William Marvin Morse

February 27, 2016

William Marvin Morse was born October 27, 1951 at Saint Francis Hospital in Maryville, Missouri. He was welcomed into this world by his parents, Everett Leroy Morse and Opal Adell (Jones) Morse and one older brother Franklin Leroy Morse. He...

William Earl Kleckner

February 23, 2016


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Bill Kleckner, 79, of Creston passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at his home. Bill's wishes were to be cremated and a private graveside service will be held. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., in Mount Ayr is handling arrangeme...

Betty Jane Robertson Roach

February 22, 2016

Betty Jane Robertson was born the 2nd of March, 1932, the third of seven children born to Jesse and Lucy Barnhart Roach, near Allendale, Missouri. She passed away peacefully at Clearview Nursing Home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, on the 22nd of Februar...

Helen Margaret Blunck Reece

February 20, 2016

Helen Margaret (Reece) Blunck was born July 24, 1913, in Xenia, Illinois, to Martin & Loula (Ernest) Reece. She passed from this life on February 20, 2016, at the age of 102, in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Helen attended schools in Bedford and Mou...

George LeRoy Dailey

February 6, 2016

George LeRoy Dailey was born August 18th, 1923 to Clearance and Florence Dailey of Benton, Iowa. George passed away February 6, 2016 at the Ringgold County Hospital. He was the oldest of five children. George loved sports and played on his high s...

Frances Jeanette Saltzman Sheumaker

February 3, 2016

Frances Jeanette Sheumaker Saltzman passed away on February 3, 2016 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Frances was born on July 26, 1917 to Roy and Goldia Sheumaker on a homestead near Malta, Montana. The family remained in Montan...

Amon Lee Hunt

January 29, 2016


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Amon Lee Hunt, son of George and Orilla Hunt, was born February 24, 1925 on the family farm in Worth County Missouri. He departed this life on January 29, 2016 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. On October 21, 1944 he married Lois Randolph. To ...

Chester V Munyon

January 18, 2016


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Chester Vane Munyon was born December 22nd, 1931 to Merle Mary Munyon in Kellerton, Ringgold County, Iowa. He graduated from Kellerton High School in 1950. He worked for Powers Produce through high school and after graduation. In 1951 he joine...

Loren Spencer Elliott

January 22, 2016


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Loren Spencer Elliott, son of Mark and Ilah Malinda (Spencer) Elliott, was born March 16, 1923 on his parent's farm in Rice Township, Ringgold County, Iowa. Loren was a twin to Lois. Loren graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1941. He...

Lois Elaine Smith Bierlein

January 23, 2016

Lois Elaine Bierlein Smith was born in her parent's farm home in Harrison County, Missouri, near Andover, on November 3, 1931 to Jacob and Bertha Stoll Bierlein. She departed this life January 23, 2016 at Oakridge Nursing Home in Plattsburg...

Virginia Ann Stephenson Barnes

January 23, 2016

Virginia Ann (Barnes) Stephenson, age 87, was born January 7, 1929 near Denver, Missouri to the late Wayne and Audene Barnes. She passed away January 23, 2016 at the Worth County Convalescent Center in Grant City, Missouri. Virginia owne...

Ruth Marie Saville Downing

January 16, 2016

Ruth Marie Downing, daughter of Anna Lela Huff and Joseph Beryl Downing was born in Worth County, MO on a farm they named the White House on October 25, 1928. She went home to heaven at the Ringgold County Hospital on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at th...

Virginia Mae Richards Bowman

January 15, 2016

Virginia Mae (Bowman) Richards was born on October 28, 1938 on a farm near Stanton, Iowa to Charles L. and Dorothy (Brees) Bowman. She was the oldest of five children. During Virginia's school years her family lived in the Red Oak and Stanton are...

Nick Grose

January 10, 2016

Nick's story began like most stories do, March 3, 1985, with two anxious parents at a bustling hospital in Casper, Wyoming. From there the commonality of Nick's story with others diverges into his own unique journey. His arrival was early, impatient ...

Naomi Been

January 2, 2016

Naomi Leontine (Minnick) Been, 88, passed away January 2, 2016 surrounded by loved ones at the Des Moines Mercy West Lakes Hospital. Services will be held at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa with visitatio...

Darlene Minnick

January 9, 2016

Darlene Frances (Black) Minnick was born February 26, 1930 to Frank and Harriet (Lane) Black in Webb, Iowa. Welcoming Darlene to the family were her sisters Kay, Maxine and Joyce. The girls were later joined by sister Betty. Darlene attended...

Elmer Baker

December 28, 2015

Elmer Eugene Baker was born October 20, 1941 in Mount Ayr on the family farm to Doyle and Laura (Barchus) Baker. He attended Mount Ayr Schools. On December 24, 1958 Elmer married Lois Janette Hays and to this union two daughters were born, Debra ...

John Holmes

December 28, 2015

John Wilson Holmes of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, passed away at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston, Iowa on December 28, 2015, at the age of sixty-eight years. John was born in Kellerton, Iowa, on August 24, 1947, to the union of Wilson Henry Holmes...

Dorothy Sobotka

December 22, 2015

Dorothy Irene Sobotka was born September 30, 1920 at the family home south of Diagonal to Otto and Albena (Jezek) Sobotka and passed away December 22, 2015 at the Mount Ayr Healthcare Center. Dorothy attended school until sixth grade in Diagonal ...

Judy Hansell

December 11, 2015

Judy Ann Hansell, 71, of Creston, passed away December 11, 2015 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell, Iowa. Judy was born January 7, 1944 at the hospital in Creston, Iowa to Ivan and Arlene (Shrimpton) Hansell. Judy grew up at Diagonal...

Paul Campbell

December 13, 2015

Paul Vere Campbell was born January 11, 1919. He was the ninth of ten children born to Frank Campbell and Mary Elizabeth (Kauble) Campbell of Athelston, Iowa. He had fond memories of his father who died when Paul was only eight. His mother moved to B...

Ivan Groff

December 5, 2015

Ivan Clifford Groff, son of Harold Groff and Ruby (Hardisty) Groff, was born June 3, 1925 on the family farm in Taylor, County. Ivan departed this life on December 5, 2015 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center due to suffering several strokes. He...

Rhoda Johnston

December 2, 2015

Rhoda Lois Baker Johnston was born December 27, 1919, near Blunt, South Dakota, one of seven children of Edward and Lena Baker. In 1920 the family moved to the Clearfield area to reside again on the Baker farm. Rhoda graduated from Clearfield High ...

Vernon King

November 28, 2015

Vernon "Sonny" King, son of Glen & Mary (Stringham) King, was born January 8, 1941 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Sonny graduated from high school. He served his country in the US Army for 3 years and 6 months. He was with John Deere in Afton and had his own co...

Lee Faris

November 26, 2015

Everett Lee Faris, 79, passed away on Thursday morning, November 26, 2015 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Lee was born July 8, 1936 at home to Wilbur and Eva Sawyer Faris near Mount Ayr. Lee attended country school and then grad...