Marie Campbell

October 15, 2013

Marie Campbell was born Mildred Marie Weaver on March 3, 1925 in Blockton, Ia. Her parents were Raymond Weaver and Dicey Fern (Golliday) Weaver, lifetime residents of Iowa. Marie remembered loving moments spent with her mother, but sadly she was ...

Evelyn Bonnell

October 16, 2013

Evelyn W. Bonnell was born to Floyd and Opal (Overholtzer) Walters on April 25, 1921. Evelyn attended Tingley High School graduating in 1939. She moved to Des Moines, IA and graduated from AIB College of Business. After graduation she became a secr...

Frank Morse

October 15, 2013

Franklin Leroy Morse son of Everett & Opal (Jones) Morse, was born at home near Conway, Iowa on March 4, 1950. He grew up in Ringgold County and went to Mount Ayr Community School. Leroy worked at Gummy Bears factory in Creston for 15+ years and did ...

Dwight Cunning

October 9, 2013

Dwight David Cunning, son of William and Mamie Elizabeth (Nickle) Cunning, was born October 29, 1918 near Clearfield, Iowa. When Dwight was a child, he contracted scarlet fever and lost most of his hearing. After high school, Dwight lived in Indiana...

Marvin Boyer

October 6, 2013

Marvin R. "Wigg" Boyer, son of James Garfield & Grace May (Dunn) Boyer, was born November 30, 1917 at Sharpsburg, Iowa. He grew up at Sharpsburg and graduated from Sharpsburg High School. Wigg met his life mate, Betty C. Beemer, at a Lenox, Iowa caf...

Bill Rusk

September 30, 2013

John William (Bill) Rusk, 87, completed his journey Monday, September 30, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 1, 1926 in Newton, Iowa just as the 7:00 o'clock Maytag whistle blew. He was welcomed by his parents, Opal and Ear...

Bertha Day

September 26, 2013

Bertha Anna Day was born to Anna and William Ricker on July 13, 1921 near Diagonal, Iowa in Ringgold County. She graduated from Mt. Ayr High School at age 17, in 1939, and attended college in Maryville, Mo where she received her teaching certificate...

Donnie Ross

September 17, 2013

Donnie Gene Ross entered into rest at his home on September 17, 2013 at the age of 41 years, 9 months, and 1 day. His beautiful soul found its way to heaven after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Donnie was born December 16, 1971 in Loveland, ...

Roger Horne

August 8, 2013

Roger Allan Horne, son of Stanley and Mary (Hoover) Horne, was born October 14, 1941 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. After Roger graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1960, he went on to earn a Bachelors of Science in Education degree from Northwest Missouri ...

Hazel Walker

September 12, 2013

Hazel F. Walker, 91, of SunnyBrook Assisted Living in Fort Madison, formerly of Mount Ayr, passed away September 12, 2013 at Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison, Iowa. Hazel, daughter of Torgen Madsen "John" Skow and Katie Annie Christe...

Cleta Force

August 5, 2013

Cleta Lavaun Force, daughter of Guy Ora & Ada Belle (Brown) Burch, was born June 6, 1920 at home in Liberty township, Ringgold County, Iowa. Cleta moved with her family to Benton when she was 3 years old and she grew up there and attended and gradu...

Gladys Faris

August 4, 2013

Gladys Elizabeth Wickett Faris was born February 1, 1914 on the family farm near New Virginia, Iowa, and passed away August 4, 2013 in Santa Rosa, California, at the age of 99. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Gladys grew ...

Raelin Sumpter

August 5, 2013

Raelin Jo Sumpter, daughter of Desirae Sumpter, was born at 6:32.52 p.m. on October 22, 2012 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She entered this world at 6 pounds, 6.7 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Raelin may not have lived a ...

Garry Bjustrom

July 25, 2013

Garry Cecil Bjustrom was born June 3, 1960, in Algona, Iowa, to Francis Dale and Carole Sue (Becker) Bjustrom. Garry graduated from Algona High School in 1979 and began working on the family farm. Garry moved to Mt. Ayr, Iowa, to start farming i...

Pauline Wood

July 22, 2013

Pauline Wood, 94, of Mount Ayr, formerly of Ellston, died July 22, 2013, at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Mrs. Wood, daughter of Frank and Mary Gray, was born May 28, 1919 in Ellston. She graduated from Ellston High School in 1936. On October...

Lavon Thomas

July 21, 2013

Lavon Thomas, of Mount Ayr, IA, died after a short illness on July 21, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Narcissus Lavon, named for her grandmother, was born to William and Mary Scott (Richardson) Burchett on May 1, 1913 in rural Ringgold County, IA...

Bernard Routh

July 12, 2013

Bernard R. Routh, 81, of Whiting, Iowa entered into rest Friday, July 12, 2013, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa, Iowa. Bernard Roe was born December 20, 1931 in Clearfield, Iowa, the son of Addis and Gladys "Sue" (Bailey) Routh. He graduated...

Patricia Clark

July 17, 2013

Patricia Louise Clark, only child of Albert & Edith (Wahl) Brady, was born May 22, 1932 in Des Moines, Iowa. Patricia graduated from East High in Des Moines and went to college in Washington and Missouri. Patricia married Ray Kirkman and later Leo...

Walter Putney

July 13, 2013

Walter Marion Putney, Sr., son of Olie Walter & Mildred Kathleen (Mosier), was born August 12, 1931 at the home place in Poe Township, Kellerton, Iowa. After growing up on the farm, Walt drove a coal truck in Des Moines and later moved to Omaha, NE w...

Maxine Kean

July 8, 2013

Maxine Smith Kean passed away July 8, 2013 at Mt. Ayr Health Care Center in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Maxine was visited daily by her loving brother Paul Jennings Smith, formerly of Blockton, Iowa. Maxine Smith Kean, the oldest child of Bertha (Jennings) Smith...

Lola Peppmeier

July 3, 2013

Lola Winona Peppmeier, 95, peacefully met Jesus on July 3, 2013 at Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny, Iowa. She had resided there since October 2012. She was born to John and Clarissa Vanderflught on May 17, 1918 in Beaconsfield, Iowa. Growing up, Lol...

Colleene Saville

June 27, 2013

Ruth Colleene Saville, daughter of Merrill and Ruth (Harbold) Skinner, was born December 12, 1933 in Mills County, Iowa. She was welcomed by an older brother Donald and her younger sister, Alice, would complete the family. Colleene graduated from Red...

Norma Smith

June 19, 2013

Norma Marie Searle Smith On August 24, 1923 Harry Ransome Searles and Ida Marie Simpson Searles welcomed a second daughter Norma Marie into their lives. A baby brother would join them a few years later. She grew up on a Blockton area farm where she ...

Fred Barker

June 17, 2013

Frederick (Fred) H Barker, 67, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born Janruary 25, 1947 to Weldon and Lois Barker of Mount Ayr, Ia. He graduated from Mount Ayr in 1966. After high school Fred atten...

Connie Huff

June 19, 2013

Constance Margarette Feeback, daughter of Winnie Clyde and Orpha Estella Kelly Feeback, was born February 14, 1932 at home near Afton, Iowa. Connie moved with her family to Arispe, Iowa, near the Melrose School then later to a farm north of Ellston, ...