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Linn County Obituaries

Contributed by, Bob & Lynn Marti
Mortuary Scrapbook 1972, Kept by Turner Mortuary, Cedar Rapids, Iowa on their competitors. Donated to the Genealogical Society of Linn County, Iowa.
Mrs. Earl Darling
Mabel M. Darling, 84, of 1716 Thirty-fourth street NE, widow Of Earl L. Darling and a Cedar Rapids resident 82 years, died in a West Branch rest home Sunday following a long illness. She was born in Colfax Aug. 20, 1887.
Mrs. Darling was a member of Degree of Honor lodge. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frances Green of the above address; a son. Ray-mond, Leland, N. C.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services: Beatty-Beurle chap-el at 10:30 a.m. Thursday by the Rev. Earl Osnes of Ellis Park Church of God. Burial: Linwood. Friends may call at Beattv-Beurle's After 1 p. m. Tuesday.

Contributed by, Bob & Lynn Marti
Mortuary Scrapbook 1937, Kept by Turner Mortuary, Cedar Rapids, Iowa on their competitors. Gen Society of Linn Co., IA
Jack Darling
Jack Darling, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Darling, died at the family home, 2010 Sec- -ond street SW, at 1:32 a.m. Wednesday after a short illness.
He was born in Cedar Rapids Aug. 28, 1924, and was a student at Garfield school. In addition to his parents he is survived by five sisters; Mrs. Ruth Wallace, Dayton, 0.; Jane, Betty, Joan and Barbara, and three brothers Stephen, Edwin and Bruce, jr., all at home. Funeral services will be held at the Beatty chapel at a time to be announced later.
Jack Darling Funeral.
Funeral services for Jack Dar-ling will be held at Beatty chapel at 2 p. m. Friday conducted by the Rev. F. H. Ward. Burial will be in the Campbell cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Contributed by, Bob & Lynn Marti
Mortuary Scrapbook 1950, Kept by Turner Mortuary on their Competitors. Gen. Society of Linn Co, IA
Darling Services
Services for Edwin Bruce Darling, 67, Cedar Rapids resident 60 years, who died Friday at his home, 616 Tenth avenue SW, will be conducted in the Beatty chapel at 1:30 p. m. Monday by the Rev. Glenn S. Hartong of Trinity Methodist Church. Burial will be in Campbell cemetery, near Bertram. Friends may call at the chapel.
Mr. Darling was born near Davenport July 3, 1882.
Surviving are his wife, Ethel; eight children, Stephen, Edwin, Bruce, Mrs. Jane Kennedy Joan and Barbara Darling, all of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. L. H. Wallace of Vandalia, Ohio and Mrs. John Grigsby of Dayton Ohio; a sister, Mrs. John Brophy of Des Moines, and six grandchildren.

Contributed by, Bob & Lynn Marti
William L. Stoneking, 87, Dies in Oklahoma
A veteran of Civil War and former resident of this vicinity, died at his home in Perry, Oklahoma early Sunday. Surviving; two children, Emmons of Newkirk, Oklahoma and Alice of Perry. The body will be brought to Cedar Rapids and services at Beatty chapel, Wednesday. Burial, Campbell cemetery.
[Source: Prob. Cedar Rapids Gazette newspaper, collection of Mrs. Pauline Platner Austin]

A. L. Stoneking dies after Long Illness,
Albert "Tink" Stoneking Services held August 10 in Baxter Garden chapel, with Rev. John Tisdale officiating, burial Campbell cemetery. Mr. Stoneking, 89, died at his home August 7, 1965, he was born in Bertram twp. March 13, 1876 to James & Anna Thompson Stoneking; married December 23, 1908 Esther Daubenmier. They established their home in Franklin twp. on his father's farm. In 1947 moved to town, had also lived on the Neff farm at west edge of Mt. Vernon. He was a member of Methodist Church. Surviving; Mrs. Stoneking, daughters Mrs Paul (Geraldine) Zingula of Hines, Minn. Mrs. Paul (Betty) Caldwell of Mt. Vernon, son Don of Houston, Texas, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sisters Mrs. Sadie Worley of Springville, Mrs. Margaret Feyen of OES home at Boone.
[Source: Mt. Vernon newspaper Aug. 12, 1965, collection of Mrs. Pauline Platner Austin]
Note: names in parenthesis were placed by the author for recognition.

Clinton Raymond Stoneking, 68, retired machinist of Cedar Rapids, and resident for many years, died at Manchester where he had lived the last six years. He was born Linn County January 21, 1895. Surviving; two daughters Norma Astley of Long Beach, Calif. Ruth Mary Farris of Cedar Rapids, a sister Ethel Darling of Cedar Rapids, 4. grandchildren. Burial Campbell cemetery.
[Source: collection of Mrs. Pauline Platner Austin]

Thomas R. Stoneking, 90, retired railroad employee, died Monday in Marion nursing home. A native of Bertram, married March 23, 1904 to Harriett Coster. Surviving; his wife, 4 sons Ralph of Springville, Glenn of Forreston, Ill. Harley and Clarence of Monticello, daughters Helen McConoughy of Mt. Vernon, Alice Butler of Denver, Colo. one brother Albert of Mt. Vernon, sisters Margaret Feyen of Mechanicsville, Sadie Worley of Springville, 17 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. (died June 15, 1964, buried Lisbon cemetery)
[Source: collection of Mrs. Pauline Platner Austin]

Mary Fern Matheny Stoneking, 72, of Cedar Rapids, wife of Robert C. Stoneking, and Cedar Rapids resident 30 years, died Saturday, (Aug. 7, 1965, item C. R. Gazette)
She was born Toddville, October 2, 1892, married in Cedar Rapids March 27, 1935; surviving; her husband, two sisters Martha Van Fossen of Marion, Leona Bowers of Toddville, brother John Matheny of Toddville. Buried Dunkard cemetery near Toddville.
[Source: collection of Mrs. Pauline Platner Austin]

Scott Stoneking, 80, life long resident of Mt. Vernon-Lisbon area, died in Cedar Rapids hospital, Nov. 7, 1964, he was born Linn County May 10, 1884. Surviving; 4 sons Ivan of Mt. Vernon, Leo of Lisbon, Willard of California, Marvin of New Mexico, 3 daughters Mrs. Walter Hughes of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Oliver Myers of Bertram, Edith Stoneking of Independence, 31 grand children, 15 great grandchildren, a brother Robert of Cedar Rapids, sister Mrs. Will Schnomier of Minnesota. Services from Morgan's in Mt. Vernon.
[Source: collection of Mrs. Pauline Platner Austin]

Mrs. Hattie E. Stoneking Succumbs, Jan. 22, 1966 - dies at home of her daughter Mrs. William Butler in Denver, Colo. Jan. 22, 1966. Mrs. Stoneking was known for her generous hospitality, and loving children, at age of 75 she could still skip rope, kept a garden, took in washings to Cornell College students when she 1ived in Mt. Vernon. She was born September 11, 1885 to James And Alice Coster in Cedar Rapids, she was also active mid-wife for many years, and first assisted a child birth when 14 years of age.
She married March 23, 1904 Thomas R. Stoneking who died June 1964; they had 7 children; Harold Ralph of Springville, Glenn of Foreston, Ill., Clarence and Harley of Monticello; Helen McConaughy of Mt. Vernon, Alice Butler of Denver, Colo. She was a member of Hill City Rebekah lodge No. 259 for 50 years, and past Noble Grand Association, and the R & N circle. Her husband, son Harold and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. Surviving; the six children, 31 great grandchildren, 17 grand children. Burial Lisbon cemetery.
[Source: collection of Mrs. Pauline Platner Austin]

Memorial note from Morgan Funeral home, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Harold Adrian Stoneking, born July 4, 1905, died January 31, 1962, buried Lisbon cemetery. (Masonic emblem on note) Pallbearers; Kenneth Cave, Walter Kohl, Harry Sizer, Herbert Johnson, Delbert Cramer, Richard Carbee.
[Source: collection of Mrs. Pauline Platner Austin]

Esther Stoneking, 86 a Mt. Vernon, Iowa, resident most of her life died Wednesday morning. Born in Cedar County, September 24, 1887, married Albert (Tink) Stoneking December 23, 1908. He died August 7, 1955.She was a member of the United Methodist Church and several Social clubs.
Surviving; a son Don of Houston, Texas, daughters Mrs Paul Zingula of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Art Meyer of Mt. Vernon, brothers Oscar Daubenmier of Martelle; Arval Daubenmier of Lisbon, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, Burial Campbell cemetery.
[Source: Published Sept. 27, 1973, collection of Mrs. Pauline Platner Austin]

In January 1976, a letter from James 0. and Velma Stambaugh, of Ponca City, Okla. with information about the Stambaugh families gives the following note:
Alice Stoneking, (dau. of William L. Stoneking and Mary Angela Stambaugh Stoneking) died in Newkirk, Okla., Dec. 18, 1954, she is NOT buried in Campbell cemetery Linn Co. Iowa, she is buried in Newkirk cem. Oklahoma. "When Alice Stoneking died Dec. 18, 1954, in Pete. City, Ok. Hospital where I worked for 24 years, her obit. Was in papers, her nearest relative was a second cousin in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I was not aware of her relationship to me at that time. What a shame to be so ignorant of family history. Alice was a telephone operator at Newkirk.

May 29, 1937
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ann McKee will be held in the Beatty Chapel Sunday at 3 P.M. conducted by Rev. James T. Stewart and home Rebeka Lodge. Burial will be in Linnwood Cem. Friends may call at the Chapel Saturday 7-9 P.M.

May 1937
Mrs. Lillian Wenman former resident of West Branch dies here
Mrs Lillian Wenman 71, mother of Herman C. Wenman died at local Hospital Monday at 9:10 a.m. following an extended illness.
As a young woman in West Branch where she was born March 21, 1858, Mrs. Wenman often took care of Herbert Hoover when the former President was a boy. She was a close friend of Hoover's mother. Mrs. Wenman had been a resident of Cedar Rapids since 1911, coming here with her husband and their family from West Branch. As Lillian Collins she was married Dec. 8, 1878 in Iowa City to Herman C. Wenman and five children were born to the couple, a son Elmer dying at the age of three years. A daughther Lenore of Cedar Rapids died 9 years ago and Mrs. Wenmans husband died Oct. 10, 1913 .
Surviving are two sons Arthur and Herbert with whom she made her home here. A daughter Mrs. Walter Ham of near Iowa City a sister Mrs. W.E. Dubel1 of Iowa City and a brother Dan G. Collins who live in Oklahoma. Three Grandchildren also survive.
Mrs Wenman was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and was active until recent years in Church affairs. The body is at Beatty Mort. and funeral arrangements are pending burial will be in West Branch.

June 9, 1937
Ellen Liddle widow of George Liddle and former resident of Cedar Rapids died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter Mrs. Iva M. Pratt at Spirit Lake .
Mrs. Liddle was born Oct. 26, 1857 east of Marion. Daughter of Samuel and Sarah Garrett Beal. She was a resident of Cedar Rapids many years until she and her husband moved to Spirit Lake in 1918. She leaves surviving her five children. Mrs. Iva M. Pratt Spirit Lake, Mrs. Bertha J. Ferrie Marion, Mrs. Marjorie Tatman Superior Iowa, A.L. Liddle Spirit Lake and George Liddle Cedar Rapids. One son John T. was killed in an automobile accident in 1923.
Mrs. Liddle also leaves eleaven Grandchildren and two neices, Mrs. Henry Herman and Mrs. Carrie Kramer of Cedar Rapids.

June 1937
James H. Johnson 58, died at a local hospital at 6 a.m. Wednesday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the Beatty Chapel Friday with the Rev. Linkletter officating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cem.
Mr. Johnson was born at Clarinda Nov. 27, 1878 and lived in Cedar Rapids the last twelve years. He is survived by his wife Sylvia, one son Earl, a daughter Flora of Clarinda. A brother John of Kansas City Mo. one sister Mrs. Etta +++++ of Springfield Mo. and seven Grandchildren.

May 5, 1950
Mrs. Minnie Fink, resident of Cedar Rapids 31 years died at her home at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday after a brief illness. She was born in Jones County May 1879.
Surviving are a son Nelson Fink and a sister Mrs. Tena Melton both of Cedar Rapids.
Services will be conducted at the Beatty Chapel at a time to be announced later. Burial will be at Lisbon. Friends may call at the Chapel after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Services for PFC. James Richard Van Antwerp who was killed in action in Germany April 26, 1945 will be held in the Beatty Chapel, Thursday June 1 at 1:30 p.m.. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Van Antwerp of Kansas and two brothers Mark C. Jr. of Anamosa an Jess of Center Point Rd.

May 23, 1950
Graveside services for Clarence A. Jones former Cedar Rapids Resident will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Memorial Cemetery by the Rev. J. Richard Wagner of the Congretional Church.
Mr. Jones died at his home in Pasadena, California in January. The body will arrive in Cedar Rapids on Friday and will be taken to the Beatty Chapel where friends may call after 3:00 p.m.. A son Glen of Pasdena survives.

June 1950
Albert O. Hollingsworth 81, a resident of Cedar Rapids for 41 years died at his home at 8:05 p.m. Sunday after an extended illness.He was born in Ravenna Mo. Dec. 29, 1868
In addition to his wife Myrtle he is survived by a brother Thomas H. of Kansas City Mo. two sisters Mrs. Polly Lazel of Kansas City Mo., Mrs. Donna Arnold of Cedar Rapids.
Services will be held in the Beatty Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

June 1950
Charles Hickman 85, retired Quaker Oats employe died at his home at 11:15 a.m. Monday after an extended illness
Born in Ohio Dec. 21, 1864 he lived in Cedar Rapids 45 Years. Surviving are two children Walter Hickman of Cedar Rapids and Eva Jane Dayton of Humansville Mo. Two stepsons Will B. Meyers of Cedar Rapids and George Meyers of Palo. Two step daughters Mrs. Nellie Brown and Mrs. Josephine Watterson of Cedar Rapids eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren .
Services will be conducted in the Beatty Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Thursday burial will be at Linwood Cemetery.

Henry G. Meyn 66 Cedar Rapids carpenter was killed about 3:30 p.m. Saturday in an automobile accident near Warsaw Indiana.
The mishap occured reportedly when the car in which he was riding halted for a stop sign and was ramed from behind by another vechicle. Meyn was a passenger in the back seat.
According to word recived by relatives in Cedar Rapids his wife also was injured in the collison but not seriously. Meyn's son and daughter in law Mr. and Mrs. Harold Meyn were cut and bruised. Their two children Nancy and Tommy escaped injury. The family had been starting on a vacation trip to New York.
Born Feb. 16, 1884 in Cedar Rapids Mr. Meyn had lived here all of his life. He worked as a Carpenter for the Paulsen Construction Company for more then 30 years. Mr. Meyn was a member of the Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. He also was affiliated with the Masonic order, the Odd Fellows and the Degree of Honor Lodge.

Minnie Larson widow of Henry Larson resident of Cedar Rapids for almost 50 years died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at her home. Born in Denmark in 1876 ,she came to the states in 1892. She had lived in her present home for 47 years.
Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Jerry Byse , two sons William and Chriss, two sisters Mrs. Anna Coats and Mrs. Mary Thompson all of Cedar Rapids. Nine Grandchildren and seven great Grandchildren. Her Husband died in 1923 and a daughter Mrs. Hazel Stuffer in 1934.

Robert L. Ramsey 71, resident of Cedar Rapids for 22 years died in a Cedar Rapids Hospital at 9:00 p.m. Saturday after an extended illness. He was born in Carterville, Ill. Aug. 10, 1878.
Surviving are his wife Etta four daughters Mrs Laura Sysler, Mrs. Buela Kouler of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Jewel Lovelace and Mrs. Valie Waymaster of Detroit. Four sons Charles of Detroit, Cleo of Burbank Calif., Floyd of Lincoln, Ill and Vern of Fort Madison. A sister Mrs. Aril Wilfong of Carbondale, Ill. and a brother Wiley Ramsey of Centerville.
Services will be conducted in the Beatty Chapel at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial Cemetery.

Oscar Cecil Black, 66 World War One Army Veteran and a 40 year employe of Wilson and Company died in Cedar Rapids Hospital Saturday following a breif illness.
Born in Eldon May 17, 1897, he was married to Helan Hensley May 7, 1922 in Cedar Rapids.
Surviving are his wife a daughter Mrs. Perlie Gruwell of Ottumwa; a son James Black of Toledo ; three sisters Mrs. C.T. Hull of Eldon, Mrs. Ray Reno of Agency and Mrs. Goldie Strunk of Lincoln Ill; four brothers Ralph of Ottumwa, Jay L. of Cedar Rapids, John K. of Fairfield and Joseph Black of Eldon and eight Grandchildren.
Mr. Black was a member of Central Church of Christ, Hanford Post number 5, American Legion and Local number 3 United Packing House Workers Union.
Services: Beatty- Beurles at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Burial Linwood with Military Services at the grave. Friends may call.

Mrs. Archie Brugger
Rose Brugger 73, wife of Archie S. Brugger died Sunday following a brief illness.
She was born Sep. 3. 1890 at South Wing Wis.
Surviving are her husband a daughter, Mrs. S. M. Morrison with whom she made her home; a sister and a brother both in Wisconsin and three Grandchildren.
Memorial Services; Plattville, Wis. at a time to be announced. Friends may call at the Beatty- Bruele funeral home until 9:00 p.m. Monday.

June 5, 1964
Loren DeVere Dudley 50, a employe of Metal Crafters and a Cedar Rapids Resident 20 years died Friday following a long illness.
Born in Buchanan County Jan 28, 1914, he was married to Margaret Fisher Dec. 8, 1961 in Cedar Rapids Surviving are his wife a daughter Mrs. Daniel Dailey and a son Larry Frank Dudley both of Cedar Rapids; A stepdaughter Mrs. Richard Bash of Escondido Ca.; two stepsons Darel Fisher of Marion and Robert Fisher of Garland Texas; his mother Clara Jane Dudley of Cedar Rapids; a sister Mrs. Wyley Patterson of Texas; a brother Chester Dudley of Omaha and five step-grandchildren.

Mrs Archie Brugger
Rose Brugger 73, wife of Archie Brugger, died Sunday following a brief illness. She was born Sep. 3, 1890 in So. Wing, Wis. Surviving are her husband a daughter, a sister and brother and three Grandchildren.
Memorial Services Platteville, Wis. at a time to be announced.

Marian K. Douglass 67, wife of Howard C. Douglass and a Cedar Rapids resident 60 years died Sunday.
Born in Derby Line Vermont on July 12, 1898, she was married Jan. 28, 1918.
Surviving her husband, two daughters, a son, two sisters 10 Grandchildren and 2 Grt. Grandchildren.
Services Beatty-Beurle Funeral Home at 10:30 Wednesday. Cremation commital.

25 June 1964
George H. Squires 92, a resident of Palo 58 years died in Cedar Rapids Wednesday hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Lincolnshire England Feb. 17, 1872. Mr. Squires was a former Mayor of Palo and a retired rural mail carrier.
Surviving are his wife Minnie, a daughter Olive Squires of Palo, a sister Emma and two brothers Thomas and Amos still living in England.
Services Saturday at 1:30 at Beatty-Beurle Funeral Home Burial: Shiloh Cemetery.

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July 1981 Wesley G Youngmon
Wesley G. Younmon, 63, of Grant Pass, Ore., a former 30-year resdient of Marion, died Friday, July 24 at Josephine Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.
He was born March 14, 1918 to Aretta Knight and Wesley B. Youngmon at White, S.D. He married Lorna N. Stewart at Ivanhoe, Minn., on Nov. 16, 1946. Mr. and Mrs. Youngmon moved to the Marion-Cedar Rapids area a few years later.
He was employed by the Iowa Steel and Iron Works for 34 years until his retirement in 1978, at which time they moved to Oregon.
He was a veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Service Stars. he was a member of the I.A.M. Union.
Surviving in additon to his wife are two sons, Dallas and Barry, both of Grants Pass; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one brother Weston A. Youngmon of Anamosa.
Services were held at the Baxter Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Jay A. Miller of the First Presbyterian church. Burial was in Cedar Memorial cemetery.

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Aug. 1981
Letha M. Fowler
Letha M. Fowler, 82, of 1052 Fourth St., a resident of Marion the past 60 years, died Tuesday, Aug. 4 in the Fourth Avenue Care Center, in Cedar Rapids, following a long illness. The daughter of Asa and Francis Barto Schnepp, she was born Nov. 16, 1898 at Oxford Mills, Ia. On May 24, 1921 at Cedar Rapids, she was married to W. Roland Fowler, who died Oct. 16 , 1962. Mrs.Fowler was employed at the Marion Cleaners and Laundry for many years, until retiring in 1962. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marion.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Betty) Stark of Camarillo, Calif., and Mrs. Dean (Bonnie) Johnson of Marioon; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a brother, Floyd Schnepp of Alburquerque, N.M. Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Murdoch Chapel in Marion, conducted by the Rev. Lyle Lee, Interment was in Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion. A Memorial fund has been established

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July 25 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Margarette J. "Maggie" Stambaugh, 67, of 2801 C St. SW, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, in Mercy Medical Center after a sudden illlness. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Jack Anderson will officiate. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin; four sons, Russell and wife Barb of Cedar Rapids, Ronald and wife Jeanynne of Lisbon, Ralph, and Rodger and wife Barb, all of Cedar Rapids; her mother, Wilma Rupp of North English; and six brothers and four sisters, Nathan, Lola, Joyce, Charlotte, LeRoy, Denny, Les, Greg, Diane, Rick, and their spouses. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Lori, Todd, Denny, Rachel, Ronnie Robin, Cassie, Alex, Sam, Amanda and Miranda and spouses; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and spouses.
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard, two brothers, Stan and Paul; and her father.
Maggie was born July 25, 1935, in Iowa City, the daughter of Ora and Wilma Early Rupp. She married Marvin L. Stanbaugh on Jan. 6, 1952, in Marengo. Maggie worked at Wilson and Co. retiring from there after 34 years of service.
Most recently she worked at Intermac for several years. She was a friend to all and loved by many. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
A memorial fund has been established in Maggie's name.

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7 25-2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Steven J. Fiala, 53, of 3308 Sue Lane NW, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in his home follwoing a long illness. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements with Teahen Funeral Home.
He is survived by his mother, Arlene of Cedar Rapids; two sons, Decorated USMC Gunnery Sargeant Jaimie (Kirsten) Gargaas of Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Thomas of Chicago; two grandchildren, Haleigh and Zachery; five brothers, Wayne (Susan) and Bill (Kathy), all of Cedar Rapids, John (Theresa) of Arkins, Ed (Marcie) of Marion, and Joseph of Denver, Colo., six sisters. Sister Annette Fiala of St. Louis, Arlita (Mark) Hopkins of Medford N.J. Anne (Boyd) Beal of Grovetown, Ga. Mary Agnes (Gary) Craig, Marie (Tom) Jones and Katherine (Scott) Frerick all of Cedar Rapids.
His father preceded him in death.
He was born Oct 12, 1949, in Cedar Rapids, to Wencil and Arlene Quaid Fiala. He was a clerk for Chicago Northwestern Railroad Co. he was an over-the -road trucker for Hummer Trucking and also a Jones Parking employee. Steven was a non-denominational Christian.
The family request no flowers.

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July 25 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Donald Kirt Chapman, 63vof Scottsdale, Ariz. formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, in Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, after a yearlong illness. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday, Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery, Scottsdale.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; his mother, Della Chapman of Arizona; his children, Jerilyn Juarez, Don Chapman and Jeff Elick, all of Arizona, and Daniela Salizar of Oklahoma, and two brothers, Bruce and Richard, both of Arizona.

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July 25 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Alma A. Turechek, 101, of Mercy Halmar, died there Thursday, July 24, 2003, after a short illness. Arrangements are pending at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.

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Cedar Rapids Gazette
George L Conklin, 82, of 1340 Country Club Dr. Marion, went peacefully to be with the Lord on July 23, 2003 at St. Luke's hospital, Cedar Rapids after a lengthy illness. He was a former resident of Northlake, Ill.Services: 3 p.m. today, First Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Kay Slocum. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, at Fairview Memorial Park, Northlake, Ill. Brosh Chapel Cedar Rapids is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his sister, Eleanore Borowski and nephew Wayne, of Northlake, Ill.; brother Leo Conklin of Des Plaines, Ill.; and his beloved niece and longtime caregiver Dawn (Gerald) Willey and Cousin Walter Conklin and his family. Also surviving are one niece; two nephews; three great-nephews; two great-nieces; one great great-nephew; two great great-nieces; and dear friend Tina Meyer.
George was born Sept. 15, 1920 in Chicago Ill. the beloved son of George and Ella (Schmidtt) Conklin. He bravely served his country in the US Navy from Aug. 17, 1942 to Dec. 17 1945 and was a proud employee of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad from 1945 until 1980.
George was preceded in death by his parents. George and Ella Conklin; brother Raymond; and his brother-in-law and dear friend, Albert (Chick) Borowski George loved life and he loved his family, especially his sister Eleanore and his niece Dawn. He was a very special uncle to all. He shared many wonderful memories of travel and leisure with his family. He enjoyed attending family gatherings and making everyone laugh. He was every child's "best uncle" . The sparkle to his blue eyes and the love in his smile will be cherished by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Eleanore Borowski

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7 25 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Lester Davis, 50, of 1515 25th St. SE, died Wednesday morning July 23, 2003, in his home after a lengthy illness. Memorial services 2 p.m. Monday, Brosh chapel, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Donald Glazler. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Monday at the chapel.
Survivors include his wife, Patty Davis of Cedar Rapids; seven children, six grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, born Oct, 8, 1952, in Galiport Miss. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force/Army. Lester earned a degree in electronics engineering from NCS in Des Moines and a worked at Pioneer Workspace Solutions in Cedar Rapids. Lester and Patty operated "Lesters" on 14th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids. Lester was very active in sports and was an avid San Franciso 49ers fan.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.

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Dec. 1983
Billy B. Hankins
Billy B. Hankins, 65, of Marion, died Wednesday at Americana Healthcare Center following a long illness.
Born July 11, 1918, at Masrshalltown, he had lived in the Cedar Rapids-Marion area since 1935 and was employed by Kwik-Way Manufacturing in Marion for 36 years prior to retirement. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a member of Ameriican Legion Post 298, Trojon Lolge 548 AF & AM, Trowel Chapter 49 RAM, Apollo Commandery 26 KT, Palestine Council 27, Cedar Rapids Consistory and El Kahir Shrine. He served in the Navy during World War II.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Charles Johnson of Phoeniz, Ariz., a stepbrother, Ellis Bagman of Wilton.
Services were held a 1 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by Robert Bunting of Trojan Lodge 548. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Soceity, 603 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids 52403; Shriner Crippled Children's Hospital, 2025 E. River Road, Minneapolis, Minn. 55414, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.

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Dec. 1983
Myrtle M. Werner
Myrtle M. Wemer, 104, died Dec. 25 at the Northbrook Manor Care Center in Cedar Rapids. She was born the daughter of George and Henrietta Bedell Sisler on Oct. 17, 1879 in Cedar County. On March 6, 1907 she was married to Edward J. Werner who died in 1953. She had been a resident of the Care Center for the past nine years and a Cedar Rapids resident since 1945.
There are no immediate survivors.
She was preceded in death by her son, Howard, who died in 1980. Private services were conducted at the Murdoch Chapel in Marion with burial at a later date.

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June 19 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
John Helming, 91, of 2900 Johnson Ave., NW, died Wednesday night June 18, 2003, in West Ridge Care Center after a long illness. Arrangements are pending at Teahen Funeral Home.

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June 19 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
James Richard McGourty, 60, of 603 Second St. SW, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, in his home following an extended illness., Graveside services; 10 a.m. Saturday, Mount Calvary Cemetery, by Father Karl Glovik, with a military service following. Arrangments,by Stewart Funeral Home.
Survivors includes a sister, Mary Clarice Sullivan of Buloxi, Miss. James was born Dec. 19, 1942, in Elma, Iowa. the son of Thomas and Gertrude Keefe McGourty. Jimmy served with the U.S. Army for 15 years.
Jimmy had a passion for time spent in the military and telling miliary stories. He also enjoyed woodworking, tinkeringon projects from electrical to cars and reading books. Fishing was his time to enjoy life and easy living. He was a giving person and always willing to help out when needed. Jimmy alway said he enjoyed the comraderie that developed from meeting people.
He will be greatly missed by all.
Military services will be held by American Legion Hanford Post 5.

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June 19 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Augustina Emma May Smith, beloved mother of Mary Ann Engelby and David Paul May, died peacefully June 17, 2003 at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Celebration of Life will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, at Good Shepherd Church in Jewell, Iowa. Burial: At St. Mary's Cemetery, Mineral Point, Wis. Visitation: 5:30 to 7:30 tonight at Becker Funeral Home, Jewell, where there will be a vigil service at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be given to Halmar Residential care activities in Cedar Rapids and Jewell Fire and Rescue and Good Shepherd Catholic Church both in Jewell.
Augustina, the daughter of Mary Agnes Kolar and Frank F. Semrad was born Aug. 28, 1903. in Highland, Wis. She graduated from Highland Highschool in 1921 and St. Mary's Nursing Hospital, Winfield in Kan. in 1924.
From 1928-1930, Augustina worked as a private duty nurse in Chicago. Due to the Depression, the Nursing Registry asked those nurses who had families to please return home and leave the work for those who did not have families. She returned to Highland, Wis., to continue her nursing on a volunteer basis.
On March 8, 1934, she married Lawrence Matthew May at the Basilica at St. Mary's in Minneapolis. After his death in 1955, she resumed her nursing career in 1957 for Dr. M. L. Hodson in Jewell.
Augustina retired from nursing in 1970 and on Aug. 5, 1970 married Gladstone Smith at St. Peter and Paul's Church in Gilbert, Iowa. He died in 1989.
Augie was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Federated Women's Club, the Jewell Senior Citizens and the Ames, Iowa Bowling Association.
Her interest included sewing, cooking, crocheting, bowling, gardening. pool, and cards. She was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs since 1928.
Augustina was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, five sisters and two brothers.
Her family includes her children, Mary Ann Engelby of Cedar Rapids and David Paul May and his wife, Rosie, of Bakersfield, Calif.; grandchildren and spouses, Adam and Shihomi Engelby, Damon and Sheli Engelby, Nichole and Craig Santelman, Amy and Bruce Hawkins, David, Johnathan, and Mariesa May and Michelle May; and great-grandchildren, Amber and Mark Hawkins, Devon, Alec, and Anders Santelman, Samantha and Madison May and Madison Engelby. Her very special friend and former neighbor Joan Walker of Jewell also survive her.
Augustina had a zest for living. At Hallmar Residential Care, she was a faithful participant in picnics, parties, concerts, and especially exercise class.
Augustina was a lady of great faith, dignity, and compassion.

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June 19 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Allan Leon Butler, 19, of Hiawatha, died in a drowning accident, Tuesday, June 17, 2003. It was reported that no foul play or alcohol was involved.
Services are pending at the Gooden Hatton Funeral Home, Wharton, Texas. Friends may call for visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Murdoch -Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation. Services Cedar Rapids. Burial: Wharton, Texas.
Survivors include father Alvin Butler and wife Bonnie of Marion, his mother Linda Washington of Wharton, Texas; a brother Alvin Butler Jr. of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Charlotte Johnson of Fort Worth, Texas, Rosilind and Rhonda Watkins of Wharton, Texas, and Monique Niblett of Duncanville, Texas; a grandmother, Annie Mae Frier of Wharton, Texas; and a host of cousins and friends.
Allan was born Dec. 1, 1983, the son of Alvin Lee and Linda (Frier) Butler in Tyler, Texas. He worked for Geico Direct.
Please sign the on-line guestbook for Allan at under obituaries.

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