Area Obituaries

JUANITA CLOUSE
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Juanita Clouse, 88, of Massena passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Heritage House in Atlantic. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Massena United Methodist Church in Massena. Pastor Karen Patrick officiated the service. A luncheon was held at the church immediately following the services.…

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SHIRLEY IRENE JOHNSON
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Shirley Irene Johnson, daughter of Wendall Leroy and Alice Pauline (Hansen) McMickle, was born February 24, 1924 at Nora Springs, IA. She was welcomed home by an older brother, Robert L. and the family grew with the addition of siblings, Doris Pauline, John Wesley, James L. and Ronald Dean. Shirley grew up at Milton, IA.…

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BRENDA KAY SUBLETT
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Brenda Kay Sublett, daughter of Cecil R. and Dolores Kay (Perry) Sublett, was born in Medina, OH on June 16, 1966. She was the oldest of three children being followed by Ralph and then Lodene.     The family moved to Iowa when the children were small and lived on a farm near Diagonal, IA. Brenda…

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DALE LARRY CONN
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Dale Larry Conn was born April 16, 1944 in Thayer, IA, at home, to Ivan and Opal (Glazebrook) Conn. He was welcomed home by Doris, Bob, Helen, Dick, Irene, Maurice and Marian. The family moved around the Afton area over the years. He graduated from East Union High School in 1962. He moved to Omaha,…

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GERALD DOUGLAS WAUGH
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Gerald (Jerry) Douglas Waugh, 73, of Sully, IA, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019, in Des Moines, IA after a brief illness, with family by his side. Jerry was born September 3, 1945, in Mount Ayr, IA, to Clarence and Mary Waugh. He and his older brothers, Richard and David, grew up on a…

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SHARON RAE BECKER
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Sharon Rae Becker, 66, of Osceola died January 21, 2019 at Every Step Hospice in Des Moines. She had been a long-term resident of Osceola, Iowa. A celebration of life service will be held in the spring at Young Cemetery in Grand River, Iowa. Sharon, daughter of Grant and Norma (Foland) Becker, grew up on…

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Austin Bowen
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Austin Bowen, son of Larry and Sharon Bowen, was born January 22, 1979. Austin grew up in Delphos and Benton with is 2 older brothers. He graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1998. Austin passed away January 16, 2019. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father; and niece Charlcey Bowen. He…

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Mike Olszewski
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Mike Olszewski, son of Bernard & Anna (O’Neil) Olszewski, was born September 19, 1946 in Cook County, Illinois. He graduated from high school and served two years in the US Army in Vietnam. Mike married Phyllis Saville on December 7, 1996 in Grant City, MO. He worked several years at Trolley Industries (Gummy Bears) in…

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RICHARD DALE SCOTT
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Richard Dale Scott, son of Noel and Georgia (Marrifield) Scott, was born November 24, 1935 at Jameson, MO. In 1949, he was promoted from the eighth grade at Jameson Community School. Dick was born with Muscular Dystrophy, but he did not let that effect his life. He overcame the obstacles with determination and grace and…

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ANNA LINKEY
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Anna Linkey, daughter of Joe and Josie (Prochaska) Skarda, was born September 4, 1916 at Bolivar, MO. The family moved to Iowa and she grew up in the Mount Ayr vicinity, graduating from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1933. Anna took teachers training in high school and taught country school for a few years.…

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BARBARA KAY REYNOLDS
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Barbara Kay (Main) Reynolds was born December 24, 1934 to Elma E. (Stephens) Main and Weldon C. Main in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1952. After graduation Barb was united in marriage to Richard Lee Reynolds on July 20, 1952 at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr, Iowa.…

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LAURANCE MARION BISHOP
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Laurance Marion Bishop was born in Minnesota on June 24, 1929. His parents were Ross Eber and Olive Moffett Bishop. He was also welcomed by older brother, James Donovan and older sisters, Marjorie Aletha and Elizabeth Patricia. The family moved to Mount Ayr when he was very young. Laurance passed away on January 6, 2019…

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