Craig Baker

December 8, 2018

Craig William Baker, son of Carroll and Leann (Porter) Baker, was born May 15,1955, in Creston, Iowa. Craig grew up in Taylor County and graduated from Clearfield High School in 1973. On March 28, 1976, Craig was united in marriage to Markeeta Jea...

Amanda Auen

December 2, 2018

Amanda Rae Auen, age 30, of Carroll, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, a visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a funeral service beginning at 7:...

Lois England

November 26, 2018

Lois Lavere Loukaitis, was the daughter born to John and Julia Scheeler Loukaitis October 27, 1933 in Exira, Iowa.  She was sister to two brothers, Darold and Dale.  She grew up in the St. John’s Lutheran church, her faith always being important ...

James Lee Hullinger

November 23, 2018


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James Lee Hullinger was born June 13, 1934 to Carl and Ressa (Lovely) Hullinger at their home in Ellston, IA. He was welcomed by Carl Jr, Donald, Betty, and Harold then joined later by Danny and Jane. The family moved to Clarinda, IA when Jim was in ...

Cheri Lyddon

November 19, 2018

Cheri Lea Lyddon was born February 17, 1960 to Daryl S. and Helen I. (Bruner) Lyddon in Corning, Iowa.  Cheri spent the first few years of her life on the family farm west of Clearfield with her parents and three older siblings. Named her “Spec...

Bernadine McBride

November 10, 2018

Bernadine Lydia McBride, of Mount Ayr, Iowa, passed away at Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr on November 10, 2018. Bernadine was born September 2, 1921 in Logan, Iowa to Henry and Nina Putney.  In her earlier years, she worked in several...

Irene Hogue

November 6, 2018

Thelma Irene Hogue was born March 19, 1924 in Sargent, Nebraska to Sylvia (Brown) Kennedy and Reed Kennedy. On February 18, 1942 she was united in marriage with Lyle Harvey Hogue. To this union were born three sons: Lyle Evan, Larry Gene and Lee C...

Robert Shay

October 30, 2018


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Robert Edward Shay, son of Robert Thomas and Norma Lucille Jones Shay, was born on July 4, 1946, at the Creston hospital in Creston, Iowa.  Bob was welcomed into his family by his sister Janice and then later joined by his younger sister Carol.  Bo...

Gary Stewart

October 27, 2018

Gary Lee Stewart, son of Melvin Dean “Pete” Cavender and Ruby Marie Sutton was born July 21, 1953 in the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Marie married Donald Stewart and the family lived in Nevada and Canada before settling in Duluth...

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...