Area Obituaries

LEO MCDANIEL
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Leo Napoleon McDaniel was born December 18, 1924 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma to Henry Alonzo and Florence Rebecca (Smith) McDaniel. Leo was the fifth of six children born to poor, honest, hardworking farmers in Oklahoma. At the age of 16, with only a learner’s permit, he drove another family from Oklahoma to California. Leo had two…

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LEO MCDANIEL
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Leo McDaniel, 92, of Redding passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr. Pastor Bill Armstrong will officiate the service. Burial will be in the Redding Cemetery. Open visitation will be…

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DOROTHY MCATEE
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Dorothy McAtee, 79, of Kellerton, died Friday, September 29, 2017, at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, IA. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Willis Chapel cemetery in Grundy County, MO. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com.…

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BETTY JEAN PRUDDEN
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Betty Jean (Smith) Prudden, 89, of Mount Ayr passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Clearview Home in Clearfield. Betty was the daughter of Samuel Hayden Smith and Naomi Meriam (Nickeson) Smith. She was born in Chugwater, Wyoming on October 15, 1927. Betty and family lived in Wyoming and Missouri until settling on a…

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DUSTY GILES
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Dusty Giles was born November 17, 1988 in a hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Ted and Christine Cobb Giles. Dusty lived in Creston, Newton and other communities over the years. He married Darise Krumwiede on September 18, 2010 and on October 10, 2011, the joy of his life, Tehya Radell Giles, was…

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KARL WILSON WURSTER
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Karl Wilson Wurster, son of Charles and Mamie (Sanders) Wurster, was born at home near Lenox, Iowa on September 29, 1924. Karl was baptized and joined the Lenox Christian Church in 1937. Karl grew up in Lenox and attended Lenox High School. On July 26, 1943, Karl enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his…

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JESSE SHARP
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Jesse Sharp, 87, of Kellerton, died at the Clearview home in Mount Ayr on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Celebration of life memorial gathering, will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Jesse’s home in Kellerton, IA. Memorials are to the family. Online condolences can be made at www.powersfh.com. Jesse Haskell Sharp was born March…

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MINNIE LUCILLE SHELDON BRECKENRIDGE
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Minnie Lucille Sheldon Breckenridge was born March 28, 1926, in Diagonal, Iowa, and passed away Sunday, September 10 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, at the age of 91. She was the daughter of Orville and Mary Steward Sheldon. The family moved to Mount Ayr during her grade school years and she graduated…

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TRUDA ANN DEBORD
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Truda Ann DeBord was born June 15, 1976 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She spent the first part of her life living in Mount Ayr with her mother and brother, Colleen and Colman Phillips. When Truda was 10 years old her mother married Tom Kelly and the family moved to Redding, Iowa. Truda continued her schooling…

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EARL ELTON SACKETT
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Earl Elton Sackett passed away September 22, 2017 in hospice care at Maryville, MO with loving family by his side. Elton was born March 11, 1942 to Burl Elton Sackett and Grace Elizabeth (Butt) Sackett in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was the oldest of their six children. Elton married Lyndal Lou (Monday) Sackett December 27,…

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HUDSON BRINER
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Hudson Briner was born on March 1, 2017 in Maryville, Missouri to Tyrel and Ashley Briner. He passed away on September 13, 2017 at the age of 6 months and 12 days old. Hudson is survived by his mommy and daddy, brother Karson and sisters: Kambree and Kaeslyn, grandparents: Julie Lynch, D.J. Briner, Craig Reynolds;…

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REBECCA BETH CALDWELL
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Rebecca “Becky” Beth Montgomery was born August 16, 1930 in Huntsville, Arkansas to Fred Montgomery and Flora (Faubion) Montgomery. Becky was educated in Alabam, Arkansas. Becky met the love of her life Jack Keith Caldwell, in California during WWII. Becky and Jack were united in marriage on August 25, 1946 in San Francisco. To this…

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