Freda Shields

February 22, 2015

Freda Darlene Shields was born August 30, 1925 south of Mount Ayr to Claude (Bill) and Lula (McLain) Shields. She later welcomed younger brother Forrest. Freda attended country school in Caledonia through the 8th grade. She graduated from high...

Helen Lyddon

February 9, 2015

Helen Irene Bruner Lyddon was born July 5, 1919 at the Dan and Blanche Bruner farm with Mable Curry assisting with her delivery. She was the youngest of eight children. Helen graduated from Clearfield High School in 1937, teaching in the rural school...

Wayne Ward

February 19, 2015

Rodney Wayne Ward was born December 28, 1959 in Mount Ayr, Iowa to Robert Lawrence and Deloris Marie (Abell) Ward. Wayne graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1978. Wayne was united in marriage to Charlotte Lott on July 18, 1981 in Mt. Ayr. To...

Dick Green

February 9, 2015

On October 14th, 1938, Dick Lee Green was born to Jacob Thomas and Neva Pearl Green near Sharpsburg, Iowa. He was the seventh of eight children and spent his growing up years on a farm west of Blockton, Iowa. During his elementary school years, Dick ...

Harold Brown

January 31, 2015

Harold Rawleigh Brown, son of Ellree & Mary (Greenland) Brown, was born May 5, 1926 at Grand River, Iowa. Harold graduated from Grand River High School in 1943. Harold was united in marriage to Eloise Walters on October 7, 1950 at the Little Brown...

Richard Davison

January 29, 2015

Richard Edwin Davison passed away on January 29, 2015. He was born on December 24, 1934 to Harlan and Hilda (Mendenhall) Davison on a farm west of Hopkins, Missouri. He married Carole Kay Cross on Easter, April 21, 1957 at the Wray Memorial Me...

Marjorie Werner

January 24, 2015

Marjorie Werner, 94, of Tingley, Iowa, passed away January 24, 2015, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. She was born December 4, 1920, in Lenox, Iowa, to Joshua "Joker" and Merzetta (Fender) Hillebran. She attended school in ...

Rebecca Hunt

January 22, 2015

Rebecca June Hunt was born October 21,1956, in Mount Ayr, Iowa at the Ringgold County Hospital to Amon and Lois (Randolph) Hunt. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1974. Rebecca attended Southwestern Community College and Graceland...

Hazelee Saxton

January 9, 2015

Hazelee Saxton, 69 of Mount Ayr, Iowa, died on January 9, 2015, at Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr. She was born January 6, 1946, in Shannon City, Iowa to Richard and Bernice O'Dell. She graduated from Grand Valley High School in 1964. She marr...

Valiere Stewart

January 6, 2015

Valiere Stewart, daughter of Floyd & Lela (Whitson) Creveling, was born June 11, 1918 on the family farm south of Ellston, Iowa. She lived most all of her life in this home, with the exception of a few years living within a 2 mile radius. Valiere gra...

Carmeta Shields

December 28, 2014

Carmeta Joye Thomas Shields, age 80, the first born child of Lester Earl and Mildred Opal Weddle Thomas, was born on August 19, 1934 at the Hall place west of Grant City, MO. Her parents soon moved to north of Grant City where Lester built and operat...

Eileen Lesan

December 26, 2014

Mary Eileen (Yashack) Lesan was born March 24, 1920 in Mount Ayr, Iowa the daughter of Andrew Howard and Bessie May (Stuck) Yashack. Eileen was the oldest of four children. When Eileen was five years old the family moved to Lomax, Illinois for one ye...

Larry Grace

December 17, 2014

Larry Lee Grace, son of Lawrence Russell & Lois Marie (Hutchinson) Grace, was born at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr on June 26, 1961. Larry grew up at Diagonal and graduated from Diagonal High School in 1979. Larry worked road constr...

Earle Schad

December 8, 2014

Althea Ramona Hineline was born in Florence, Nebraska to James F. and Martha Green Hineline on January 30, 1922. She received her education in the Florence schools through 10th grade. She took a GED course and graduated with her youngest son at the...

Elon Swanson

December 3, 2014

Shorty (Elon) Swanson, son of Earl Ruben & Hazel Agatha (Irwin) Swanson, was born on June 15, 1924 in Palmer, Nebraska. Shorty grew up at Palmer and served his country in the US Army from April 17, 1945 until he was honorably discharged on October 28...

Grace Brown

September 24, 2008

Services were held for Mary Grace Brown, 90, at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2008 at the Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, with burial in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Afton, Iowa. She departed this life on September 2...

Allen Kimberlin

September 29, 2014

Allen Edward Kimberlin was born March 16, 1944 in Diagonal, Iowa to Nemel Alton Kimberlin and Mary Uretta (Dunn) Kimberlin. Due to being handicapped Allen lived most of his life at the Glenwood Resource Center in Glenwood, Iowa. He later moved to M...

Bryce Bear

November 21, 2014

Bryce Daneen (Carl) Bear was born October 26, 1944 in Jefferson, Iowa to Gordon Harris Carl and Berea Cleda (Sill) Carl. Bryce graduated from Paton High School in Paton, Iowa. After high school she went to X-ray school at Iowa Methodist in Des Moin...

Dean Merrill

November 1, 2014

Dean Mark Merrill was born September 30, 1924 at the ranch his parents, Forrest R. & Millie "Lucile" (McCreary) Merrill, owned near Wray, Colorado. He grew up and was educated at Wray, Colorado. Dean was drafted into World War II in 1942. He served i...

Blanchie Schipper

October 30, 2014

Blanchie Fern Smith Schipper was the 8th child born to Francis Emory and Effie Ollie Belle (Dye) Smith. She was born at 11:00 p.m. on June 20, 1924 in Athelstan, Iowa. She grew up in Athelstan where she attended school there until 10th grade. At that...

Richard Brant

October 23, 2014

Richard Brant passed away October 23, 2014 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Graveside service and burial will be held at a later date at the Tingley Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family at P.O. Box 44, Tingley, Iowa. Watson-...

Judy Cunning

October 23, 2014

Judith Elaine Cunning, daughter of James and Arlene (Ripkey) Shuey, was born September 5, 1942 in Ames, Iowa. Judy grew up in Gilbert, Iowa and was active in basketball, band, and choir, including performing as an All-State soloist. While growing up,...

Esther Allen

October 21, 2014

Esther R. Allen, daughter of Forrest & Millie "Lucile" (McCleary) Merrill, was born December 9, 1917 at Kellerton, Iowa. In the 1920's, the family moved to Colorado where her dad raised cattle and wheat. Esther graduated high school in 1935 at Wray, ...

Judy Fifer

October 19, 2014

Judy Kay Fifer, daughter of Michael Homer & Beulah Lorrene (Collins) Fry, was born January 13, 1946 in the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa. Judy attended Central Decatur School. Judy lived in Van Wert, Leon, and Decatur while growing up. She ...

John Biddle

October 18, 2014

John James Biddle, son of Grant and Vinnie (Clark) Biddle, was born April 12, 1926 in Dallas, Iowa. John graduated from Lacona High School in 1944. John answered the call from God to preach and was a minister of the gospel for the rest of his life...