Betty E. Jackson

January 28, 2017

Betty Elaine (Meed) Jackson was born September 11, 1930 in Mason City, Iowa to Dortha Mae (Palmer) Meed and David Casper Meed.  She was educated in the Des Moines area schools. Betty was united in marriage to Leland Rex Jackson on December 10, 1950...

Elladeen McGahuey

January 21, 2017

Elladeen Ruth McGahuey, daughter of Russell & Winnie (Emig) Laird, was born November 25, 1925 near Kellerton, Iowa. The family moved to a farm south of Mount Ayr where Elladeen attended and graduated 8th grade from Lonesome Hollow country scho...

Harold Williams

January 15, 2017

Harold Leslie Williams born October 17, 1940 in Athelstan, IA. to father, George Williams, and mother, Leona Booher Williams. Harold attended grade school in Athelstan, IA. and high school in Blockton, IA. Harold had 2 brothers; Dale (...

Al Clough

January 10, 2017


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Al Clough, 85, of Ellston, Iowa, passed away on January 10, 2017 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was born on November 7, 1931, in a farmhouse near Tingley, Iowa to Fred and Dora (Hill) Clough. He grew up on a farm and enjoyed raising liv...

Sheryl Keenan

January 8, 2017

Sheryl Virginia Keenan, daughter of Elmer Eric and Edna May (Ham) Henderson, was born at Waukee, Iowa on November 30, 1925. Sheryl’s dad passed away when she was 6 years old and the family continued to work the farm. At the age of 16, Sheryl gradua...

Eldeen Roach

January 3, 2017

Gladys Eldeen (Percifield) Roach was born August 4, 1948 in Ava, Missouri to Blevins Quintine Percifield and Ethel Faye (Hitchcock) Percifield. Eldeen was educated in Ava, Missouri Schools. On June 21, 1966, Eldeen was united in marriage to Har...

Carol Ann Kinder

January 1, 2017

Carol Ann (England) Varner Kinder, born May 19, 1945 in Page County Iowa. Oldest child of Everitt “Spec” and June (Hutchinson) England. Carol Ann grew up in the Clearfield community and attended Clearfield Community School were she was active in ...

Lou Ann Shelton-Terwilliger

December 30, 2016

Louisa Ann Shelton / Terwilliger (LuAnn), 58, of Mount Ayr and formerly of Keithsburg IL and West Liberty, IA, passed away on Friday December 30, 2016. She was born February 6, 1958 in Aledo, Illinois. She worked at United Technology Autom...

Bob Jones

December 27, 2016

Robert Duane Jones was born at Diagonal, Iowa to Wesley Thomas & Mary Elberta (Cregeen) Jones. Bob grew up at Diagonal and attended Diagonal School until his junior year. Bob completed his high school education in Oklahoma. Bob’s working car...

James R. Johnson

December 21, 2016


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James Robert Johnson son of Marcella (Brown) Johnson and Jesse Johnson was born on December 3rd, 1950 in Gunneson Colorado. Jim grew up in Diagonal and graduated from Diagonal High School in 1969, “Nothin’ Finer than a ‘69er. After high sch...

Nichole Rose Phelps

December 18, 2016

At the Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa, on April 5, 1994, Jeremy and Donetta (Reed) Phelps brought into this world a beautiful baby girl and they named her Nichole Rose Phelps. Nichole was welcomed home by big sister, Ashley, and together, they...

Eileen Matheny

December 16, 2016

Agnes Eileen Freemyer Matheny was born into this world on February 18, 1925 the oldest child of William Freemyer and Opal Deardorff Freemyer in Grant City, Missouri. She left this world on December 16, 2016. Eileen was educated in Maloy, Iowa. Sh...

Dorothea Larsen

December 14, 2016

Dorothea Mae Larsen, of Clearfield, daughter of William and Nellie (Shelby) Nocton, was born September 27, 1925 at home in Westboro, MO. She passed from this life on December 14, 2016 at Clearview Home in Clearfield, IA. Dorothea attended and gra...

Dan Reynolds

December 10, 2016

Daniel Allen Reynolds was born June 13, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was welcomed home by his parents, Richard Lee and Barbara Kay (Main) Reynolds. Dan grew up at Mount Ayr and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1978. Dan loved people and h...

Maralyn R. Schlapia

December 3, 2016

Maralyn Rose Schlapia, daughter of Leland and Edna Hartman McMath was born July 2, 1920 near Clearfield, Iowa and passed away December 3, 2016 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Dale and Maralyn both passed away on the same date, D...

Wanda Paxson

November 26, 2016

Wanda Paxson, daughter of Dave & Eunice (Killian) Westlake, was born May 15, 1960 in Des Moines, Iowa. Wanda grew up in Des Moines and she graduated from North High School. Wanda worked at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines for 28 years in various dep...

Edward Matlage

November 17, 2016

Edward Clyde Matlage, son of Clem Edward & Lillie Marie (Dawson) Matlage, was born in Des Moines, Iowa on June 18, 1953. He was welcomed home by an older sister, Terrll and later would help welcome younger brother, Scott. Ed grew up in Des Moines ...

Henry Peterson

November 15, 2016

Henry Hanson Petereson was born September 28, 1924 to Harry Hanson Peterson and Minnie Marie (Kohnlechner) Peterson in Union County, Iowa. Henry entered into heaven at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr on November 15, 2016. Henry was a farmer, never ma...

Patricia (Pat) Haley

November 6, 2016

Patricia Jane Haley, youngest child of Noah Dee & Nancy Jane (Rose) Pickenpaugh, was born November 23, 1935 at Omaha, Nebraska. Pat grew up in Omaha and graduated from Tech High in Omaha. Pat married Harold Sluyter and to this marriage, five chil...

Jane Buck

October 30, 2016

Isabelle Jane (Wheelen) Buck was born November 28, 1938 and passed away October 30, 2016 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Jane was born on their farmstead north of Mount Ayr to Emeral and Florence (Her...

Gerald Cannon

October 27, 2016

Gerald Duane Cannon, only child of Virgil Leroy & Mildred Harriett (Ellison) Cannon, was born August 16, 1943 at Clarinda, Iowa. The family soon moved to Mount Ayr where Gerald would live the rest of his life. Gerald graduated from Mount Ayr High Sch...

Evelyn Morey Stevenson

October 14, 2016

Evelyn, daughter of Elvin and Myra (Griffith) McMath, was born near Drakesville, Iowa on March 30, 1910 and later moved with her family to Clearfield, Iowa. After graduating from Clearfield High School, she taught in the rural schools for several ye...

Mary Hixson

October 16, 2016

Mary Lou Ranne was born December 26, 1932 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Ten days later, she was welcomed into the home of her loving, adoptive parents, Lewis and Gertrude Ranne, in rural Malvern, Iowa. She spent her childhood days on the farm and was educ...

James A. Buchanan

October 8, 2016


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James Allen Buchanan was born November 22, 1935 to John and Wilma (Hammond) Buchanan in Tingley, Iowa. Jim was educated in Diagonal school. After school he joined the United States Air Force. Jim was united in marriage to Elizabeth Catherine B...

Theola M. Cameron

October 9, 2016

Theola Maxine (Monk) Cameron, the daughter of Claude Edward Monk and Eva L (Greer) Monk was born on March 4, 1930 on a farm near Clearfield, Iowa. She was the third born child to Mr. and Mrs. Monk out of six children. Theola passed away on October ...