, IA - Compiled by Geo W. Schee and O. H. Montzheimer 1909, Primghar, IA

  John Rickert, 69, died at his home in Clay township Dec. 27 (1910). Burial was in Green Bay Cemetery.

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       James Inman was born in Washington County, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1828, and died at his home in Seymour, Iowa, July 27, 1911, aged 83 years, 5 months and 1 day.
    He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Cronin April 5th, 1855. To them were born 7 children four of whom are living: Mrs. Hetta Fisher of Mountain View, Oklahoma; Aaron Inman of Seymour; Alexander Inman of Jerome, Iowa; Elizabeth Fisher of near Seymour. Three children have preceded him to the other world, two dying in infancy, and Mrs. Marietta Vanpelt died in 1883. He had also 18 grand children and 13 great grand children. The wife preceded the husband to the other world passing away March 30, 1908.
    Of a family of 6 girls and three boys the passing of James Inman leaves only one sister living, Mrs. Elizabeth Randall of Mountain View, Okla.
    The deceased came to Appanoose County, Iowa, in the fall of 1856, and settled on a farm he had taken before he was married. The farm was sold and they moved to Wayne County in 1872. He always lived on a farm as long as he was able to work, and when he could no longer work he moved to his home in Seymour, where he spent the remaining days of his life.
    The funeral services were conducted at the late home by Rev. Jones of the Christian church.

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    Death Summons . . . Died at Rich Hill, Mo, Saturday, July 26 (1890), of Malaria Fever, Amanda E. Widner (sp), daughter of Henry and Harriet Inman of Deep River. Deceased had only been married about two months. 
    Upon advice of a telegram her father, Henry Inman started from Deep River on the evening of the 25th to go to the bedside of his sick daughter, but arrived a few hours after her death. Deceased was 29 years old. 
    She was born in this county and always resided here up to within a year and a half ago. She taught school for several years in Deep River and adjoining townships. She leaves behind a host of friends whose sympathy will go out to the bereaved family in the hour of their great affliction . . .

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   Miss Ethel Walker and Bryce Thurmond were married Wednesday, December 23rd, at the Methodist parsonage in Alden, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Pickersgill.
    The bride was becomingly gowned in a blue chiffon velvet dress.
    The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Walker residing east of town, and is one of our popular young ladies, and is highly esteemed in this community where she was reared. Mr. Thurmond was graduated from the Alden high school with the class of '23, and for two years has been a successful teacher in the rurtal schools of Hardin County.
    The groom has been employed in this vicinity for the past ten years and during that time has made many friends who will wish he and his bride happiness and property.
    After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Thurmond left for Rockford, Ill. where they visited the latter's cousin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eckard and family. They returned to Alden Tuesday for a visit at the home of the bride's grandfather, Robert Goodwin, and daughter, Miss Amy.
    After March first the young couple will be at home to their many friends on the Ed. Johnson farm now occupied by A. M. Whitmire.

Called to her reward: 
Mrs. J. W. Mallow passes away at her home on East 1st St. 
Died last Saturday aft. 
Old-time resident here
Leaves 3 children, all residents of this city, to mourn her loss
J. S. Lee, Undertaker

    Mrs. J. W. Mallow, residing at 209 E. First St. answered the call of the death angel Saturday aft. She had been a long and patient sufferer from diabetes and other complications. Blood poison finally set in, causing her death. She was a widow, her husband having died some fourteen years ago, her son, Harry, and family living with her since the death of her husband. She was a Christian woman of the best impulses and was highly respected by all of her acquaintances. The deceased united with the Baptist church when a young girl and continued in that faith till her death. 
    She was born in Orange Co., NY 71 years ago and was married to her first husband when she was 17 years of age. Together they moved to Madison, WI where the deceased resided till after Mr. Inman's death, a few years later. One son was born to this union. The deceased was again married in 1865 to J. W. Mallo and that year they moved to Webster City, where the deceased has resided. Mr. Mallo passed away 14 years ago and his widow has since lived the at the old home on East 1st St.
    The deceased is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Nancy Habich, Mrs. Hannah Daubner and Joe Utter of Madison, WI, and Henry Utter of Madison, NE. She also leaves 3 children to mourn her death. The children are William Inman and Harry and Frank Mallo, all of whom are residents of this city. Her children and her two sisters were at her bedside when she passed away.
    The funeral was held this afternoon from the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. L. N. Call, and the body was laid to rest in the local cemetery.

Daily Freeman-Tribune, Monday 2/1/1909

Vinton; April 30, 1912
Orson E. Bogle
    Orson E. Bogle, a native pioneer of Eden township died at his home Saturday April 27, 1912. He was the son of V. Bogle, who settled in Eden Township in 1852 when he was 36 years of age. He assisted in organizing the township.
    Orson Bogle was one of the enterprising and prosperous farmers of the township. For a number of years he was an invalid. Mr. Bogle was one of the active Republicans of the township. He was a great reader and was well posted on all public questions. He was tenacious to his own opinions but always treated his opponents fairly.
    The funeral services will be held at the First Eden M. E. Church this Tuesday afternoon and will be conducted by the reverend W. F. Spry of Waterloo. The burial services will be in charge of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Shellsburg, of which the deceased was a member. The internment will be in the cemetery adjoining this church.
    {Submitter comment: Born in Eden Township in 1859, son of Valentine Bogle who was first settler in Eden township. Valentine Bogle was active in civil and political life. Orson married Miss Nettie Inman, daughter of Orville Inman. With the mother, there are six children who mourn his death. }

Benton Co., IA web site

Cedar Valley Times; Friday, July 28, 1916
Mrs. William & son Clark Glime

One of the most fearsome tragedies ever enacted occurred yesterday morning near Shellsburg when Mrs. William Glime and her son, Clark, were burned to death with the Glime home.

The surviving members of the Glime family are the husband and father and the five children of Mrs. Glime. The children are Vernon Glime, who is a conductor on the Interurban and lives in Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Irven Moulds, who resides on a farm north of Shellsburg; Mrs. Norman Inman of Estherville, Iowa; a daughter of La Porte City and the son Adonis, who resides at home.

Short funeral services were held over the remains of the mother and son this morning at 10 o'clock at Shellsburg from the undertaking parlors. The daughter, Mrs. Moulds, at some later date expects to have a service from her home for her mother and brother. Interment was in the cemetery at Shellsburg.

Among the Vinton relatives down for the service were Mrs. Bert Ludden, a cousin of Mrs. Glime and John Burk, who is also a cousin and Mrs. C.B. Peters and Ella Meskimen; nieces of Mrs. Glime. Mrs. Glime was a sister of L. Meskimen of this city and attended the birthday party last Sunday given for Mr. Meskimen. Mrs. Glime was 58 years of age and Clark was 21. For many years the family resided on a farm five miles north of Shellsburg but later moved to a place just at the north edge of the town.

The tragedy has cast a gloom over the community of Shellsburg. it is hard for the friends and relatives of the deceased to realize that the people whom they had known many years have perished in such a terrible manner. The Glime family has a host of friends and relatives about the county, these people join with the Times in offering sincerest sympathy to the bereaved father and brothers and sisters. It is the best we can do -- offer a hand of sympathy--but it is little enough,-- would we could do more.

{Submitter comment: This obituary is extracted from a news item on the house fire published in the Cedar Valley Times July 28, 1916. There was conjecture about the cause of the fire in the articles written about the fire. Little remained of the house by the time reporters arrived. Mr. Glime concluded at the time that the cause was a gas explosion. The son, Clark was determined to become an inventor and had achieved some success in that direction on small appliances before graduating from high school. On this day it was believed Clark had carried gas into the house where Mrs. Glime was baking in the kitchen. Both bodies were found there. It is now well known that fumes from gas in an enclosed area can be easily ignited by an open flame resulting in explosion and fire. Mrs. Glime was the former Jeanette Meskimen daughter of David and Martha Meskimen, early pioneers of Benton twp. She was a sister to Lewis Meskimen of Vinton, Mrs. Lyle Williams of Shellsburg and Mrs. William Hibler of Cedar Rapids. She married in Benton co. 24 Dec 1876 William Glime son of John Glime and Nancy [Berry]. Besides those mentioned in the article Mrs. Glime also was the mother of Edward and Evah who had died in infancy and her daughter Vanch Miller was unnamed in the item. Burial was in the family plot in Oakwood cemetery at Shellsburg.}

Benton Co., IA web site

    The funeral of Mrs. A. N. Rickert, who died on Tuesday morning of last week, was held at the M. E. church at 11:00 o'clock Thursday morning, conducted by the Rev. J. O. Carder. Interment was made at cemetery.
    The following obituary was read at the funeral by the minister:
    Aurilla Naomi (Inman) Rickert was born in McDona (McDonough) county, Illinois, April 24, 1849, and passed from this life October 30, 1917, at the age of sixty-eight years six months and six days.
    She was married to John Rickert January 3, 1867, and to this union three children were born: M. F. of Seward, Kans., G. D. of Humeston, and J. H. of Jetmore, Kans. There were fifteen grandchildren.
    Mr. and Mrs. Rickert moved from Illinois to Lucas county, Iowa, in 1867. After seven years, they moved again to Wayne county, having settled on a farm three miles south of Humeston. They lived in this community for the last forty-three years.
    Sister Rickert took sick on last Monday morning and in sixteen hours she had passed away, leaving a record of kindness and helpfulness to all her friends.
    She has been a member of the Humeston Methodist Episcopal church for about twenty-eight years, and was faithful to the societies of the church and especially to the sick.
    She leaves as her mourners, her three sons, and two sisters and three brothers, and many friends.

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JOHN FOREMAN was born in England, February l0, l832, and died January l2, l92l, at Lamoni, Iowa, aged 92 years, 11 months, 2 days. While yet in England, he was married to LUCY SETCHELL. He came to America about the year, l853, and was followed two years later by his wife, and their two children. They lived in the State of Michigan for a number of years, and then removed to southern Iowa in l877, locating in Lamoni, where, and in the vicinity of, he has resided till his death.

To them were born seven children; MRS. CLARA HARRINGTON, JOSEPH, JULIA INMAN, MARY J. WALTENBAUGH, FLORENCE MCCOOK, GEORGE and MINNIE. JULIA and MINNIE preceded their father in death.

MR. FOREMAN's companion died on April 9, l905. He was later married to DELLA P. PALTON, who died October 9, l9l6.

He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints for many years, and was devoted to the faith to the end. There remains to mourn his departure, five children; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Also one sister, MRS. SUSAN MCHARNESS of Lamoni, who is 96 years of age.

Prior to MR. FOREMAN's death, he was for a year or two in poor health. Up until that time, he had been a very active man. His funeral was held at the Brick Church, January l4. Sermon by Elder D. T. Williams, assisted by Elder C. Scott. He was laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Copied by Nancee (McMurtrey) Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter" 
Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa - Thursday, January 27, l92l

Samuel Inman Dead. 

    Early Settler of LeGrand Passes Away at Mentor, Minn.  
    Word has been received by C. W. Kellogg, at LeGrand, of the death this week of Samuel Inman at home of his son, John Inman, near Mentor, Minn. 
    Mr. Inman was one of the early settlers of LeGrand and spent almost his entire life in the LeGrand neighborhood, After the death of Mrs. Inman, five years ago, he went to Mentor to make his home with his son.

The Times Republican, Marshalltown, Iowa. Saturday, Feb. 1, 1930 

Mrs. George Rickert

    Mary Emma Skinner was born August 9, 1883 at Avery, Iowa, and departed this life July 27, 1937, at the age of 53 years, 11 months and 18 days. Her early life was spent at Avery where she united with Christian church, and later with Unity church.
   She was united in marriage to George Rickert on Nov. 3, 1904; to this union three children were born - Clarence of Des Moines, Roy of Weldon and Willis at home
    She leaves to mourn their loss besides her husband and children one granddaughter; and four sisters besides a host of other relatives and friends. Four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. She was a very devoted wife and and mother, and active in all church work until her health failed. she was very patient in her suffering and trusted in her Lord through it all. Everything was done for that loving hands could do, but it was the Lord's will that she should go: it is for us to say: "Not my will but Thine be done."

    "A Precious one from us be gone;
    A voice we loved is stilled;
    A place is vacant in our home,
   That never can be filled."

Humeston New Era 

    George David Rickert, son of John and Aurilla (Inman) Rickert, was born Dec. 5, 1870 near Russell, Iowa, in Lucas county; and departed this life at his home west of LeRoy on Dec. 7, 1939, at the age of 69 years and 2 days.
    At the age of 5? years he moved, with his parents, to a farm neat Humeston, His life was spent, for the most part, in this part of the country except for seven years in Kansas and a short time in California.
    During his early manhood he united with the Unity Baptist church, of which he remained a member until his death.
    He was united in marriage Nov. 4, 1904 to Miss Mary Emma Skinner; to this union were born three sons: Clarence of Des Moines; Roy of Weldon; and Willis of LeRoy. They all survive, but his wife preceded him in death July 27, 1937.
    He leaves to mourn his going two grandchildren, Carolyn and Craig Rickert; three daughters-in-law; and two brothers: Frank of Seward, Kansas and James of near Humerston, Iowa; besides a host of other relatives and friends.
    Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church in LeRoy on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. by Rev. Courts of Cambria: and interment made in Green Bay cemetery. Singers were Mrs. Clede Poland, Mrs. Albert Dent, Carl and Clede Caldwell, with Mrs. Verda Goudy as pianist.
    Pallbearers were: Harrison Baker, Curtis and Hallard McBroom, Erwin Newton, Warren Akes and I. C. Duling.

Humeston New Era.

F. R. Inman Weds in Indiana

    Friends of F. R. Inman of Crown Point, Indiana have received announcements of his marriage to Mrs. Renda Johnson on May 10th at Merrillville, Indiana. Mr. Inman is a former Seymour man. He was employed at the Eckels Lumber Yard for thirteen years before going to Indiana where he has been employed in the Steel Mills at Gary. His many friends here wish to extend congratulations.

Source unknown, 1943.

    James Harrison Rickert, youngest son of John and Aurilla (Inman) Rickert was born May 28, 1879 in Wayne county, near Humeston, and died at the home of his daughter near Millerton on May 31, 1948 at the age of 69 years and three days. His entire life was spent in or near Humeston, except for two years which he spent in Kansas.
    He was united in marriage to Iva Elnora Brown on June 12, 1907. To this union four children were born: Neola Bellon of Millerton, Dean E., Floyd M., and Howard D. of Humeston.
   He leaves to mourn their loss besides his widow and children, 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; Stella Coffey, a cousin, was raised in the home of his parents and was like a sister to him. He also leaves nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
    He was preceded in death by his father and mother, and two brothers, Frank, of Seward, Kan., and George, of Humeston; and two grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted from the Humeston Baptist church Thursday afternoon, June 3, by the Rev. P. H. Blunt. Music was furnished by Imogene Kinnear, Audrey Dent, Clede Caldwell and Walter Hickman with Mrs. Hickman at the piano. 
    Pallbearers were: Ray Aten, Arthur Duckworth, Arlie McCullough, Rex Williams, Charles Humeston, Sr., and Jap McKee. 
    Burial was made in the Green Bay cemetery. Mrs. Lafe Gibson and Mrs. Daryl Carter were in charge of flowers.
    Out of town relatives attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Davidson, their daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Walter Caley of Good Thunder, Minnesota, Charles Brown and son Carlos, and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Masters of Boise, Idaho.

Source unknown. 


    The sudden death of Albert E. Inman took from the country east of Thurman one of the most highly respected pioneers. He had gone about his usual tasks that day and seemed in the best of spirits. Early in the evening he laid down for a rest while awaiting the coming of relatives. One of the family hearing a sound that seemed strange went to his side only to find that death had claimed him. Tho he had been in poor health at times the suddenness of his going was a great shock to the loved ones.
    Mr. Inman was born February 4, 1846, near Parkman village, Geauga county, Ohio, and died at this home near Thurman Wednesday evening, August 11, 1920, at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 7 days. At the age of six years he moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Inman, to Dane county, Wisconsin, where he resided until the year 1870, when he moved to Fremont county, Iowa. August 26, 1875, he was united in marriage to Roseltha Gray of Fremont county. To this union three sons were born; Edgar S., of Chillicothe, Missouri; Norton C., of Wray, Colorado; and Harry L., living at home. Besides the wife and sons he leaves three brothers: Norton, of Imperial, Neb., Manderville and Myron O., of Randolph, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. C. H. Fichter, Randolph, Iowa, and thirteen grandchildren.
    Mr. Inman has lived in the county fifty years with the exception of a short time spent in Nebraska. He was here early enough to be ranked among the pioneers and helped to lay the foundations upon which this generation is building. We are much indebted to those sturdy folk for the hardships they endured and the privations they suffered. He gave his strength and vigor to the conquest of the soil.
    He was of that hardy type of those early days who because of industry and care prospered with the years. He was highly respected as a neighbor and greatly esteemed as a friend. The members of the family will cherish his memory because of his intense devotion to his home. Cheerful in disposition, generous of heart, he brought comfort and inspiration to others.
    Mr. Inman not only served his community by the life he lived and sharing in its tasks but he also served his country and saw his youngest son enlisted in the World War. In 1864, then eighteen years of age, he enlisted in the Civil War in Company M, 51st Wisconsin regiment.
    The funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Randolph on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Peter Jacobs. Favorite hymns selected by the family were sung by a quartet. The pall bearers were friends and neighbors of the deceased, some of whom had known him for many years. Interment in the Randolph cemetery.

Source: Imperial Republican, August 27, 1920, reprinted from the Randolph (IA) Enterprise

    Eli Inman, 78, of Liscomb, a brother of Ed Inman of Tama, was stricken with a heart attack Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the main street business section in Marshalltown. He was taken to St. Thomas Mercy Hospital and died Wednesday morning at 2:45. Mr. Inman was in his usual health when he left home Tuesday, and believed to be on his way to visit relatives in Tama. 
    Mr. Inman was born in Ohio in February 1861, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Inman, and came to Quarry as a small boy. In addition to his brother in Tama, he is survived by a brother, David of Humble, Texas, and a sister Mrs. Nettie Rogers, of Houston. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Christian church in Le Grand, in charge of Rev. Sarah Piper, with burial in Pleasant Hill cemetery north of Le Grand. 
    Those from Tama attending the funeral were Ed Inman and daughter, Mrs. Frank O'Connor, and sons, John and Edward, and daughters, Esther, Ruth Ann, and Mary Lou. Others attending from away included Mrs. Walter Rogers, Houston, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. David Inman, Humble, Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. Maynard See and Mrs. Eva Inman, Windom, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. John Booyer, Montour, and friends from Ferguson, Marshalltown and Le Grand.

Le Grand Reporter, April 21, 1939 

Funeral Service For Aaron Inman Held Wednesday 
Retired Railroad Man Died at Deaconess Hospital 

    Aaron Inman, 83, died Monday at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown where he had been a patient since last Wednesday. He died following and operation. He had been ill since last October when he suffered a paralytic stroke from which he never recovered. 
    The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Henderson funeral home, conducted by Rev. F. O. Hillman. pastor of the Methodist church. Pallbearers were Lee M. Youngman, Dr. E. W. Rueppel, C. C. Winders, John Boles, J. W. Brown and Dr. J. J. Henderson. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery. 

Born at LeGrand 
    Mr. Inman was born at LeGrand November 28, 1857. He was the son Eli and Elizabeth Inman, and spent his boyhood days at LeGrand. He was married to Miss. Hannah Hadley in about the year 1874. They were the parents of three children, two sons and one daughter. 
    His home was in Kansas for a time, but most of his life was spent as a fireman and engineer for the North Western railroad. During this 35-year period he spent with the railroad company, his home was at Eagle Grove and Tama. 

Relatives Surviving 
    After the death of Mrs. Inman, May 3, 1923, he came to Toledo and resided with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Winn. His three children preceded him in death, two sons dying in infancy, and Mrs. Winn's death occurred August 12, 1938. 
    Surviving is the son-in-law, Mr. Winn, a granddaughter, Mrs. Carl L. Semotan, of Traer, and the following distant relatives; Earl Inman and family, Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Inman and the Claude Weaver family, Tama; Mrs. Joe Eggers, State Center; Carl Phillits, Lake Side, California; and Arthur Inman, Long Beach, California. 
    Mr. Inman was a long and useful member of the Methodist church and when able 
was a regular attendant. He will be greatly missed by his many friends.

Source unknown: 1941

Mrs. Ophy Coffey, 70 is Taken by Death

    Mrs. Ophey Coffey, 70, died at her home in south Humeston early Tuesday morning after a few days illness.
    She is survived by her husband and eight children, Harry of Humeston, J. B. and Marvin of Corydon, Mrs. Hazel Musgrave and Miss Mae Coffey both of Denver, Colo., Mrs., Isabel Kirchner and Mrs. Delores Hart of Cambria and Mrs. Loudene Parker of Owatonna, Minn.
    Funeral services weill be held from the Baptist church at Humeston, at 1 o'clock this afternoon (Thursday), Rev. P. H. Blunt has charge of the services.

    Funeral services for Mrs. Ophey Coffey, who died at her home in Humeston, Tuesday morning, Oct. 26, 1948, were held Thursday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Humeston with the rev. P. H. Blunt officiated.
    Ray Evans, Willard Eaton, Charles Humeston, and Wayne Hutchinson, accompanied by Mrs. Albert Dent at the piano, sang "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "Asleep in Jesus." A grandson, Roger Coffey, sang "The Lord's Prayer."
    Pallbearers were sons and sons-in-law, James, Harry, and Marvin Coffey, Elliot Parker, Lorie Hart, and Edd Kirchner. Chassie Lee Elliott, Hilma West, Jean Parker, and Margaret Mae Kirchner, four granddaughters, acted as flower girls.
    Mrs. Coffey was laid to rest in the Green Bay Cemetery.
    The following obituary was read at the services:
    Stella Mae Inman, daughter of James and Mary Inman, was born at Randolph, Ill., Aug. 18, 1878, and died at her home in Humeston Oct. 26, at the age of 70 years, 2 months, and 6 days.
    Her mother died when she was only 3 weeks old. When 8 years of age she came to Iowa to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. John Rickert, living there as a daughter. The rest of her life was spent in the vicinity of Humeston and Cambria.
    She gave her life to Christ when 12 years of age, uniting with the Maple Grove Church, later moving her membership to Unity, Cambria, and Humeston Baptist churches, where she still remained a member until her Savior called her home.
    On Feb. 3, 1896, she was united in marriage to Ophy Coffey at Macomb, Ill. to this union were born nine children, five daughters and four sons: James and Marvin of Corydon, Hazel Musgrave and Mae Coffey of Denver, Colo., Lou Dene Parker and Harry Coffey of Owatonna, Minn., Dolores Hart and Isabel Kirchner of Cambria, one son, Pearl, dying in infancy.
    Besides her beloved husband and children she leaves 22 grand children, 9 great grand children, one sister, Bess Larner, of Macomb, Ill., three brothers, Melvin of Clear Lake Hilands, Calif., Clarence of Washington, D. C., and Garnett of Macomb. Ill. Her mother and father, two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
    She was a devoted wife and mother, always trying to make her family and friends happy and comfortable.

Corydon Times-Republican.

Mrs. Simpson of Armstrong (Iowa) Dies

    Mrs. Alma Simpson, 82, died at 5 a.m. today at the Holy Family hospital, Estherville (Iowa), after two days there, death being attributed to a heart condition.
    For a year, Mrs. Simpson has lived with a son-in-law, Alfred W. Peterson, and family on a farm five miles north of Armstrong. She was a resident of Kossuth county 45 years, after which she moved to Armstrong for three years, and also lived in Fairmont (Minnesota) just prior to moving to the farm north of Armstrong.
    Services will be from the Methodist church at Armstrong, Monday or Tuesday, when arrangements are completed.
    Children who survive are: Mrs. Charles Sperry, Welcome; Guy Simpson, Estherville; Mrs. Alice Hoffman, Dunnell, and Mrs. Alfred Peterson, of the Armstrong vicinity.
    Other survivors are a twin sister, Mrs. Fred King of Dows, Iowa; three brothers, two of them, Hiram and Stephen Inman in California and one in Oklahoma; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Fred Craig of Fairmont, preceded her in death last year.
    Source not given. 1949?

Des Moines Tribune, October 13, 1950

John Robinson Rites Saturday
    Services for John R. Robinson, 71, of 1516 Locust St., will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton's funeral home, with burial in Glendale cemetery.
    Mr. Robinson died Wednesday at Broadlawns General hospital following a six-month illness. Born at Glenwood, he moved to Des Moines in 1929. A retired bookkeeper, Mr. Robinson previously lived at Creston.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alice Rogers and Mrs. Grace Starr, both of Des Moines; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Inman of Randolph; and two granddaughters.

March 29th, 1962 issue of the Everly News.

INMAN, Mrs. Bessie, 72, Spencer, 3-5-62

    Iva Elnora Brown Rickert, daughter of William and Eldora Brown was born July 7, 1888 at Ellston, Iowa and departed this life March 15, 1969 at Pauline's Nursing Home, Corydon, Iowa, having attained the age of 80 years, 8 months and 8 days.
    Mrs. Rickert was united in marriage to James Harrison Rickert at the Methodist parsonage in Corydon, Iowa, June 12, 1907. To this union four children were born: Mrs. Neola Bellon of Corydon, Dean and Howard Rickert, both of Humeston; and Floyd Rickert of Garfield, Ark. There are twenty grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Brown of Anaheim, Calif. Two sisters, Mrs. Adda Hoppe of Madelia, Minn. and Mrs. Hazel Masters of Boise, Idaho. There are also many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
    She has been a member of the Baptist church for many years.
    Funeral arrangements were by Hutchinson Funeral Home, Humeston with the Rev. Roy E. Jones officiating. Interment was in Green Bay Cemetery.
    Pall Bearers were: Dale Rickert; Wayne Rickert; Larry Rickert; Donnie Bellon; Delbert Vandenberg and Dean Besco.
    Mrs. Reva Gould and Mrs. Nancy Moore, accompanied by Mrs. Adene Coffey presented two numbers, "Goodnight Here and Good Morning Up There" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Flower Girls were: Kathy Hullinger, Marcia Cook and Norma Olsen.

Source unknown.

Inman, one of Iowa's oldest, dies Sunday

    VINTON - A woman believed to be one of Iowa's oldest residents died early Sunday morning at the Lutheran Home in Vinton at the age of 107.
    Josephine Maud Inman, a resident of the Lutheran Home since 1966, was almost certainly the oldest resident of Benton County, and was probably among the three oldest people in Iowa.
    The Rev. Leon Hodges, administrator of the Lutheran Home, said, "I believe there are a couple of ladies in Iowa who are older than Mrs. Inman was, but they're both 107. They were born earlier in the year than she was."
    Services for Mrs. Inman will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Raymond Boulter officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.
    Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where a memorial fund has been established for the Wesley United Methodist Church or the Vinton Lutheran Home.
    Josephine Maud Phillippi was born Oct. 26, 1875 at Savannah, Mo., the daughter of Samuel S. and Mehitable (Appleton) Phillippi. She was married to Charles Inman on Oct. 26, 1899 at Vinton. He died on June 9, 1947.
    Mrs. Inman was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton. During her active years, she was a member of the Vinton Garden Club.
    She was well-known for her contribution to 4-H activities, having organized the first 4-H Girls' club in Benton County. she was also a charter member of the Eden Community Aid.
    Survivors include one son, Gerald O. Inman of Weslaco, Texas; one daughter, Frances (Mrs. William P.) Rasley of Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter-in-law, Flossie Inman, Vinton; five grandchildren, Michael A. and Paul Inman, Charles P. Rasley, and Roger and Richard Inman; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
    Preceding her in death were husband; one son, Clarence Myron Inman; one sister, Stella (Mrs. John J.) Starks; and three brothers, Thomas, Ernest and Lester Phillippi.

Source - Cedar Valley Times, Vinton, IA

The Des Moines Register - August 11, 1991, Page: 5
The Des Moines Register - August 12, 1991, Page: 7
    Services for Mary Winfield, 95, of the Urbandale Health Care Center, 4614 N.W. 84th St., Urbandale, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Waukee United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Waukee Cemetery. Mrs. Winfield died of cancer Friday at home.
    Mrs. Winfield was born in Cedar, and lived in Waukee most of her life. She was a homemaker, a member of the King's Club, the So and Sew Club and the Waukee Senior Citizens.
    Survivors include a son, George of Waukee; a daughter, Eliza Inman of Urbandale; seven
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call after noon today at Fisher Funeral Home in Adel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to her church.

The Des Moines Register - April 19, 1992, Page: 5
    William Charles Jones, 50, of 1207 Bundy St. died of cancer Thursday at Des Moines
General Hospital. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton's Funeral Home, with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Mr. Jones, a lifelong Des Moines resident, was a retired cement contractor.
    He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Rusty Groves and William Jones Jr., and two
daughters, Michelle Leach and Melissa Marsh, all of Des Moines; his mother and stepfather, Hazel and Loren Willers of Des Moines; his father and stepmother, William L. and Peggy Jones of Arkansas; four sisters, Barbara Inman, Vicky Galyan, Linda Arndt and Patty Sue Langham, all of Des Moines, and Debbie Hobbs of Colorado; three brothers, Hank Willers of Burlington, and Chuck Willers and Larry Sinne, both of Des Moines; and nine grandchildren.
    Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. today and all day Monday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. both today and Monday.

The Des Moines Register - August 05, 1992, Page: 5
    Margaret N. Hill, 69, of 1332 Buchanan St. died of leukemia Monday at Mercy Hospital
Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hamilton's Funeral Home. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.
    Mrs. Hill, who retired last year from Boesen the Florist, was born in Des Moines and returned 35 years ago.
    She is survived by four sons, Harold Harvey of Runnells and Steven Harvey, John Harvey and Dave Harvey, all of Des Moines; nine stepsons, Dennis Hill of Indianola, Randy Hill of Naples, Fla., and Ronnie Hill, Robert Hill, Leland Hill, Michael Hill, Mark Hill, Gregory Hill and Gene Hill, all of Des Moines; five daughters, Mary Johnson of Ankeny and Nancy Felton, Sue Smith, Peg Harvey and Cindy Harvey, all of Des Moines; six stepdaughters, Brenda Johnston of Naples and Carolyn Gallagher, Linda Hernandez, Peggy Houghman, Patricia Inman and Rebecca Palmer, all of Des Moines; 66 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
    The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Des Moines Register - August 22, 1992, Page: 5
    Wilbur Linn, 79, of Adel died of a stroke Friday in Perry. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday
at Van Meter United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be at Van Meter Cemetery.
    Mr. Linn was born in Dexter and had lived in Des Moines before moving to Adel 17 years ago. He was a manufacturer's representative with the Wilbur Linn Co. and was a member of the Scottish Rite, Za-Ga-Zig Shrine and the Adel Masonic Lodge.
    Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; a son, Larry of Adel; four sisters, Irene England and Vivian Boston, both of Van Meter, Ila Silverthorn of Winterset and Thelma Inman of Waukee; a brother, Earl of Nevada; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at Fisher Funeral Home in Adel, where the family will be present from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.

The Des Moines Register - December 08, 1992, Page: 7
    Freda M. Inman, 75, of Ames died of cancer and emphysema Saturday at Mary Greeley
Medical Center. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Adams Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ames Municipal Cemetery.
    Mrs. Inman, who retired after 32 years with the city of Ames finance department, was born in Nevada and lived in Ames more than 40 years, coming from Ankeny and Kansas. She was a member of Women of the Moose, Laura chapter Order of the Eastern Star and Order of the Amaranth.
    A niece, B.J. Wittick of Council Bluffs, survives.

The Des Moines Register - February 23, 1993, Page: 5
    Vera F. Caswell, 84, of Fleur Heights Care Center, 4911 S.W. 19th St., died of lung cancer
there Sunday. Services will be graveside at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Mrs. Caswell was born near Oskaloosa and lived in Des Moines most of her life. She was a
homemaker and member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
    Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Smith of Johnson and Beverly Inman of Des Moines; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at Dunn's Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa.

The Des Moines Register - September 05, 1993, Page: 5
    Mary L. Radeke, 80, of Fleur Heights Care Center, 4911 S.W. 19th St., died there Saturday
of complications from a stroke. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Radeke was born in Shellburg and had lived in Des Moines most of her life. She had been a payroll supervisor with Lennox Industries and was a retired legal assistant for Legal Aid of Iowa.
    Surviving are three daughters, Katherine Whitney, Marlo Gardner and Jacqueline Stanley, all of Des Moines; three sisters, Frances Inman of Des Moines, Helen Senft of Shellsburg, and Lucille Weir of Oakwood, Texas; a brother, Kirk Bixby of Tipton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday at Hamilton's Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to her church or Compassion in Action, in care of the Des Moines Area Religious Council.

Emmet Inman, 78Emmet E. Inman

    Emmet E. Inman, 78 of rural Montezuma, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Senior Home in Montezuma.
    Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 22, at Watts Funeral Home, Montezuma, with the Rev. John Darlington officiating. Alice Underwood was organist and accompanied Lola Sadler who sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace." Casket bearers were Cecil Carmer, Howard Inman, Harley Dale Rose Jr., Daryl Carmer, Lon Sadler and Ed Burns.
    Honorary casket bearers were Harold Thompson, Loren Roorda, Steve Thompson, Jim Stevenson, Gary Thompson, Brian Roorda, Steve Terrell and Kenny Stevenson.
    Military burial rites were given by members of Blakley-Stevens Legion Post No. 169, Montezuma. Burial was in Jackson Township Cemetery.
    He was born October 14, 1915 in Poweshiek County, the son of Cloyd and Millie (Harden) Inman. He graduated from Montezuma High School in 1936. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. Emmet lived all of his life north of Montezuma, where he farmed. He broke his hip in January 1993 and then became a resident of the Senior Home. Emmet liked to visit, especially with family.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Harold Inman and Melvin Inman and one sister, Luciller Carmer.
    Emmet is survived by two sister-in-laws: Ada Pearl Roovaart of Montezuma and Bernice Goodwin of Grinnell; one brother-in-law, Lloyd Carmer of Marshalltown, many nieces and nephews; one cousin, Karen Stevenson of Malcolm, and other relatives and friends.
    Memorials can be made to the Montezuma Volunteer Fire Department.

Source unknown.

The Des Moines Register - October 21, 1993, Page: 7
    Emmet E. Inman, 78, of Montezuma died of a heart ailment Tuesday at Montezuma Senior
Home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Watts Funeral Home. Burial will be in Jackson
Township Cemetery.
    Mr. Inman, a farmer, lived in Montezuma all his life and was an Army veteran of World War II.
    He has no immediate survivors.
    Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Montezuma Volunteer Fire Department.

The Des Moines Register - September 27, 1994, Page: 7
    Frances B. Inman, 83, of 1800 Watrous Ave. died of emphysema Monday at Mercy
Hospital Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.
    Mrs. Inman, who retired as a waitress at Helen & Pat's Restaurant, was born in Shellsburg and lived in Des Moines 64 years. She was a member of Gold Star Wives of America and was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital Medical Center.
    Surviving are four daughters, Carol Inman of Littleton, Colo., Lelah Richards of Lakewood, Colo., and Juanita Marasco and Shirley Foreman, both of Des Moines; two sons, Kirk of Beaver Dam, Wis., and Jack of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Lucille Weir of Fairfield, Texas, and Helen Senft of Shellsburg; a brother, Kirk Bixby of Tipton; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
    The family will visit with friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn's Funeral Home, where there will be a 6:30 p.m. vigil service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Foundation.

The Des Moines Register - October 09, 1994, Page: 5
    Lyle Jerome Goodwin, 85, of Grinnell died of a heart ailment Friday at home. Services will
be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo.
    Mr. Goodwin was born near Brooklyn and had lived in Grinnell since 1981. He was a retired insurance and real estate agent and bookkeeper and a member of the Church of the Nazarene of Grinnell.
    Survivors include his wife, Bernice; two daughters, Linda Albers of Russellville, Ark., and Louise Simpson of Toledo; a stepdaughter, Lola Sadler of Grinnell; a stepson, Howard Inman of Grinnell ; two sisters, Verna Baird of Montezuma and Maxine Turner of Grinnell; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    Friends may call after noon today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to his church or Grinnell Regional Medical Home Health Care.

The Des Moines Register December 22, 1994, Page: 7
    Irene A. Peak, 79, of Marshalltown died of a heart ailment Monday at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pursel-Davis Funeral Home in Marshalltown, with burial at Haven Cemetery in Tama.
    Mrs. Peak was born in Mavel, N.D., and lived in Marshalltown more than 70 years. She was formerly a food service worker for Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center and Cecil's Cafe.
    Surviving are a son, Lauren of Marshalltown; two daughters, Lorraine Inman of Clemons and Sandra Barker of Marshalltown; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Des Moines Register - April 30, 1995, Page: 5
    Grace H. Jones, 85, of Grinnell died of cancer Thursday at Friendship Manor. Graveside
services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell.
    Mrs. Jones was born in Grinnell and had lived in North Platte, Neb., before returning to Grinnell in 1976. She was a retired Northwestern Bell telephone operator.
Survivors include a son, Gerald Inman of Sun River, Ore.; three grandchildren; and seven
    Friends may call after noon today at Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell, where the family will be present from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Des Moines Register - May 31, 1995, Page: 5
    Georgia Inman, 87, of Charles City died of abdominal cancer Saturday at home. Graveside
services will be at 2 p.m. today at Home Cemetery in Tarkio, Mo.
    Mrs. Inman was born in Grant City, Mo. She operated Inman Cafe at Mingo before moving to Indianola, where she lived until moving to Charles City in October.
    Surviving are four daughters, Alyce Rogers of Springfield, Mo., Patricia Huen of Ankeny, and Betty Jean Davidson and Martha Ann Warick, both of Charles City; a son, Hugh Jr. of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Ann Parker of Azuza, Calif., and Bessie Williford of Comanche, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
    Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City is in charge of arrangements.

The Des Moines Register - September 19, 1995, Page: 7
    Beulah A. Freestone Greenwood, 83, of 3012 Garfield Ave. died of cancer Saturday at
Hospice Kavanagh House. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hamilton's Near Highland Memory Gardens Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
    Mrs. Greenwood lived in Des Moines all her life and retired as a sales clerk for Younkers department stores.
    She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Inman of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho; two sons, James of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Eugene of Altoona; four sisters, Rosemary Anderson of Lodi, Calif., Helen Meyer of Redwood City, Calif., Marguerite Bryant of Castro Valley, Calif., and Maxine Baltzley of Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Frank Freestone of Penn Valley, Calif., and David Freestone of Castro Valley, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
    The family will visit with friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Kavanagh House.

Vera C. Gentry

    Sheffield resident Vera C. Gentry, 74, died of cancer Friday (Oct. 13, 1995) at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Richland Lutheran Church, Thornton, with the Rev. Ken Defleson of Lawler officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Sheffield. 
    Viewing will be held at the Grarup Funeral Home in Sheffield between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday.
    The family has established a memorial fund benefiting Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City.
    Vera C. Gentry was born on the family farm between Sheffield and Thornton on Aug. 14, 1921.
    Although Vera lived in a number of other Iowa communities from 1948 until 1985 when she returned to Sheffield, she retained many close ties to the Sheffield area through family and friends.
    She graduated from Sheffield High School in 1939 and was very active in recent years' reunions of the surviving members of the class of '39. In addition, Vera took very active roles in the activities of the Hillside Cemetery Society, Meals On Wheels, Senior Citizens and the congregation of the Richland Lutheran Church, Thornton.
    Survivors include one son, Dennis and his wife, Amy, of Warren, N.J.; three grandchildren, Brad of Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. David (Debra) Zuccalmaglio of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Suzanne of Carrollton, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Sara Zuccalmaglio of Basking Ridge, N.J.; sisters, Berniece Kieslick of Sheffield and Beatrice Inman of Los Angeles, Calif.; and brother, Luther Younge of Sheffield.

Mason City Globe Gazette Obituaries - Mason City, Iowa MCGG 10/14/1995 Circa

The Des Moines Register - March 18, 1996, Page: 5
    Edna Watson, 77, of Albuquerque, N.M., died of a stroke there Tuesday. Services will be at
9 a.m. Tuesday at Estes & Son Funeral Home in Des Moines, with burial at Glendale Cemetery here.
    Mrs. Watson was born in Central City, Neb., and lived in Des Moines many years, moving to New Mexico last May. She was a retired head cook at Pleasant Hill Nursing Home and a member of St. Paul Church of God.
    Survivors include a son, Sullivan Jr. of Albuquerque; a daughter, Rosaland Moore of Omaha; two sisters, Wilma Galbreath of Des Moines and Inez Inman of Omaha; and several grandchildren.
    Friends may call today at the funeral home.

The Des Moines Register - May 07, 1996, Page: 5
    Ronald T. Johnson, 55, of Ames died Sunday at Mary Greeley Medical Center of complications of diabetes. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bethesda Lutheran Church, and burial will be in Ames Municipal Cemetery.
    Mr. Johnson was born in Des Moines and moved to Ames 37 years ago. He was a systems analyst for the Principal Financial Group in Des Moines and a member of the Lutheran Church and Izaak Walton League. He was current president of the Central Iowa chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, past president of Ames Evening Lions Club and a member of the American Diabetes Association's committee for the physically disabled.
    Among survivors are four daughters, Linda Bowman of Des Moines and Karen Server, Joanne Johnson and Sharon Johnson, all of Ames; his parents, Richard and Mable Johnson of Des Moines; a sister, Kay Inman of Mendota, Ill.; a brother, Ken of Polk City; and seven grandchildren.
    The family will visit with friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Stevens Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the National Federation of the Blind.

The Des Moines Register - June 02, 1996, Page: 9
    Gerald L. Inman, 68, of Madrid died of cancer Friday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in
Des Moines. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Westlawn and Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha.
    Mr. Inman was born in Omaha and lived in Madrid 14 years. He was retired as a Los Angeles County, Calif., employee and was a Navy veteran, having served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
    Survivors include his wife, Marcella; a son, Richard of Westminster, Calif.; two stepsons, Maury Taylor of Des Moines and Dennis Taylor of Coon Rapids, Minn.; a sister, Ellie Sanford of Fayetteville, Ark.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday at Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Madrid, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Des Moines Register - July 10, 1996, Page: 5
The Des Moines Register - July 11, 1996, Page: 5
    Isabel F. Ceron, 63, of 1104 S.E. Watrous Ave. died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital Medical
Center of complications of a stroke. Services will be at 10 a.m Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic
Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Ceron was born in Mason City and had lived in Des Moines more than 30 years. She worked at Meredith Corp. and was a member of the Lulac Club.
    She is survived by two daughters, Esther Inman of St. Marys and Silvia Ceron of Des Moines; three sons, David, Javier and Ruben, all of Des Moines; two brothers, Joe Torres of Mason City and Jesse Torres of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Minnie Gonzales of San Jose, Calif., and Sally Gallo of Williamsburg; and 10 grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Southtown Funeral Home, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.

The Des Moines Register - July 17, 1996, Page: 7
    Mable I. Johnson, 80, of 2220 Morton Ave. died of a heart ailment Monday at home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
    Mrs. Johnson, a homemaker, was born in Walnut, Ill., and lived in Des Moines most of her life.
    She is survived by her husband, Rick; a daughter, Kay Inman of Mendota, Ill.; a son, Ken of Polk City; two sisters, Lee Hall of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., and Genny Neff of Des Moines; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Dahlstrom Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to her church or the National Federation of the Blind in Iowa.
    Shelley Diane Wayland-Collier, 43, of 1516 Evergreen Ave. died of cancer Sunday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton's Funeral Home. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.
    Mrs. Wayland-Collier lived in Des Moines all her life. She was a foster parent with Lutheran Social Services and a member of All Things Common Church of God.
    Among survivors are her husband, Richard Collier; a daughter, Marla Edmonds of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, Marlon White and Robert Pate, both of Des Moines; three sisters, Sandra Logan of Kansas City, Mo., and Sonia Dobbins-Gordon and Sherry Lee, both of Des Moines; and three grandchildren.
    The family will greet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Des Moines Register - August 21, 1996, Page: 5
    William L. Jones, 73, of Lakeview, Ark., died of cancer Aug. 2 at Baxter County Hospital in
Mountain Home, Ark. The body was cremated and graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines.
    Mr. Jones was born in Des Moines, where he lived until moving to Arkansas 15 years ago. He retired as a truck driver for Caldwell-Hartung and was an Army veteran of World War II.
    Surviving are his wife, Velma; three daughters, Vicky Galvan, Barbara Inman and Deborah Hobbs, a stepdaughter, Linda Arndt, a stepson, Larry Senn, and a sister, Louise McAdoo, all of Des Moines; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
    Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home handled arrangements.

The Des Moines Register - August 25, 1996, Page: 7
    Mae A. Snedeker, 91, of 704 Third Ave. S.E., Altoona, died of a heart ailment Thursday at
Mitchellville Care Center. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Old Altoona Cemetery.
    Mrs. Snedeker was born in Bondurant and lived most of her life in Altoona. She was retired from Northwestern Bell.
    Survivors include a daughter, Bernice Inman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Nina Pearce of Des Moines; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa. Altoona Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

The Des Moines Register - January 23, 1997, Page: 5
    Keith E. Inman, 66, of Boone died of a respiratory ailment Tuesday at Mary Greeley
Medical Center in Ames. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Schroeder Funeral Home in Boone, with burial at Linwood Park Cemetery.
    Mr. Inman was born in Waterloo and lived in Boone most of his life. He was a bricklayer and foreman and superintendent of construction for Lippert Brothers Construction, later Boone Construction Co., where he worked 37 years. He was a veteran of the Air Force and a member of the Bricklayers Union in Ames and Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion in Boone.
    Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; a son, Thomas of Boone; a daughter, Cathy Hovick of Ankeny; two sisters, Sandy Barry of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Donna Wisecup of Boone; and two grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The Des Moines Register - April 03, 1997, Page: 7
    Dorothea Inman, 94, of Marshalltown died of a heart ailment Tuesday at Grandview Heights
Care Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pursel-Davis Funeral Home in
Marshalltown, with burial in Benson Cemetery in Whitten.
    Mrs. Inman was born in Ames and lived in Marshalltown most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of Hartland Friends Church.
    Among survivors are three daughters, Maxine Eich of Marshalltown, Avis Matchie of State Center and Mary Cox of Davenport; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call between 5 and 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to her church.

The Des Moines Register - April 27, 1997, Page: 9
    Janice Ellen Stufflebeam, 57, of 5940 S.E. 19th St. died of cancer Friday at Mercy Hospital
Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Mrs. Stufflebeam was born in Davis County and lived in Des Moines 40 years. She was a secretary and accountant with Systemed Pharmacy.
    Survivors include her husband, William; two daughters, Marti Sinclair of Des Moines and Marsha Cromer of Ceresco, Neb.; her mother, Clemmie Downing of Des Moines, two sisters, Marilyn Inman and Sue Zylstra, and a brother, Ralph Downing, all of Des Moines; and three grandchildren. 
    Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at Southtown Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 3 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to her church, the American Cancer Society or Mercy Hospice.

The Des Moines Register - September 02, 1997, Page: 5
    Larry Lee Senn, 45, of 1231 E. 13th St. died of a heart ailment Thursday at home. Services
will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Hamilton's Funeral Home. Two sisters, Vicky Galvan and Barbara Inman, both of Des Moines, were omitted from the survivors list in a previous obituary.

The Des Moines Register - October 15, 1997, Page: 7
    Myrle Hamlin, 91, of Greenfield died of a heart ailment Monday at Cass County Memorial
Hospital in Atlantic. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenfield United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery.
    Mrs. Hamlin, born in Montgomery County, lived on a farm near Stuart 39 years before moving to Greenfield in 1969. She was a retired homemaker.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Dorothy Sanborn of Dexter and Darlene Reints of Greenfield; three sisters, Pearl Chrisman and Stella Inman, both of Sidney, and Doris Camp of Spencer; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield, where the family will be present from 7 to 8 p.m.

Helen J. Smith 
    BRONSON, Iowa - Helen Jean Smith, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at her residence. 
    Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Creek Presbyterian Church in Bronson with Dr. Robert E. Peters officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City.
Visitation will be from noon until 8:30 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Christy, Smith & Hockenberry Funeral Home. 
    Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 21, 1923, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas and Vera (Smith) McGinnis. She attended Central High School in Sioux City. 
    She married George W. Smith on Oct. 23, 1942, in South Sioux City. He died on Dec. 16, 1976, in Sioux City. 
    In 1929 she moved to Sioux City from Cincinnati and in 1945 she moved to Bronson. 
    She was a homemaker and was affectionately known as "Grandma Jean." 
    She was a member of Elliott Creek Presbyterian Church. 
    Survivors include a daughter, Gena Loveall of Bronson; two brothers, Denny McGinnis of Sioux City and Mike McGinnis of Alpine, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Kenny (Clarice) Taylor of Apache Junction, Ariz., Mrs. Gene (Bonnie) Rissell of Sioux City, Mrs. John (Darlene) Hoing of Sioux City, Mrs. Arlen (Carol) Mueller of Mulvane, Kan., and Mrs. Jack (Sharon) Cunningham of Sioux City; two grandchildren, Clint and Lance Loveall; a great grandchild; four brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.  
    She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Don and Pat McGinnis, and two sisters: Virginia Inman and Shirley Hughes. 
    Pallbearers will be John Fiala, Ron Lewon, Gary Lewon, George Clay, Randy Hoing and Larry Hoing. 
    Memorials may be given to Hospice of Siouxland. 

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Russel D. Thompson 
    LAWTON, Iowa - Russel D. Thompson, 51, of Lawton died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital of a sudden illness. 
    Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at The Nazarene Church in Climbing Hill, Iowa, with the Rev. Peter Kline officiating. Burial will be in Westfork Township Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. with the Rev. LeRoy Struble officiating, at the Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. 
    Mr. Thompson was born April 13, 1946, in Rodney, Iowa. He attended school in Sioux City and graduated from East High School in 1964. He served in the U.S. Army. 
    He married Karen Welty on Sept. 8, 1967, in Nashua, Iowa. He had lived in Colorado Springs, Colo. and the Sioux City area before moving to Lawton 26 years ago. He was  employed with the state highway department, Armour Packing Plant and Midwest Power from 1979 to 1994. He retired in 1994. 
    He was a member of The Nazarene Church and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 499. 
    Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Traci and her husband James Inman of Seattle, Wash. and Amy Thompson of Olathe, Kan.; and two brothers and their wives, Duane and Gloria and Larry and Linn, all of Sioux City. 
    He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Virginia Jones. 

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The Des Moines Register, September 12, 1998

    GRISWOLD - Stella I. Inman, 88; Tracey R. Johnston, 84; Hubert M. Perry, 79.

The Des Moines Register, October 06, 1998

    Ronald Lee Inman, 59, of 1202 Johnson St. died of cancer Saturday at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m.
    Wednesday at Hamilton's Funeral Home. Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Inman, a self-employed carpenter, was born in Bloomfield, Ind., and lived most of his life in Des Moines. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Carpenters union. Survivors include two daughters, Ronda Rudisill of Des Moines and Vicki Doubleday of Broomfield, Colo.; two sons, Ronald Jr. of Des Moines and James of Kansas City, Mo.; his mother, Gladys Inman, three brothers, Gerald, Larry and George, and a sister, Barb Terry, all of Des Moines; and eight grandchildren.
    The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

I34788.jpg (6151 bytes)Joseph Inman 

    Joseph "Robert" Inman, 81, of Sioux City died Monday, July 26, 1999, at his residence following a lengthy illness. 
    Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with his son-in-law, the Rev. Saleem Ghubril officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. 
    Mr. Inman was born March 21, 1918, in McAlester, Okla., the son of Leander and Ethel (King) Inman. He was raised in McAlester and attended college in Durant, Okla. 
    He married Marjorie McGinley and later married Rose R. Ravenscraft on Aug. 22, 1959, in St. Louis. He was employed in tire sales. He had been the national sales manager for Gates Rubber Co. before moving to Sioux City in 1962. He purchased Bixby Tire Co. in 1962 and
operated it until 1988. 
    He was a 32nd Degree Mason. 
    Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Drucilla Schroll of Chadron, Neb., Donna Kaplan of Seattle, Trudy Kennedy of Dallas, and Patricia Ghubril of Pittsburgh; a son, Michael of Kingsley, Iowa; a brother, Ray of Oregon; a sister, Mel Blassingame of Littleton, Colo.;
nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
    He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. 
    Pallbearers will be Michael Inman, Walter and Kirt School, Dr. Robert Powell, Nathan Ghubril and Greg Bartlett. 

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Christina (Gardner) Lybarger - December 02, 1999

    Funeral for Christina "Tina" (Gardner) Lybarger, 24, of Council Bluffs will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Bates of Lighthouse Temple Church of the Open Bible officiating.
    Miss Lybarger died Nov. 27 in Pottawattamie County near Macedonia.
    She was born in Ida Grove. She was a clerk at Burger King in Missouri Valley and
attended Lighthouse Temple Church of the Open Bible.
    Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca, of Omaha; a son, Thomas, of Griswold; foster parents, Carol and Bud Gardner, of Council Bluffs; her father, Doug Lybarger, of Council Bluffs and mother and stepfather, Delores Emerson and Dave Emerson, of Missouri Valley; two sisters, Carrie Belt of Waterloo and Tracy Ray of Council Bluffs; three brothers, Bill Ray, Joe Gardner and Danny Gardner, all of Council Bluffs; and grandparents Carol Lynch of Lake Elsinore, Calif., Ann Inman of Omaha, Charles Lybarger and wife, Dorothy, of Council Bluffs, Katherine B. Flora of Omaha and Nolma Gardner of Council Bluffs.
    Visitation with the family will be tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. Burial will be in
the Garner Township Cemetery.
    A memorial fund for her children has been established.


    BANCROFT - Dorothy Inman, 79, of Bancroft, died Thursday (Dec. 9, 1999) at the Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona. 
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church of Bancroft, with Father Paul Bormann
officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. 
    Visitation will be held from 2:30 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Bancroft. - 12/10/1999

Byron N Inman
1920 - 2002

Byron N Inman died on January 1, 2002. Born April 6, 1920, Byron N Inman was 81 years old. The last known place of residence for Byron N Inman was Seymour, IA. 

Clark Eugene Roberts

    Clark E. Roberts, 67, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 30 at Faith Lutheran Church in Clive.
    Clark was born September 27, 1935 to Wayne and Helen (Clark) Roberts in Guthrie Center and grew up in Greenfield. He had lived in Urbandale the last 30 years.
    He was an United States Army Veteran. He was a Mathematics teacher and coached many different sports at East High School until he retired in 1999. He was also an Adjunct Instructor at DMACC for 20 years. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and was active in Urbandale Little League for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, playing golf, fishing and traveling during his retirement.
    He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Irene; children, Denise (Doug Belue), Steven (Barb), Stephanie (Matt Walljasper) and David (Angie); seven grandchildren; and three sisters.
    Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or American Heart Association.

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    Kathryn M. Inman, 97, of Fort Dodge, died Oct. 22, 2003, of natural causes at the home of her son.
A Memorial Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church with the Rev. Ed Girres officiating. Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

The Messenger, (Dec/6/2003)

Helen Inman

    Helen Grace Inman, 93, of Davenport, formerly of Hamilton Ill., died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Genesis West in Davenport.
    Born Dec. 17, 1910, in Sutter, Ill., she was the daughter of Frederick and Maud Launer Buckert. On Oct. 17, 1938, she married Thomas H. Inman in Kahoka, Mo. He died July 19, 1976.
    Mrs. Inman and her husband owned and operated Tommy's in Hamilton until 1975.
    She was a member of First Christian Church in Hamilton and was active in Christian Women's Fellowship and King's Daughters. She was a life member of Carthage Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5117 Auxiliary, Hamilton American Legion Auxiliary, Hancock County Home Extension and Hamilton Business and Professional Women. She volunteered as a 4–H leader, Girl Scout leader and at Hamilton Senior Citizens. She enjoyed music, dancing, sewing, reading, crafting, crocheting, ceramics, cards, dominoes, traveling and activities at CASI.
    Survivors include one daughter, Rosemary Churchill of Davenport; five grandchildren; four great–grandchildren; and one brother, Harold Buckert of Carthage, Ill.    
    Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, her parents, two sisters and four brothers.
    Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamporte Funeral Home in Hamilton.
    The funeral for Mrs. Inman will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamporte Funeral Home in Hamilton, with the Rev. Paul M. Smith officiating. Burial with taps played in memory of her son and her affiliation with VFW and American Legion will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton.
    A memorial has been established for the Clarissa C. Cook Home, 100 S. Pine St., Davenport, Iowa 52802. 

The Hawk Eye, (Jun/12/2004)

Elsie Dowell Inman - 1929 - 2007

    Graveside services for Elsie Mary Wambeke Dowell Inman, 78, of Indianapolis, Ind., will be 11 a.m. Monday at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be held Friday, April 6, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. She died Wednesday, April 4, 2007.
    Elsie was born January 9, 1929, to Ferdinand and Gabriella Wambeke. She married Richard Charles Dowell, who preceded her in death. She then married James Inman on May 28, 1983, who still survives. Elsie is also survived by her children, Carol (Tom) Dowell and Richard C. (Renee) Dowell, and three grandchildren, Allison Chappell, Nicholas and Mathew Dowell. Her daughter, Judy (Dowell) Haines, preceded her in death. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association. Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd. is handling local arrangements.
    Online condolences may be left for the family at

Published in the Quad-City Times on 4/5/2007.

Norma Darleen Inman

    ROCKFORD - Norma Darleen Inman, 88, of 402 First Ave. N.W. in Rockford, died Thursday morning (April 26, 2007) at the Nora Springs Care Center.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, at the First United Methodist Church, 205 First Ave. N.W. in Rockford, with Pastor Sandi Gobeli officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
    The family will greet relatives and friends from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Fullerton Funeral Home, 302 W. Main St. in Rockford. The visitation will continue at the church, one hour prior to Darleen's service.
    Those wishing to extend memorials may wish to direct them to the Norma Darleen Inman Memorial Fund.
    Thoughts, condolences and stories may be e-mailed to the family on the Web site.
    She is survived by her two children, N. Bruce and Vicki Inman of Rockford and Nancy and Lawrence Schmitt of Charles City; her four grandchildren, Lucian J. Schmitt, Dawn C. (Todd) Beukema, Daniel L. Schmitt and Amanda R. Inman; her three great-grandchildren, Madison Beukema and twins, Valerie Loren Beukema and Brett Dominic Beukema. Darleen will also be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
    Preceding Darleen in death is her husband, Loren L. Inman in November 1992; her son, Lucian Johnson Inman; her two sisters, Florence McCarty and Carol Ostrander; and her two brothers, Howard O. and Lewis E. Johnson.
    Fullerton Funeral Home, Rockford, (641) 756-3311.

Published in the Globe Gazette from 4/27/2007 - 4/29/2007.

Ruby L. Inman

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Ruby L. Inman, 64, Cedar Rapids, formerly of Monmouth, died at 1:53 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 27, 2008) at St. Luke's Medical Center, Cedar Rapids.
    Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, with the Rev. James Epperson officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Monmouth Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later.

Published in The Register-Mail on 12/30/2008

    Michalena Inman, 87, of St. Luke's Living Center East, died there Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, following a long illness. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
    Michalena is survived by her husband, Woodrow.

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids & Iowa City), Sun., Dec. 21, 2008, p. 5B.