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Area Obituaries

KATHERINE LEE NOVAK THOMAS

January 19, 2022 |

Katherine (Kathy) Lee Novak Thomas, 69 of Creston, IA passed on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, IA due to coronary complications. Kathy was born June 1, 1952, in Mount Ayr, IA. She was the second child of George Mattias Novak and the late LaRetta LaVaun Brown Novak. Kathy graduated…

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JEANNE KAY STEWART

January 19, 2022 |

Jeanne Kay Stewart, the daughter of Vern Joseph and Helen Martha (O’Grady) Marler, was born November 13, 1944, at Estherville, IA. Jeanne entered eternal rest on January 14, 2022, at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center, West Burlington, IA, at the age of 77. Jeanne graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1963. She married Dean…

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NANCY JEAN CHISHALA

January 19, 2022 |

Nancy Jean (Bishop) Chishala, 48, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Nancy was admitted to the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, IA on Saturday afternoon January 8, 2022, due to Covid. Her husband Paul never left her side. In Glendive, MT, on September 6, 1973, Gary and…

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MORRIS DON BOSWELL

January 19, 2022 |

Morris Don Boswell, age 80, of Lamoni, IA, the son of Leroy and Alma Deane (Osborn) Boswell, was born on March 14, 1941, in Lamoni. He passed away in Mount Ayr, IA, on January 7, 2022. Morris grew up in Lamoni, graduated from Lamoni High School, and attended Graceland College. He married Jennifer Sue Trammell…

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LISA ANN SCHWALBE

January 12, 2022 |

Lisa Ann Schwalbe, 58, of Grand River, IA, passed away on January 4, 2022, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA due to complications of pancreatitis. She was beloved mother to Erin Elizabeth Campbell of Des Moines, as well as devoted daughter, sister and doting aunt to 17 nieces and nephews whom she…

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KENNETH MERYL MCALEXANDER

January 5, 2022 |

Kenneth Meryl McAlexander was born on the family farm in Percival, IA to Riley Fletcher and Ora (Paddock) McAlexander on August 7, 1928. He was greeted by brothers. Carl, Bob, Gene, and sister, Naomi. Later, he was joined by brother, Dale. Kenny passed away on December 29, 2021, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center.…

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LEO VERNON LANE, JR

January 5, 2022 |

Leo Vernon “Skip” Lane, Jr., 65 years old of Niles, passed to his rest December 24, 2021 at his home after an illness. He was born Janu 29, 1956 in Rockford, IL, the son of Leo Vernon and Ann M. (Welsh) Lane, Sr., and has lived in the Michiana area for many years. After high…

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RONALD LEE CONLEY

January 5, 2022 |

Ronald Lee Conley, youngest child of Cora Belle Keller Conley was born December 12, 1934, in Knowlton, IA exactly two months after the death of his father, Thomas Hartford Conley. He was welcomed into the home by sisters, Vesta Maxine, Marjorie Geraldine, Retha Marie, and brother, Donald Everett. His mother later remarried, and he had…

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MERTIE MAXINE ANDERSON

January 5, 2022 |

Mertie Maxine Anderson was born December 22, 1927, to Cyril and Marguerite (Frost) Greene. She lived her entire life in the Ringgold County area, graduating from Mount Ayr High School with the class of 1946. She married her high school sweetheart, Max Tennant Anderson, on May 11, 1947. To this union was born a son,…

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CHERIE’ RENEE FOLAND

December 29, 2021 |

Cherie’ Renee Foland left this earth on December 23, 2021 to be with the angels. She is now free from pain and at peace after battling cancer for over 10 years. She was a fighter until the end, but no stranger to challenges throughout her life. Cherie’ came into this world six weeks early on…

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GERT K. TROST

December 29, 2021 |

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gert K Trost, 91, of Creston, at her home on December 7 surrounded by loved ones. A Celebration of Life Service will be held and announced in the Spring of 2022. Burial will be at the Maple Hill Cemetery of Cromwell. Memorials may be…

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DONELLA SUE JOHNSTON

December 29, 2021 |

Donella Sue Johnston was born on September 22, 1928, in Mount Ayr, IA to Darrell and Lena (Main) Johnston. Donella, known by many as “Donnie”, grew up at Mount Ayr. She worked at the congregate meal site for several years. Donnie belonged to the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr. Donnie was a good-hearted lady…

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