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...

Marvin Wyer

November 4, 2015

Marvin Dale Wyer was born September 22, 1937 to John & May (Wickman) Wyer. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 4, 2015 at the age of 78. Marvin attended Neiger Country School near Denver, Missouri and later received ...

John Kelley

November 1, 2015

Dr. John R. Kelley, 74, of Marion, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. John was born to Dale and Catherine Kelley on March 13, 1941 in Hepburn, Iowa. He was baptized in the Methodist Church. After a few m...

Naomi Hosfield

November 3, 2015

Naomi Ruth Robison was born June 18, 1933, to Forrest David Robison and Lily Adalene Trisler Robison, in Ellston, Iowa and departed this life on November 3, 2015, at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa. On February 26, 1952, Naomi Ruth...

Socorro Waugh

October 28, 2015

Socorro Pulido Waugh was born on February 18, 1925 to Maria Ramirez, in Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico. Her childhood years were spent growing up and attending school in this village while working alongside her mother as household staff for an affluent fam...

Lloyd Miller

October 23, 2015

Sheridan Lloyd Miller, 20 April 1942 - 23 October 2015. "Bub" as he is affectionately known by siblings lead a full and remarkable life. He grew up in a single family home to mother Cora Miller along with his one brother Ronald "Buck" Miller and ...

Joan Goodale

October 1, 2015

Joan Rosa (Woosley) Goodale was born on August 2, 1930 to William Emmett (Boxer) and Marie (Hoffman) Woosley. She was born in Lead, South Dakota as the family was on a return trip from the west coast. Jo was the 4th of 5 girls. She entered into et...

John Stephens

September 25, 2015

John E. Stephens, son of Dwight F. & Mary B. (Brown) Stephens, was born July 26, 1941, on the farm that his great grandfather homesteaded, south of Mount Ayr, Iowa. The family moved to Martensdale, Iowa where John graduated from high school. J...

Kathryn Chartrand

September 23, 2015

Kathryn Ruth (Faust) Chartrand was born December 22, 1927 to Ruth Louise (Linn) Faust and John Edward Faust in Winterset, Iowa. She was the baby of the family joining her parents and two brothers, Claire and Howard. Kathryn passed away Wednesday, ...

Eric Fuller

August 12, 2015

Eric Melvin Fuller, son of Mickey Joe & Kimberly Rae (Handy) Fuller, was born May 10, 2006 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Eric along with mom, dad, and his sister Lilly, moved to Kellerton about 3 years ago. Eric completed third grade at Mou...