Area Obituaries

DONNA MARIE STEWART-GRAY
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Donna Marie (Freemyer) Stewart-Gray was born March 29, 1928 to Bill and Opal Freemyer in Grant City, Missouri. She passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 after suffering a long battle with Alzhiemer’s Disease at the age of 90, surrounded by her family. Donna attended school in Sheridan, Missouri. Donna was united in marriage to…

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JOSEPH RIVERA
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         Joseph Rivera, age 84, of Boone and formerly of Adair and Ringgold Counties, died Friday, April 13, at his home in Boone. Joe has gifted his body to the Anatomical Board of Nebraska for medical students’ learning. There will be no formal services. A celebration of his life will be held later in the…

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HORACE A. JOHNSTON
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Horace A. Johnston, “Andy,” age 77, died on Friday, April 6, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Andy was born in Diagonal, IA on August 10, 1940, to Robert and Floretta Johnston, but was largely raised by his grandparents, Horace and Martha Johnston, who he had great affection for. He was one of four siblings, to…

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PAMELA JEAN FARREN
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Pamela Jean (McIntire) Farren lived with the intention of leaving a legacy from the date of her birth, January 26, 1951, until she drew her last breath on April 8, 2018. She was born and grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from East High School in May of 1969 and was married to…

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MAC ELBERT CROSS
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Mac Elbert Cross, son of Ames R. and Elberta R. (McKinstry) Cross, “was born at a very young age” on September 28, 1941 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Mac graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1960. Mac enjoyed camping and riding his horse, Sparkle, on trail rides with friends. One time, Mac and friends went…

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JAMES JEFFREY ROUTH
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James Jeffrey (Big Jim) Routh, the only son of Francis Aaron and Velda Eleanor (Chandler) Routh, was born October 12, 1957, and departed this life on April 14, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was baptized into the Clearfield Methodist church on June 15, 1958. He graduated from Diagonal High School in 1976.…

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FRANK SMITH BONE II
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Frank Smith “Bill” Bone II, age 76, of Council Bluffs, IA passed away March 3, 2018. He was born in Osceola, IA on March 21, 1941 to the late Boyd and Marie (Boling) Bone. Bill spent most of his youth on the family farm north of Grand River, IA. He worked for 33 years for…

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ETHEL RUTH ANGUS
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Ethel Ruth Moffatt Angus was born January 8, 1916, the first child of Alex Grant and Elsie Rose (Holloway) Moffatt south of Mount Ayr, IA. She entered into eternal rest on March 30, 2018 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center eager to meet her Savior Jesus Christ. Ruth grew up on the Moffatt farm…

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ROBERT WAYNE WRIGHT
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Bob was born on June 19, 1922, in Putnam County, Missouri, to Marshall Walter and Elsie Olive Wright. After his graduation from Mount Ayr High School, Bob hitchhiked across the country holding jobs to keep going. He worked at Boeing Air in Washington State with his sister and mother building aircraft during WWII. Bob was…

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HOWARD RANDAL SHIELDS
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Howard Randal Shields, age 60, of Grand River, Iowa, the son of Oscar Edgar and Beth Larraine (Hill) Shields, was born June 9, 1957, in Osceola, Iowa. He left this life on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Howard grew up on the family farm at Grand River. He graduated from Grand Valley High School in 1975.…

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CLARICE MINNICK
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Clarice Minnick, 97, of Creston, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Creston Specialty Care. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Open visitation, with family receiving friends will be 2…

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KEITH O. WALTERS
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Keith O. Walters, 78, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics after a long and complicated health journey. Keith was born August 10, 1939 in Benton, Iowa to Hugh and Louise (Woollums) Walters. He graduated from Benton High School and attended business school in Omaha, Nebraska. He…

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