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...

Andy Johnston

April 6, 2018

Horace A. Johnston, “Andy,” age 77, died on Friday, April 6, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Andy was born in Diagonal, IA on August 10, 1940, to Robert & Floretta Johnston, but was largely raised by his grandparents, Horace & Martha Johnston, w...

Rev. Pamela J. Farren

April 8, 2018

Pamela Jean (McIntire) Farren lived with the intention of leaving a legacy from the date of her birth, January 26, 1951, until she drew her last breath on April 8, 2018. She was born and grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from East High Schoo...

Blanche Swope

April 14, 2018

Blanche LaVerne Wilcox, only daughter born to Hugh & Audrey Mae (Merckling)Wilcox, was born December 18, 1938 at Raymondville, Texas County, Missouri. Blanche went to school in Grant City, Missouri. On September 17, 1955, she married Dean A. A...

Donna Marie Johnson

April 17, 2018

  Donna Marie (Tindle) Johnson, daughter of Sarah Mae (Parker) and James Wyant Tindle was born June 19, 1926 on the family farm Northwest of Diagonal.  Donna Marie attended country school then went to High School in Diagonal and graduated in...

Jim Routh

April 14, 2018

James  Jeffrey  (Big Jim) Routh,  the only son of Francis Aaron and Velda  Eleanor (Chandler ) Routh, was born October 12, 1957, and departed this life on April 14, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was baptized into the Clearfield...

Mac Cross

April 13, 2018


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Mac Elbert Cross, son of Ames R. and Elberta R. (McKinstry) Cross, “was born at a very young age” on September 28, 1941 in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Mac graduated from Mt. Ayr High School in 1960.  Mac enjoyed camping and riding his horse, Sparkle, on t...

Donna M. Stewart-Gray

April 10, 2018

Donna Marie Freemyer was born March 29, 1928 to Bill and Opal Freemyer in Grant City, Missouri. She passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 after suffering a long battle with Alzhiemer’s Disease at the age of 90, surrounded by her family. Donna a...

Ruth Angus

March 30, 2018

Ethel Ruth Moffatt Angus was born on January 8, 1916, the first child of Alex Grant and Elsie Rose (Holloway) Moffatt. She entered into eternal rest on March 30, 2018 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center eager to meet her Savior Jesus Christ. Ruth...

Loren & Alma Elliott

April 2, 2018

Alma Anne Barna July 31, 1925 – October 22, 2017 Alma Barna Elliott was born 31 Jul 1925 in Troy, New York, and the daughter of Stephen Peter and Josephine Ryan Barna.   Loren Spencer Elliott March 16, 1923 – January 22, 2016 ...

Bob Linn

March 11, 2018

Robert Elston Linn was born on March 21, 1929 to Jackson Linn and Mildred (Pugh) Linn in Jefferson Township, Adair County, Iowa. He died on March 11, 2018 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. His family initially farmed in Grove township and then...

Ronald Johnston

March 13, 2018


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Ronald Dale Johnston, age 87, of Osage, formerly of Mount Ayr, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Osage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Osage. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the Champion-Bucheit...

Doris Hannon

March 12, 2018

Doris Marie Hannon, daughter of Harry Glen & Lois Pearl (Buck) Trimble, was born December 30, 1924, at home in Rice Township, Ringgold County, Iowa. Doris attended, and graduated, from Mount Ayr Community High School. On March 5, 1946, Doris ...

Paul C. Smith

March 8, 2018


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Paul Clifton Smith was born to Milo and Ida (Driver) Smith on January 12, 1924 in Clarke County. He was the 4th oldest of 15 children. He went to school in Clarke County and helped his dad on the farm. In March 1943 he went into the service, he was 1...

Theola Hightshoe Foltz-Weeda

March 6, 2018

Theola Maxine Hightshoe Foltz Weeda, 91, of Mount Ayr, Iowa passed away at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Theola was born March 26, 1926 on a farm between Kellerton and Lamoni, Iowa to Ted and Bertha (Maggard) Hightshoe. S...

Alice Howie

March 3, 2018

Alice Aileene Howie was born on March 3, 1935 to Merrill Donald and Ruth Agnes (Harbold) Skinner in Mills County, Iowa. She was the youngest of three children. She passed away on March 3, 2018 at the Monroe Care Center surrounded by family and loving...

Alvin Johnston

February 23, 2018

Alvin Ray Johnston entered this world at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 1956 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was welcomed by his parents, Ronald Dale & Bonnie Marie (Cowell) Johnston, and by an older brother, Evan. The fami...

Norma L. Sickels

February 25, 2018

Norma Lee Bailey daughter of George Archibald "Archie" Bailey and Blanche Marie (Moore) Bailey was born on October 19, 1929. Norma lived with her parents and siblings on a farm just north of Redding, Iowa. She attended the Redding, Iowa school as a ...

Marjorie Ibbotson

February 17, 2018

Marjorie Louise Ibbotson, 101, longtime resident of the Tingley community, passed away peacefully at her most recent home, the Mount Ayr Health Care Center, on Saturday February 17, 2018. Marjorie was born at the home of her grandparents on April...

Reba Rychnovsky

February 16, 2018

Reba Rychnovsky, daughter of Verl & Velma (Crum) Watts, was born May 7, 1936 at Cabool, MO. Reba grew up near Cabool and attended the Cabool School District through the 10th grade. The family moved to the Diagonal area and she attended and graduate...