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Area Obituaries

RICHARD LEE REYNOLDS

Richard Lee (Dick) Reynolds, 89, passed away peacefully in his home on May 3, 2022. He was born February 6, 1933, in Ringgold County, Tingley, IA, the son of Everett Gerald Reynolds and Orpha Vivian Reynolds (Combs). Reynolds graduated from Mount Ayr High School, class of 1951. He was an outstanding athlete, playing football, basketball…

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CRAIG A. GRINDSTAFF

Craig A. Grindstaff of Independence, MO, formerly of Clearfield, IA, passed away September 28, 2021. Craig was born March 22, 1963, in Mount Ayr, IA to Rolland and Linda Grindstaff. Craig lived in Los Angeles, CA until he started his school years in Independence, MO. Craig attended Clearfield School until he transferred to Mount Ayr…

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PEARL RUTH GROUT

Pearl Ruth (Sanderson) Grout was born March 26, 1928, in Lorimor, IA to Avery Roy and Lily Florence (Johnson) Sanderson, the fourth of six children. She passed away May 19, 2022 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, IA. In 1936 the family moved to Shannon City and Pearl graduated from Shannon City High School in…

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DANIEL MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Daniel Michael Reynolds passed away peacefully on May 18, 2022, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center at 69 years, 7 months, and 22 days. On September 26, 1952, Danny was born in Mount Ayr, IA, to Alberta (Smith/Blauer) and Manson Reynolds. Danny had five brothers, Dale, Doyle, Dickie, Dean and Darrell, and he also…

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KENNETH PAUL WEEDA

Kenneth Paul Weeda was born September 25, 1936, to Paul and Helen Swank Weeda on a farm east of Tingley, IA. He was the oldest of two boys, to his younger brother, Keith. Kenny passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the age of 85. Kenny enjoyed riding horses and helping his dad farm.…

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GARY LEE GOURLEY

Gary Lee Gourley, 59, of Shawnee, KS, passed away on May 10, 2022 surrounded by his family at Olathe Medical Center. Gary was born on October 13, 1962 to John and Phyllis Gourley in Corning, IA. After graduating from Lenox High School in 1981, he went on to study science and teaching at Northwest Missouri…

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Rolly Jean Herring

Rolly Jean Herring, son of Basil Alexander & Nellie (Soma) Herring, was born August 29, 1925, at Clearfield, Iowa.             Rolly grew up in a loving home where his mother’s heart of gold afforded Rolly and his siblings’ lifelong pleasant memories & kindness to be thankful of. His parents worked at any job to be…

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PHYLLIS ANN ANDREWS

Phyllis Ann (Hammond) Andrews, daughter of Foster Hammond and Mary (Novak) Hammond was born July 29, 1940, in rural Diagonal, IA. Phyllis passed away peacefully at Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, IA on April 28, 2022. Phyllis attended school and graduated with the Class of 1958 Diagonal Community Schools. On November 15, 1958, Phyllis…

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KENNETH REX CLYMER

Kenneth Rex Clymer was born July 15, 1939 to Earl and Mabel Bradshaw Clymer on his grandparent’s farm east of Diagonal, IA. He was the youngest of five brothers and three sisters. He passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at age 82. Kenny enjoyed growing up in Tingley and had a lot of friends.…

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KENT EDWARD THOMPSON

Kent “Barney” Edward Thompson was born on November 10, 1966 in Chillicothe, MO. At six months old Kent was handpicked to be the son of Lynden and Joyce Thompson of Grant City. This little blessing gave Lynden and Joyce many years of happiness and a few years of frustration, but they wouldn’t have had it…

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