Inalee Nathlich Kellough (Canaan), 91, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, in Yakima.

She was born on Oct. 22, 1917 in Watertown, S.D. to Lee and Elda Canaan. The family moved to Aberdeen in 1925.

She married Bruno Nathlich on May 8, 1937. They subsequently moved to Sunnyside in 1942. They had three children, Dick, Jim and Linda. Along with her homemaking duties, she was an office assistant for several businesses in Sunnyside and her last employment there was for Ash Pearce Insurance Company.

In 1968, Inalee and Bruno moved to Kirkland where she worked for the Shinstrom Agency. When planning for their retirement, they moved back to Yakima in 1980. During their retirement they enjoyed fishing, camping, time at their cabin and with their grandchildren. Bruno passed away in 1987 soon after their 50th wedding anniversary.

Inalee married Ed Kellough on Aug. 15, 1992. They enjoyed traveling and going to the latest movies. Ed passed away on June 30, 2002.

She was a member of the West Park Methodist Church. She enjoyed bridge, pinochle and getting together with her friends. One of her favorite activities was writing poems for special people and occasions.

Inalee is survived by Dick (Vicki) Nathlich, Jim (Sally) Nathlich and Linda Crosier; stepdaughters, Sherrie Foster, Melody Skye and Cindy (Mike) Evans; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith Brossard of Centralia; and two brothers, George Canaan of Tacoma and Bill Canaan of Lynden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and her sister, Etta Mae Rice.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Westpark United Methodist Church, 3902 Summitview Ave. Yakima, with burial to follow at West Hills Memorial Park.

Those wishing to honor Inalee's memory may contribute to the Westpark United Methodist Church. You may sign Inalee's on-line memorial book at

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Orville H. Krussow Sr., 97, of Grandview died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside.

He was born Sept. 4, 1911 in Dassel, Minn. to Henry and Emma (Koester) Krussow. He worked as the service manager for Horner's Pontiac.

He is survived by his son, Orville Krussow Jr. of Bellingham; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Norman Krussow of Ramona.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Klara Krussow; second wife, Ella Krussow; two brothers, Elmer and Harlow Krussow; and one stepson, AlRoy Wendt.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grandview.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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