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...

Roxie Trullinger

June 5, 2017

Roxie Jean (Ward) Trullinger, daughter of Ardis L. and Merle L. (Cannon) Ward, was born April 2, 1929, Wiota, Cass County, Iowa. She passed away on June 5, 2017 from complications of diabetes and congestive heart failure at Clearview Home in Mount Ay...

Merl Drake

May 28, 2017


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Merl Edward Drake, son of Warren & Mary (Ferber) Drake, was born July 23, 1937 at Mount Ayr, Iowa.             Merl graduated from Mount Ayr High School and served his country in the armed forces. On July 22, 1960, Merl married Thelma...

Frances (Fran) Moffitt

January 21, 2017

Frances Anne (Fran) Moffitt, daughter of Hulbert Ray & Frances Allen (May) Kleckner, was born September 2, 1929 at Clearfield, Iowa and went home to be with the Lord on January 21, 2017 at Laconia Center Genesis Eldercare Net in Laconia, New Hamp...

Virginia Powell

May 20, 2017

Virginia Dolores Powell, 90, of Mount Ayr, formerly of Blockton, died May 20, 2017, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Virginia was born October 9, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York to Lloyd and Lillian Waldron.  After graduation from high school, sh...

Jim George

May 17, 2017

Jerry James “Jim” George was born in Union County, Iowa on October 26, 1939 to Arthur James and Geraldine (Strange) George. His family lived in Parkville, Missouri and Illinois before moving back to Diagonal, Iowa area where he started kindergart...

Buddy D. Powell

May 2, 2017

Buddy Dean Powell was born April 19, 1958 at home in Mount Ayr, Iowa to Nina Ruth (Holtzman) Powell and Rolland Dean Powell. He graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1976. Buddy worked in maintenance for Worth County Convalescent Center in Gran...

Paul Drake

April 29, 2017

Paul W. Drake was born May 14, 1933, the third child of Warren and Mary (Ferber) Drake. His childhood was spent in Ringgold County, graduating from Mount Ayr High School in 1951. On November 14, 1953, he married Mildred (Mickey) Reynolds in Mount ...

John Reasoner

April 28, 2017

John Brice Reasoner, son of Frank Brice and Mary Louise (Peterson) Reasoner, was born October 28, 1949 at Osceola, IA. John’s aptitude and love of all things mechanical were developed at an early age working alongside his father, Frank, at Reaso...

Glenna M. Eggert

March 31, 2017

Glenna Mae (Frame) Eggert was born April 19, 1925, in Taylor County, Iowa, near Lenox to Glen and Mildred Velda (Snare) Frame. Glenna attended country school in Taylor County and graduated from Lenox High School. She then went Elizabeth School of N...

Nelson H. Denney

March 4, 2017


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Nelson Denney was exactly who Tom Brokaw was writing about when he published The Greatest Generation. He was born on September 3, 1919 at his home farm in Redding, Iowa. He was a teenager during the Great Depression and developed the Middle American ...

Irilene G. Denney

December 31, 2016

Irilene Denney was born on the easily-remembered date of April 19, 1919.  She was born before women had the right to vote and lived long enough to have the opportunity to vote for a woman for President.  Nobody will know for whom she voted but the ...

Marjorie Scherrueble

April 13, 2017

Marjorie M. Scherrueble, 74 of Aurora, passed away Thursday April 13, 2017 in Aurora, IL. She was born January 20, 1943 in Redding, IA, the daughter of the late J. Frank and Esther (Saville) Parker. She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly (Timo...

Jim Haley

April 11, 2017

Jimmy Eugene Haley, fourth child born to Harry Howard and Ruth Annella (Roudybush) Haley, was born January 12, 1950 at Creston, Iowa. Jim grew up on a farm near Diagonal and graduated from Diagonal High School in 1968. Jim met and fell in love wit...

Marion Creveling

April 6, 2017


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Marion Victor Creveling, son of Carl and Mary Creveling, was born December 12, 1921 on a farm north of Ellston, IA.  He departed this life on April 6, 2017 at the age of 95 years, 3 months and 25 days at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Marion s...

Wayne Bohn

March 26, 2017

Wayne Cecil Bohn was born November 11, 1925 in Riley Township, Ringgold County, near Lamoni, Iowa, to John Daniel Bohn and Elma Lydia Lou (Gilliland) Bohn. He attended country school in Ringgold County, Iowa. On June 15, 1950, he was united in mar...

Rita Anderson

March 23, 2017

Rita Carolyn (Hewlett) Anderson was born November 6, 1938 in Grand River. She attended country school and graduated the valedictorian of Grand River High School. After graduation, she worked for an insurance company in Des Moines. While living in ...

Lucile Jackson

February 13, 2017

Lucile Buell Jackson, of Ellston, IA, daughter of Lynn and Elva Mathany Buell, was born November 5, 1918 at home on a farm in Liberty Township, Ringgold County, Iowa and passed away on February 13, 2017 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa after a s...

Lois Scott

March 20, 2017

Naomi Lois Scott was born at the family farm west of Corning, Iowa, on September 7, 1922, the second of eight children born to Marion and Rosanna (Mitchell) Brown.  Lois walked or rode a horse to country school and later to Corning High School.  Th...

Ruth Moreland

March 15, 2017

Ruth Evangeline Moreland, daughter of Ralph & Ruth (Snethen) Brenizer, was born southwest of Davis City, Iowa on March 6, 1930. The family eventually moved to the Caledonia, Iowa area and Ruth lived around Mount Ayr most all her adult life. R...