Erlene Best Daughter of Thomas "Spike" & Edna Mae (Holoch) Turner. She moved to Columbus in 1939 where she graduated from Kramer High School in 1942. Betty married Warren Rood on October 12, 1944 in Seward, Nebraska. During the war years she worked for Montgomery Ward in Columbus and Ft. Worth, Texas. She sold war bonds and attained the honorary rank of General, for her contribution to the war effort. She served for many years as a camp director and group leader for Brownie and Girl Scout groups. Betty was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels and the United Way. She served for many years on the Election Board and several years as Co-Chairman of the City Democratic Party. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, a social sorority. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and served as a District Program Resource Chairman. Betty also served as Dinner Chairman for her church circle for many years, which included the Continental Dinner. Betty is survived by: Husband - Warren Rood - Columbus, NE Daughter - Mary (Robert) Schuchman - Warren, OH Daughter - Barbara Pichler - Columbus, NE Brother - Deryl (Jane) Turner - Lincoln, NE Grandson - Ryan (Shawntell) Pichler - Omaha, NE Granddaughter - Valarie (Jon) Bullis - Lincoln, NE Granddaughter - Jamie (Michael) Bailey - Minneapolis, MN Grandson - Jeffrey Schuchman - Girard, OH 5 - Great-Grandchildren MacKenzie and Madison Bailey Ellie and Reese Pichler Nikita Schuchman Betty was preceded in death by: Parents: Thomas (Spike) and Edna Mae (Holoch) Turner Sister: Gloria Joseph Brother-in-law: Herbert Joseph
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Erlene Best Will Osterman Dies Sunday Morning At Home In Oscheyedan Rites Today in Zion Lutheran Church in Horton Township William H. Osterman, 77, died at his farm home in Ocheyedan Sunday morning after a two weeks illness. He had been in failing health for the past ten years. Services are scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Alfred Allman officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Church cemetery. The Walton Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Pall bearers are: Fred Odens, Adey Hoper, Sam O'Toole, Ernest Wellhausen, Walter Rueter, and Clifford Brunk. Music by the choir will include the selections "Be Still My Soul" and "Heaven is My Home" with LaVera Hattendorf as organist. William Henry Ostermann, the son of Henry Ostermann and Dorothea Mueller, was born at Maurice, Feb. 2, 1886. He was received into the Christian Church by the sacrament of Holy Baptism March 6, 1886, and he renewed his baptismal vow by the rite of confirmation April 8, 1900 at St. John's Lutheran Church at Ireton. At the age of 18, he moved with his family to Horton township where he continued to reside until the time of his death. He was united in holy wedlock with Ella Jahn, Aug. 28, 1907, and their wedded life was blessed with three children: Delbert at Ames, Edwin at home, and Thelma (Mrs. William Weidler of Ocheyedan. He was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church for almost 60 years, serving as elder and trustee on the church council. He was a willing and devoted servant to his community, serving as a director of various boards for many eyars. Among some of the interests that Mr. Ostermann served in community affairs included the Osceola County fair board, the Osceola Co-op Oil Co. board, the Ocheyedan Co-op Elevator board and the AAA, later known as the ASC in Sibley. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Ella,his two sons, Delbert and Edwin, his one daughter, Thelma, two grandchildren, Donald Ostermann of Ames, and Peggy Weidler of Ocheyedan; one great granddaughter, Susan Osterman of Ames; three brothers, Adolph of Lucas, Kans., John of Sylvan Grove, Kans., and Alfred of Worthington; one sister, Hulda, Mrs. Frank Drunagel of Pittsburgh, Kans., 12 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Gus and Henry. (Sibley Gazette & Tribune, Feb. 14, 1965)
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Erlene Best OBITUARY Source: Sadie Warner Encyclopedia J. W. STINSON DIES AT WHITE GATE J. W. Stinson, 68, prominent farmer, died at his farm home at White Gate on last Wednesday night. He had been in ill health for sometime suffering from a cancer. Mr. Stinson has been a teacher in the Sunday School for a number of years. Funeral service were conducted from the White Gate Baptist Church on Saturday morning at 10 oclock with burial in the Stinson Family Cemetery near Mt. Zion. Rev. Virgil Anderson, Methodist pastor at Mechanicsburg was in charge of the services assisted by Rev. John W. Sherman, pastor of the Presbyterian Church.
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Erlene Best WINNIFRED L. WALDRON: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice The Oregonian (Portland, OR) June 8, 1990 WINNIFRED L. WALDRON The funeral for Winnifred L. Waldron of Cornelius will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Christian Church in Forest Grove. She died in a Hillsboro hospital Tuesday of causes related to age. She was 84. Mrs. Waldron, whose maiden name Zweifel, was born March 24, 1906, in Summerfield, and reared in Elgin. She attended Eastern Oregon College of Education in La Grande for two years. Following her marriage in 1923, she moved to Kansas City, Ore., where she and her husband, Earl, lived until 1925. They moved to Idaho and in 1928 returned to Kansas City, where they farmed. They moved to Forest Grove in 1972 and to Cornelius in 1977. Her husband died in 1982. Surviving are sons, Urban and Robert, both of Forest Grove; daughters, Echo Waldron of Cornelius and Earlawin Horner of Vancouver, Wash.; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. The family suggests that remembrances be contributions to the Elks Eye Bank or First Christian Church in Forest Grove. Vault entombment will be in Forest View Cemetery in Forest Grove.
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Erlene Best Ella M Ostermann Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church at Ocheyedan for Ella Marie Ostermann, 88, who died at Colonial Manor at Lakefield, Minn. Dec. 29. The Rev. Lyle Baker officiated with burial in the church cemetery. The Walton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born July 7, 1884 at What Cheer, Ia., the daughter of Henry and Emma Neuman Jahn. She married William H. Ostermann at Zion Lutheran Church Aug. 28, 1907 and lived one mile from the church all her married life. Survivors include two sons, Delbert, Ames; and Edwin of Ocheyedan; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband, one daughter, Thelma (Mrs. William Weidler); three brothers and two sisters. (Sibley Gazette & Tribune, Jan. 4, 1973)
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Erlene Best Glenna Mangrum Thursday, December 11, 2008 Glenna Harber Mangrum Abilene Glenna Harber Mangrum, of Abilene, passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at a local hospital. Funeral services, with Dr. Jeff Reid officiating, will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 12, 2008 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park. There is no set visitation. April 24, 1919, Glenna was born in Abilene, Texas to the late M.L. Harber and Eva (Clack) Harber. She graduated from Abilene High School and Draughan's Business College. Glenna married Robert E. Mangrum, Jr. on April 3, 1943. He preceded her in death on September 1, 1989. She lived in Richardson, Texas for 25 years, before returning to Abilene in 1980. Glenna was a member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Mangrum, Jr., and her sister, Mabel Archambault in 2006. Glenna is survived by her son, Dr. [Lt. Col. (Ret.) Army] Robert G. Mangrum and his wife Cheryl, of Early, Texas; her daughter, Marita J. Mangrum Richards and her husband Melvin, of Allen, Texas; and one grandson, Thomas M. Richards, of San Angelo. Memorials may be made in Glenna Mangrum's honor to Hendrick Health System, 1900 Pine Street, Abilene, Texas 79601.
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Erlene Best A Portrait of George Harlan (#672) Submitted by Arnold "Tim" Suter, Gibbstown, N.J. Extracted from a letter to Phillip Suter, from his aunt, Helen Vickroy Austin (#5759), Jan. 27, 1920 "I remember Grandfather George Harlan very well. I do not know as much of his history as I ought to. He was a large man, six feet two inches and stout. He and his brother Joshua, who was a pioneer of Connersville, Fayette County, Indianna: [sic] were said to be the two handsomest men between the two Miami Rivers, Mother used to tell us. He was very fair and had blue eyes. He had a heavy beard but always shaved. When I knew him his hair was white. He was fat and fair and quite lame from inflammatory rheumatism. He had been a great athlete in his prime and in wrestling with an Indian "downed" him three times, he used to relate. Grandfather had a strong intellect and was very intelligent and had a library, that for the time was very extensive. He was a great talker and fond of telling anecdotes and "yarns" and was a great laugher and cheerful and cordial and hospitable." Correction The burial site of George and Elizabeth Harlan is at Centre Meeting House in Centerville, Del., not Old Kennett Meeting House in Chadds Ford, as mentioned in the September Reunion letter.
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Erlene Best Naomi was the daughter of Phillip Aden Walker and Chloe Mae Hedrick. She married Lovis L. Walker. Obituary from the "Bluefield Daily Telegraph," Bluefield, WV, November 19, 2009: "Our precious, wonderful, beautiful mother, Naomi Lois Walker, 91, of Pinoak, died peacefully in her sleep, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Sandy's Home Sweet Home in Pinoak. born July 6, 1918 at Besoco in Raleigh County, she was the daughter of the late Phillip Aden Walker and Chloe Mae Hedrick Walker. Mrs. Walker was a member of Rich Creek Primitive Baptist Church at Pinoak. She was a former employee of Beckley Manufacturing and Majestic Laundry in Princeton. Her most devoted and cherished duties were to her family, friends and neighbors whom she cherished. She was spirited, humorous and good to all. She loved to quilt with her friends, read newspapers, listen to preachers on the radio and sing. She loved to tend her farm animals. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lovis L. Walker, Sr.; one son, Lovis Walker, Jr.; one grandson, Tracy Akers; four sisters, Anna Marie McKeon, Reva Walker, Estes Gibson and Gyle Johnson; two brothers, Andrew Walker and Avil Walker; and stepmother, Mayna McComas Walker. Survivors include four daughters, Delma Birchfield and her husband Abner (Buddy) of Athens, Adele Kossel and her husband Kurt of Beckley, Elizabeth Akers and her fiance Roger Hodge of Princeton, Nancy Semones and her husband Harvey of Lashmeet; and one sister, Peggy Vencill and her husband Marvin of Princewick; and one stepsister, Rema Meadows of Beckley; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Naomi was a mother 'by heart' to Arnold Walker, Jerry Walker and Yvonne Walker-Wiles; Naomi's nephews and nieces; children of Naomi's precious sister-in-law, Deloris Walker Hicks and precious brother-in-law, Tony Preston Walker. They praised her for her love and caring. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2009 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton withElder Lewis Lester officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Lashmeet. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
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Erlene Best From the Wednesday, October 13, 2004 issue: I.D. Best, 1912-2004, Richmond I.D. Best, 92, of Richmond, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at North Kansas City Hospital. He was born Sept. 24, 1912, in Mayview, a son of John R. and Ethel Decker Best. On May 22, 1938, he was married to Almeda E. Nutter, who died April 2, 1996. Mr. Best was a Mayview High School graduate. He was a lifetime farmer on his farm north of Richmond. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, where he served in several capacities including Sunday school teacher and as a deacon for more than 55 years. He was a member of the Millville R-II School Board for several years, having served as president for 14 years. Surviving are two sons, Harold "Goodie" Best, and his wife, Anita, and Larry Best, and his wife, Kathy, all of Richmond; a daughter, Mary Narron, and her husband, Jerry, of Lexington; a brother, Lloyd Best, of Sedalia; eight grandchildren, Chris Luehrs, of Lexington, Tyler Best and Valerie Luehrs, both of Lee's Summit, Trevor Best, of Kansas City, Brandon Narron and Brian Narron, both of Kearney, Heather Farnan and Melissa Best, both of Richmond; and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Virginia Lee Luehrs, who died Aug. 16, 1997; a brother, Lee R. Best; a sister, Dollie L. Woods; and an infant grandson, Jerry Mark Narron Jr., who died Feb. 20, 1980. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hickory Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.
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Erlene Best Roanoke Times, The (VA) - November 12, 1991 Franklin D. Baker Sr., age 57, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, November 5, 1991, in the VA Hospital in Salem. He is survived by his wife, Jean Baker; four sons, Ronald Baker, Roanoke; Wesley Baker, Bedford; Ricky Baker and Frankie Baker, both of Roanoke; two daughters, Joann Baker, Roanoke; Connie Mays, Goodview; two brothers, Jimmy Baker, Salem; Bennett Baker, Pearisburg; two sisters, Betty Caldwell, Salem; Ella Mae Williams, Peterstown, W.Va.; five stepchildren; nine grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Orchard Cemetery, Ballard, W.Va., with Minister Richard Brown officiating.
Feb 11, 2011 · posted to the surname Baker