Friday, March 20, 2009

Earnest Lazelle Inman & Ruth Irene Bland

  Earnest Lazelle Inman was born 24 December 1918 in Lincoln township, Appanoose county, Iowa, son of Edward Potter Inman and Cleo Olive Norris; died 2 October 1948 at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Centerville, Appanoose county, Iowa; and was buried 5 October 1948 in the Jerome Cemetery, Jerome, Appanoose county, Iowa.  He married Ruth Irene Bland 15 August 1937 at the home of Lewis J. Norris, the groom's grandparents, near Numa, Appanoose county, Iowa; she was born 17 January 1918 in Kansas City, Jackson county, Missouri, daughter of Edwin William Bland and Leah Hope Howard; died 2 March 1997 at the Pioneer Manor in Gillette, Crook county, Wyoming; was cremated and buried next to her husband in the Jerome Cemetery.  Two children were born of this union, Richard Lazelle Inman and Cleo (Jerri) Irene Inman (Moriarty). 

 Gravestone of Ruth and Lazelle Inman 
in Jerome Cemetery
Bland-Inman Marriage
 Unidentified 1937 Newspaper Clipping 
  The L. J. Norris home near Numa, Iowa, was the scene of a quiet and impressive single ring ceremony, when at three o'clock Sunday afternoon, August 15, Miss Ruth Bland of Numa became the bride of Mr. Lazelle Inman of near Numa.
  Rev. Francis Harris of Promise City was the officiating minister. The couple were accompanied by Miss Lorena Inman of Heckley, Nebraska, cousin of the bridegroom and Mr. Donald Moriarty of near Numa, a friend of the couple.  Immediate families of both bride and bridegroom were also
Wedding Day Picture 
of Earnest Lazelle and Ruth Irene Bland Inman

  The bride is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bland of Numa, and is a graduate of the Numa High School. For some time she has been employed at the Drake Library in Centerville.
  Mr. Inman is the son of Mrs. Edward Inman of near Numa and is also a graduate of Numa High school.
  The couple will make their home with Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Norris, grandparents of the bridegroom. A host of friends extend congratulations and best wishes. 

Home of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis J. Norris
Later purchased by Lazelle and Ruth Inman
The Daily Iowegian - October 1948
Earnest Lazelle Inman
  Earnest Lazelle Inman, son of Edward and Cleo Inman, was born Dec. 24, 1918, and passed away Oct. 2, 1948, at the St. Joseph's hospital in Centerville, Iowa, at the age of 29 years, 9 months and 8 days.
  Lazelle was born in Lincoln township and spend nearly all his life in and near this vicinity. He attended high school in Jerome and Numa and graduated from Numa high school with the class of 1936. 

Earnest Lazelle Inman - Numa High School Class of 1936

  On Aug. 15, 1937 he was united in marriage to Ruth Bland and to this union were born two children, a son, Richard, age 10, and a daughter, Jerry, age 7.
  He was preceded in death by his mother and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Norris. 
  On May 8, 1932 he was baptized and received into the membership of the Jerome Methodist church by the Rev. James A. Wilson.  He remained loyal to his church and the last few years had been a member of the board of trustees, and also of the young married people's choir.
  Farming was his life-time occupation, thus developing a love for the soil and the great outdoors. He was a tireless worker.
  Surviving other than his wife and children are: his father, Edward Inman of near Numa; six brothers, Byron of Numa, Wendall of near New Sharon, Milfred of Centerville, Arthur of Ames, and Kenneth and Donald at home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Inman of Ardmore, S.D., and a host of relatives and friends who mourn his departure.
  Lazelle was a loyal and devoted father who loved his home and family, of whom he was very proud.  He was very industrious and won many friends with his cheerful disposition.  A sympathetic community profoundly mourns his untimely death.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1948, at 3:30 p.m. in the Jerome Methodist church, with its pastor, Rev. M. R. Gonzalez, in charge.  The Young Married People's Choir of the church sang "Whispering Hope," "Gathering Home," and "God Will Take Care of You."  Mrs. Hazel Felkner accompanied on the piano.
  He was laid to rest in the Jerome cemetery.
Card of Thanks  
  Words cannot express our gratitude to those who expressed their sympathy and helpfulness at the time of our recent sorrow.
  --Mrs. Ruth Inman and children
  --Ed Inman and children.
The Daily Iowegian - 5 March 1997
Ruth Irene Inman
  Former Centerville resident, Ruth Irene Inman, age 79, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 1997 at the Pioneer Manor in Gillette, Wyoming.  She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 17, 1918, the daughter of Edwin and Leah Hope (Howard) Bland.  She grew up in the Numa area and accepted the Lord at an early age and was baptized into the faith at the Believers Church in Numa.  She graduated from the Numa High School.  In 1937 she married Lazelle Inman and he preceded her in death in 1948. 

Ruth Irene Bland - Numa High School Class of 1935

  Mrs. Inman worked in Centerville for a number of years for both Appanoose Company (sic) Telephone Company and for Iowa Southern Utilities before moving out of state to be near her children.  She retired from Honeywell, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1981 and moved to be near her daughter in Gillette, Wyoming.  She attended the Christian Church in Gillette.

Ruth Irene Bland Inman

  She is survived by two children.  A son, Richard and his wife, Rosalee Inman of Hamilton, Ohio, and a daughter, Cleo (Jerri) and her husband Larry Moriarty of Gillette, Wyoming; seven grandchildren, Douglas (Terry) Inman, Deana (Dan) Snodgrass and Darren (Tracy) Inman of Hamilton, Ohio, Lisa (Tom) Wall and Lori (Randy) Sgaraglio of Cincinnati, Ohio, Trudi Wilson of Gillette, Wyoming and Michael Moriarty of Chadron, Nebraska; six great grandchildren, Natasha, Richard and Tyler Inman, Sara and Steven Snodgrass of Hamilton, Ohio, and Mike Wilson of Gillette, Wyoming; two sisters, Bea Beck of Oroville, California and Fran Wojcik of St. Petersburg, Florida; one brother Herb (Earlene) Bland of Malvern, Iowa; six brothers-in-law, Byron (Norma) Inman and Wendall (Carolyn) Inman of Seymour Iowa, Milfred (Margaret) Inman of Las Vegas, Nevada, Arthur (Marjorie) Inman of Denver, Colorado, Kenneth (Wanda) Inman and Donald (Judy) Inman of Kansas City, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, two brothers and one grandchild.
  After cremation, a memorial service will be held at the discretion of the family with burial next to her husband in the Jerome, Iowa, cemetery.  The family requests memorials either to the Christian Church, P. O. Box 2817, Gillette, Wyoming 82717 or the God's Clubhouse for children at the Fairfield Wesleyan Church, 4685 Anthony Wayne Avenue, Fairfield, Ohio 45014. 
  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution to The Jerome Journal of the articles and pictures above by Richard Inman of Hamilton, Ohio. 

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