Area Obituaries

LOIS MARIE HILL
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Lois Marie (Wyer) Hill was born March 27, 1930 at Minot, North Dakota. She passed away January 14, 2018 at Village Shalom Memory Care in Overland Park, Kansas at the age of 87. On August 17, 1946 she married Benjamin Oliver Hill. He preceded her in death. Also preceding Lois in death were her parents…

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EDWARD JOSEPH ADAMS
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Edward Joseph Adams, age 85, of Mount Ayr, Iowa, the son of Michael and Katherine (Gergley) Adams, was born November 7, 1932, at Hiteman, Iowa. He left this life on Thursday, February 8, 2018, from Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Ed grew up and attended school in Albia, Iowa. He joined…

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REBA RYCHNOVSKY
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Reba Rychnovsky, daughter of Verl and Velma (Crum) Watts, was born May 7, 1936 at Cabool, MO Reba grew up near Cabool and attended the Cabool School District through the 10th grade. The family moved to the Diagonal area and she attended and graduated from Diagonal High School with the class of 1954. Following her…

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MARJORIE LOUISE IBBOTSON
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Marjorie Louise Ibbotson, 101, longtime resident of the Tingley community, passed away peacefully at her most recent home, the Mount Ayr Health Care Center, on Saturday February 17, 2018. A celebration of Marjorie’s life will be held Saturday, February 24, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Tingley. There will be an open…

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HENRY R. BRIGGS
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Henry R. “Hank” Briggs was born January 24, 1947 on the home farm in Taylor County, Iowa to Henry “Ralph” and Wyona (Stoops) Briggs. He attended primary school and high school in several locations across Taylor county. He left home and began his life at seventeen pursuing careers as a farm hand, carpenter, veterinarian assistant,…

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LOWELL ADRIAN HAILEY
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Mr. Lowell Adrian Hailey, age 98, of New Johnsonville, TN Lowell died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Humphreys County Nursing Home. He was born June 12, 1919 in Clark County, Iowa. Mr. Hailey was a WWII Army Air Force Veteran. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, American Legion and VFW. Survivors include his…

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JOANN ARDELL GREEN
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Joann Ardell (Akes) Green was born August 21, 1943 to Zelma Ardell (Oliver) Akes and Harold Keith Akes in her aunt’s home at Shelby, Iowa. At the time of her birth, her father was in the process of being sent to Japan to serve in the US Army as a soldier in World War II.…

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JANICE KAY DOOLITTLE
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Janice Kay Doolittle was born on November 18, 1947 in Whitehall, Illinois to Wendall and Hazel (Brittingham) Rochester. The family eventually settled in Smyrna, Delaware where Janice grew up along with her siblings. She graduated from Smyrna High School in 1966. Janice welcomed into the world her first born son, Jeffrey. Shortly after his birth,…

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CHARLES BURDETTE HAWKINS
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Charles Burdette Hawkins, son of Cecil Clayton and Alice Helen (Anderson) Hawkins, was born January 11, 1932 in Lucas County, Iowa. Charles grew up in Lucas County and graduated from Russell High School with the class of 1950. Following graduation, Charles enrolled at Omaha Bible Institute; graduating in 1953. During his time in college, he…

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RANDY SCOTT SEYNAEVE
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Randy Scott Seynaeve was born on July 29, 1962 in Moline, IL. Born to parents Frederick Arthur and Frances Miller Seynaeve, he joined big brother Andy Dill Seynaeve at their home along the Rock River in Illinois. When Randy was five, his family grew to include step mom Ellen Seynaeve, then brother Dan Seynaeve. In…

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CAROL L. WILCOXSON
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Carol L. Wilcoxson, 89, formerly of Lamoni, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Southern Hills Specialty Care Center in Osceola.      No public services are to be scheduled. Private burial will be at the Trinity Christian Cemetery near Decatur, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Trinity Christian Church.  Online condolences may be given…

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DONELLA RAE DRAKE
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Donella Rae Drake was born on February 13, 1931 near Mount Ayr. Her parents were Ray and Hazel Middleton. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1950. On March 17, 1952 Donella was united in marriage to Linden Drake in a little church in South Carolina. They lived on a farm east of…

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