Notice in the 1982 Ida Grove paper:
JOSEPH JIM OXENDALE - (1903 - 1982)
Services were Thursday afternoon at the Christensen Funeral home in Ida Grove for Joseph Jim Oxendale of Arthur. He died Tuesday at his farm home. The Rev. Palmer Sellstrom of Odebolt officiated at the services. Burial was in the Hayes township cemetery.
Mr. Oxendale was born 28 Jan 1903 at Darlington, England. lHe lived in the Arthur area for 70 years and was a retired trucker and farmer. He married Margaret Fries on 22 Dec 1927 at Ida Grove. He was a member of the Ben hur 611 Masonic lodge of Arthur.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Shirley) Hemer of Arthur; and three sons, Roland, John and James jr. all of Arthur; a sister, Mrs. Francis Quirk of Jefferson; a brother, J. Norman of Odebolt; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.