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3 December 1923 Oklahoma Newspaper
Christian C. Schaefer, 81 years old, died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Trentham, December 3rd, at 11 a.m. He was born in Hanover,
Germany, January 17, 1841 and emmigrated to the United states in 1865.
arrangements have not been completed, pending word from relatives at a
The Herald & News (Klamath Co., Oregon) Monday 25 October 2004; online
Published October 24, 2004
Lois Lea Scronce, 74, died Thursday, Oct. 21, of natural causes, at
Merle West Medical Center in Klamath Falls.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at O'Hair & Riggs Funeral Chapel, with
the Rev. Joyce Fogle of Malin Community Presbyterian Church officiating.
Mrs. Scronce will be buried in a private ceremony at the Merrill
Mrs. Scronce was born May 20, 1930, on her family farm in Merrill to
and Edith (Clayton) Kandra, one of the Klamath Basin's original farm
families. She was the youngest of nine children. Mrs.
graduated valedictorian of Merrill High School in the class of 1948.
She was active in 4-H and many of her beef cattle were prize winners. She enjoyed riding horses with her sister
JoAnne and her high school
attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a degree in art
education. Following graduation she returned to the Klamath Basin,
where she taught at Fairhaven Elementary. She met Forney
W. Scronce in
the Griggs Grocery Store in Merrill and they were married in the Merrill
Presbyterian Church on Dec. 27, 1953. A year after being married,
Mrs. Scronce quit teaching to become a full-time homemaker and active farm
Mrs. Scronce worked alongside her husband raising cattle, grain, hay,
potatoes and sheep. She had a nurturing personality and cared for
orphaned lambs and fed the farm workers.
children were her pride and joy and she was active on the farm, in her
church and in school activities.
Mrs. Scronce and her husband divorced in the 1970s, but she remained on the
family farm, where her son, Karl, works and her former husband worked
until his death in 1993. She had a life-long love of art, and her
hobbies included painting, sculpting, making jewelry, crocheting and
knitting. She was also the choir director at her church.
Mrs. Scronce was preceeded [sic] in death by former husband
Bernice Cater, Dorris
Smith, Wanda Boero,
Ida Mae Fleck and brothers
Lawson, Ivan and Carroll
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Karl and
Brenda Scronce of
Klamath Falls; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Scronce-Johnson and
Steve Johnson of Lake Oswego; sister and brother-in-law,
JoAnne Kandra Snapp
and Ursal Snapp of Grass Valley, Ore.; grandchildren
Kevin Pearson, and Jamie and
Jenny Prince, and numerous nieces, nephews,
in-laws and extended family.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Basin Ambulance, P.O. Box
284, Malin, OR 97632.
Leader Tribune, Marion, Indiana, Friday 3 July 1925, pg. 3, col. 3
FORMER RESIDENT TO BE BURIED IN COUNTY
Charles Shaffer, formerly of Grant county, near Sweetser, who has since
resided near Larwill in Whitley county, died at an early hour Thursday
morning. A wife, two sons, a sister, Mrs. Leslie
Sweetser, and a brother, Otto Shaffer of Sweetser, survive. The body
will be brought to the home of Leslie Ward, west of Sweetser, Saturday
evening. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10:30 at
the Lutheran church at Sweetser. Burial will be at Maple Grove
cemetery, north of Sweetser. This is the second death in the family
recently, the father, Christian Shaffer, well known Grant county farmer,
having died a few weeks ago.
Christopher (aka F.C.C. Schaper)
Marion Leader-Tribune (Grant Co., Indiana); 19 March 1925
SHAFER FUNERAL—Funeral services for Christopher
Shafer, who died at his home west of Sweetser at 12:30 Wednesday morning,
will be held from the Sweetser Lutheran Church at 10:30 Friday morning
with Rev. George Sixt, of Marion, pastor of the Lutheran church of this
city, in charge.
Marion Chronicle, Marion, Indiana, Monday 6 April 1964, pg. 2, col. 1
GRACE E. SHAFER
AMBOY--Mrs. Grace Ellen
Shafer, 81, Rt. 1, Amboy, died at her home at 8
a.m. Sunday following an illness of two year.
native of Grant County, she had resided in the county all her life until
1949 when she moved to Miami County.
Survivors include her husband, Otto; two daughters,
Mrs. Henry Murphy, Rt.
1 Swayzee, and Mrs. Earl Koon, Rt. 1, Warren; five sons,
Verlin, Rt. 1,
Sweetser, Virgil and Ira, Rt. 4, Marion,
Warren, Sweetser, and William,
Brownsburg; 23 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs.
Clara Parks, and Mrs.
Ethel Capps, Spokane, Wash., and two brothers,
and Guy Renbarger, Watford City, N.D.
services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Laird Funeral Home
here and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at
the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Marion Weekly Chronicle, Friday 24, March 1893, pg. 5, col. 6
Mrs. Christoph Shafer, living between Sweetser and Mier, on the Delphi
pike, died yesterday morning of consumption. The funeral took place
this afternoon, the remains being buried at the Raypholtz graveyard.
SHAFER, Ruth E.
Marion Chronicle, Marion, Indiana, Friday 14 December 1956, pg. 8,
MRS. RUTH SHAFER
Mrs. Ruth E. Shafer, 75, widow of
Charles Shafer, died at 1:15 a.m. today
at a Marion nursing home following an illness of two months.
resident of Grant County, Mrs. Shafer had been an employee of the Marion
Malleable Iron Works for 20 years. Her husband died in 1925.
Shafer attended the Eight Street Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Surviving are tow sons, Charles, Fort Wayne, and Albert, Marion; two
brothers, Aaron Marshall, Michigan, and
Charles Marshall, Marion, and six
body was taken to 504 W. Third St.
SHAFER, Verlin Dwight "Ike", Jr.
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V. DWIGHT "IKE" SHAFER, JR.
Born in Sweetser, IN on Aug. 8, 1935
Died on May 25, 2007 and resided in
V. Dwight "Ike" Shafer Jr., 71, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday in his residence.
born in Sweetser to the late V. Dwight and Zelma (Dooley)
Shafer Sr., and
lived in Grant County all his life.
graduated from Sweetser High School in 1953, where he played basketball,
baseball and track. He was a United States Navy veteran, who
participated in "Operation Deep Freeze" in Antarctica. On July 2,
1959, he married Kay Apple, and she survives. He retired in 1996
from Thompson Consumer Electronics after 42 years. Family was the
most important thing to Dwight, and he enjoyed attending his
grandchildren's events and riding his Harley Davidson.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Shafer, Marion; sons,
Howard, Bloomington, Steve (Melinda)
Shafer, Logansport, Mike (Celinda)
Shafer, Elkhart, daughter Lisa (fiancé
Steve Dooley) Shafer, Port
Charlotte, Fla.; sisters, Harriett (Tom)
Brown, Peru, Mary Ellen
Jacksonville, Fla.; mother-in-law Bernice Holloway, Marion; eight
grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Services are at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Olive United Methodist Church,
Chapel Pike at 300 W. Marion, with Rev. Doug
Barton officiating. Burial is in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service
Wednesday in the church.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Mt. Olive United Methodist
Church, where Dwight attended.
Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Services, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin
Ave., Marion, handled arrangements.
Chronicle Tribune (Grant Co., Indiana), Monday 2 April 1990, pg. A9,
VERLIN SHAFER, SR.
SWEETSER--Verlin D. Shafer Sr., 80, 509 N. Broadway, died at 3:18 a.m.
Sunday in Marion General Hospital.
Shafer was born in McKenzie, N.D., and lived most of his life in the
Sweetser area. He retired in 1972 from Hi-Way Dispatch, where he had
been a mechanic and a member of the Teamsters Union.
survived by his wife, Zelma; two daughters, Mrs.
Herman (Harriet) Brown
and Mrs. Paul (Mary
Ellen) Hedrick, both of Brunswick, Ga.; a son,
Dwight Shafer, Marion; two brothers,
Virgil Shafer, Marion and Bill
Indianapolis; two sisters, Margarite Murphy, Swayzee and
Summitville, 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Raven's Kem Road Chapel,
1202 Kem Road, Marion with Rick Jett officiating. Burial will be in
Gardens of Memory cemetery, Huntington County.
may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel.
Memorials may be made to Marion Church of Christ or the oncology
department at Marion General Hosptial.
Dec. 24, 1909-----April 1, 1990
Marion Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., Indiana), Monday 29 August 1966,
pg. 2, col. 1
W. OTTO SHAFER
AMBOY--W. Otto Shafer, 83, Rt. 1, Amboy was found dead at his home at noon
Shafer was born in Richland and had lived in the Amboy community for the
past 16 years. He was a farmer.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margurite
Murphy, Rt. 1, Swayzee, and
Mrs. Halcie Koon, LaFontaine; five sons,
Verlin and Warren, both of
Sweetser; Virgil and Ira, both of Rt. 4, Marion, and
one sister, Mrs. Nellie Ward, Sweetser, 24 grandchildren and 15
Rev. Gale Davis will officiate at funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
at Laird and Son Funeral Home, Amboy. Burial will be in Maple Grove
may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.
Chronicle Tribune (Grant Co., Indiana), Saturday 7 June 1997, pg. A9,
ZELMA R. SHAFER
Zelma R. Shafer, 86, 509 N. Broadway, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Marion
Shafer was a life resident of Grant County. She was a homemaker, and
avid reader and loved crossword puzzles. She was a member of Marion
Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Dwight, Marion; two daughters,
Herman Brown), Thonotosassa, Fla., and
Mary Ellen (Mrs.
Brunswick, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Raven Funeral Home, 1202 Kem
Road, with Rick Jett officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of
Memory cemetery, Huntington County.
may call fro 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Grant County, 1223 Spencer
Ave., Marion, Ind., 46952.
Oct. 8, 1910-----June 4, 1997
Marion Chronicle (Grant co., Indiana; Sunday 6 January 1935; pg. 16 col. 3
RITES PLANNED FOR MRS. SHOOK
Funeral services for
Mrs. Rosetta Shook, 80, widow of
Samuel Shook, will
be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of a son, William
Shook, north of
Marion on the Chapel pike. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.
Shook died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the home of a daughter,
Mrs. Pearl Dooley three miles northwest of Lafontaine in Wabash county, where she had
been living for the last two years. She had spent nearly her whole
life in Grant county. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Methodist
survived by a son, William Shook, Grant county; a daughter,
Mrs. Pearl Dooley, Wabash county; a sister,
Mrs. John Weaver, Pleasant township; a
brother, D.M. Stephens, Marion, and 17 grandchildren.
body this afternoon will be taken to the son’s home, where it will lie in
state until time for the funeral.
Marion Chronicle (Grant Co., Indiana); Monday 7
January 1935; pg. 8 col. 3
PLAN RITES FOR ROSETTA SHOOK
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosetta
Shook, 80, will be held Tuesday at 1:30
p.m. at the home of a son, William Shook, north of Marion on the Chapel
pike. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Mrs.
widow of Samuel Shook, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of a
daughter, Mrs. Pearl Dooley, three miles northwest of Lafontaine.
body was taken to the son’s home this afternoon, where it will lie in
state until time for the services. Mrs. Shook was a member of the
Mt. Olive Methodist Protestant church.
SHOOK, Samuel R.
The Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., Indiana); Saturday 17 November 1917; pg. 6
SAMUEL SHOOK DEAD
Samuel Shook, age 78 years, well known farmer of Pleasant township, died
yesterday morning at his rural home with a complication of diseases. He is survived by his wife,
Rosetta Shook. No funeral arrangements
have been made.
Marion Leader-Tribune (Grant Co., Indiana);
Saturday 17 November 1917; pg. 10
AGED MAN DIES—Samuel Shook, aged 78 years, well known
farmer of Pleasant township, died yesterday morning at his rural residence
with a complication of diseases. He is survived by his wife, Rosetta
Shook. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Marion Leader-Tribune (Grant Co., Indiana); Sunday
18 November 1917; pg. 12
The funeral of Samuel Shook, aged 78 years, well known farmer of Pleasant
township, will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.
deceased is survived by the widow and three children, W.J.
Shook, Mary Cruea, and
Etta Dooley, all of Pleasant township.
The Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., Indiana); Thursday 21 March 1889; pg. 3
Mrs. Oliver Smith of Pleasant township, daughter of
Isaac Stephens, died
this morning, aged about twenty-one years. The funeral services will
be conducted at 10:30 to-morrow at Mt. Olive. Burial at the Odd
The Union (Nevada Co., California); Tuesday 29 September 2009; online
Ursal “Coach” Snapp died Thursday, Sept. 24, following a long illness.
He was 86.
memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at the
Abundant Life Community Church on Alta Street in Grass Valley.
was born in 1923 in South Dakota and spent his early childhood in
Yankton, S.D. He was the second-youngest among six brothers.
fondly remembered catching huge catfish out of the James River. His
family moved to Marysville when he was 13, and then to Merrill, Ore.
attended Idaho State University, where he was later inducted into the
Sports Hall of Fame for boxing and football.
Snapp served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 until 1947.
competed in amateur and Golden Glove boxing events and began his
professional boxing career in 1948. He became the Pacific Northwest
Champion and a world contender.
married JoAnne, his beloved wife of 60 years, in 1949.
obtained a master's degree in physical education from USC and moved to
Nevada County. He was a physical education teacher and coach at Nevada
Union High School for 35 years, retiring in 1987. Many students
remember putting on the “gloves” to settle disputes in his P.E. class.
was active in the American Legion for 42 years and was a past commander.
He was a founding member of the Nevada County Sportsman's Club who
enjoyed all sports and many outdoor activities, including landscaping
and tending his vineyard.
would sometimes relax in the evening reading about Bible prophecy.
survived by his wife, JoAnne of Grass Valley; daughters
and Sara Nadeau of Grass Valley and
Carolyn Lewis of Meadow Vista; son,
Jerel Snapp of Grass Valley; grandchildren
Michael Forrest, Jodi
Matt Nadeau, Jessica
Mayfield, William Snapp and
Spencer and Audrey Lewis; and great- grandchildren
Madison and Peyton Pierce.
was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Mae
Charles, Lowell, Wilbur,
Harold and Chester Snapp; and an infant sister.
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Abundant Life Community
Church, the American Legion Honor Guard or Hospice of the Foothills.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary
and Crematory in Grass Valley.
Marion Chronicle (Grant Co., Indiana); Friday 31 October 1902; pg. 2
TWO DEATHS ARE REPORTED—Isaac
Stephens [sic], seventy-four
years of age, died at his home in Pleasant township Saturday night. He had been suffering with chronic diseases for two years and his death
was not unexpected. He leaves a widow and eight children. The
funeral will be held at the residence Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock;
burial at the Odd Fellows’ cemetery in this city.
Small, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. O.M. Small, died this
morning. The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30
Marion Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., Indiana); Thursday 20 February 1919
MRS. STEVENS DIES; WAS AT GRINDLE HOME—Well-Known
Pleasant Township Woman Dead After Long Illness.
Mrs. Lucinda Stevens, wife of
Monroe Stevens of Pleasant township, near
Mt. Olive church, passed away this morning at 4 o’clock, after a lingering
illness, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Burr Grindle, 1437 West First
street, at whose home Mr. and Mrs.
Stevens have been visiting for the past
Stevens was one of the older residents of this county, and was born in
Pleasant township October 12, 1842. She was the daughter of John and
Catherine Cain. She had been a resident of this township all her
life, and was well known and highly respected both in the county and in
this city. She is survived by her husband, one son, Elva
Pleasant township, and one granddaughter, Miss Almira
Stevens of Sweetser,
also four brothers and two sisters, William Cain of Huntington county,
Abraham, David and Jacob of Pleasant township, and
Mrs. Nancy Stevens and
Mrs. Mary Stevens of Pleasant township.
services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the First U.B.
church, conducted by the Revs. Hetrick and
Waldo. Interment in
Marion Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., Indiana); Monday 18 July 1927; pg. 3
PIONEER WOMAN DIES AT AGE OF 92 YEARS
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Stevens, 92, pioneer resident of this city,
who died at the home of her son, D.M. Stevens, 718 South Nebraska street,
Saturday morning at 8 o’clock following an illness of several weeks, will
be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Mount Olive church. The
rites will be in charge of Rev. Hedricks. Burial is to be made at
the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Surviving are one son and two daughters, Mrs. Rosetta
Shook of this city,
and Mrs. Belle Weaver of Pleasant township.
Marion Leader-Tribune (Grant Co., Indiana); Friday 1 December 1922
MONROE STEVENS, 81 YEARS OLD, DIED YESTERDAY
Monroe Stevens, 81 years old, a life-long resident of Pleasant township,
died last evening about 6:30 at his home, four and a half miles northwest
of the city, after a three days’ illness of paralysis. He was
stricken at his home last Tuesday noon, and remained in critical condition
until his death. He is survived by one son, Alva, who lives on the
home place. He was born on the farm where he lived his lifetime, and
was widely known throughout Pleasant and adjoining townships. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.
Marion Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., Indiana); Thursday 23 October 1919; pg.
PIONEER OF COUNTY DIES
Nancy C. Stevens, 88, widow of the late
Isaac Stevens, and one of the
county’s oldest residents, died at 6 o’clock this morning at her home in
Pleasant township, three miles north-east of Marion. She was born in
Virginia and came to Grant county with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Cain, at the age of six years. Her father was one of the pioneer
settlers in the county and Mrs. Stevens died on a farm adjoining land
which was entered by him. She lived in Pleasant township, and has
been outside the state only once during the past eighty-two years.
Stevens is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Enos Carey, of Pleasant
township; eight sons, Andrew and Harrison, of Marion;
Pleasant township; George, Irvin and
Albert, of Sweetser, and Lewis and
Ezra of Franklin township; four brothers, David,
Abraham and Jacob Cain,
of Pleasant township, and William Cain, of Huntington county, and one
sister, Mrs. Mary Stevens, of Grant county. In addition she leaves
46 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and five
a charter member of the Mt. Olive church, and the funeral services will be
held there at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev.
in charge. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.
Marion Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., Indiana); Friday 21 March 1919; pg. 10
WILLIAM STEVENS TAKEN BY DEATH LATE TODAY
William Stevens, one of the oldest residents of the county, living near
Mt. Olive church in Pleasant township, died late this afternoon at his
home, after being ill with complications of diseases.
death was reported just before going to press, and full particulars could
not be obtained. The deceased is survived by a wife and several
Pearl (Shook) Dooley
The Swayzee Press (Grant Co., Indiana); Thursday 20 December
1962; pg. 1, col. 7
Mrs. Pearl Symons, 78, died at 10 p.m. Monday in a Marion nursing home. She had been seriously ill for the past six weeks.
resident of Grant County she had lived in Swayzee for the past 20 years. She was a member of the Mount Olive Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Emory; one daughter,
Mrs. Verlin Shafer,
Sweetser; three sons, Robert, Swayzee, Earl, R.R. 1, Swayzee and
Grover City, Calif.; eight stepchildren, Mrs. Myrl
Barns, Duarte, Calif.,
Mrs. June Revere, Carson City, Mich.,
Mrs. Alberta Roberts, Largo, Fla.,
Mrs. Jessie McClellon, Clearwater, Fla.,
Mrs. Leona Hasty, Indianapolis,
Mrs. Ruth Lee, Fenton, Mich., and
Mrs. Don Armstrong, Kokomo; one stepson,
Dee Symons, Greentown; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, and 20
step great grandchildren.
services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at Rybolt Funeral Home,
Swayzee, with the Rev. Melvin Groves officiating. Burial will be in
Maple Grove Cemetery.
may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.