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Area Obituaries

GEORGE NOVAK

George Novak, 95 of Creston, IA passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Creston. Pastor Mel Kendall will officiate. Open visitation from 3:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2022 with family…

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MARY LOU LETSINGER

Mary Lou Letsinger was born August 9, 1937 in Ringgold County, IA to Eileen (Creveling) and Arthur Pedersen. She lived on the farm until her parents divorced where her cousin, Keith and dear friend, Beth Whitson currently live. She moved away during childhood years and returned to Beaconsfield to live with her dad, stepmother, Berneeta,…

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JOHN PHILIP DUKES

John Philip Dukes, 84, was received into Heaven Sunday evening, September 4, 2022. He was at his Spirit Lake home, with his family, when he took his last earthly breath. Phil was born on October 25, 1937, to his parents, John Paul and Veneta Dukes. He grew up on the family farm near Diagonal, IA,…

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MARY JOANN GROVES

Mary JoAnn Groves was brought into this world on June 10, 1961 in Kansas City, MO to her parents, Darlene and Walter Groves. Growing up, Mary was raised in western Missouri and attended Orick School District where she then graduated in 1978. Mary loved spending time with family and welcomed all with open arms. She…

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MARTHA JANICE PARMAN

Martha Janice Parman, with family and friends at her side, peaceably passed away in Mesa, AZ on August 31, 2022 at the age of 94. She was born June 14, 1928 in Blockton, IA to George and Guelda (Stephens) Moon. Martha lived in Iowa for 33 years—she attended country school and graduated from Blockton High…

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BONNIE SUE MCHENRY YOUNG

Bonnie Sue McHenry Young was born at home in Allendale, MO, in Worth County, on August 8, 1942. She graduated high school at Mount Ayr Community High School in 1960. She furthered her education at Southwest Iowa Community College PNE program where she graduated Salutatorian in 1973. Bonnie worked all her adult life as a…

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DORIS MARIE CRAWFORD

Doris Marie Crawford, daughter of William (Bill) and Mary Catherine (Dahlgran) Crawford, was born March 15, 1958, in Mount Ayr, IA. Doris graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1976. She became a C.N.A. and worked in nursing homes in Mount Ayr, Carlisle and Pleasant Hill for 23 years. Doris lived most of her life…

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FLORENCE “LUCY” MAUDLIN

Florence “Lucy” Maudlin, was born to Clarence and Florence Leota (Page) Dailey, on January 22, 1936 in Tingley, Iowa. Her grandparents were Jack and Lucy (Jane) Dailey, and Albert and Anna Page. Her parents were farmers and she learned the value of hard work and helping others from an early age. Both of which certainly…

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BILLY B. MERCER

Memorial Services for Billy B. Mercer, 92, of Creston, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Creston. Reverend Wade Meyer will officiate. The service will be livestreamed at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com under Billy’s obituary tab. The family will greet friends from 9 a.m. to 10…

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GLORIA ST. CLAIR

Gloria St. Clair, a Mother and Grandmother, passed away by natural causes on August 17, 2022 in Overland Park, KS surrounded by her family. Gloria was born in Beaconsfield, IA to Emmett and Jessie Fouser on January 17, 1932. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Beaconsfield High School and then attended…

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