DONNELLSON – Stella M. Ware Bideaux, 96, of Donnellson died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, in the Donnellson Health Center. She was born on Aug. 18, 1912, in Charleston, the daughter of Darius L. and Ada E. Cloud Derr. She marred Glen O. Ware on Feb. 26, 1937, in Kahoka, Mo. He preceded her in death. She married Frank Bideaux on July 3, 1992, in Donnellson. He survives. Additional local survivors include: two daughters, Donna Jean Meinhardt of Donnellson and Lois (Ivan Bunker) White of Wever; a son, Glen “Bud” Ware of Donnellson; and a sister, Darlene Vantiger of Denmark. She also was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Arlene and Betty; four sisters; a brother; and a great- great-grandchild. Services were scheduled this morning at Embury United Methodist Church, rural Donnellson, with the Rev. Barb Krueger officiating. Visitation was held Sunday at Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home and Crematory in Donnellson, where the family will met with friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Burial was in the Embury Cemetery, rural Donnellson. Memorials may be made to the Embury Cemetery or Lee County Hospice.
Source: Daily Gate City (Keokuk, IA) – Monday, November 10, 2008