BERNARD LEE BRAWDY
Bernard Lee Brawdy, brother of Mary Jo Riekens of Corydon and Jeanette Schreck of Russell, passed away at his home in Des Moines after a lingering illness.
He is survived by his wife, Savannah.
Services were held March 14 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Des Moines.
LORIS DALE EDMONDSON
Loris Dale Edmondson, 90, died March 10, 2013, at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa. He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Wayne County. His parents were Doyle Kenneth and Olive (Statton) Edmondson.
Loris attended schools in Wayne County, Iowa, riding his horse to country school. He was a 1940 graduate of Lineville High School in Lineville.
Loris Dale Edmondson and Jean Ruth Richardson were united in marriage on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1942, in Los Angeles. Calif. At that time, Loris was employed at Lockheed Aircraft, Plant 2 in Los Angeles, and Jean worked for the National Title Insurance Company in downtown Los Angeles.
Loris was drafted in the United States Air Force and served from January of 1943 through January of 1946. Two of those years were spent in the South Pacific. Upon his honorable discharge in January of 1946, he and Jean returned to Iowa and began farming in Wayne County. Nine months later, their first son, L. Lynn Edmondson, was born Oct. 4, 1946, and their second son, Reginald Craig, was born Aug. 1, 1950.
Loris farmed and raised registered Angus cattle in Wayne County. He and Jean also had a love for Appaloosa horses and POA ponies. He and Jean retired to Corydon in 1989. He was a member of the American Legion. In addition, Loris was a great father, grandfather, great-grandfather and most of all, husband to his beloved Jean.
During retirement, Loris took great pride in the produce he harvested in his garden, and enjoyed tinkering in his tool shed where he invented many handy tools and gadgets to assist him and Jean in their daily lives. He could fix and repair just about anything. He was honest, hard working and enjoyed being with friends and family. He and Jean enjoyed traveling on bus trips to various locations and playing cards with friends. Loris enjoyed cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and watching wildlife and birds outside his windows. He especially enjoyed driving Jean through the back roads of Wayne County. Loris had a keen wit; he loved telling jokes and puns to his grandkids and up until the end, to the staff at Wayne County Hospital.
His wife, Jean, survives Loris, as well as son, Lynn and daughter-in-law Janice in Altoona and son, Reg and daughter-in-law Carol in Pacific Junction; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Arnold in Colorado and sister-in-law, Jeannie Edmondson in Clio.
His parents, brother and grandson, preceded him in death.
At Loris’ request, no funeral services will be held. His cremains will be distributed at a later time.
WM. ROBERT “BOB” SIBBIT
On Friday, March 8, 2013, our Daddy took his final ride to be with his heavenly father in his home among the stars.
William Robert Sibbit was born on April 2, 1923, to Wilber Horace Sibbit and Lela Blonda Thompson Sibbit in the Forks of the River Community northwest of Trenton, Mo. Bob graduated from high school where he played football for the undefeated Trenton Missouri High School Bulldogs of 1940-1941. He then attended the University of Missouri and transferred to Trenton Junior College during the war. Bob had received a deferment because he was Wilber and Blonda’s only child.
On Aug. 30, 1944, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth Ann Mayo. Together they welcomed three daughters to their family, Roberta Ann and Jim Chambers of Corydon, Donna Kay and Tom Hathaway of Lakeland, Tenn., and Janet Sue of Corydon and the late Ron Peterie.
Bob and Ann spent nearly 69 loving years with each other, raising their family and welcoming grandchildren.
Bob farmed for many years on the family’s century farm in Grundy County, Mo. After a serious illness limited his ability to continue farming, he and Ann moved their family to Columbia, Mo., where he and Ann both attended the University of Missouri. Bob received a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry in 1964, and a master’s degree in animal science in 1966. He returned to North Missouri as a livestock specialist for the University of Missouri until his retirement in 1988.
Bob was an avid horseman throughout his life. He and his daughters trained and showed everything from ornery ponies (Thunder and Lightening), to barrel racing champions, pleasure, reining, and roping horses, and fine award winning cutting horses. One of his favorite sayings was, “I know they are good – I trained the horse and I trained the girl riding the horse!” His horses and his girls won awards throughout the Midwest in both state and national competitions.
In addition to his horses, Grandpa Bob and Grandma Ann loved to fish. He always had a rod and reel with him and they traveled throughout the Midwest, Canada and Alaska fishing for everything from bass to muskies, to salmon.
During their marriage they spent time in Australia, Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Brazil, and went to Honduras to visit with Alfredo and Daisy Moreno. Alfredo had been a foreign exchange student who spent four years with them while Alfredo attended college. Alfredo became the son Daddy never had.
Grandpa Bob’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was probably most important to him. He served his church in Princeton, Mo., as an ordained deacon, and lived a life we are sure the Lord is proud of. He never spoke a bad word about anyone and he was proud to say “I’ve never smoked and liquor has never crossed these lips” – a true Southern Baptist!
In addition to Ann and his daughters, he is survived by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, Token and Tammie Dickerson and Trish of Louisburg, Kan., Dusti and Daren Relph, Teela and Tyler Becker, Elizabeth and Memphis, Trevor DeVore, Winston Relph and Raquel Relph, all of Corydon, Jared and Pam Chambers and baby Chambers of Corydon; David and Pam Hathaway, Elese and Robbie, Collierville, Tenn., Marcy and Brent Adams, Jordan, Tanner and Jamison McClaran of Kansas City, Mo., Tara and Ryan Bradley and Dalton of Houston, Texas, Monica Masolini of Flushing, Mich., and stepgrandsons, Kent and Barb Chambers and families, Lowell of Arkansas and Jeff and BJ Chambers and Alyssa of Bakersfield, Calif.
A memorial was held in Corydon on March 10 and funeral services were held on March 11 at the First Baptist Church in Princeton.
Burial was at the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery northwest of Trenton all under the direction of the Randolph-Black Funeral Home, Corydon.
Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Robert Sibbit, no. 9 Murphy Place, 620 East Monroe, Corydon, IA 50060.
The family requests that memorials be sent to the Bob Sibbit Memorial Fund at the Corydon State Bank, 201 West Jackson, Corydon, Iowa 50060. These funds will be used to recognize the extraordinary care given to our Daddy and our families by the entire staffs of Murphy Place and the Wayne County Hospital.