Lillie Matlage

June 28, 2015

Lillie Marie Matlage, the 12th child born to Earl and Lillie (Pearson) Dawson, was born December 21, 1932 at home in Des Moines, Iowa. Lillie grew up on the southeast side of Des Moines and graduated from Lincoln High School. Soon after graduating...

Cecil Smith

June 24, 2015

Cecil Edward Smith was born May 12, 1937 to Cecil Joseph Smith and Vesta Maxine (Keller) Smith in Diagonal, Iowa. Cecil attended West Point Country School. On August 15, 1958 Cecil was united in marriage to Dorothy Rose Sissel at the First Christia...

John Brown

June 6, 2015

John Rolla Brown, the fourth child of Leonard and Arlie May Brown was born on February 27, 1945 in Loveland, Colorado. The family moved back to the Grand River area soon after, where he lived until he was a young man. When John was 5 years o...

Wayne McGehee

May 28, 2015

Charles Wayne McGehee, 94, of Mount Ayr, passed away on May 28, 2015 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Wayne was born June 9, 1920 in Ringgold County, Iowa, the son of Ward and Lotte (Dugan) McGehee. He graduated from Tingley High School in 1...

Ray Uresk

June 4, 2015

Raymond Edward "Ray" Uresk was born on July 9, 1951 to Raymond D. and Marguerite (Marks) Uresk in Kingston, New York. Ray joined the United States Air Force in 1971 and was honorably discharged in 1974. During his service he married Shirlene Love a...

Shirley Miller

January 9, 2015

Shirley Rhea Miller passed away peacefully on January 9, 2015 at Journey Care in Woodstock, Illinois. She was born March 5, 1929 in Amarillo, Texas. Shirley is survived by her brother and best friend, Elbert (Jay) Irving of Afton, Iowa and her thr...

Jeff White

May 27, 2015

Jeffrey Lynn White, son of Raymond C. & Imogene (Eastland) White, was born October 3, 1962 at Omaha, Nebraska. Jeff was raised on a farm southeast of Mount Ayr. He graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1981. He enjoyed farming and working with h...

Arlene Hansell

May 22, 2015

Arlene Hansell, 90, of Mount Ayr passed away at the Mount Ayr Healthcare Center on Friday, May 22, 2015. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Diagonal Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmst...

Patricia Callies

May 22, 2015

Patricia JoAnn (Pohlman) Callies, daughter of Mary Margaret (Lavus) Pohlman and Clyde L. Pohlman, was born June 11, 1935 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She attended school in Eagle Grove. Patricia married Herbert Dwain Callies on June 6, 1962 in Miami, OK....

Gene Motsinger

May 9, 2015

Lloyd Eugene Motsinger, better known as Gene, was born just across the Missouri line in Iowa on February 24, 1929. He was the sixth child born to Albert Leander and Eunice Ellen (Hardy) Motsinger. Gene grew up in this area helping farm and attending ...

Donald Bear

May 16, 2015

Donald Gene Bear, son of Glenn and Eula (Brockway) Bear, was born at home in Monroe Township, Ringgold County, Iowa on October 13, 1932. Don graduated from high school in Archie, Missouri in 1950. Shortly after, he returned to Ringgold County and ...

Dwayne Mead

May 8, 2015

Dwayne Mead the adopted son of Lucius Orville Mead and Ethel Traver Mead was born May 9, 1920 in Iowa City, Iowa. A veteran of World War II he served in the Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres. He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen...

Dean Goodman

May 1, 2015

Dean L. Goodman, son of John & Charity (Garner) Goodman, was born February 16, 1926 at home, west of Diagonal, Iowa. Dean graduated from Creston High School in 1944. In 1950, he was united marriage to Anna Rose Bolton in Afton, Iowa. Dean worke...

Loreen Reed

April 30, 2015

Loreen Bartrona Reed, daughter of Benjamin and Clara Belle (Critchfield) Scadden, was born October 10, 1922 at home in Boyd County, Nebraska. On September 20, 1940, Loreen was united in marriage to Oscar C. Reed in Osceola, Iowa. To this marriage...

Ruth Egly

April 30, 2015

Ruth Hazel Stewart Egly was born at home in Ellston, Iowa on January 15, 1925 to Lela Viola Olson Stewart and Amos Ray Stewart and departed this life on April 30, 2015. She was welcomed by three brothers: Thomas Vaughn, Aden Rae, Charles Eugene and o...

Jenine Vice

April 27, 2015

Helen Jenine Vice was born on September 19, 1959, in Burlington, Iowa, to George and Shirley (Scott) Vice. She was welcomed by older sister, Peggy. Jenine passed away on April 27, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, after a sudden illness too...

Eileen Mason

April 24, 2015

Eileen Mason, daughter of Ralph F. & Helen Lucille (Clouse) Pritchett, was born July 17, 1934 at home in rural Diagonal, Iowa. The family moved to the Delphos area and Eileen graduated from Delphos High School. Eileen moved to Longmont, Colorado...

Bill Goodale

April 23, 2015

Billie Gene Goodale, the only son of Earl L. and Retha (Johnson) Goodale, was born on June 22, 1929 in Creston, Iowa. Bill entered into eternal rest on April 23, 2015 at his home on the family farm east of Diagonal, Iowa, at the age of 85. Bill l...

Jim Ruby

April 22, 2015

James Doyle Ruby, son of Doyle Warren & Betty Jo (French) Ruby, was born September 30, 1942 at Kellerton, Iowa. Jim grew up at Diagonal and graduated from Diagonal High School in May of 1961. While in high school, Jim was doing custom baling for ...

Bill Anderson

April 11, 2015

Bill was born to Wilma Ina Mosley and Kenneth West Anderson in Clarinda, Iowa on September 25th 1927. His parents were divorced when Bill was an infant, and after the divorce, he and his mother lived mostly with his grandparents. He remembered fondly...

Richard Webb

April 12, 2015

Richard Lee Webb was born March 4, 1928 on a farm in Ringgold, County, Iowa to Charlie Dee Webb and Jessie May (Marshall) Webb. He attended country school in Ringgold, County. Richard was united in marriage to Lola Faye Warner on April 9, 1947...

Marilyn Richards

April 10, 2015

Marilyn Rose (Denhart) Richards, daughter of Lloyd James Denhart and Lela Pearl (Blunck) Denhart, was born September 3, 1931 in Mount Ayr, Iowa and passed away on April 10, 2015 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr with her family by her side. Her high...

Beulah Hutchinson

January 14, 2015

Beulah C. Hutchinson, daughter of Joe and Betty (Alsbury) Hill, was born October 11, 1935 at the family home just outside Allendale, Missouri in Worth County. Beulah attended rural schools through the Eighth grade and then graduated from Grant C...

Marion Stark

March 7, 2015

Marion Lavern Stark, son of Wilbert "Neil" and Goldie (South) Stark, was born on a farm north of Grand River, Iowa on July 29, 1938. Marion better known as "Zeke" to family and friends was raised on farms around Grand River and graduated from Gra...

Earl Brand

March 4, 2015

Earl Kenneth Brand was born December 10, 1924 on a farm in Union County to Lewis and Madge Crittenden Brand. He attended country school in Union and Ringgold County. He graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1943. He took teacher training, passed...