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...

Elaine Y. McCampbell

March 12, 2017

Elaine Yvonne (Hammers) Page McCampbell was born April 30, 1939 to Eddie and Eva (Severn) Hammers in Walbonsie Hills between Glenwood, Iowa and Tabor, Iowa. She attended the Walnut Grove Country School threw the 8th grade then high school in Tabor, ...

Martina Stephens Vest

March 6, 2017

Martina Marie Stephens, daughter of Dwight F. & Mary B. (Brown) Stephens, was born in Benton Township, Ringgold County, Iowa, on September 15, 1932. Martina married Rex Irvin Vest in Creston, Iowa. To this marriage, six children were born: Pat...

Larry Pratt

February 28, 2017

Robert Larry Pratt was the son of Glenn Mills and Dorothy Keplinger Pratt.  He was born on November 16, 1939 at the maternal family farm in Maloy, Iowa.  Surrounded by his loving family, and at home, he passed away peacefully on February 28, 2017 i...

Barb Kiburz

March 1, 2017

Barb Hoover was born on January 24, 1926 to Walt and Sadye (Law) Hoover of Ellston, Iowa.  She was born in the same rural farm house as Walt, on the original homestead of her ancestors. Barb was the only child of Walt & Sadye and went to coun...

Samuel Naomi

February 27, 2017


Veteran
Samuel Naomi, son of Joseph & Anna Naomi, was born March 3, 1926 in Brookville, Kentucky. Sam entered into the U.S. Army on September 15, 1950 at Newark, New Jersey. Sam served his country during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on Sep...

Eldon E. Still

February 25, 2017

Eldon Elbert Still, 80, passed away peacefully, Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr. Eldon was born the 8th child of 10, on a farm north of Mount Ayr on July 10, 1936 to Mary Ellen Parker and Leonard L. Sti...

Dennis D. Worthington

February 21, 2017

Dennis Dee Worthington passed away February 21, 2017 at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Maloy, Iowa. Dennis was born on February 6, 1953 in Maloy, Iowa to James Francis Worthington and Ruby ...

Richard D. Welch

February 20, 2017

Richard Duane Welch, son of Wayne Lucas & Rena Blanche (Hircock) Welch, was born at the Madison County Hospital in Winterset, Iowa on February 14, 1943. Richard grew up in Winterset and graduated from Winterset High School in 1961. Richard beg...

Billy Shields

February 16, 2017

John “Billy” William Shields, Jr. passed away at his son’s home in Benton on February 16, 2017 after a 2 ½ yearlong battle with cancer. Billy was born July 8, 1961 to John and Elizibeth Shields in Mount Ayr.  He graduated from Mount Ayr Hi...

Bob & Linda Haley

February 10, 2017

Robert Faye Haley was born in Creston, Iowa on September 21, 1946 to James Calvin and Dorotha Olive (Lane) Haley. Bobby grew up in Benton, Iowa “running the town” with best friends, Larry Bowen, Oscar Bowen and Gail Matthews. He graduated from Mt...

Wayne Butler

February 6, 2017

Wayne Charles Butler was born in Union County, Iowa on September 8, 1928. He was raised by his mother, Elvira (Stauffer) and Perry Stringham. Wayne attended school through the 8th grade, when Perry passed away. Wayne and his mother endured hard ti...

Nina Saltzman

January 31, 2017

Nina Alice Miller Saltzman was born July l, 1927, at the home of her parents, James A. and Myrtle Rae (Morris) Miller, northeast of Redding, Iowa.  She grew up with two older sisters, Margaret and Marjorie. Nina attended school in Redding and gra...

Luella Adkisson

January 30, 2017

Luella Kay Adkisson, daughter of Cecil & Vernice Pauline (Adams) Adkisson, was born July 17, 1944 in Ringgold County, Iowa. Luella graduated from Mount Ayr High School on May 24, 1963. Following graduation, she worked for Pearl Kokesh at Kokes...

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


Veteran
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...