Lovena Pierick

June 23, 2018

 Cora Lovena Pierick, age 82 of Crystal MN, died Saturday evening June 23, 2018 at the Ambassador Good Samaritan Society in New Hope, MN.    Cora was born on August 19, 1935 in Benton, Iowa to Albert and Cora Hall. She was a loving mother and ...

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 ...

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...

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...

LeAnn Keenan

June 23, 2018

LeAnn Keenan, daughter of Lee & Sheryl (Henderson) Keenan, was born in Corning, Iowa on May 20, 1960. LeAnn was welcomed home by her two older sisters, Lynn and Cheri. LeAnn attended and graduated from Mount Ayr Community School. She furthered...

E. Faye Sickels

June 18, 2018

Eva Faye (Jeter) Sickels was born August 17, 1930 to Fred Elmer and Cordia (Jones) Jeter near Hatfield, Missouri.  Faye was educated in rural schools around Hatfield, Missouri. On October 26, 1947 Faye was united in marriage to Don Allen Sickels ...

John R. Waters

June 14, 2018


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John Raymond Waters was born October 9, 1941 in Winterset, Iowa to Burt L. Waters and Georgia Fay (Pace) Waters.  After high school John joined the United States Navy and served in the Vietnam War. After his time in the service he returned home t...

Rod Stark

June 16, 2018

Rodney Gene Stark, son of Dale E & Helen (Van Dyke) Stark, was born May 1, 1945 at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa. In 1963, Rod graduated from Grand Valley Community School in Kellerton, Iowa. He furthered his education at the Uni...

James M. Newton

June 13, 2018


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James M. Newton, 102 ½, of Marion, passed away peacefully at home under hospice care on June 13, 2018. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 20...

Ron Mobley

June 5, 2018

Ronald Lee Mobley, youngest son of Burl & Martena (Vanderpluym) Mobley, was born on February 28, 1951 at Creston Communtiy Hospital.  Ron was welcomed into the family by his older brother, Glee.  Ron spent his childhood on the family farm near ...

Donna Benegas

June 6, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Donna Benegas announces her passing at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center after a brief illness, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the age of 88 years. Donna had resided for the last 10 years at the Maple Ridge ...

Jason Conn

May 21, 2018

Jason Matthew Conn was born January 3, 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska to Dale Larry Conn and Diane Kay (Dittman) Conn. He was welcomed home by his sister, Angela Marie. The family lived in Pacific Junction, Henderson, Leon, and Los Lunas, New Mexico. Jason ...

Roena F. Dredge

June 1, 2018

Roena Faye (Reynolds) Dredge was born May 15, 1932 to Merle and Gladys (McCarty) Reynolds. She was united in marriage to Junior Dredge on July 31, 1948. To this union four children were born Duane Allen, Donna June, Dawnette Jean and Dan Arion. ...

Lois Johnson

June 1, 2018

Lois Johnson was born at home, in Ringgold County, Iowa, on September 25, 1933. She was one of 12 children born to Omer “Casey” and Jenny (Kinder) Holtzman. Lois grew up at Mount Ayr and she attended Mount Ayr High School. On September 21, 195...

Shirley Saltzman

May 31, 2018

Shirley Marie (Evans) Saltzman was born Thursday February 20, 1936 to Roland Keith Evans (Slim) and Ruth Elizabeth Hathaway in a little house, 403 N Harrison Street, in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Shirley went to school in Mount Ayr, Iowa and graduated from ...

Bonnie Johnston

May 26, 2018

Bonnie Marie Johnston, daughter of Alva & Marie (Leichliter) Cowell, was born at home in Ringgold County, Iowa on July 20, 1931. Bonnie grew up at Mount Ayr and she graduated from Mount Ayr High School with the class of 1949. On March 25, 1951, s...

Jerry Mathany

May 25, 2018

Jerry LeoVern Mathany, son of Francis Leonard & Lula LaVern (Ellison) Mathany, was born July 30, 1935 at the family home near Beaconsfield, Iowa. Jerry grew up on a farm and was always a farmer.  Jerry was one of eleven children. He was a car...

Valerie Fletchall

May 6, 2018

Valerie Kay (Karr) Fletchall was born May 4, 1968 in Mount Ayr to Corwin Dwight Karr, Sr. and Shirley Sue (Sickels) Karr.  Her family lived in Mount Ayr a short time before moving to the farm near Caledonia.  Valeria graduated from Mount Ayr High S...

Herman Craft

May 8, 2018


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Herman F. Craft, son of George & Charlotte (Merriman) Craft, was born September 14, 1952 in Painesville, Ohio. Herman grew up at Painesville and graduated from high school. Herman entered the U.S. Air Force and served his country as a Jet Engi...

Dan Minnick

April 29, 2018


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Dan A. Minnick, son of Lee & Iva (Main) Minnick, was born at home, southwest of Diagonal, Iowa, on November 11, 1942. Dan attended and graduated from Mount Ayr High School with the class of 1963. Dan answered the call of the draft board and enter...

Tami Case

April 26, 2018

Tami Sue (Swank) Case was born September 1, 1969 in Mount Ayr to Leonard and Charlotte (Combs) Swank. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1988. After school Tami married Darrel Case and they had a son Joshua Brandon Case. They made their...

Curt Jones

April 19, 2018


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Alan Curtis Jones was born to William & Hazel (Hullinger) Jones on the family farm in rural Tingley on August 20, 1941. Welcoming him home were older siblings, Lloyd, Robert, David, Mary, Mildred & Margaret. Curt later helped welcome siblings...

Eva Knapp

April 20, 2018

Eva Winifred (Saville) Knapp was born December 19, 1927, to Archie Leland Saville and Zanita Margaret (Fullerton) Saville in Redding, Iowa. She graduated from Redding High School in 1945. Eva attended Teacher’s College in Maryville and taught in co...