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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Lloyd McKibban

Nov. 28, 1929 - Dec.15, 2006

Lloyd McKibban, 77, Early, died on Friday, Dec. 15, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee.

Funeral Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Burial is at the Storm Lake Cemetery.

Those wishing to send on-line condolences may do so via www.fratzkejensen.com

Lloyd Everett McKibban was born Nov. 28, 1929 in Maxberg to Everett William and Golda (Douglas) McKibban. After his father's death, his mother was remarried to his stepfather Don Raner.

On Aug. 25, 1963, Lloyd was united in marriage to Deloris Jenkins in Winnebago, Minn. Their union was blessed with four children: Margarett, Betty, Lloyd Jr., and Will.

Throughout Lloyd's life he worked as a farm hand doing anything and everything required to keep the farm in order. He retired in 1997, however always kept his love of farming alive by driving throughout the countryside watching the crops progress. Lloyd also enjoyed tinkering in the yard and especially loved visiting with his friends and family. Above all, Lloyd loved his family and was a devoted husband and wonderful father and grandfather.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years Deloris McKibban of Early; two daughters Margarett and Kendal Zobel of Galva; Betty Walters of Mason City; three sons Lloyd Jr. and Michelle McKibban of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Will and fiancé, Michelle McKibban of Fort Dodge; Jim Simonds of St. Louis, Mo.; eleven grandchildren: Jared, Christie, Michael, Abigail, Sarah, Mitchell, Alyssa, Erica, Alec, Jacob, and Sidney; one great-grandchild Sophie; three brothers Dale and Theressa McKibban of Livermore; Paul and Katie McKibban of Livermore; Richard McKibban of Little Rock, Ark.; one uncle Delbert Douglas.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Brittney, and two sisters.

Ruth Caroline Shaw

Oct. 8,1913- Nov.29, 2006

Ruth Caroline Shaw, 93, of Downey, Calif. passed away Nov. 29, at her residence.

Services will be on Tuesday Dec. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein with Pastor Ron Johannsen of Galva Methodist Church officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, Cherokee.

Ruth was born on Oct. 8, 1913 in Pilot Township, Cherokee County. She was the fourth child in a family of 7 siblings. Her parents were Victor Frank and Mary (Sellers) Frank. Ruth enjoyed working on the family farm. She hatched many a chick and drove the tractor for her father who suffered from several debilitating illnesses. Ruth told many stories about farm life. Ruth attended a country schoolhouse. She graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1931. Ruth worked as a housekeeper and factory worker until 1942 when she and an adventurous friend headed to California. During World War II, she worked for Douglas Aircraft as Ruthie the riveter. Next, Ruth went to work for the city of Compton in the Treasurer's office then as secretary to Compton's Fire Chief. She retired from this position in 1979 after working for the city of Compton for 35 years.

Ruth married Clyde Shaw, battalion chief, in Compton's fire department on March 5, 1949 in Las Vegas. Her married life was a brief six years and ended with Clyde's sudden and unexpected death in 1955.

Ruth was a seasoned traveler, having visited the majority of the United States, the territory of Hawaii, Canada, and Cuba. She took many trips with her nephew, Joel.

Ruth had no children of her own but was actively involved in the lives of several generations of nieces and nephews. She encouraged their intellectual, physical and spiritual development. She played many hours of board games with nieces and nephews. In her 80's she was tossing the football with her great nephew, Ben.

Ruth read her Bible every night before bed. She was good, generous, and kind to all. Ruth was uncomplaining and untiring in her devotion to serving and helping others. Ruth was also impressively thrifty. She was an outstanding seamstress. In her later years, as her physical abilities were limited, Ruth took special pride in folding clothes and doing dishes. Dirty dishes did not linger long with Ruth on duty! Ruth also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.

Ruth cared for many relatives in her retirement years. She tenderly cared for the needs of her Uncle Merrill, her brother, Ralph, and her sister, Doris when they became seriously ill.

Ruth was a member of Baptist churches wherever she lived. She always involved herself in ministry whether it was with the children or working behind the scenes.

Even though Ruth lived the majority of her life in California, she always considered Iowa home and her desire was to be buried there. So home to Iowa she will go and Ruth will be laid to rest next to her parents.

George I. Baskerville

June 18, 1923- Dec. 9, 2006

George Irvin Baskerville, 83, Jolley, died Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Good Samaritan Center in Newell.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Fonda. Officiating at the service were Mr. Baskerville's sons: Pastor Greg Baskerville, pastor of the United Church of Christ in Fonda and Newell, and Dr. Roger Baskeville, pastor of the Afton Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Waterville, Kansas. Burial is in Cedar Cemetery in Fonda, under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda, where the family was present.

Irvin was born in Lytton, on June 18, 1923, the first child of Richard and Thelma Heflin, Baskerville.

Irvin graduated from the Lytton Community High School in 1941. On May 6, 1944, he married Anna Elizabeth Rassler at the Methodist Church in Varina. Two sons were born to this union: Roger and Greg. Irvin spent his entire life on the family farm north of Lytton, south of Fonda and west of Jolley. He was actively engaged in farming and cattle-feeding with his dad and his brother, Richard, Jr. After his father passed away in 1972, Irvin and Richard were agricultural business partners until their retirement several years ago.

In addition to farming and feeding livestock, Irvin enjoyed visiting with close friends and life-long neighbors. He liked country western music and watching his grandsons play baseball. At various times during his life, Irvin served as a Deacon in his Fonda church. He was a quiet, unpretentious man who spent his retirement years watching favorite television shows, including westerns and reruns of the Grand Old Opry.

Irvin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 55 years; and one sister, Ruth Ann Taxted.

He is survived by his sons, Dr. Roger and wife Diane Baskerville of Washington, Kan., and Greg and his wife Mary Baskerville of Fonda; two sisters, Arlene and Marvin Krohn of Jackson, Minn. and Bonnie and Winston Tyler of Lenox; and one brother, Richard, Jr. and wife Roselyn Baskerville of Jolley.

Also left to mourn his passing are eight grandchildren: Dr. Sara and Jason Crome of Hanover, Kan.; Amanda and Chad Parker of Waterville, Kan.; Elizabeth and husband Chad Hiltgen of Marysville, Kan.; Richard of Manhattan, Kan.; Teresa of Kirksville, Miss.; Brian and Alan of Brookings, S.D.; Brent Baskerville of Fonda; and two great-grandchildren, Caden Parker and Trista Crome, extended family and friends.