Wednesday, April 18, 2012

William Addison Hagan

The Seymour Herald - 28 January 1937
William Addison Hagan
  William Addison Hagan, son of Elizabeth and James Hagan, was born Jan. 6, 1858, in Bellair twp., Appanoose county, Iowa, and departed this life at his home in Jerome, Iowa, on Jan. 20, 1937, at the age of 79 years, and 14 days.
  He was the second child of a family of six children, two boys and four girls.  His father, mother and two sisters, Callie and Mary Belle Hawkins, and one brother, John F., have preceded him in death.

William Addison Hagan with his horse and buggy
in front of his parents' home in the center of Jerome --
a second floor was later added to this house

  In 1871 he moved with his parents to Jerome where he spent the greater part of his life with the exception of brief periods of time when he was employed in the states of Nebraska and Washington.  

William Addison Hagan as a young man in Nebraska

  He went to Kalispell, Montana, in 1927 to stay with his sister, Mrs. Emma Ogle, after the death of her husband.  In 1929 he established a home for his sister in Jerome, where they have lived together for the remaining years of his life.
  In the earlier years of his life he and his father managed a grocery store and postoffice in Jerome.  He was later employed by the Hawkeye Lumber Co. for a period of several years, which was his last active work.
  He united with the M. E. church in early youth and was an active Sunday school worker during his stay in Nebraska, where he also served as Sunday school secretary.
  He was an upright and honest citizen, being highly respected and esteemed wherever he made his home.

William Addison Hagan with his horse

  He leaves to mourn their loss, two sisters, Mrs. Ada Crouch, of Kalispell, Montana, and Mrs. Emma Ogle of Jerome, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.  Due to failing health Mrs. Crouch was unable to be present at this time.

Emma Elizabeth Hagan Ogle, William Addison Hagan
and Ada Rebecca Hagan Crouch

William Addison Hagan with three nieces -
Phyllis, Mary and Betty Hawkins

William Addison Hagan

  Funeral services were held at the Jerome M. E. church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock conducted by the Rev. Francis B. Harris.  Burial was in the Jerome cemetery.

William Addison Hagan's Gravestone in the Jerome Cemetery
Card of Thanks
  We desire to thank our neighbors and friends for every act of kindness and sympathy following the death of our brother and uncle, W. A. Hagan.
  -- Mrs. Emma Ogle, Mrs. Ada Crouch, Nieces and Nephews 

Monday, April 9, 2012

James Wesley (Dave) Workman, 1891-1968

The Seymour Herald - 4 July 1968
  James Wesley Workman, known to many as Dave, the son of Edison and Emma Diltz Workman, was born in Appanoose county Jan. 18, 1891, and passed away Monday, June 17, 1968, at the Davis county hospital in Bloomfield at the age of 77 years.
  On Sept. 23, 1915, he married Zelda Loofbourrow at the David Loofbourrow home near Jerome. She survives his passing, along with two sons, Forrest of Rock Island and Burdette of Moline, Ill., four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three sisters, Mrs. Beula Luzadder of DeKalb, Ill., Mrs. Inez Fry of Centerville and Mrs. Gussie Baker of Lenora, Kans.
  Dave had been in poor health for several year because of a heart condition which  resulted in his passing. He lived his entire life in the Jerome community and spent most of his time farming. He was saved in 1953 and became a member of the Jerome Methodist church, attending as long as his health permitted.
  Funeral was Tuesday, June 18 at the Jerome Methodist church with burial in the Jerome cemetery.
  A memorial for the heart fund has been established. He will be missed by his many loved ones and friends.
  Our recent sad loss leaves us with grateful hearts toward neighbors and friends. Their conforting expressions of sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered.
Mrs. J. W. (Dave) Workman
and family

Charles Lovell McGavran, 1883-1957

The Seymour Herald - 5 December 1957
  Charles Lovell McGavran, son of J. L. McGavran and Hattie Branch, was born Dec. 6, 1883, at Minneapolis, Kans.; and passed away at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Centerville, Iowa, Nov. 21, 1957, at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 15 days.
  With the exception of his early childhood he lived his entire life in or near Seymour, Iowa.
  On Oct. 2, 1904, he was united in marriage to Bertha Etta Close who proceded him in death. To this union were born two sons, Kenneth of Des Moines and Keith of Ames, Iowa. 
  When a young man he was united with the Christian church of Seymour. During the past few years he had attended the Jerome Methodist church at Jerome, Iowa.
  On June 25, 1947 he was united in marriage to Ida Mincks, who with his sons, Kenneth and Keith; stepsons, Richard Mincks of Seymour and William Mincks of Cedar Falls, Iowa; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive his passing.
  He also leaves two brothers, Elvin and Earl of Seymour; six sisters, Mrs. Maude Lister of Plano, Iowa; Mrs. Nina Whitworth of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Mrs. Chloe Vaverka of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Mrs. Alice Agnew of Wichita, Kans.; Mrs. Ruth Edwards and Mrs. June Drefke of Alamo, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. A sister and a brother preceded him in death.
  The funeral services were held at the Jerome Methodist church Sunday, Nov. 24, 1957, at 2 p.m.  Burial was in the Southlawn Cemetery, Seymour.
  We wish to express our heart-felt appreciation for the many acts of kindness, cards and floral offerings received during the illness and passing of our loved one. Many, many thanks to all.
The Charles McGavran family

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Harriett Marie Hefner, 1912-1984 Fu

The Seymour Herald - 9 February 1984
  Harriett Marie Hart Hefner, the daughter of Howard and Cleo Green Hart, was born April 28, 1912 in Wayne County, Iowa. She departed this life February 4, 1984 at St. Joseph Hospital in Centerville, Iowa at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 6 days.
  Harriet was united in marriage to W. R. Hefner September 6, 1930 at Centerville, Iowa. To this union two children were born.  They celebrated their Golden Anniversary September 6, 1980.
  She was a member of the Jerome Methodist Church and had been a resident of Jerome for 53 years. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge and a Past Noble Grand. She took a active part in Farm Bureau, 4-H and a member of Helping Hand Club.
  She was preceded in death by her parents.
  Harriett is survived by her husband, W. R. Hefner; daughter Colleen and husband William Henderson of Des Moines; son Norman and wife Bonadene Hefner of Seymour; two brothers Loran and wife Emma Hart of Portage, Indiana and Harold and wife Mary Jane Hart of Whittier, California. Also, grandchildren Mark and wife Marjorie Hefner, Henry Hefner of Seymour, Roma and husband Mark Snook of Chariton, Jill Person of Des Moines, also six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
  Harriett was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by all.
  Services were held Monday, February 6, 1984, at 1:30 P.M. from the Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour with the Rev. James Schweizer, officiating. Hymns, "Going Down The Valley: and "In The Garden" were sung by Dick stropewith Mrs. Iris Merrill, pianist. Pallbearers were Paul McElvain, James McElvain, L.H. Mallett, Richard Bumgarner, Wilbur Rupalo and Kenneth Owen.
  Interment was in the Jerome Cemetery.
  There was a memorial to the Jerome Methodist Church.
Card of Thanks
  The family of Harriett Hefner wishes to thank neighbors, friends, and relatives for the many kindnesses expressed during our bereavement.The beautiful flowers, many cards, food brought to our home andthe memorials were all deeply appreciated. We extend our special thanks to dr. Owca and the staff at the St. Joseph Hospital. Also to the members of the rebekah Lodge for serving the family dinner the day of the services.
 Bill Hefner
 Colleen and William Henderson and Family
 Norman and Bonadene Hefner and Family

Gravestone of William R. and Harriett M. (Hart) Hefner
in the Jerome Cemetery
Row 7, Block 23, Lot 9