Area Obituaries

PATRICIA EDGINGTON
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Patricia “Patty” Edgington was called home to Glory on January 7, 2020. Patty was born on February 1, 1959 to Howard and Velda (Clark) Pierson in Council Bluffs, IA. She grew up, and spent her school years, in Mount Ayr, IA. Patty was creative and outgoing in her young years and enjoyed many activities especially…

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HELEN MAE JEANES
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Helen Mae Jeanes, age 79, was born June 21, 1940, at Iowa City, IA to Ray Charles and Virginia May (Green) Waddell. She died at Lamoni Specialty Care in Lamoni, IA on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Helen went to school in Grand River and Beaconsfield, IA through her junior year. She played basketball for the…

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WILLIAM PAUL QUICK
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William “Bill” Paul Quick, son of Kenneth J. and Berta G. (Morin) Quick, was born in Mount Ayr, IA October 14, 1955. Bill began his schooling in Delphos, then attended Maloy and Redding schools before graduating from Mount Ayr Community High School; class of 1974. He was united in marriage to Virginia “Ginny” Kaye Elmer…

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WILLIAM DEAN HOHLFELD
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William Dean Hohlfeld, 89, passed away January 5, 2020, in Des Moines, IA. Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Iles Westover Chapel. Funeral services was held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Des Moines, IA. Cremation will follow the service and interment will…

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GEORGIA JOANN CHRISTENSEN
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Georgia JoAnn Christensen, 78, of Winterset passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in St. Charles. A visitation was held at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2020 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel, with a funeral service that followed  at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor…

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ANTHONY LYNN BUTLER
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Anthony Lynn Butler was born September 26, 1957 and died peacefully at his home in Benton, IA early Sunday morning, January 5, 2020 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. His sister, Vickie, was with him. He was 62. Tony was the third child of Leland Merle and Dolores Jean (Herrington) Butler and was welcomed…

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Thelma M. Grimes THELMA M. GRIMES Thelma M. Grimes, daughter of Homer and Minnie (Tapp) Ibbotson, was born November 18, 1917 on a farm north of Shannon City, IA. Thelma was blessed with a brother, Loren and when she was four years old, Roger Harris came to live with the family, and he became a…

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JACK DEAN SOUTH
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Jackie Dean South, 77, was surrounded by loved ones when he went to his heavenly home alongside Jesus on December 30, 2019. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God was steadfast in his final days and ultimately gave him peace. Jackie was born to the late Burnell and Doris (Jarvis) South…

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MARJORIE RUTH SAVILLE
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Marjorie Ruth Saville passed away December 21, 2019 at the age of 92 years, 10 months. She was born February 6, 1927 on the family farm east of Redding, IA in Ringgold County. She was the youngest of six children born to Zula Alma (Denney) Saville and James Bernard Saville. Ruth was christened in 1936…

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QUENTIN V. ANDERSON
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Quentin V. Anderson was born May 7, 1932, to George and Lena (Richardson) Anderson. Quentin grew up on the family farm east of Ellston with his younger brother, Carnie. Led by their father’s example, they learned to work hard and invest in their community by working their farm, running the Anderson Saw Mill and the…

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Hate crimes increasing
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To the editor: According to the FBI, 2017 saw an uptick of total hate crimes, 7,175 incidents a 17 per cent increase from 2016. Most of these incidents or crimes were perpetuated by white males who feel threatened by migrants, Jews and other non white minorities. Many Americans thought that racism, hatred and bigotry had…

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RAOLA MAXINE GILES
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Raola Maxine Giles, 97 of Nevada, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019, at Story County Senior Care in Nevada. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, December 19 at the Nevada First United Methodist Church (1036 7th Street) in Nevada. A visitation was at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 20 at the Ellston United Methodist Church…

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