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Joseph George Inman

    Dr. Flora Stanford was called to the residence of J. G. Inman, at the mouth of Nevada gulch, Tuesday night and again yesterday to see Mr. Inman, who is very low. She states to the Times that while he has but a slight chance of surviving, if he can hold on a few days she has hopes of his pulling through.

Black Hills Daily Times, Deadwood, SD, Thur., 29 Jun 1893, p 3

    Joseph G. Inman died at his residence in Whitehall gulch at 8:08 o'clock Thursday evening, aged 54 years, of abscess of the stomach. Deceased was an old-timer in the Hills, coming here in the early days. He was born in Illinois, and entered the army as second lieutenant in 1861, in Co. I, 9th Iowa infantry, and was discharged as second lieutenant one year and a half after, on account of disability. He was post commander of the E. M. Stanton post, G. A. R. Deceased leaves a daughter, Mrs. James Nichols, at Harvey, Ill., who was yesterday wired the sad news of her father's death. he also leaves two brothers in Iowa, and a son, to mourn his loss. During the illness of deceased he was attended faithfully by Mr. and Mrs. George glover. Funeral will take place from Lead this afternoon.

Black Hills Daily Times, Deadwood, SD, Sat., 1 Jul 1893, p 3

    The funerals of the late Charles Boneman and Joseph G. Inman took place yesterday afternoon. The former from his late residence, under the auspices of the Black Hills Pioneers association and the latter from Congregational Church under the auspices of E. M. Stanton post, G. A. R. Both were largely attended by friends and members of orders to which they belonged.

Black Hills Daily Times, Deadwood, SD, Sun., 2 Jul 1893, p 3

    Cleda "Myrle" Inman-Miller, 101, of Hot Springs, passed away on Oct. 14, 2005 at the Castle Manor Nursing Home in Hot Springs.
    Myrle was born on May 27, 1904 to Alexander and Laura Inman near Livingston, Iowa. As a young girl she lived with her family in Missouri, Iowa and then moved to Ardmore, where she stayed with her brother and worked at a drug store. There she met Raymond R. Miller and was married Sept. 26, 1927. To this union four children were born: Edward, Lillie, Cleda and Berchia.
    They farmed in Nebraska and then moved to Ardmore where they both worked for the C.B.&Q Railroad. Myrle moved to Spearfish in February 1964, where Raymond passed away in March 1964.
    She worked at a motel, cleaned apartments and babysat. She also spent a lot of time with her grandchildren. She loved to bake, crochet and play cards. Myrle moved to the Brookside Apartments in Hot Springs in 1972, where she resided until moving to Castle Manor four months ago.
    She was a lifetime member of American Legion Auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge and a member of the Untied Churches. She loved the Lord and devoted much of her time helping others.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; her son, Edward; brothers, Edward, Howard, Miles, David and Pete; granddaughters, Starla and Jean Ann; grandson, Paul and great-grandson Richie.
    She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Lillie Norman, of Buffalo Gap; Cleda (Chris) Erickson, of Redwood Valley, Calif.; Berchia Erickson, of Buffalo Gap; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Miller, of Tucson, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Ethel Inman, of Curts, Neb.; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 21, 2005 at the United Churches in Hot Springs with the Rev. Morris Nelson officiating.
    Interment will be held Friday, Oct. 21, 2005 at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish.
    Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs.

Black Hills Pioneer - October 18, 2005

Alfred Eugene "Gene" Inman

    HOT SPRINGS - Alfred Eugene "Gene" Inman, 84, Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Fall River Hospital in Hot Springs, as the result of an automobile accident. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Violet, Hot Springs; two sons, Daniel Inman, and Thomas Inman, both of Hot Springs; three daughters, Patsy Keipper, Traverse City, Mich., Susan Thelen, Lincoln, Neb., and Mary Begley, Vermillion; one brother, Robert Inman, Sun City, Ariz.; one sister, Virginia Mader, Alliance, Neb.; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Wake services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Hot Springs. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the church, with the Rev. Peter Kovarik officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs. McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs is in charge of arrangements. Written condolences may be made at

Published in the Rapid City Journal on 11/30/2007.

Alfred Eugene "Gene" Inman

    HOT SPRINGS - Alfred Eugene "Gene" Inman, age 84, of Hot Springs passed away November 28, 2007 after being struck by an automobile near his home on Cascade Road. Gene was born in Ardmore, SD where he attended school through the eleventh grade. He graduated from barber college in Lincoln, NE and joined the navy in 1943 where he served on the USS Samaritan medical ship in the South Pacific until November 28, 1945. He was married that same year to his high-school sweetheart, Violet Pritchett. After the war, he worked as a barber and rancher for nearly sixty-seven years in Hot Springs. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and great-grandfather. Family and friends fell in love with his gentle spirit and subtle humor. He served the community as a 4-H leader, VFW life member, and was a devout parishioner of St. Anthony's Catholic Church where he served as a liturgical minister and was a Knights of Columbus charter member. He found joy in the simple moments of life: feeding horses, casting fishing line, holding a child's hand, playing cribbage, trimming hair, jumping checkers, making pancakes, and working on his ranch. Gene is survived by his wife of 62 years, Violet of Hot Springs; five children, Daniel Inman of Hot Springs; Patsy (Steve) Keipper of Traverse City, MI; Susan (Tom) Thelen of Lincoln, NE; Thomas (Laura) Inman of Hot Springs; Mary (Brian) Begley of Vermillion, SD; one brother, Robert (Nancy) Inman of Sun City, CA; one sister, Virginia Mader of Alliance, NE; fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard Milton Inman and Elsie Miller Inman; siblings, Bonita May Resseguie, Loren Inman, infant son Paul John Inman, and infant granddaughter Brooke Inman. Wake services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2007 at St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church in Hot Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 3, 2007 at St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church in Hot Springs with Father Peter Kovarik officiating. Interment will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs. Military honors will be provided by Hot Springs Veteran's Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be sent to "St. Anthony's Kitchen Building Fund," St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church, 538 University Avenue, Hot Springs, SD 57747. Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs. Written condolences can be made at www.mccolleys

Published in the Rapid City Journal on 12/1/2007.

Ruth Steckel (April 1, 1912 - March 30, 2008)

    Ruth Steckel, age 95, of Mitchell, SD formerly of Letcher, SD died Sunday March 30, 2008 at Firesteel Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday at Letcher Community Church with burial at Butler Cemetery, rural Letcher, SD. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at the Will Funeral Chapel.
    Ruth Weatherly Steckel was born April 1, 1912 to Tim and Maude Weatherly at Howard, SD, She moved to Leith, ND with her parents at an early age. She attended school there until her senior year and then moved to Artesian where she graduated in 1930. She married Roy Stekl Sept. 13, 1930. They farmed in SD until 1935 and then moved to Omaha, Neb. A daughter Patricia, was born to this union. She worked sewing tents in a factory during World War Two. They moved to Letcher, SD in 1945 due to Roy’s ill health where he passed away in Jan 1947.
    Ruth married Albert Steckel on Oct.14, 1948. A son, Robert, was born to this union. Albert died July, 1992 and she continued to live on the farm until 1999 when she moved to Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Ruth loved raising chickens and so enjoyed visiting with the many people who stopped to buy eggs.
    She was a member of the UCC Church and the American Legion Auxiliary of Letcher.
    She was survived by her daughter Pat (Delmar) Nowak, Plankinton, SD and a son, Bob (Rita) of Letcher, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one sister Renee Haisch of Puyalllup, Wash., two sisters-in-law, Ilene Moody and Frances Lee of Mitchell and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and infant daughter, one sister and one brother.

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