Donella Jean Creveling

June 2, 2016

Donella Jean (German) Creveling was born August 29, 1927 to Clyde Leroy German and Florence (Nobles) German in rural Ellston, Iowa.  Donella attended school in Ellston and graduated from Ellston High School in 1944. While attending school Donella me...

Marlene J. Zarr

May 27, 2016

Marlene Joan Giles Zarr was born February 22, 1933, two miles north of Tingley, Iowa to John and Fern (Dunlap) Giles. Marlene passed away at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center on May 27, 2016. Marlene was baptized as a baby at the Tingley ...

Twilla R. Lininger

May 23, 2016

Twilla Ruth Hall was born September 19, 1920 on a farm near Atkinson, Nebraska, to Leon and Lula (Fullerton) Hall. She passed away May 23, 2016 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. The family, including older siblings Marvin and Vienna, moved...

Margaret L. Campbell

May 18, 2016

Margaret Louise (Euritt) Campbell was born January 24, 1918 to Everett Euritt and Bernice (Laird) Euritt in Ringgold County, Iowa.  She graduated from Mount Ayr School then attended a bible school in Nebraska in 1934.  Margaret came back to Ringgol...

Loretta L. Reynolds

May 18, 2016

Loretta Lucille Reynolds, daughter of Billie Moore & Opal Irene (Vanderpool) Robison, was born, in Iowa, on February 16, 1934. Loretta grew up in various Ringgold County communities and attended country schools. Loretta married Franc...

Cecil Davenport

May 16, 2016

Cecil Owen Davenport was born on June 11, 1939 in Benton, IA to Roy Richard Davenport and Sylvia Ellen (Spencer) Davenport. After finishing country school, Cecil graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1957. He later attended NWMSU in Maryville, MO. ...

Vera E. Daughton

May 8, 2016

Vera Emma Gibson was born April 5, 1915, the oldest of three daughters of Nile Huston Gibson and Edith Esther (Campbell) Gibson. She passed away at the age of 101 years on May 8, 2016 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Vera attended r...

Charlie Case

May 4, 2016


Veteran
Charles Rolland Case was born October 23, 1943 in Osceola, Iowa to Vaughn Andrew and Betty Louise (Dusenberry) Case. He lived on a farm south of Ellston, Iowa and attended school in Ellston until it closed and then he attended Mount Ayr Community Sch...

Raymond LeRoy Godden

April 28, 2016

Raymond LeRoy Godden, son of Glen & Viola (Laird) Godden, was born February 17, 1947 at Creston, Iowa. Raymond grew up in the Kellerton area and attended country school at Grand River before graduating from Grand Valley High School. Raymond...

Raymond David Umbarger

April 22, 2016

Raymond "Shorty" Umbarger was born October 15, 1924 to Bishop Walter Umbarger and Letha (Poe) Umbarger in Fairfax, Missouri. In his younger years he enjoyed spending time with his horses on the farm. Shorty attended and graduated from the Irish Grove...

Nina Ruth Powell

April 20, 2016

Nina Ruth Powell, daughter of Omar and Jenny (Kinder) Holtzman, was born June 14, 1932 at Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nina grew up at Mount Ayr and attended local schools. Nina married Bill Johnson and to this union, one son, Howard, was born. Nina and Bill lat...

Betty Jo Ruby

April 20, 2016

Betty Jo (French) Ruby, daughter of Howard E. and Amy L. Havely French, was born on January 26, 1922 in Monroe Township, Ringgold County. Betty passed away on April 20, 2016 at Mount Ayr Health Care Center at the age of 94. Betty graduated from hi...

Jackie Joy Padgitt

April 1, 2016

Jackie Joy Padgitt, known to many as Jack, was born February 27, 1937, in Bartlett, Iowa, to Burbin and Viola (Asman) Padgitt. He departed this earthly life on April 1, 2016, at 79 years of age, in Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. In ...

Dolores Irene Fletcher Day

March 30, 2016

Dolores Irene Fletcher was born to Bertha and Homer Day on April 2, 1946 near Diagonal, Iowa, on the Day farm, in Ringgold County, Iowa. She graduated from Diagonal High School at age 19, in 1965. She married David Ray Fletcher on June 6, 1965. ...

Retha Jean Ness Middleton

March 27, 2016

Retha Jean Ness, daughter of Ray & Hazel (Davenport) Middleton, was born December 4, 1934 at home near Mount Ayr, Iowa. Retha grew up at Mount Ayr and she graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1953. Retha was baptized into the Community of ...

Joseph Willard Snethen

March 27, 2016

Joseph "Joe" Willard Snethen, son of Albert Hosea and Grace Eugene (Dant) Snethen, was born July 13, 1922 in Ringgold County, Iowa and departed this life on March 27, 2016. Joe will be remembered for his contagious grin, straight-talking demea...

Donald Wayne Campbell

March 26, 2016


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Donald Campbell, 83, of Shannon City passed away March 26, 2016, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Ayr. Rev. John Rutz will offi...

Eddie Eugene Overholser

March 19, 2016

Eddie Eugene Overholser was born to Forest and Lucille (Coverdell) Overholser on June 29th, 1949 at their home near Shannon City, Iowa. He was called home to be with the Lord on March 19th, 2016. Eddie graduated high school in 1968 from Mt. Ayr H...

Roxie Kaye Fletcher Smith

March 18, 2016

Roxie Kaye Fletcher, daughter of Cecil Joseph & Vesta Maxine (Keller) Smith, was born at home near Diagonal, Iowa on March 8, 1954. Roxie graduated from Diagonal High School in 1972. Roxie married Charles Phillip Fletcher on July 21, 1976....

Barbara Jean Deardorff

March 17, 2016

  Barbara Jean Deardorff, daughter of Pearl (Bower) & Virgil Deardorff, Sr, was born at home on March 18, 1932. Barbara graduated from high school and began a long and rewarding career as a nurse's aid at Clearview Home in Clearfield. ...

David Irvin Wiley

March 14, 2016

David Irvin Wiley was born November 18, 1938 on a farm north of Diagonal to Donald Ivol Wiley and Lela Marie (Bunker) Wiley. Dave had an older sister Donna Lee and was later joined by a brother Wayne Willis. The family moved to a farm 4 miles eas...

Johnny Alfred Hamblen

March 6, 2016


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Johnny Alfred Hamblen was born December 30, 1947 at the family farm just outside of Allendale, Missouri. He was called home on March 6, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. John was the 3rd of 4 children born to Henry & Cor...

William Marvin Morse

February 27, 2016

William Marvin Morse was born October 27, 1951 at Saint Francis Hospital in Maryville, Missouri. He was welcomed into this world by his parents, Everett Leroy Morse and Opal Adell (Jones) Morse and one older brother Franklin Leroy Morse. He...

William Earl Kleckner

February 23, 2016


Veteran
Bill Kleckner, 79, of Creston passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at his home. Bill's wishes were to be cremated and a private graveside service will be held. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., in Mount Ayr is handling arrangeme...

Betty Jane Robertson Roach

February 22, 2016

Betty Jane Robertson was born the 2nd of March, 1932, the third of seven children born to Jesse and Lucy Barnhart Roach, near Allendale, Missouri. She passed away peacefully at Clearview Nursing Home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, on the 22nd of Februar...