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Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.
Go to sleep,
peaceful sleep,
May the soldier
or sailor,
God keep.
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep.
Love, good night,
Must thou go,
When the day,
And the night
Need thee so?
All is well.
Speedeth all
To their rest.
Fades the light;
And afar
Goeth day,
And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.
Fades the light;
And afar
Goeth day,
And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.

Yvonne M. Rushmeier died on Feb. 11, at Sacred Heart Hospital while receiving treatment for a recently diagnosed illness.

Yvonne was born in Washtucna, on June 24, 1933, to Vernon and Ruth (Howton) Reeve and was the youngest of eight children.
Her family moved to Lind, where Yvonne graduated from Lind High School in 1951.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents; Brothers Bruce, Lynn and Gene; and sisters Nita and Betty. Yvonne is survived by her brother Neil and sister Fran; her husband Loren (of 63 years); son Russell and wife Holly; daughter Paula; daughter Laural and husband Dave Booth; her grandson Guy and fiancé Tiffany as well as many nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Lind Cemetery.

Arrangements handled by Danekas Funeral Home. — Ritzville Journal
Clara Angelina Falco Shimek, died on Feb. 17. She was born in Spokane, to Italian immigrant Joseph Falco and his wife, Josephine Falco, and reared in a large family as the third of 11 children in the Spokane Valley where they operated the Falco “fruit stand.”

Graduating in 1945 from West Valley High School, she was then employed in a bank for three years. Marriage to Jack Shimek in 1948 called for a relocation to the family farm outside of Lind. Together they spent the next 34 years there raising wheat, cattle and children. During her time on the farm, Clara most enjoyed her four children’s numerous pursuits, an expansive vegetable garden, church interests, playing bridge, baking pies, and feeding people.

Food was her love language, if people were in the house, they needed to be fed.While living in Lind, Clara returned to the banking profession until her retirement in 1982 when she and Jack moved to Spokane. The presence of many of her siblings here, continuing opportunities for service through church and food bank activities, more gardening, and spoiling grandchildren filled her days.

Clara is survived by her husband of almost 69 years, Jack, and four children: John (Marsha) of Honolulu, Hawaii; Jill (Jim) Duvall of Elizabeth, Colorado; Randy of Ritzville; and Robert (Kristey) of Salem, Oregon. Eleven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, three sisters, one brother, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial service at the Lind Cemetery will be announced later in the spring.

Gifts in remembrance of Clara may be sent to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur St., Spokane, WA 99202.
Clara Angelina Falco Shimek
Bernard D. Klemmer, 87, died on Jan. 30, in Ritzville. He was born Jan. 27, 1930 in Lind.

Bernard married his first wife Joanne and had two sons, Tom and Nick Klemmer. He married his second wife Joan Legg on June 12, 1993.

He worked for many years as a supervisor for the County Maintenance Department.

Bernard is survived by his second wife Joan Legg and three grandchildren form his first marriage, Chris Klemmer, Samantha Klemmer and Megan Lonham. Bernard also leaves behind other grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. The funeral service was held at Danekas Funeral Home on Friday Feb. 3, 11 a.m.
Bernard D. Klemmer