George Myers

July 19, 2011

George Joseph Myers, the eldest son of George Joseph Schneider and Wealthy Mae Myers, was born September 4, 1922 in West Branch, Michigan and peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 19, 2011. When George was four, his family grew when...

Frank Dredge

July 25, 2011

Frank Alvin Dredge the son of Arlen and Arzetta (Colter) Dredge was born into this world September 5th, 1921 in Arispe, Iowa. Frank was one of 9 children born to this marriage. Growing up Frank moved to several farms with his parents and attended ...

Hope Wynes

July 26, 2011

Hope E. Wynes, daughter of Isaac and Ola (Pope) Thayer, was born April 9, 1942 at Fairfax, MO. She went to be with her Lord on July 26, 2011 after a 4 year battle with cancer. Hope graduated from Fairfax High School in 1960. She went to nurses train...

Vera Wilkins

July 29, 2011

Vera Maude Miller Wilkins, daughter of Albert and Julia (Corsbie) Miller, was born August 17, 1911 at Salem, Iowa. She went to be with her Heavenly Father on July 29, 2011 at her home in Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa at the age of 99 years and 11...

Leroy Blessman

August 21, 2011

Leroy Blessman, 87, passed away on August 21, 2011 of cancer. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 23 at the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, under the direction of the Watson-Armstr...

Charles Caldwell

August 26, 2011

Charles R. Caldwell passed away Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center of heart failure at the age of 85 years. Charles was born in Lenox, Iowa on October 27, 1926, the son of Charles and Faye Caldwell. In Charles' working d...

Althea Schad

August 27, 2011

Althea Ramona (Mona) Schad, daughter of James Franklin Hineline and Martha Green Hineline, was born January 30, 1922 at Florence, Nebraska. After graduating from high school, Mona married Earle N. Schad on December 2, 1948 in Creston, Iowa. Mona was ...

Loren Drake

August 29, 2011

Loren Drake, 102, of Mount Ayr, passed away August 29, 2011 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Loren, son of Gertrude Meanor and Henry Drake, was born July 8, 1909 near Mount Ayr, Iowa. He married Velma J. Hailey on August 15, 1929 in Brighton, Colora...

Konner Klommhaus

September 24, 2011

Konner Evan Klommhaus, son of Kory and Deborah (Faris) Klommhaus, was born March 25, 1996 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Konner entered into Gods gates on September 24, 2011. Konner was a playful boy who...

Velma Hill

December 5, 2011

Velma Louise Hill, daughter of Orville & Mary Sheldon, was born March 12, 1921 at Diagonal, Iowa and passed away December 5, 1011 at West Bridge Care & Rehabilitation in Winterset, Iowa. Velma graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1939. She worked ...

John Bonebrake

December 30, 2011

John E.W. (Jack) Bonebrake, son of Rollo and Ruth (Wilson) Bonebrake, was born November 19, 1918 at the family home in Diagonal, Iowa. He was welcomed by his older sister Lyla and older brother Corwin and later they all welcomed their brother Ronald....

Mabel Smith

March 18, 2012

Mabel Pauline Smith, daughter of Henry & Myrtle (Bean) Kettle, was born October 30, 1914 at Edelstein, Illinois. As a young girl, the family moved to the Redding-Delphos, Iowa, eventually settling in the Blockton area. Mabel graduated from Blockton H...

Mervin Walter

March 21, 2012

Mervin D. "June Bug" Walter, eldest child of Glenndon Russell (Denny) Walter and Juanita Mae Wyant, was born May 2, 1937 at the home place. He attended grade school at Union #9 Country School a half mile south of the family home. He graduated from ...

Harold Repp

May 27, 2012

Harold Brandon Repp, son of Brandon & Katherine (Smith) Repp, was born April 11, 1934 at Chariton, Iowa. Harold graduated from Chariton High School. Harold was united in marriage to Verla L. Adams on November 29, 1953 at the First Christian Church ...

Joseph Bata

June 1, 2012

Joseph Albert (Joey) Bata was born December 16, 1949. Joey was raised by his grandparents Joe & Fairy Bata. After graduating from Diagonal High School in 1968, Joey served his country in the U.S. Navy. Joey retired from the U.S. Navy as an officer. J...

Don Sickels

June 6, 2012

Don Allen Sickels, 83, of Mount Ayr, IA, passed away on June 6, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Don, the youngest of eleven children, was born July 17, 1928 to E.G. and Belle (Nye) Sickels. His first job was at a service station on the...

Richard Lindeman

June 10, 2012

Richard Dean Lindeman, son of Leland & Caroline (Flock) Lindeman, was born August 23, 1944 at Stanhope, Iowa. Richard graduated from Stanhope High School in 1962. He served 7 years in the U.S. Armed Forces. On June 21, 1986, he married Janice Carlson...

Lucille Siple

July 10, 2012

Faye Lucille Siple passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. The daughter of Louis and Bessie Smith Siple, Lucille was born in Ellston, Iowa on August 4, 1918. She attended school in Kellerton through fourth grade and g...

Fred Wilson

August 2, 2012

Lyle Fredrick Wilson was born on July 25, 1954 to John Randall and Vida Leonard Wilson. He was one of nine children. Fred attended school at Clearfield, just missing going to country school by one year. He graduated in 1972, then he went to Iowa ...

Sam Sickels

August 3, 2012

Samuel Chris Sickels, best known as Sam, was surrounded by his family when he passed peacefully from this life into the arms of Jesus on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. He was born to Rex and Mildred Sickels on October 9, 1928...

Hazel Mathews

August 7, 2012

Hazel Mathews, daughter of Lon & Ethel (Wiles) Karber, was born December 3, 1915 in Greene County, Iowa. Hazel graduated from Jefferson High School. On November 3, 1934, she married Wilford D. (Bud) Mathews in Maryville, Missouri. They farmed in Gre...

Bill Scott

September 1, 2012

William Arthur (Bill) Scott, son of Lewis and Cora (Birtwell) Scott, was born July 20, 1928 at Kellerton, Iowa. Bill attended Mt. Ayr schools. He left high school to join the U.S. Army and served at the end of World War II. After his discharge, Bil...

Dennis Hancock

September 7, 2012

Dennis L Hancock went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 7, 2012. Denny was born to Harold and Donna (Frame) Hancock on January 30, 1965 in Corning, Iowa. He attended Clearfield High School and graduated in 1983. He also attended SWCC vocati...

Norma Munyon

September 16, 2012

Norma Jean Munyon, daughter of Charlie Franklin & Helen Elizabeth (South) Reed, was born May 5, 1934 in Decatur County, Iowa. Norma graduated from Kellerton High School in 1952. She was united in marriage to Chester V. Munyon on February 14, 1954 in ...

James Eason

September 17, 2012

James Lavon Eason was born in Diagonal, IA, on January 19, 1930 to Paul James Eason and Beth (Beymer) Eason. The family moved to Mt. Ayr, IA in 1932. In 1934, they moved to the farm west of Mount Ayr. Jim went to Siloam country school in Washington T...