LOUIS (LOUIE) CLARK
Louis (Louie) Clark, son of Lloyd Clark and Phoebe Russell Ferrel Clark was born near Beacon, Iowa, on March 8, 1923, and passed away Sept. 1, 2011, at Corydon Nursing and Rehab in Corydon, Iowa.
Louie resided and attended school in Beacon and later In Davenport. He and his family moved to Allerton where he graduated from Allerton High School in 1941.
Louie enlisted in the Army in March 1942 and served almost four years. He fought at the Beaches of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. During his military career Louie earned the American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Silver Battle Star, and the Bronze Service Arrowhead. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 7, 1945, and became a member of the American Legion, DAV, UFW, and Elks.
Louie attended Portland University for one year. He lived in Washington for 30 years. After he attended college he was married and two sons were born, Roger and Paul.
In 1979 Louie returned to Allerton and lived in Wayne County until his death.
Besides Louie’s strong support to his country, he enjoyed and supported all young athletes and their academic achievements.
He supported all Wayne athletics all through the 80’s and 90’s. Louie was anonymous in all of his contributions to Wayne sports and donated several thousands of dollars to the booster club and any other athletic needs.
Louis volunteered and was present and assisted with the Drake Relays and Wayne Track. He was also attended Wayne sporting events and especially enjoyed baseball.
Louie was known to be very generous to graduates of Wayne School as they went on to pursue their future goals.
He enjoyed and made many friends bowling and golfing and also enjoyed drinking coffee at C-Mart with his friends.
He is survived by his nieces, Patty Richards and Connie Garringer both of Marengo; great- nieces, Jenny and husband David Nickell of Allerton and Neelea and husband Tim Wells of Altoona; great-nephews, Rodney Shafter and Jamie of Chariton, Tavis Garringer and wife Jen of Walford; great-niece, Tereni Gehring of Marengo; great-great-nieces and nephews, Adam, Trey, Valerie, Keyton, Sawyer, Connor, Rylee and Tharen; great-great-great-nephew Zayden and nephews-in-law, Tork and Trever Hook.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; step-father, Alva Ferrell; sons, Roger and Paul; four brothers, Raymond, Harry, Roger and Forrest; sister, Dana; nephew, Bill Shafer and great-niece Amber.
Funeral services were held Sept. 7 at the Randolph Funeral Home in Allerton with Rev. Ross Blount officiating.
Musical selections were “Amazing Grace” and “The Old Rugged Cross” with Barb Mastin and Linda Clark as vocalists.
Casket bearers were David Nickell, Rodney Shafer, John Fry, Tavis Garringer, Nile Castor and Trey McMurry.
Honorary bearers were Jenny Nickell, Tereni Gehring, Gary Bryan, Jen Garringer, Neelea Wells, Donnie Ahrenkiel, Ron Mastin, Jamie Smith and Tim Wells.
Burial was in the Allerton Cemetery with Russell E. Marshall American Legion Post #68 of Corydon and McClaughlin/Halfhill American Legion of Allerton providing military rites.
Randolph-Black Funeral Homes were in charge of arrangements.
JAMES “JIM” REED
James H. Reed, son of Fred W. and Esta Smith Reed was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Harvard, Iowa, and passed away at the Legacy Lodge Hospice in Chariton on Sept. 6, 2011, at the age of 74 years, 10 months, and 17 days after a long battle with COPD emphysema and lung cancer.
Jim spent his entire life in Jackson Township. He got his elementary education in Center and Clark Schools. He graduated from Corydon High School in 1955. He attended Northeast Missouri State College at Kirksville for one year and returned to farm the home place with his brother-in-law Don Warren.
He married Sandra Besco on July 19, 1958. To this union three children were born Debra Louise, Charles William, and Fred Donald.
Jim looked forward to the planting season and then the harvest, but especially feeding cattle. Spring was also crappie fishing season and fall a coon hunt with a favorite hound.
He always found time for his kid’s activities and followed the grandkids as well.
His parents, Fred and Esta; sister, Erma Warren and eldest son, Charles William preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughter, Deb McDannald and husband Kevin of Corydon; son, Fred and wife Lori of Humeston; four grandsons Jake Reed and wife Ashley of Allerton, Brett McDannald and friend Allie of Grimes, Dylan Reed of Ames, and Dalton Reed of Humeston; two step granddaughters Tynne and David Sulser and Jill and Don Mott of Raymore, Mo., six great- grandchildren, Kreighton and Lilly Reed of Allerton, Sloan and Mason Sulser of Seymour and Coleson and Sawyer Mott of Raymore, Mo., brothers-in-law, Don Warren of Albia, Roy and Sue Besco of Longview, Wash., Fred and Kathy Besco of Ft. Worth, Texas, mother and father-in-law, Doris and Donald Besco of Corydon, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services were held Sept. 9 at the Randolph-Black Funeral Home in Allerton with Rev. Ross Blount officiating.
The musical selection was “Beyond the Sunset” with Milton Albertson as soloist and Mary Parker as pianist.
Casket bearers were Jake Reed, Dylan Reed, Dalton Reed, Brett McDannald, Donnie Ahrenkiel and Robert Reed.
Interment was in the Shriver Cemetery.
Randolph-Black Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
SARA PAULINE WALKUP
Sara Pauline Walkup, 35, of Princeton, Mo., was born Dec. 14, 1975, in Grinnell, Iowa, to Dennis Wells and Carla Dean (Clark) Rankin. She passed from this life on Sept. 1, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Sara graduated from Lineville-Clio Schools in 1994. She then worked at the Lamoni Youth Shelter in Lamoni. After her marriage to Samuel Eldon Walkup on May 5, 2001, in Lineville, she became a wife and later a mother to their three children, Wilbur “Wil”, Emma, and Maxwell “Max”. She was a homemaker and ran Sara's Home Day Care for three years.
Sara was an active member of the Lineville United Methodist Church, the Princeton Mother's Club and the Princeton PTO. She and Sam coached little league t- ball for five years. She also enjoyed scrap booking in her free time. Her family was her life and her kids were everything to her.
Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Gerald and Pauline Rankin; father-in-law, Wilbur “Willie” Walkup; sister-in-law, Debbie Clear; uncle, Jerry Wisgerhof and niece, Ellie Walkup.
Survivors include her husband, Sam; their children, Wil, Emma and Max, all of Princeton, Mo.; parents, Dennis and Carla Rankin of Lineville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jason and Melanie Rankin and their children, Abby and Mikayla of Merriam, Kan., and Nathan and Katy Rankin and their children, Dennis and Jordan, of New Virginia; grandparents, Dick and Marilyn Clark of Grinnell; mother-in-law, Helen Walkup of Humeston; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David Wall of Mission, Kan., Duane and Cindy Wall of Blockton, Doug and Julie Wall of Rensselaer, Ind., Drexal and Laura Wall of Blockton, Gary Clear of Afton, Tina and Lonnie Trailkill of Eagleville, Mo., Tom Walkup of Humeston; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.
Sara was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. She will be sadly missed.
Funeral services were held at the Slade – O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon on Sept. 6 with Pastor Leroy Perkins officiating.
Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Lineville.
The family has established a memorial fund.