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			  Mrs. Wayne Yoakam

Mrs. Wayne (Grace E.) Yoakam, age 77 died at Keokuk county hospital
Sunday, June 25, at 7:20 p.m.  She resided at Manor House Nursing Home
in Sigourney since, 1967

She was born March 30, 1895 at Webster to Thomas A. and Melissa Axmear
Morgan.  She graduated from Sigourney high school.  She married Wayne
Yoakam December 25, 1913 at Webster.  They lived at Webster three
years and then farmed near Hedrick until 1946 when they returned to
Webster.  Mr. Yoakam died April 15, 1968.

Survivors include one son, Donald of Hedrick and one daughter, Mrs.
Lyle (Mildred) Mugge of Sutherland; six grandchildren; two sisters,
Mrs. Blanche Snakenberg and Mrs. Ada Sturdevant and two brothers,
Clarence and Thomas in infancy.

Funeral services are being held today (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. at
Powell Funeral Home in south English with the Rev. Roy K. Hoover
officiating.  Burial will be in Sorden cemetery.  Mrs. Lewis J. Powell
will be organist and Mr. And Mrs. Glen Grove, vocalists.

Sigourney Review
June 28, 1972
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		       Mrs. Earnest Sturdevant

Mrs. Ernest (Ada) Sturdevant, age 82, of Webster died June 2 at Mercy
Hospital in Iowa city.  She had been in failing health since 1956.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 4, at 2 p.m. at the United
Methodist church in Webster with the Rev. Roy K. Hoover officiating.
Interment was at Sorden cemetery. Powell Funeral Home of South English
was in charge of arrangements.

She was born April 6, 1890 in Webster a daughter of Thomas A. and
Melissa Axmear Morgan.  She graduated from school at Webster and
Sigourney and attended the University of Northern Iowa.  She taught
school in Webster and the rural schools around Webster.  She was a
member of the Methodist Church for over 70 years and also a 50 year
member of Eastern Star, served as superintendent of Sunday School and
a member of Woman's club.

Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Helen Walk of South
English, one son Max M. Sturdevant of Solon, five grandchildren, two
great grandchildren and three sisters. Mrs. Blanche Snakenberg and
Mrs. Noel Montz of Webster and Mrs. Grace Yoakam of Sigourney.

Sigourney Review June 16, 1971

			   Bryon Snakenburg

Funeral services for Bryon Snakenburg, 48, were held Thursday
afternoon at the Webster Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. A. O.
Dillion, assisted by the Rev. R. L. Brown of Moravia, former minister
at Webster.

Mr. Snakenburg was born on a farm near Webster September 12, 1890, and
spent his entire life in the Webster community.  In 1913 he was united
in marriage to Blanche Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Morgan.
He is survived by his son, Kenneth, one grandson, Gene Snakenburg, of
North English; his parents, Mr.  and Mrs. Charles Snakenburg; one
brother, Jesse Snakenburg, all of Webster.

Mr. Snakenburg underwent an operation Friday, March 17, at the
University hospital of Iowa City, and died the following Tuesday.
Burial was in Sorden Cemetery, with Charles Kirkpatrick of Keota
conducting the Masonic rites.

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			  Blanche Snakenberg

Funeral services for Blanche Snakenberg, 100, were held at 2 p.m.
Sunday, June 14, at Reynolds funeral Chapel, Sigourney. She died June
11, 1992, at the Keokuk County Health Center, Sigourney, where she had
been a resident since May 1990.

The Rev. Dean McPherson officiated at the service.  Organist was
Dorothy Phelps and vocalist was Shirley Montz.

Burial was in Sorden Cemetery, Webster.  Pallbearers were Bobbie
Glandon, Dean Shifflett, Bradley Snakenberg, Randy Sorden and Dwight
Street.  Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Fry, Dennis Gent, Harold
Lee, Roscoe Lee, Robert Montz, Robert Osweiler, Renals Roberts, Max
Sturdevant and Virgil Lee Winegarden.
Memorials may be made to the Webster Methodist Church.

Blanche Snakenberg was born Nov. 21, 1891, at Webster, the daughter of
Thomas and Melissa Axmear Morgan.  She graduated from Webster High
School in 1911.

She married Bryon Snakenberg in June 1913 at Webster.  The couple
farmed in the Webster community until his death March 21, 1939.

She was secretary for the Webster School many years.  Due to her
father's ill health, she moved to California where she lived until his
death in 1958.  She then returned to Webster.

Mrs. Snakenberg was secretary for the Sorden Cemetery Association and
attended the United Methodist Women in Webster.  She was an avid
gardener until she suffered a stroke two years ago.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth, Webster; one grandson, Gene,
Sigourney; two great-grandchildren, Mary Jean Goeldner, Chandler,
Arizona and, Bradley, Sigourney; Three great great grandchildren,
Justin, Sean, and Katie Goeldner, Chandler, one sister, Helen Montz,

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents,
two brothers, Clarence and Thomas Morgan, and two sisters, Ada
Sturdevant and Grace Yoakum.

North English Record June 18, 1992

		   The Little son of Thomas Morgan
			   of Webster dead.
Special to the News

Webster, August 31. The last sad rites over the body of the little son
of Thomas A.  Morgan were performed about noon last Sunday at the
Webster M. E. church.  The pastor conducted the services. Rev E.
C. Cheris of the congregational church assisting.  Ruth Ealy, Lola
Goeldner, Hazel Lonner and Marjorie Montz were the pallbearers.

The church and the church yard were filled with acquaintances and
sympathizing friends of the sorrowing family.  The services ended,
interment was made at Sorden cemetery.  Thomas A. Morgan, The youngest
son of T. A. Morgan was born at Webster, Iowa, April 21st, 1903.  He
passed to his eternal home on the morning of July 30th, 1904. A victim
of pneumonia.

Besides the father and mother five children remains. Clarence, Ada,
Blanche, Grace and Helen.  Little Thomas was a bright, cheerful,
playful child. He had bestowed upon him the free affection and willing
attention of the whole family.  Like a tender flower the precious
sufferer has been lifted up and implanted in the garden of God.  There
is no pain, no struggling, no temptation, no death will hinder the
unfolding of his pure spirit or prevent the blossoming of his powers.

The whole community sympathize with the Morgan family in their sorrow.

Keokuk County News
August 4, 1904
Typed by Lyman Morrison, 1994.


Clarence E. Morgan, son of Thomas A. and Eva Melissa Morgan, was born
on the farm north of Webster, October 11, 1888 and died in Saint
Josephs hospital, San Francisco, California, September 1, 1938.  He
was 49 years, 10 months and 23 days.

Clarence graduated from the Webster high school with the class of
1904.  Following his graduation from high school he worked for about
two years in his father's general store in Webster before taking a
course in the Cedar Rapids Business college.  At the completion of his
business course he was immediately employed by the Cedar Rapids
National bank.  He remained continuously in this position until the
spring of 1917 when he voluntarily withdrew in order to enlist in the
military service for the defense of his country which had been drawn
into the World war. His enlistment was in Battery E recruited in Cedar
Rapids.  However, due to a slight arm injury, he was not permitted to
accompany his unit into active service overseas, but, instead, was
transferred to Washington D. C., where he served during the remainder
of the war and until April after the signing of the Armistice.

At the close of the war he again returned to the banking profession,
where faithful application to his duties and efficiency of performance
won for him in 1924 promotion to the important and responsible
position of National bank examiner.  He remained in this position
until his untimely passing.  Here as in his previous employment, the
character of his work was of a high order earning for him some of the
most important and responsible assignments in the country.  At the
time of his death, and for some time previous, his headquarters were
in San Francisco.  However, as important as his business duties were
all his time and concern was not absorbed in his work.  He was greatly
interested in outdoor sports, especially hiking, mountain climbing and
related sports which brought him into restful and refreshing spirit of
God's wide open spaces.  Here, in fellowship with congenial human
companions, he sought and found rest and relaxation from the exacting
labors of life.

Mr. Morgan was only thrice removed from typically American pioneer
ancestry, whose courage and adventurous spirit attracted them to the
virgin plains of this section.  Here in the battle for existence, and
fired by an unquenchable desire to be free and economically secure,
They acquired that strength of character, which made it possible for
them to contend, successfully, with the obstacles, which beset all
pioneering spirits.  Inheriting this resourcefulness of character and
adding to it the cultural advantages of his own time, Clarence went
far in his chosen profession, although the foe of life, disease, cut
him down at the height of life.

Early in life he joined the Masonic Fraternity in Cedar Rapids and
later became a Shriner in the same fraternity.

He was preceded in death by his mother, who died in 1929, and one baby
brother, Thomas A. Jr., who died in infancy.

He is survived by his father, Thomas A.  Morgan of Webster and Long
Beach, California; four sisters: Mrs. Ada Sturdevant, Mrs. Blanche
Snakenburg and Mrs. Helen Montz all of Webster and Mrs.  Grace Yokum
of Farson; also four nieces, four nephews and many friends, who will
morn his passing.

Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church at
Webster, conducted by the Rev. James A. Worell of North Liberty and
the Rev. R. L. Brown.  Interment was made in Sorden cemetery.

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			    Helen L. Montz

Helen L. Montz, 99, died Monday, April 12, 1999, in English Valley Care
Center, North English, after an extended illness. Memorial services:
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Webster Methodist Church, by the Rev. Jim Stout
and the Rev. Neal Montz. Burial: Sorden Cemetery. There will be no
visitation. Arrangements by Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Ann Harman of Waterloo; and a
son, Robert of Webster.

Gazette, The (Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, IA)
Date: April 13, 1999
Edition: Final
Page: 2

			  Donald Wayne Yoakam

Donald Wayne Yoakam, 83, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, in Fort Myers,

A graveside memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ottumwa
Cemetery, with the Rev. Stan VanDerHorst officiating. The body has
been cremated.

Mr. Yoakam was born Nov. 1, 1992, on his family's farm near Farson,
the son of Wayne and Grace Morgan Yoakam. He married Mary Alice Dayton
April 16, 1946, Ottumwa.

Mr. Yoakam graduated in 1940 from Competine Township High School in
Farson. He was a farmer and had been employed as a farm equipment
mechanic. In 1978, he moved to Fort Myers where he volunteered and
worked part time during his retirement.

Survivors include his wife; one sister, Mildred Mugge of Spencer; one
son, Rex Yoakam of rural Hedrick; one daughter, Alisa Meacham of
Richland; and three grandchildren

The Fairfield (Iowa) Ledger
April 12, 2006