James R. Johnson

December 21, 2016


Veteran
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 ...

Joyce Rasmussen

October 5, 2016

Joyce Ann Rasmussen, daughter of Eldoris and Mary (Greathouse) Cremeens, was born May 30, 1952 in Illinois. Joyce grew up in Illinois and she graduated from high school in 1970. Joyce was a stay at home mom and she raised her children until 1986 when...

Earl Wood

October 2, 2016

Earl Eugene Wood, son of James Mitchell and Eva Violet (Seviers) Wood, was born at Mount Ayr, Iowa on April 4, 1929. Earl attended school at Mount Ayr. He would later marry and he is the father to three children; Gary, Pauline and Ronald. Earl wa...

Maxine Tridle

September 29, 2016

Helen Maxine Garner Tridle was born to Marion and Mildred Mayo Garner on October 21, 1935 in a one room bunkhouse in Atchison County Missouri near Rockport. Maxine was met at home by brother Bill and sister LoDean. The family soon moved to Springdal...

Donnie K. Clark

September 24, 2016

Donald Keith Clark was born June 21, 1959 to Roy Edward Clark and Louisa Lucille (Warner) Mercer at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. Donnie attended to Mount Ayr Community School. Donnie later moved to Glenwood where he remained until...

Irene Spencer

September 23, 2016

Irene Spencer, daughter of Charles Logan and Bertha Odesa (Hammond) Waddell, was born December 6, 1920 at Mount Ayr, Iowa. On January 15, 1943, Irene was united in marriage to Barton LeRoy Spencer in Louisiana. Irene and Barton would later welcome...

Robert L. Novak

September 19, 2016

Robert Louis Novak, 95, of Sterling, VA, passed away September 19, 2016. He was the son of Cyril & Maud Novak and was born on September 4, 1921 in Ringgold County, Iowa. Upon graduation from Benton High School he attended Iowa State University. He...

Ross Bishop

September 6, 2016

Ross Edwin Bishop passed away on September 6, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM. Ross was the firstborn child of Larry and Kathleen (Asselmeier) Bishop and made his entrance on January 8, 1986 in Des Moines, Iowa and was joined by his sister, Brenna Lyn Bish...

Dorothy Baker

September 9, 2016

Dorothy Jean (Symonds) Baker was born February 11, 1929 to Ernest and Florence (Ray) Symonds. She was welcomed home by sister Darlene. Later the family welcomed brothers Dean and Tommy. Dorothy graduated from high school in Lenox, Iowa with the cl...

Jack Carson

September 11, 2016

Jackie Lee Carson was born in Knowlton, Iowa on December 23, 1942. He was the first of two sons born to Leo Frank & Dorothy Marie (Ruby) Carson. Jack attended country school at Knowlton and east of Diagonal before entering Diagonal Community School. ...