Larry Fletcher

October 13, 2018

Larry Wayne Fletcher was born March 26, 1949 at Iowa Lutheran in Des Moines, Iowa to Everett Troy Fletcher and Alice Alcista (Wimer) Fletcher.  He graduated from Diagonal High School in 1967. Larry was united in marriage to Linda Staats in 1968 a...

Donald Poore

October 13, 2018


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Donald Wilfred Poore was born March 6, 1931 in rural Ringgold County, Iowa to Orville and Pauline Mae (Stetzler) Poore. He went to school in Ellston and later attended school at Beaconsfield and graduated in 1948. After high school, he worked for a y...

Marvin Sobotka

October 13, 2018


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Marvin Lee Sobotka was born to Otto and Albena (Jezek) on February 17, 1924 in Benton, Iowa.  He graduated from Benton High School in 1941.  After graduating he went into the United States Air Force and served until the end of the war in 1945.  Du...

Bobby McCallum

October 12, 2018


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Uncle Bobby Don McCallum was born in Dallas, Texas on December 23, 1944 to Grady and Margaret (Polley) McCallum.  On December 29, 1961 Bobby joined the United States Navy and served until July 3, 1963. Bobby loved to go fishing.  He was a very g...

Esther McAlexander

September 26, 2018

Esther Catherine Doser was born to Emery and Ethel (Bigley) Doser in the family farm home northwest of Kellerton, IA on January 16, 1932.  Esther attended the Kellerton Public School graduating in 1950.  She continued her education at Northwest Mis...

Garold Canny

September 8, 2018

Garold was born August 31, 1938, in Ottumwa, Iowa, alongside his twin brother Harold, to Arthur and Jean Elizabeth Canny. He grew up in Ottumwa, where he worked as a caddy and played golf during his formative years. He graduated from Ottumwa High Sch...

Dorothy (Jefferson) Pickering

September 1, 2018

On August 17, 1931, Dorothy entered this world and the life of her parents, William “Bill” and Clara Denney Jefferson, completing their family of three sons, Harold, Lawrence and William (Billy Rowe) in Wall Lake, Iowa. When Dorothy was a girl...

Nadine Dryer

September 10, 2018

Nadine Ann Dryer, daughter of Merlin & Gertrude (Lawrence) Clement, was born September 13, 1952 in Massachusetts. Nadine moved to the Murray & Hopeville area as a child and went to Murray High School. Nadine had a strong work ethic and she...

R. Marion Henderson

September 1, 2018

A Christian, a wife, and a mother, a journalist, a traveler all describe Marion Henderson who died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Heritage House in Atlantic, IA.  She was born June 28, 1925 in Elko, Nevada to Ruth and A. E. Cahlan.  A year later th...

Jay Meester

August 21, 2018

Jay Douglas Meester, son of Harold & Wava (Minor) Meester, was born March 1, 1954 in Grundy Center, Iowa. He was welcomed home by his older sister Pamela Jo.           Jay grew up on the Grundy County farm that his great-grandfather h...

Dale Campbell

August 9, 2018

Dale Martin Campbell, oldest son of Joseph Martin Campbell and Bertha Lois (Keller) Campbell was born in rural Ringgold County, Iowa on September 25, 1930.  He was welcomed by 2-year-old sister Edith and 8 siblings would follow. Dale grew up duri...

Venita (Sobotka) Schmidt

August 21, 2018

Venita Shirlene Kirby was born March 4, 1930 north of Gravity, Iowa at a place called Oak Hill to Oma Winifred (Brown) and Lawrence Clyde Kirby. She was welcomed to their home by a sister, Oma LaVon and a brother, Virgil Edwin. She started school ...

Florence Bishop

August 20, 2018

Florence Idella Bishop, daughter of Lawrence Elsie & Myra Ada (Meixner) Osborn, was born December 16, 1933 at Muscatine, Iowa. Florence grew up at West Liberty, Iowa. She worked hard to help support her family. In her younger years, Florence e...

Christopher Jo (Chris) Cameron

August 14, 2018

Christopher Jo (Chris) Cameron was born on September 28, 1986 to Marie Jo (Bolinger) Cameron and Robert (Bob) Alan Cameron in Creston, Iowa. He was the only child of the couple. Chris attended Clearfield elementary until the 6th grade.  He partic...

Willa Poore

August 9, 2018

Willa Waneta Poore, daughter of Michael Samuel & Ruth L. (Ellars) Crees, was born at the family farm near Grand River, Iowa on February 4, 1933. Willa graduated from Beaconsfield High School with the class of 1951. On June 10, 1951, she was un...

Lovena Pierick

June 23, 2018

Cora Lovena (Hall) Pierick, 82, daughter of Albert Milton and Cora Amanda (Fertig) Hall, was born August 19, 1935 at home in rural Ringgold County, Iowa. Lovena grew up in Benton, Iowa. She was a great basketball player and top student. She graduated...

David Stuck

July 26, 2018


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David Rodger Stuck, son of Samuel Burnison & Ninabel (Denhart) Stuck, was born November 19, 1939, at home in Bloomfield, IA. When he was two years old, his family moved to Grand River, IA, where his father started a rock quarry. Dave was bapti...

Larry Campbell

June 28, 2018

Larry Joe Campbell was born on a farm south of Kellerton, IA, at the home of his parents, Georgia Dale (Webb) and Nicholas Harvey Campbell on April 27, 1938. He departed this life June 28, 2018, at the age of 80 years, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Ce...

Dwayne Clark

July 22, 2018

Dwayne Allen Clark, son of Leonard H. & Patricia Louise (Brady) Clark, was born at Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, on October 6, 1963. Dwayne grew up in Des Moines and moved with his family to Missouri. He then moved to Washington State. Dwa...

Forrest Hatfield

July 16, 2018

Forrest Woody Hatfield, 94, passed away Monday, June 16, 2018 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. The son of Otto and Grace (Woody) Hatfield, Forrest was born on June 17, 1924, at Newton, Iowa. He graduated from Newton High School in 1942...

Pam Larsen

July 16, 2018

Pamela Joyce Larsen was born February 2, 1952 to Priscilla Ann (Aukland) and Harold Lee Larsen in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Pam graduated from Clearfield High School in 1970. Pam lived in Clearfield and most recently in Mount Ayr. She worked as a ward cler...

Ronald L. Shields

July 10, 2018


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Ronald Lewis Shields was born southwest of Kellerton in Ringgold County, Iowa on the family farm September 13, 1934.  Ronald was the first-born child of Kenneth Leo and Juanita Natalie Whisler Shields.  He was later joined by sister Sheryol Lee and...

Dwayne Peppmeier

July 9, 2018

Carl Dwayne Peppmeier son of Ruth J. (George) and Laurence Ray Peppmeier was born August 27, 1939 in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa. Dwayne grew up in Kellerton and graduated from Beaconsfield High School in 1957. In 1964 he married Gloria Badger...

Katie Hayse

July 1, 2018

Kathleen Louise (Eisele) Hayse was born September 28th, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to Henry P. Eisele and Kathleen Mary (Plum).  She was an older sister to two brothers, John and George. Katie Lou grew up in Boston, Indianapolis and Chicago.  In ...

Helen Reynolds

June 26, 2018

Helen Mae Reynolds, daughter of Fred and Bernice (Clark) Rice was born September 23, 1925, in Ringgold County and departed this life on June 26, 2018 at her daughter’s home, at the age of 92 yrs, 9 months and 3 days. Helen grew up in Ringgold Co...