Area Obituaries

DONALD LEE STRINGHAM

Donald Lee Stringham was born June 10, 1941 at home in Mount Ayr, IA to Ernest Milton Stringham and Colene Fentress (Vance) Stringham. Donnie grew up with Curtis Ray. He went to school in Mount Ayr up to his first day of his senior year and got expelled for driving his 1941 Chevy Coupe car…

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RICHARD LEE BELL

Richard Lee Bell, 75, of the Hillsboro and Houghton communities passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at his home. Richard was born on February 27, 1944, in Mount Ayr, IA the son of Harold Raymond and Pauline Long Bell. In his youth he was a member of the Baptist Youth Fellowship in Delphos, IA…

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HAROLD DAVID SANDAGE

Harold David “Sandy” Sandage, 89, of Ottumwa, passed away on October 4, 2019 at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa. He was born to Orville G. and Cora Parman Sandage July 27, 1930 in Mount Ayr, IA. There, he spent his childhood, attended Mount Ayr schools graduating in 1948. On April 9, 1950, Harold married his…

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ALICE MARIE DILLENBURG

Alice Marie (Rinner) Dillenburg, daughter of Lawrence and Nellie (McMillion) Rinner, was born August 14, 1936 at Ellston, IA. She graduated from Ellston High School in 1954. Alice excelled at basketball and was the star forward for the team. The girls basketball team made it to state tournament play but unfortunately, Alice was not able…

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WILLIAM FRANK BENDER

William Frank Bender, 87, passed away September 14, 2019 at the Central Iowa VA Hospital in Des Moines. Services for Bill was Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church in Carlisle. A visitation was prior to the service at 9:00 a.m. Interment with military honors was after the service at…

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JACK RAY TAYLOR

Jack Ray Taylor was born December 23, 1937 on the family farm at Diagonal, IA to Clifford and Lorabel (Cornelison) Taylor. Jack attended country school at Lincoln #7 and graduated from Diagonal High School in 1956. He then attended Creston Junior College graduating with a two-year degree. After college he worked for Watson Brothers in…

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DARYL MAX WILSON

Our father, Daryl Max Wilson, was received into the arms of our Lord on Friday, September 6, 2019. We rejoice in our memories of our loving father, wonderful husband, special grandpa and great grandpa and loyal friend. He was the kindest, most devoted and generous man. Daryl Max Wilson passed in Pearland, TX after a…

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BERNEETA ANNA AUSTIN

Berneeta Anna (Wilson) Austin was born October 31, 1925, to Harvey Byerly Wilson and Mabel Claire (Butler) Wilson at home on the family farm near Lenox, IA, welcomed by brothers, Randall and Wendell. She passed away at home, at age 93, on September 30, 2019, with her children by her side. Berneeta graduated from Lenox…

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DALE EDWARD JUERGENS

Longtime Clearfield businessman and community booster, Dale Edward Juergens, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019. He was 96. Dale was born July 21, 1923, in Creston to Elmer and Grace (Edwards) Juergens. He graduated from Prescott High School in May 1941. The following fall he enrolled at Iowa State University to study Dairy Science. In…

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ELLIS RAY SHELDEN

Ellis Ray Shelden, 85, of Marion, IA, departed this life on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Marion. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019, at the funeral home.…

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