From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), August 18, 1921, page 1:
Two Soldiers Buried Sunday.
Members of James Harvey Hughes Post Attended Services.
Two Nodaway county soldiers who died overseas were buried at Graham Sunday. The I. O. O. F. and Lt. Otto L. Mowry Post of the American Legion, of Graham, had charge of both funerals.
At 10:30 o’clock Sunday morning, services were held for Emmett Ripley at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ripley, near Graham, conducted by Rev. S. D. Harlan, pastor of the Christian church of Graham. The American Legion boys had charge of the burial service at Kyle cemetery.
Services for Lt. Otto L. Mowry, for whom the Graham post of the American Legion was named, were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at Bethany Christian church. Rev. Harlan preached the funeral sermon and the Legion had charge of the burial.
The following members of James Harvey Hughes Post attended both funerals: Homer Aldridge, Ralph Wright, Charles McDaniels, S. B. Garnett, G. O. Riley and Delavan Robbins. Dr. J. E. Pierpoint and Adrian Taylor attended the services for Otto L. Mowry.