Wayne George

August 2, 2015

Robert Wayne George left this world on August 2, 2015, with is loving wife of 64 years at his side and surrounded by his family. Wayne, as he was called, was born December 22, 1930 at his family home north of Kellerton, IA. He was the son of Rob...

Alan England

July 3, 2015

Alan Bryce England was born August 7, 1965 to Samuel George England and Diana Jean (Walkup) England in Mount Ayr. Alan lived with his grandparents in Blockton, Iowa most of the time while growing up. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1983. ...

Louise Sackett

July 17, 2015

Louise Ann (Burchett) Sackett was born December 31, 1942, in Leon, Iowa, to William Allen and Inez Mary (Jones) Burchett. She grew up in Ringgold County and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1961. On September 23, 1961, Louise was united i...

John Walkup

July 16, 2015

John David Walkup, son of Annabel (Haidsiak) and Harold John Walkup, was born March 4, 1957 in the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Two older brothers, Mike (6) and Dale (4) welcomed and loved him. John David received his formal educat...

LaViece Barker

July 12, 2015

Vera LaViece (Main) Barker, (known to everyone as LaViece), was born on February 27, 1920 on the Main family farm in Liberty Township in Ringgold County Iowa. She was one of 11 children born to the late Corwin Ernest Main and Mabel Mae (Wood) Mai...

Colleen Knight

July 3, 2015

Colleen was born August 22, 1927 in Promise City, Iowa to Corydon Minor and Lora Anderson. She had six siblings: Enid, Ellis, Clare, Karolyn, Fra and Naomi (who died as an infant). As a child Colleen was blessed with a beautiful voice. At the age...

Kenny Markley

July 3, 2015

Kenny Michael Markley, son of Kenneth Kyle and Lillian Catherine (Novak) Markley, was born January 31, 1948 at Greater Community Hospital in Creston, Iowa. Ken grew up in Mount Ayr and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1966. He furthered hi...

Joyce Estes-Andrews

July 9, 2015

Joyce Ann Estes-Andrews, daughter of Katherine D. Raymo and Charles R. Allen, was born September 21, 1942 in Chillicothe, Missouri. Joyce grew up around Chillicothe & Trenton, Missouri, graduating from high school in Weston, Missouri in 1961....

Paul Smith

June 30, 2015

Faith, family, friends and farming?????_ that was Paul Smith. Paul Jennings Smith passed away June 30, 2015 at the Mt. Ayr Healthcare Center in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Paul Jennings Smith, son of Bertha Johanna (Jennings) and Samuel Jesse Smith, was born ...

Lillie Matlage

June 28, 2015

Lillie Marie Matlage, the 12th child born to Earl and Lillie (Pearson) Dawson, was born December 21, 1932 at home in Des Moines, Iowa. Lillie grew up on the southeast side of Des Moines and graduated from Lincoln High School. Soon after graduating...

Cecil Smith

June 24, 2015

Cecil Edward Smith was born May 12, 1937 to Cecil Joseph Smith and Vesta Maxine (Keller) Smith in Diagonal, Iowa. Cecil attended West Point Country School. On August 15, 1958 Cecil was united in marriage to Dorothy Rose Sissel at the First Christia...

John Brown

June 6, 2015

John Rolla Brown, the fourth child of Leonard and Arlie May Brown was born on February 27, 1945 in Loveland, Colorado. The family moved back to the Grand River area soon after, where he lived until he was a young man. When John was 5 years o...

Wayne McGehee

May 28, 2015

Charles Wayne McGehee, 94, of Mount Ayr, passed away on May 28, 2015 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Wayne was born June 9, 1920 in Ringgold County, Iowa, the son of Ward and Lotte (Dugan) McGehee. He graduated from Tingley High School in 1...

Ray Uresk

June 4, 2015

Raymond Edward "Ray" Uresk was born on July 9, 1951 to Raymond D. and Marguerite (Marks) Uresk in Kingston, New York. Ray joined the United States Air Force in 1971 and was honorably discharged in 1974. During his service he married Shirlene Love a...

Shirley Miller

January 9, 2015

Shirley Rhea Miller passed away peacefully on January 9, 2015 at Journey Care in Woodstock, Illinois. She was born March 5, 1929 in Amarillo, Texas. Shirley is survived by her brother and best friend, Elbert (Jay) Irving of Afton, Iowa and her thr...

Jeff White

May 27, 2015

Jeffrey Lynn White, son of Raymond C. & Imogene (Eastland) White, was born October 3, 1962 at Omaha, Nebraska. Jeff was raised on a farm southeast of Mount Ayr. He graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1981. He enjoyed farming and working with h...

Arlene Hansell

May 22, 2015

Arlene Hansell, 90, of Mount Ayr passed away at the Mount Ayr Healthcare Center on Friday, May 22, 2015. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Diagonal Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmst...

Patricia Callies

May 22, 2015

Patricia JoAnn (Pohlman) Callies, daughter of Mary Margaret (Lavus) Pohlman and Clyde L. Pohlman, was born June 11, 1935 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She attended school in Eagle Grove. Patricia married Herbert Dwain Callies on June 6, 1962 in Miami, OK....

Gene Motsinger

May 9, 2015

Lloyd Eugene Motsinger, better known as Gene, was born just across the Missouri line in Iowa on February 24, 1929. He was the sixth child born to Albert Leander and Eunice Ellen (Hardy) Motsinger. Gene grew up in this area helping farm and attending ...

Donald Bear

May 16, 2015

Donald Gene Bear, son of Glenn and Eula (Brockway) Bear, was born at home in Monroe Township, Ringgold County, Iowa on October 13, 1932. Don graduated from high school in Archie, Missouri in 1950. Shortly after, he returned to Ringgold County and ...

Dwayne Mead

May 8, 2015

Dwayne Mead the adopted son of Lucius Orville Mead and Ethel Traver Mead was born May 9, 1920 in Iowa City, Iowa. A veteran of World War II he served in the Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres. He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen...

Dean Goodman

May 1, 2015

Dean L. Goodman, son of John & Charity (Garner) Goodman, was born February 16, 1926 at home, west of Diagonal, Iowa. Dean graduated from Creston High School in 1944. In 1950, he was united marriage to Anna Rose Bolton in Afton, Iowa. Dean worke...

Loreen Reed

April 30, 2015

Loreen Bartrona Reed, daughter of Benjamin and Clara Belle (Critchfield) Scadden, was born October 10, 1922 at home in Boyd County, Nebraska. On September 20, 1940, Loreen was united in marriage to Oscar C. Reed in Osceola, Iowa. To this marriage...

Ruth Egly

April 30, 2015

Ruth Hazel Stewart Egly was born at home in Ellston, Iowa on January 15, 1925 to Lela Viola Olson Stewart and Amos Ray Stewart and departed this life on April 30, 2015. She was welcomed by three brothers: Thomas Vaughn, Aden Rae, Charles Eugene and o...

Jenine Vice

April 27, 2015

Helen Jenine Vice was born on September 19, 1959, in Burlington, Iowa, to George and Shirley (Scott) Vice. She was welcomed by older sister, Peggy. Jenine passed away on April 27, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, after a sudden illness too...