South Dakota

Jones County, South Dakota

Obituaries & Death Notices


Aberdeen American (8 Aug. 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Murdo, Aug. 8. - Mrs. Henry Dahlstrom was burned to death at her home six miles east of here last Wednesday afternoon. She was using kerosene to start a fire with and an explosion was the result. The explosion set fire to her clothing and in her fright she ran screaming from the house and started across the prairie. When found, shortly after in a dying condition, by neighbors her clothing was entirely burned from her body. She was brought to Murdo and given medical aid but it was of no avail. She died without gaining consciousness. When the explosion occurred a little girl, a daughter of the unfortunate woman ran to a near neighbor's for aid but they arrived too late to save her life. The Dahlstrom family moved to this county a few weeks ago and settled on a homestead. Mr. Dahlstrom secured work with a section crew on the C.M. & S.P. railroad where he was at the time of the accident. The family is in destitute circumstances so a subscription paper was circulated both here in town and in the country to raise the necessary funds for funeral expenses.

Aberdeen Daily News (23 Oct. 1917) transcribed by Marla Zwakman
Charles Brown, a member of a threshing crew working near Murdo, died from injuries received when he was dashed against the engine. His overcoat caught on the flywheel and he was whirled around with great force, his head striking a port of the engine, crushing his skull. His only known relative is Mrs. William Walker, of Menno, a sister.

Aberdeen American (6 Dec. 1921) transcribed by Marla Zwakman
Murdo - George S. Stark, a veteran of the war of 1862-65, passed away at the home of his son, George W. Stark, in Murdo, after an illness of scarcely a week and which was not considered of a serious nature until but a few minutes before his death. Mr. Stark and his daughter, Miss Anna B. Stark, were visiting at the home of their son and brother and expected to leave soon for the eastern part of the state to visit other relatives before going to the coast for the winter. A little over a week ago Mr. Stark was ailing but he had recovered sufficiently to be about the place. Sunday forenoon he stepped outside of the house and upon his return he became faint and weak. Dr. O. A. Kimble was called but all assistance was of no avail and life soon passed out.

Aberdeen Weekly News (25 Jan. 1912) transcribed by Marla Zwakman
Murdo, Jan. 24. - At about 6:30 o'clock Monday morning Rev. H. O. Ross of Wall, was run over by a freight train in the yards here, from which injuries he died about two hours later.

The full particulars will probably never be known, as it was at an early hour and very dark. Rev. Mr. Ross was here Sunday to conduct services in the Congregational church and had intended to take the early freight west to Rapid City and then down on the Northwestern to his home at Wall. He left the hotel at about 6 o'clock, and that was the last seen of him until he was found near the railroad company's ice house by H. S. Ford about 45 minutes later. He was unconscious, having been struck in the head near the right eye. Both limbs were severed between the knee and the ankles and the right hand had been partially run over by the wheels. He was taken to Flack's hotel and doctors summoned, who immediately operated on his limbs, but the loss of blood had already been too great and the sufferer lived only a short time.

Near where his body was found was a grip belonging to a traveling salesman and it is thought that Rev. Mr. Ross in his hurry to get the train had taken the wrong grip and upon arriving at the depot and seeing his mistake had started to return to the hotel, but in crossing the switch track in the dark was struck by one of the cars which the crew had shoved onto that track, while making up their train. The trainmen did not see him and the train had been made up and had gone west before the body was found.

The deceased leaves a wife and seven children and the wife is expected to arrive this afternoon to take charge of the body. Rev. Mr. Ross was a member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges and the brethren as wells as the church people did all that they could for him.

Aberdeen Journal (11 Apr. 1921) transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Murdo, S.D., April 11. - Blanche Jorgensen, the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jorgensen, who reside in the vicinity of Van Metre, died at the local hospital as the result of burns.

The accident was the result of fire from kerosene. While her parents were out of the house a can of kerosene overturned from the warming oven, caught fire and enveloped the child in flames. The children rushed from the house to their mother, little Blanche's clothing soaked with flaming kerosene.

Aberdeen Daily News (25 July 1922) transcribed by Marla Zwakman

John O. Olson, who passed away at Rochester, Minnesota, Saturday, was a pioneer of this city. The deceased was born in Norway in April 1839. He came to Brown county in 1886 and settled on a farm near Columbia for a number of years. He left his farm and took up land west of the river at Murdo where he farmed for a number of years. Leaving Murdo he came direct to Aberdeen where he has made his home ever since. His last illness started in June. He went to Rochester on the 16th of June.

He leaves to mourn three sisters, Lara Welwald of Chicago, Mrs. Mary Larson of Chicago, and one sister in Norway. Funeral services will be held from the Huebl chapel at 2:15 and from the Bethlehem Lutheran church at 2:30 on Wednesday, July 26. Rev. Tollefson will officiate.

Mitchell Daily Republic (Mitchell, South Dakota (Saturday, Dec. 24, 1960) submitted by Marla Zwakman

MURDO - Funeral services for Frank Volmer, 70, were held in the St. Anthony's Church of Draper Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Ellas Keller as clergyman. Burial was made in the Draper Cemetery with the Sorenson Funeral Home of Murdo in charge.

Mr. Volmer died in St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre after a 10-day illness following a heart attack. He was born in Yankton County Feb. 28, 1890, son of Herman and Mary Volmer. At the age of two years his parents moved by covered wagon to Montrose, Mo. There he lived until he was 21. He then moved back to Yankton County until 1917 when he entered the armed services. He was discharged in December 1918 and then again resided in Yankton County.

At that time he married Mary Rubin of Ravinia. To this union seven children were born. In February, 1920, he and his wife moved southeast of Draper where he farmed and ranched until his death.

He is survived by his widow, two daughters. Rose Marie of Rapid City and Mrs. Willard Christian of Draper, and four sons, Alfred of Sacramento, Calif.. Delmer, Donald and Leroy, all of Draper, and 13 grandchildren.

Aberdeen Daily News (10 Sept. 1954) transcribed by Marla Zwakman

MURDO - Donal Crump Johnson, about 3, died Thursday in the Murdo Hospital of injuries received in a fall late Wednesday afternoon. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson.

The accident occurred when the child fell from a slide on the school grounds.

Aberdeen Daily News (26 June 1957) transcribed by Marla Zwakman

MURDO - Fred J. Searls, 63, Sioux Falls, an employee of the State Public Utilities Department and widely known peace officer, died here Tuesday after a heart attack.

Searls took ill in the afternoon at White River and was taken to a doctor's office at Murdo. His wife flew by chartered plane from Sioux Falls to Murdo but arrived after he died.

Searls was chief agent for the State Justice Department in 1937-38. He also was a former detective and chief of police in Sioux Falls. He also served with the FBI assigned to the office of defense transportation during World War II.

One of his most famous cases which he helped solve was the powder house blast murder near Sioux Falls.

Mitchell Daily Republic (Mitchell, South Dakota) Friday, Sept. 8, 1961; submitted by Marla Zwakman

MURDO - Funeral services for Clyde Raymond England, age 73, was held in the Messiah Lutheran Church of Murdo Sept. 5. The Rev. Walter Nelson, Methodist clergyman, officiated and the Sorenson Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Internment was in the Murdo Cemetery. Pallbearers were M. E. Sanderson, Wayne Sanderson, Kenneth Foster, Frank Lange, Elmer Timson and John Jaide, all of Murdo.

Mr. England died in a Rapid City hospital Sept. 2, of a stroke. He has been admitted to the hospital the previous day.

Clyde Raymond England was born in Knoxville, Ill., in 1887 to Elihu Jacob England and Sara Josephine Evans. His childhood was spent on a farm in Knox County, Ill. At age of 12, his family moved to Iowa, where his mother died when he was 16 years of age.

In 1908 he went to work for his uncle, George England, in the road construction business in Montana.

In 1913, he formed his own construction business and began building roads in Minnesota. In 1916 he was married to Gertrude Butterfield, in Minneapolis. They came to Murdo in 1916, where three children were born to them, Virginia, Glen and Raymond. He was engaged in road construction and farming and made his home in Murdo for 43 years. In 1959 he moved to Rapid City.

He was a member of the Murdo Methodist Church, the Murdo Masonic Lodge and a life member of the Black Hills Consistory.

He was preceeded in death by his son Glen, who died at the age of 10 in 1930.

He is survived by his widow, his son, Raymond of Rapid City and his daughter, Virginia of Murdo, nine grandchildren, two brothers, Lester of Lakewood, Calif. And Jim England of Long Beach and four sisters, Mrs. Edna Gruse of Belleflower, Calif., Mrs. Florence

Reagan, Ridgecrest, Calif., Mrs. Hazel Carlson, Alden, Ia., and Mrs. Gladys Cramer of De Long, Ill.


Deceased Name: Sybil Alice Astleford
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - February 4, 2005
Contributed by Rita Bergendahl
Sioux Falls - Sybil Alice Astleford passed away February 1. 2005 at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living Home in Sioux Falls at age 99. Funeral services will be at the White River United Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m. on February 4, with burial rites following at the Murdo Community Cemetery. Sybil Alice Astleford was born in LaMars, Iowa on November 21, 1906 to Charles Wesley and Alice Bauerly Astleford. She was the fourth of twelve children. When Sybil was three years old, the family moved to Jones County, South Dakota. They lived in Murdo until she had completed the first grade. Meanwhile, Charles had built a small shack and settled a homestead claim in NW Mellette County. From their new country home, Sybil rode horseback to school every day until she had completed her elementary schooling in seven years. She lived with the Carl Langs in Murdo for her four years of high school. Sybil was Salutatorian of her graduating class. She then attended Dakota Wesleyan College in Mitchell on a scholarship and earned her Associate's Degree in Education.. Sybil returned to Mellette County and taught at Roundup #3 and Cottonwood Schools. It was at Cottonwood where her little brother, Warren, stayed with her and took his first grade studies. They rode to school on horseback, often through sub-zero weather and deep drifts of snow or spring rains and slippery gumbo. When one arrived at school (in darkness during the winter), the room was ice cold and a fire had to be started from wood and paper. Sybil then fulfilled a longtime dream by enrolling at Oberlin College in Illinois. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in two years, graduating in 1932. Those were bad times with the drought and depression. Sybil taught at Highland School north of Murdo, Craper, and Big Stone City, each for three years. Her next school was Bancroft in Sioux Falls, where she stayed with Mabel and Stanley Estenson for eleven years. In 1952, Sybil moved to Elmhurst, Illinois and taught at Eugene Field Elementary. She had her own apartment in the home of her sister, Ruth Hrachovec and family. After touching many young lives, she retired from teaching at age 66 in 1972 and came back to South Dakota. She found the apartment on Twelfth Street, where she resided in Sioux Falls, close to her beloved First Lutheran Church, downtown, favorite library, and many services she used regularly. Though she never learned to drive, Sybil was more agile than many women half her age, which she attributed to walking and climbing a steep stairway to her apartment. Sybil played piano and taught Sunday School in Elmhurst and Sioux Falls all the years she was employed. She was a member of Retired Teachers Association. As a devout member of Sioux Falls First Lutheran, she helped with mailings, the bazaars, visiting shut-ins, and sewing. Sybil not only remembered the birthdays and anniversaries of all her immediate family and their spouses, but also all her 33 nieces and nephews. All were remembered at Christmas time, as well. She was the center exchange of the C. W. Astleford family.


Deceased Name: GLEN W. BINEGAR
Aberdeen American News (SD) - December 16, 2003
Contributed by Rita Bergendahl
Bismarck, N.D. --- Glen W. Binegar, 81, Bismarck, N.D., died Dec. 13, 2003, at a Mandan care center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lisa Ahlness officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church. Glen W. Binegar was born May 21, 1922, on the Binegar family homestead in Jones County near Murdo, S.D. Glen was second of four sons born to William I. and Isabelle (Nash) Binegar. He attended grade school and high school in Murdo, graduating in 1941. He worked on a bridge gang, threshing crews and broke horses to ride. He was also a jockey, riding mostly in South Dakota and Nebraska. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He went through boot camp in San Diego, Calif., and volunteered for the Marine Paratroopers and was then moved to Parachute Training Camp at Camp Gillespie, Calif. He was the only Marine Paratrooper from Jones County, S.D. After graduation from parachute training school, he went overseas on the USS Jane Adams. The USS Jane Adams never returned to the U.S.; it was sunk by the Japanese on its return. His unit, the 1st Marine Parachute Regiment, was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation while serving on the following islands: Guadalcanal, New Caledonia, Parauta, Vella LaVella, Bougainville, and New Hebrides. His unit was returned from the South Pacific to Camp Pendleton in 1944. After a very brief stay he was assigned to Company G, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division and began preparation for the invasion of Iwo Jima. The island was invaded on Feb. 19, 1945. Glen was wounded March 2, 1944, and was hospitalized in the Army hospital on Saipan. His unit again received the Presidential Unit Award and Glen was awarded the Purple Heart. While a member of the 5th Marine Division, he served on Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, Eniwitok, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. After Japan surrendered, he was involved in the occupation of Japan on Kyushu. Glen was honorably discharged Dec. 19, 1945. Glen attended the School of Mines at Rapid City, S.D., one year and graduated from South Dakota State University, Brookings, in 1950, and he did graduate work at the University of Minnesota. He taught vocational agriculture at Ipswich High School, Ipswich, S.D., for 10 years. He worked for two years at Hub City Feed and Seed in Aberdeen, S.D. He started working with the United States Department of Agriculture in 1962, and he and his family moved to North Dakota. He was District Director when he retired in 1985. He lived in Devils Lake, Napoleon, Dickinson and he moved to Bismarck in 1968. He married Helen Ronning of Barnard, S.D.; they were married for fifty years. He was a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Elks, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and the North Dakota Iwo Jima Association; he had served as president of the association. Surviving Glen are his wife, Helen; his six sons and five daughters-in-law, Jim and Cindi, Brad and Cindy, Bill and Wendy, Randy and Nona, Eric, and Joe and Mary; 13 grandchildren; his aunt, Marie Nash; sisters-in-law, Gwen Binegar, Gladys (Merlyn) Elsen, Millie Armour, Sylvia (Ervin) Smith; brothers-in-law, Martin Ronning and Ardel (Ila) Ronning; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceding Glen in death were his mother and dad, William and Isabelle Binegar; his three brothers, Lewis, Thomas and Robert; an uncle and three aunts; brother-in-law, Maurice Humphries; and sister-in-law, Patty Ronning. In lieu of flowers, Glen's family prefers memorials to Dakota Boys Ranch, 6301 NW 19th Avenue, Minot, ND 58703. Deceased Name:


Bill CHAMBLISS By Jarett C. Bies
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - January 24, 2000
Contributed by Rita Bergendahl
MURDO - If you asked people in the Jones County area if they have visited Wild Rose Valley Farm, they would probably tell you about the charm of this homestead near Draper. The farm once was little more than a house on a plot of land, but the organized effort of Bill Chambliss made this rural home a thing of wonder. "It was one of the most beautiful farms in Jones County," said his son, Dennis of Plano, Texas. "When they moved onto the land, there was just a farmhouse. He built the barn and put in two groves of trees. It was a very beautiful place." William Robert "Bill" Chambliss, 74, of Murdo died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at his home from a heart attack. He was born Aug. 11, 1925, in Ashland City, Tenn. He grew up and attended schools in the area. He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 16 in 1941 and served until his honorable discharge in 1945. He married Doris June Magnuson Nov. 23, 1945, in San Diego. The couple lived in Tennessee for a short time, then moved to South Dakota to farm with Doris's father. The couple worked on the farm and made it the attraction it became. "He thoroughly enjoyed farming," his son said. When not busy with his work, Bill Chambliss enjoyed listening to big-band music and taking his wife dancing. "They went at least twice a month," Dennis said. The couple often made trips to Mitchell and other towns to polka. Bill Chambliss made many friends during his time in the Navy, and often enjoyed entertaining buddies who would stop by. He regularly attended naval reunions as well. Another pastime Bill Chambliss enjoyed was collecting Winchester firearms. His vast collection included a number of never-fired rifles and several which held consecutive serial numbers. He was a member of the American Legion, the V.F.W., United Methodist Church, Scottish Rite Consistory of Yankton, York Rite of Pierre, Naja Temple Shriner of Rapid City and a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and Magic City Masonic Lodge, both of Murdo. When he had the time, Bill Chambliss relaxed at the Triple H Truck Stop in Murdo. "He might go alone, but he'd always meet up with friends," his son said. "It was his social outing for the day." In addition to Dennis, survivors include a daughter, Marlys Daughtrey of Ault, Colo. two more sons: Curt of Murdo and Rod of Draper eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Murdo, with burial in the Draper City Cemetery. Visitation will be 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Murdo. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorials directed to the United Methodist Church in Murdo.


Deceased Name: Howard Dale HIEB
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - June 27, 2005
Contributed by Rita Bergendahl
Black Hawk - Howard Dale Hieb, 40, of Black Hawk, South Dakota, and formerly of Murdo and Valley Springs, South Dakota, passed away Friday, June 24, 2005, following a motorcycle accident. Howard was born September 24, 1964 in Mobridge, South Dakota, the son of Donald and Cecelia (Schaeffer) Hieb. He was raised in Murdo and graduated from Jones County High School in 1982. He remained in Murdo, employed at the Triple H Truck Stop and Horsley Farms until leaving to attend Southeast Technical Institute from 1985 to 1986. Howard married Connie I. Blomberg on September 26, 1987. They were parents to Kolbe, Tandy, and Jeramie. The family remained in the Valley Springs area, where Howard developed his own business, CNH. In 2002, they found their home in Rapid City until 2005, when they relocated to Black Hawk. On June 28th, there will be a viewing from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. CDT, with family services to follow. The funeral will be held Wednesday, June 29, at 2:00 p.m CDT. All services will be held at the Murdo Auditorium in Murdo. Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements. Written tributes may be made at

Deceased Name: Monty Horsley
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - June 24, 2005
Contributed by Rita Bergendahl
Draper - Monty Horsley, 21, of Jones County, died Monday, June 20, 2005, as a result of an automobile accident near Kimble. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Draper, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.. on Sunday at the church. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2005, at the Draper Auditorium, with burial in the Draper Cemetery. Monty is survived by his parents, Curtis Horsley of Draper and Julie Horsley of Ft. Pierre; 3 brothers, Orlo, Joshua and Nathan; a sister, Gwen Guerue; his grandfathers, Max Horsley and Monty Hatheway; and many other relatives.


Deceased Name: Delphine Kruse
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - February 23, 2000
Contributed by Rita Bergendahl
MURDO - Delphine G. Kruse, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre. She was born March 12, 1921, in rural Jones County. She grew up and attended school in Draper, later graduating from Draper High School in 1938. She then attended the National School of Business in Mitchell. She worked for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service office and the United States Department of Agriculture. She retired in 1984 with over 40 years of service with the federal government, a majority of the time as executive director of the A.S.C.S. office. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Survivors include two brothers: Irvin of Mitchell and Clarence of Pierre two nieces a nephew seven great-nieces and seven great-nephews. Services begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo with burial in the Murdo City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Countryside Hospice in Pierre or the American Cancer Society.

Deceased Name: Howard Pol
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - April 13, 2000
Contributed by Rita Bergendahl
MURDO - Howard Herbert Pol, 74, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at St.. Mary's Hospital in Pierre. He was born Oct. 28, 1925, in Armour. He grew up in the area, working on farms and putting in poles for the Rural Electrification Administration during the 1940s. He moved to Jones County in 1951, where he worked as a hired hand. He married Grace Peterson on June 1, 1952, in Lake Andes. The couple worked for local ranchers until 1971, when they moved to Murdo. He worked for the Jones County Highway Department until his retirement in 1987. He continued to work for a local rancher until ill health forced his complete retirement in 1996. He served on the Murdo City Council. Survivors include his wife, Grace two sons: Douglas of Murdo, and Donald of Pierre a daughter, Deborah Jean Kirscher of Murdo five grandchildren a sister, Ellen Holzbauer of Wagner and a brother, Robert of Napa, Idaho. Services begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Murdo with burial in the Murdo City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hofmeister Funeral Chapel in Murdo with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Deceased Name: Austin Styles
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - June 17, 1999
Contributed by Rita Bergendahl
DRAPER - Austin Roger Styles, 16, died Monday, June 14, 1999, as the result of an auto accident. He was born Sept. 17, 1982, in Sioux Falls. He grew up in Draper and attended Draper Elementary and Jones County High School in Murdo. Survivors include his parents, Larry Styles and wife Jenette of Draper, and Patricia Styles and Wade Dowling of Draper grandparents, Delmer and Rosa Lee Styles and Roger and Melva Vik, all of Draper great-grandmother, Ruth Winters of Spearfish and three stepbrothers: B.J., Mike and Matt Jorgensen all, of Draper. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Murdo Auditorium, with burial in Draper City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at United Methodist Church in Draper, with a prayer service at 7.

Deceased Name: Bernice Viola Weigandt
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - April 20, 2005
Contributed by Rita Bergendahl
Murdo - Bernice Viola Weigandt, age 83, of Murdo, passed away April 19th, 2005 at her home. Bernice was born June 22, 1921 to Ira and Hilda (Kulbel) Trego in Winner, SD. She was baptized in the Presbyterian Church and, in 1959, was confirmed into the Lutheran faith. She grew up in the Winner area and graduated from the Winner High School. After attending the Mitchell College of Business, she was employed by the Jones County ASCS office in Murdo for several years. On May 23rd, 1942 in Winner, SD, she married Leonard Weigandt and to this union five children were born, Keith, Larry, Carol, Karen and Kevin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, on March 26, 1991, her parents and one brother. She is survived by 3 sons, Keith Weigandt of Sioux City, IA, Larry Weigandt of Mitchell, SD, and Kevin Weigandt of Rapid City, SD; 2 daughters, Carol Gross of Murdo, SD, and Karen Royer of Murdo, SD; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Trego of Summerville, SC; a sister-in-law, Donna Trego of Winner, SD; a brother-in-law, Arthur Weigandt of Edgemont, SD; and many relatives and friends. She will be deeply missed by everyone and her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Visitation will be Thursday, April 21st, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. CDT at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, April 22, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. CDT at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo, with Pastor David Brinkmeyer officiating. Interment will follow at the Murdo Cemetery. Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements.

Name of Deceased: Margaret Metheney

Newspaper: Jackson Sentinel

Date: Jun 3, 1909

Submitters Name: Ken Wright


METHENEY-Mrs. Margaret Metheney died May 28th, at the home of her son, George, at Draper, South Dakota, and the remains were brought to this city Monday for burial in the family lot Iron Hill. Deceased was born in Ohio in 1826, where she was married to Eli Metheney, who died some ten years ago. She came to Iowa in 1849 and lived here until a little over a year ago when she went to Draper, South Dakota to spend the remainder of her declining years with her son, George. She is survived by three sons, namely: Oliver, Lafayette and George Metheney. Funeral services were held Monday in Iron Hill Church, Rev. J. W. Said officiating.




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