Leo McDaniel

October 2, 2017


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Leo Napoleon McDaniel was born December 18, 1924 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma to Henry Alonzo and Florence Rebecca (Smith) McDaniel. Leo was the 5th of 6 children born to poor, honest, hardworking farmers in Oklahoma. At the age of 16, with only a learner...

Jeane England

September 30, 2017

Jeane England, daughter of Ralph & Eva (Winemiller) Round, was born December 18, 1926 at Conway, Iowa. Jeane graduated from Clearfield high school. On August 23, 1945, she was united in marriage to Dwight England and to this marriage was born t...

Karl Wurster

September 28, 2017


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Karl Wilson Wurster, son of Charles and Mamie (Sanders) Wurster, was born at home near Lenox, Iowa on September 29, 1924. Karl was baptized and joined the Lenox Christian Church in 1937. Karl grew up in Lenox and attended Lenox High School. On ...

Minnie L. Breckenridge

September 10, 2017

Minnie Lucille Sheldon Breckenridge was born March 28, 1926, in Diagonal, Iowa, and passed away Sunday, September 10th at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, at the age of 91. She was the daughter of Orville and Mary Steward Sheldon. The famil...

Truda A. DeBord

September 18, 2017

Truda Ann DeBord was born June 15th, 1976 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She spent the first part of her life living in Mount Ayr with her mother and brother, Colleen and Colman Phillips. When Truda was 10 years old her mother married Tom Kelly and the family...

Aleine Taylor

September 13, 2017

Aleine Marie Taylor, daughter of Clyde James and Marie Fern (Lane) Howie, was born December 24, 1927 in Creston, Iowa. She moved with her family to California and graduated from high school at Gilroy, California. While attending a dance with her...

Morris Marvin Cronbaugh

July 30, 2017

Morris Marvin Cronbaugh was born November 5, 1950 in Marengo, Iowa to Alice (Wauters) and Marvin Dale Cronbaugh. Marvin departed this life on July 30, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Marvin received his elementary education in Iowa Co...

Becky B. Caldwell

September 13, 2017

Rebecca “Becky” Beth Montgomery was born August 16, 1930 in Huntsville, Arkansas to Fred Montgomery and Flora (Faubion) Montgomery. Becky was educated in Alabam, Arkansas. Becky met the love of her life Jack Keith Caldwell, in California duri...

Trent Wayne Stewart

August 31, 2017

Trent Wayne Stewart was welcomed into this world by his parents, Russell Wayne and Jacqueline Renae (Faris) Stewart on October 31, 2000 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa. Trent had the honor of being little brother to Megann and big...

Milo H. "Mike" Been

August 29, 2017

Milo Harlan “Mike” Been, 87, passed away August 29, 2017 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Milo was born October 5, 1929 in Tingley, Iowa to Harley and Leona (Saltzman) Been. He attended school in Tingley and later received his GED from Des Moi...

Larry Schad

August 11, 2017


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Larry Dale Schad, son of Earle M. and Althea R. Schad, was born October 16,1946 at a rural home in Fontanelle, Iowa. He grew up with his brother Gary on the farm outside of Shannon City, Iowa. Larry graduated from East Union High School in Afton, Iow...

Cleone Johnson Hosfield

August 14, 2017

Cleone (Johnson) Hosfield, daughter of Floyd Fletcher and Ava (Hill) Overholtzer, was born on a farm 1 ½ miles from Tingley, Iowa on February 16th, 1928. Cleone graduated from Tingley High School in 1945 and attended two years at Simpson College. On...

Betty J. Prudden

August 9, 2017

Betty Jean (Smith) Prudden, 89, of Mount Ayr passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Clearview Home in Clearfield. Betty was the daughter of Samuel Hayden Smith and Naomi Meriam (Nickeson) Smith. She was born in Chugwater, Wyoming on Octob...

Louise A. Donald

August 6, 2017

Louise Ann (Palmer) Donald was born September 17, 1951 in Mount Ayr, Iowa to Robert Archie and Marjorie (Dady) Palmer. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1969 and later graduated from Hamilton Business School. Louise was the 1st female g...

Clark David Jennings

August 5, 2017

Clark David Jennings was born March 8, 1923 in the Union Township, Ringgold County to Clark and Mary Leota (Young) Jennings. David lived his entire life within 7 miles of his birth place; always in Union Township except for a short year just across t...

Brian Christner

July 29, 2017

Brian Neal Christner, son of Robert L. & Barbara R. (Halsted) Christner, was born January 1, 1970 in Marshalltown, Iowa. Brian was welcomed home by big sisters, Brenda & Beth, and would later help welcome little sister, Belinda, into the family’s h...

Donna J. Burgess

July 31, 2017

Donna Jean (Dunbar) Burgess was born July 25, 1938 in Leon, Iowa to Clarence Lee and Virginia M. (Jones) Dunbar. Donna was educated in Decatur County, Iowa. Donna had a big heart and loved her family dearly. She was a great mother. Donna love...

June Steinman

July 23, 2017

June was born to Ray and Dora (Spurgeon) Wood on June 8th, 1923 in Grant City, Mo. She was welcomed home by 5 siblings, Flossie, Lucille, Earl, Stella and Ermon. She would later be joined by twins Art and Effie. June grew up in Grant City, Missour...

Carnie Anderson

July 20, 2017

Carnie Wayne Anderson was born on March 15, 1934 in Ellston, Iowa. His parents were George and Lena Anderson. He graduated from Ellston High School in 1951. Carnie assisted his father in farming and business until entering the U.S. Air Force in 1956....

Paul McKinney

July 2, 2017

Paul Eugene McKinney was born July 18, 1939 in rural Macksburg, Iowa and was the son of Faye (Allsop) and Percy C. McKinney.  He graduated from Macksburg High School in May 1958.  Paul was baptized at the First United Methodist Church in Creston on...

Betty Stuart

July 11, 2017

Betty Louise (Harris) Stuart was born August 24, 1926 on a farm north of Kellerton to Herbert James Harris and Mary Beatrice (George) Harris.  She attended country school and later school in Beaconsfield.  Betty rode a pony and sometimes needed a s...

Donald Stamper

July 6, 2017

Donald Gene Stamper, son of Grant A. & Mildred (Keller) Stamper, was born December 30, 1924 on a farm southwest of Diagonal, Iowa. When he was 10 months old, the family moved to Creston where his dad took employment with the railroad. When the Gr...

Duane Sobotka

June 23, 2017


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Duane Lee Sobotka was born December 9, 1956, in Corning, Iowa, to Leonard Andrew and Venita Shirlene (Kirby) Sobotka of Clearfield, Iowa. He was welcomed home by two sisters, Connie Sue and Karen Rae. Being raised on the farm, his younger years were ...

Larry Corll

June 8, 2017


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Larry Allan Corll was born on June 12, 1941 in Mt Ayr, Iowa and passed away on June 8, 2017 in Mt Ayr, Iowa. Larry graduated from high school in Mt Ayr and then attended Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Mo where he graduated with a degr...

Bernard Sobotka

May 26, 2017


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Bernard Andrew Sobotka passed away peacefully on May 26, 2017 at Otterbein Lebanon Senior Lifestyle Community.  He was born on March 8, 1927 in Diagonal, Iowa to Andrew Joseph and Eva Marie (Driskell) Sobotka. Bernard grew up in Diagonal and grad...