1821 - 1889


Died-In Rutland Township Iowa on May 13th, 1889, Deacon Eli Pavey, aged sixty-eight years. Deacon Pavey has been an invalid for seven or eight years, suffering from some complicated chronic disease that baffled the skill of all the physicians. About two months ago the Deacon had a paralytic stroke, and since that time he has been failing day by day until this morning at 8 o'clock a.m. his sufferings were ended by death.

Mr. Pavey was born in Devonshire, England, September 4th, 1821. He came with his parents to Woodstock, Canada, in 1832, living there until 1866, when he moved to Illinois and from Illinois here in 1875.

Deacon Pavey experienced religion and joined the Baptist church in 1836, and since that time he has ever been a sincere and working Christian and died in full hope of being and reigning with the Master that he has so long served.

Mr. Pavey leaves a wife and a large number of children and grandchildren to mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of the whole community in their breavement.
May 13 1889 (Tom reported to paper)

SOURCE: Humboldt newspaper - 15 May 1889
Posted on the internet by: Karen De Groote-Johnson Date: 10/10/2001




Mr. and Mrs. E. [verett] W. [esley] Peavey and children and Ollie Stevenson went to Ellston Wednesday with the body of Grandpa Peavey, returning home that evening.

Charles H. [iram] Peavey was born in Kennebec County, Maine, April 3, 1840, and departed this life January 26th, 1915. He was married about 1862 to Sarah A. [nn] Messer, also of Kennebec Co., Maine. To this union were born six children three of whom died in infancy and three are still living, —Arthur L. and Alice F. [rances]Peavey, both of Nez Perce, Idaho; Everett W. [esley] of Clearfield, Iowa.

He moved from Maine to Iowa about 1873, and has been a resident of Iowa most of the time since. His wife departed this life July 19, 1891. They were both converted and joined the Christian church in Boone, Iowa, about 1875.

His death followed a short illness brought by a fall. He had been making his home for some time with his son, Everett W. [esley]Peavey, at whose home funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Methodist pastor of Clearfield. He was taken to Ellston and buried beside his wife.

The friends have the sympathy of all.

Source: Taylor County Iowa, Julia Johnson obit file…. , Clearfield Enterprise, Jan 28, 1915pg 2



Claude Warren Peavey, Jr. 91 of Nevada, formerly of Maxwell, died on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Story County Long Term Care.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Chet Ryan Mortuary and Cremation Services, 708 Fifth Street in Nevada with Pastor Dean Kelly officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Maxwell Cemetery.

Warren is survived by his wife, Marjorie Peavey of Nevada; 2 sons, Bill (Pat) Peavey of Ramsey, MN and Mike (Kelly) Peavey of Maxwell; a daughter, Mary Ann (Brad) Morrison of Collins; 5 grandchildren, Kerri Kabela, Kelly Peavey, Lauren Kappel, Whitney Peavey, and Derek Morrison; 7 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.

Warren was preceded in death by his father, Claude in February of 1969 and his mother, Ethel on April 13, 1984.

Memorials may be given to the Collins-Maxwell Community schools in Warren's memory.

Chet Ryan Mortuary and Cremation Services has been entrusted with Warren and his family

Source: Nevada Journal, Story county Iowa…Apr 9, 2009



Dorothy M. Peavey, 91, of Marcus passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. James Gruber will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today, with the family present 5 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through

Dorothy May Peavey was born May 20, 1919, to Henry and Marie (Kamrath) Specht, in Cleghorn, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. Dorothy graduated from Marcus Public School in 1937.

On Nov. 9, 1940, Dorothy and Howard Peavey were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. Dorothy taught country school in Cherokee and Plymouth counties. She was a homemaker and mother and served as head cook at Marcus Community Schools for several years. Dorothy was an active member in the Marcus Women's Club for 55 years.

Dorothy was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus and served many years as a Sunday school and midweek teacher. She was active in Ladies' Aid, held several offices and helped print Braille books at the church. Dorothy enjoyed reading, playing cards, baking, cooking and gardening, especially her roses. In their retirement years they spent time at their trailer home at the Iowa Great Lakes and winters in Arizona. Most of all, she treasured time spent with her family and friends.
She will be lovingly remembered by her three children and their spouses, Doris and Tom Dawson of Washta, Iowa, Dennis and Rosse Mary Peavey of League City, Texas, and Joyce and John Legg of Tama, Iowa; her grandchildren, Debra (Bob) Allen, Deanna (Gary) Zubrod, David Dawson, Brian (Courtney) Peavey, Kerry Peavey, Jill (Eric) Bidwell, Jane Legg, Jo Legg; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Nathan Zubrod, Kaitlyn and Courtney Allen, Aiden, Max and Daniel Peavey, Jackson Bidwell; and a sister, Lorine Wittkopp of Bay City, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard in 1993; and sisters, Mildred Wilkens and Esther Nielsen.

Source: Sioux City Journal...Le Mars Daily Sentinel, LeMars Iowa… Thursday, October 21, 2010



Captain Everett "Art" Peavey , 99, of Des Moines died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Scottish Rite Park. Private graveside services will be held at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines.

Art was born July 9, 1909 in Faulkton, South Dakota to Nellson and Gertrude Peavey. He was a graduate of Des Moines East High School. Art served in the United States Navy Reserves in 1929 until he was called to active duty in 1941 to 1954. After serving active duty, he re-joined the Reserves and retired in 1971. Art was a member of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Za Ga Zig Shrine, Des Moines Consistory, Masonic Lodge (Capitol 110), Sword of Bunker Hill Sojourners, Argonne American Legion, International Association of Round Dance Instructors and Past District Coast Guard Commodore.

Art worked for KRNT as a radio engineer and was a licensed radio amateur operator for 65 years and held a FCC commercial radio telephone license. He was a member of the Institute of Radio Engineers, Society of Wireless Pioneers, American Radio Relay League and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Art is survived by five nephews; and one niece. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Gladee; his parents and one brother. Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Park Presbyterian Church in loving memory of Art.

Source: desmoines register .com …Mar 18, 2009



Gladys Irene (Van Vlair) Peavey , 96 , passed away Saturday June 21, 2008 at Scottish Rite Park. A private burial will take place at Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A memorial service to honor Gladys will take place at a later date.

Gladys was a former member of the Highland Park Presbyterian church and also held membership in the Reserve Officer’s Association and International Association of Round Dance Instructors. She was an executive Secretary for the Polk Country Association for Mental Health from 1958 to her retirement in 1973.

Gladys is survived by her husband Everett Arthur Peavey , 4 nephews and 1 niece . Memorials in honor of Gladys can be made to the Highland Park Presbyterian Church.



Stephen Leroy Peavey 91 died Monday March 17, 2008 at Grand Haven Retirement Community where he resided in Eldridge IA. He was born January 24 1917 in Centerville IA the son of Howard L. and Ruth (nee O'Hara) Peavey. Stephen married Janet Blumer in June 1938 in Davenport IA. They wintered in Florida from 1978 until her death in August 1987. In September 1993 he was married to Jean Fox in DeWitt IA. They lived in Florida year round. Jean died August 2007.

Stephen was a HVAC Wholesaler General Manager for Republic Electric Company in Davenport for 23 years. In his younger years he raced motorcycles and cars. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt. Stephen was on the board and very involved with Springbrook Country Club where he was an avid golfer in his later years.

Surviving are his sons John S. (Sharon) Peavey of DeWitt IA and Richard L. (Pamela) Peavey of Durango CO; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his brother Jim Peavey of Davenport IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two spouses Janet Peavey and Jean Peavey; and two brothers Dick Peavey and Lloyd Peavey.

Friends and family may visit at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. where a vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday March 21 2008 at the funeral home. The Rev. Father H. Robert Harness will officiate. Pallbearers will be Gordon Berst Dave Deke Jessica Lemek Aaron Peavey Ethan Peavey and Megan Skeffington. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. C. F. Barrett.

Memorials may be directed to Springbrook Country Club tree memorial and the DeWitt Area Foundation.

Burial will be Saturday at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery in Long Grove IA.

source: Naples Daily News &


daughter of Aramite (Peavey) Pitts


Catherine Mary Ogren, 87, of Marcus, IA died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at her residence after an extended illness.

Catherine was born Sept. 20, 1917, in Marcus, the daughter of Alfred and Aramita (Peavey) Pitts. After graduating from high school, Catherine attended Iowa Teachers' College in Cedar Falls before teaching four and half years at the Tilden #2 Rural School in Cherokee County. She married Paul C. Ogren on Jan. 25, 1941. Paul and Catherine moved onto the original 1877 family homestead in Tilden Township where they have remained for nearly 65 years. To this union were born five sons and a love for homemaking. She supported her sons' and grandchildren's interest in 4-H.

Catherine enjoyed her Birthday Card Club with dear friends. She was a 68-year-member of the Grace United Methodist church, past Sunday school teacher and mentor to many.

Survivores include her husband, Paul of Marcus, five sons, Rod of Marcus, Roger and his wife, Sara of Exeter, Neb., Kenneth and his wife, Kathy of Marcus, Steve and his wife, Renea of Marcus, and Chuck and his wife, Kay of Marcus; 10 grandchildren, Justin, Shannon, Ryan and Aaron; David and his wife Malina, and Michelle; Elizabeth Koenig and her husband Nicklas, and Eric; Celeste and Garrett; and two sisters, Annabell McCord of Auburn, Calif., and Myrtle Atkins of Roseville, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Dale and his wife Blanche, and Kenneth; and sister, Mildred Hueser and her husband, Ben; and two brothers-in-law, Glen McCord and Richard Atkins.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, IA with the Rev. Gary McDonough officiating. Burial will be at Marcus-Amherst Cemetery. Visitation begins after 2 p.m. today (Friday), with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. The Earnest ~ Rohde Funeral Home in Marcus is handling all arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church Children and Youth Ministries.

source: Le Mars Iowa Daily Sentinel