John K. Sickels

July 31, 2016

John Keith Sickels was born April 4, 1926 on the family farm near Kellerton to Sherman Rex and Fern Mildred Lavonne (Wehrle) Sickels. He graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1946. John helped his father Rex on the farm through his school years. ...

Darlene Ricker

July 29, 2016

Darlene Ricker, 94, passed away July 29 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Darlene was born September 5, 1921 in Prescott, Iowa, to Harold and Berneice Schaefer. Upon the death of her mother, at age 10 she and her brothers and sister were raised...

Lorraine Crone

August 2, 2016

Lorraine Crone, daughter of Virgil Leroy and Gladys (Cecil) Sharp, was born October 14, 1930 in North Platte, Nebraska. The family later moved to Ontario, Oregon where she grew up and attended school. Lorraine married Lyle Dean Crone and they had t...

Karla (Faris) Moberly

June 29, 2016

The Lord called Karla home on June 29, 2016. Born April 14, 1940 in Ottumwa, Iowa, daughter of Lynden and Gladys Faris. Beloved wife for 54 years of William Moberly of Santa Rosa, mother to Laurie (Daniel) Williams of Davis, CA and Bryan (MaryAnn) Mo...

Velma King-Lorenz

July 25, 2016

Velma King Lorenz was born March 1, 1922 to Sylvia Brown Kennedy and Reed Kennedy in Ringgold County, Iowa. She departed this life at Clearview Home in Clearfield, Iowa on July 25, 2016. Velma grew up and attended schools in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She ...

Clifford (Gene) Reed

July 22, 2016

Clifford Eugene "Gene" Reed, son of Oscar & Loreen (Scadden) Reed, was born April 16, 1948 at Leon, Iowa. Gene grew up at Van Wert and Grand River. Gene knew how to work and had a steady job since he was 14. He graduated from Grand Valley High School...

Carolyn (Katie) Jordan

July 20, 2016

Carolyn Howard Jordan, daughter of Frank & Margaret (Tappan) Howard, was born January 13, 1930 in Chicago, IL. Katie, as she was known to all as, graduated from high school, and attended college, before becoming a mother to Michael, Rex, Terr...

David L. Gipson

July 17, 2016


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David Landis Gipson was born May 22, 1924 in Cantril, IA to Orpha Bell (Landis) Gipson and Jesse Loss Gipson. He served in Panama during World War II in the U.S. Navy, completing his service as a Machinist Mate Second Class. After leaving the ...

Twila L. Hightshoe Fletchall

July 11, 2016

Twila Lavon (Fletchall) Hightshoe daughter of Ray and Opal Fern (McCord) Fletchall, was born August 3, 1938 in Grant City Missouri. After graduating from High school in 1956 where she was active in cheerleading and was Majorette of the high schoo...

Velda M. Pierson

July 10, 2016

Velda Marie (Clark) Pierson was born February 20, 1937 in Red Oak, Iowa to Joseph Arthur Clark and Catherine Marie (Whitney) Clark. She was educated in the Red Oak Schools. On October 16, 1954 she was united in marriage to Howard Eugene Pierson in ...

Donald E. Lowman

July 9, 2016

Donald Eugene Lowman was born March 8, 1930 to Robert and Effie (Sutter) Lowman in Kelley, Iowa. Don passed away July 9, 2016 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Don married Georgia Gloshen and to this union Linda and Steven were born. Later i...

J. Delbert Jackson

June 26, 2016


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John Delbert Jackson, second son of Clifford and Sarah Ethel Hunt Jackson, was born at Jackson Corner in RInggold County, Iowa on October 21, 1925. He died in Clearview Home, Mt. Ayr, Iowa on June 26, 2016 after a struggle with cancer. Delbert att...

Wanda L. McGahuey

June 29, 2016

Wanda Lee (Jeter) McGahuey was born April 24, 1926 near Hatfield, MO to Cordia Jones Jeter and Fred Elmer Jeter. She passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Mount Ayr Healthcare Center. She spent her life in and around Hatfield, MO and Ringgo...

Stanley A. Carlson

June 22, 2016

Stanley Arnold Carlson, son of Arnold & Orril (Gallup) Carlson, was born October 4, 1939 at Red Oak, Iowa. Stan married Marlene Sandstrom and to this marriage, two children were born: Kristina Kay and Kelly Kyle. Stan and Marlene later divorced. ...

Virginia R. Albers

June 15, 2016

Virginia passed away June 15, 2016 at the Mount Ayr Healthcare Center in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She was born March 11, 1936, the daughter of Ruth and George H. Mack Jr. Virginia enjoyed needlepoint, drawing, painting, bingo, and fishing. She was ...

Larry D. Bowen

June 13, 2016


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Larry Dean Bowen, son of James and Ruby (Smith) Bowen, was born May 17, 1947 at Benton, Iowa. Larry grew up at Benton and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1965. After graduating from high school, he moved to Cedar Rapids where he worked at ...

John R. Morrison

June 9, 2016

John Roger Morrison was born February 16, 1955, in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, to Roger and Donna (Ferguson) Morrison. He passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines on June 9, 2016. John was baptized as a youth at the Tingley Presbyterian church, an...

Donna L. Scott

May 13, 2016

Donna Lee Scott, daughter of Herbert Ryder & Alma (Robertson) Knapp, was born January 27, 1939 in Wisconsin. The family soon moved to Des Moines and Donna grew up and lived most of her life on the East side of Des Moines. For the las...

L. Kathleen Drake

June 8, 2016

(Lucille) Kathleen Drake, 93, of Blockton, Iowa, passed away June 8, 2016 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Kathleen, the daughter of Jesse and Roxie (Roudebush) Faubion, was born at her grandparents' home near Blockton on November 28, 1...

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. ...