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...

Kenneth Newby

October 2, 2014

Kenneth Eugene Newby, son of Willis and Lois (Harris) Newby, was born July 21, 1956 in Ringgold County, Iowa. His children remember him as a passionate, loving father and Pappy to his Grandchildren. To his daughters he was fun and hilarious, and ver...

Kenneth Driftmier

September 25, 2014

Kenneth Driftmier was born December 21, 1920 in Page County Iowa. He graduated from College Springs, Iowa High School. Kenneth served in the Air Force in World War II. Kenneth and Dorothy Burns were united in marriage on July 17, 1944. They moved t...

Barbara Hutton

September 18, 2014

Barbara Jeanne Harl Hutton was born to Jim and Wilma Harl on July 14, 1950 in Centerville, Iowa. After a long bout with cancer, she passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 18th, 2014. Barb was raised in Casey, Iowa. She attended school in ...

Kyle Shaha

September 11, 2014

Kyle Rex Shaha was born July 10, 1950 to Rex Owen Shaha and Vesta Opal (Wardrip) Shaha in Creston, Iowa. Growing up, Kyle attended Saltzman Country School through fourth grade. He graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1968 and attended Universal T...

Vickie Kimble

September 16, 2014

Vickie Jane Kimble was born on November 15, 1960 in Maryville, Missouri to Larry and Mary Ellen (James) Kimble. Sixteen months later she was joined by her brother Kurtis. From day one she assigned herself the responsibility of caring for her brothe...

Linda King

September 4, 2014

Linda F. King, daughter of Lawrence & Mary (Turner) Joe, was born January 5, 1948 in Independence, MO. Linda grew up in St Joseph, MO. She married Larry King on August 20, 1966 in Grant City, MO. Together they had a child, Kelly Sue King, who passed...

Lawrence Bishop

September 11, 2014

Lawrence E. "Bish" Bishop, son of Merwin & Ruby (Robinson) Bishop, was born May 6, 1934 at Lewis, Iowa. Bish served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan. On November 21, 1960, he married Florence Osborn in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her...

Ula Hays

September 4, 2014

Ula Agnes Hays was born January 6, 1944 in Mt. Ayr to Charles Wade Hampton and Cleo Helen Stringham. Ula attended Mt. Ayr School. She was united in marriage to Orval Franklin Hays on May 6, 1977. Ula worked many different places throughout the yea...

Keith Cole

September 3, 2014

Jacob Keith Cole, son of Lloyd and Blanche (Downy) Cole, was born December 13, 1924 at Lamoni, Iowa. Keith grew up in Benton and graduated from Benton High School in 1942. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed...