Area Obituaries

CECIL JOHN STEVENS

Cecil “John” Stevens, 69, of Creston died Saturday, June 08, 2019 at EveryStep Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at a later…

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NIEDA RAE CUNNINGHAM

Nieda Rae (Egly) Cunningham, the first-born daughter of John William (Bill) and Ruth Egly, passed away on June 4, 2019 in Burnsville, MN. Nieda was born in Creston, Iowa and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1962. Two daughters, Lizette and Kimberly, left to cherish her memory, reside in Minnesota. Nieda was a gifted…

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Gayle Walters Olson GAYLE WALTERS OLSON

Gayle Walters Olson, 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Grace Lutheran Church, 5201 Urbandale Avenue, Des Moines, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will…

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SARA VIRGINIA GAMBLE

Sara Virginia Gamble, a resident of the Commons at Eagle Crest in Roseville, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2019. She was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa, on April 17, 1920, the first of two children of T. Harry and Fern Liggett. She was a graduate of Mount Ayr High School and Iowa State…

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SARA REESE

On June 29 at 10 a.m. there will be a Memorial Service at Elk Chapel Community Church 25658 Elk Chapel Rd. Lamoni, Iowa Sara Mae Clough Reese (born August 7, 1932) passed from this world on May 31, 2019. Appropriately near Memorial Day, we will remember her kind and gentle soul. Sara led a full…

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KARON LEE NAOMI

Karon Lee Kirk was born September 28,1947 with her twin sister Sharon in Columbus, Ohio to James William Kirk and Ruby Mae (Griffith) Kirk. She lived in Ohio part of her life and was adopted as a very young child by her stepmother, Daisy Kirk. She was united in marriage to Sam Naomi on October…

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JOSEPH RAYMOND EVERHART

Joseph Raymond Everhart was born April 21, 1942 to William Ezra and Mary Iva (Weatherman) Everhart at a farmhouse in Bedison, Missouri. He attended Udora Country School from first grade to eighth grade. He then attended high school at Quitman for ninth and tenth grade and later attended Clearmont for eleventh and twelfth grade and…

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DAVID CRAIG ENGLAND

David Craig England was born May 13, 1951, the eldest child to loving and devoted parents, Mary Lou Votava England and Paul ‘Buck’ Martin England. Dave grew up on farmsteads surrounding Clearfield and later graduated from Clearfield High School in 1969. On February 14, 1971 Dave married the neighbor girl who lived down the road,…

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RICHARD THEODORE HAWLEY

Richard Theodore (Ted) Hawley was born the youngest of four siblings on November 28, 1935 in Denison, Iowa to Robert Theodore and Alice (Brockelsby) Hawley and died on May 22, 2019 at the family farm north of Vail. At the time of his death he had attained the age of 83 years, six months and…

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STANLEY HAROLD SCOTT

Stanley Harold Scott was born on May 5, 1927, in Kellerton, Iowa and passed away in Boise, Idaho on May 16, 2019, as a result of a stroke. The family gathered the week before to celebrate his 92nd birthday. Stanley was born to Loren and Mae Scott and was a brother to Perry Scott, Helene…

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