Area Obituaries

TRAVIS VAUGHN
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Travis Vaughn, age 38, of Leon, Iowa was killed Friday, April 12, 2019, in an accident on his farm. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Trinity Christian Church, west of Decatur, Iowa. Burial is in the Leon Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Kendra (Jones) Vaughn, formerly of Mount Ayr; sons, Connor Mahan,…

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GLENDA ROSE HALL-MARLOW
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Glenda Rose Hall-Marlow, daughter of Albert Hall and Cora Fertig-Hall was born on September 22, 1938 in Benton, IA. She departed on November 1, 2018 in Lodi, CA at the age of 80 years old. Glenda was number nine of eleven children and grew up in Benton, IA on their family farm known as Happy…

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LEROY A. WILMES
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LeRoy A. Wilmes, 88 of Maryville, MO passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at his home. LeRoy was born on February 28, 1931 in Bedison, MO to Herman and Agnes (Kohmetscher) Wilmes. He worked in sales most of his life. LeRoy graduated from Horace Mann High School and was a member of St. Gregory’s…

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MYRTLE JANE COMER COOK
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Myrtle Jane Comer was born July 20, 1930 in Maloy, IA to Rolla Bryan and Florence Marjorie (Smith) Comer. She graduated from Maloy High School in 1948. Later she got her teaching certificate from Maryville. After she received her certificate, she taught school at country schools, was the librarian at Diagonal School and substitute taught…

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DANIEL G. SHEPHERD
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Daniel G. Shepherd, 76, passed from this life on April 4. 2019. He was born March 31, 1943 to George and Audrey Shepherd in Union County, IA. He grew up in the Thayer and East Union School District, where he began to date his future wife, when she was a freshman and he a junior.…

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CORY JAY KUONEN
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Cory Jay Kuonen, 63, of Creston died March 18, 2019 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.  A memorial gathering to celebrate his life will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the United Church of Diagonal. Private burial will be at the Diagonal Cemetery. Memorials are to the family.…

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HELEN MAXINE SCHARDEIN
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Helen Maxine (Thompson) Schardein was born November 10, 1920 in Worth County, MO to Leslie Earl Thompson and Gladys Opal (Combs) Thompson. Helen Schardein passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Mount Ayr.…

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DON ELLA MARIE DAILEY REED
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Don Ella Marie Dailey Reed was born on August 7, 1927 to David Leroy and Gertrude Edna (Davis) Dailey, the ninth of eleven children in the family. She left this earth on March 25, 2019 at the age of 91, living a long and happy life. Don Ella graduated from Mount Ayr High School in…

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SOPHIE HEMANN
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Sophie Hemann, best friend to Dr. Dennis and Kathy Hemann of Mount Ayr. and to hundreds of patients who always take the time to give her a pat on the head and a howdy do when they come by, returned to doggy heaven Sunday night after a brief illness. Sophie started life in a rabbit…

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WILLIAM S. TJADEN
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A funeral service for William S. Tjaden, 90, of Titonka, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019, at Good Hope Lutheran Church, Titonka. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Titonka. William Stephen Tjaden was born January 14, 1929 on…

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PATRICIA RUTH STRAIGHT
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Patricia Ruth (Corll) Straight was born to Charlie and Margaret (George) Corll in Decatur County, IA on June 4, 1933. She was welcomed home by sister, Mary. From the time Pat was big enough, Mary had her on a horse. This remained a life long passion. They also raised and competed coon hounds. Pat continued…

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LAWRENCE LEE RYCHONOVSKY
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Lawrence Lee Rychnovsky passed away peacefully from this life on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The second son of Clarice Ruth Cabaret and Joseph John Rychnovsky, Lawrence came into the world on March 2, 1933. As a child, he attended Harmony Country School, southwest of Diagonal and graduated from Diagonal Community High School in 1952. After…

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