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Area Obituaries

Phyllis (Smith) Cregeen

April 17, 2024 |

PHYLLIS CREGEEN Phyllis (Smith) Cregeen, of Rockford, Illinois, formerly of Diagonal, passed away on April 12, 2024 in Rockford. Her services will be held later this week in Diagonal. Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is entrusted with her arrangement.

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Jacqueline Sue Davis

April 17, 2024 |

JACQUELINE SUE DAVIS Jacqueline (Jacque) Sue Davis, 66 of Weeping Water, Nebraska, passed away on April 14, 2024. She was born on July 16, 1957, in Lee Summit Missouri to Donald and Darlene Bear. On October 18, 1975, she married Arthur William Davis in Kellerton, Iowa. Jacque worked as a para-professional at Heartland Behavioral School…

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Raymond Wayne Van Laar

April 17, 2024 |

RAYMOND WAYNE VAN LAAR Raymond Wayne Van Laar, son of Fredric John & Helen Vye (Baker) Van Laar, was born March 21, 1927, at home near Grand River, Iowa. Raymond grew up on a farm and developed a love for the outdoors, nature, and living off the land. Raymond graduated from Grand River High School…

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Dwight Leroy Jennings

April 17, 2024 |

DWIGHT LEROY JENNINGS Dwight Leroy Jennings was born in Muscatine, Iowa, on November 23, 1956 to Norman and Gertrude (Ross) Jennings. He was welcomed by older siblings William, Linda, and Beth. The family moved often around Iowa for Norm’s work as an electrician before finally settling in Ellston, Iowa. Dwight graduated from nearby Mount Ayr…

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Leslie Eugene Rauch, Sr.

April 10, 2024 |

LESLIE EUGENE RAUCH, SR. Leslie Eugene Rauch, Sr. was born March 30, 1940, to Arthur and Agnes Rauch at the family home in Grant City, MO. Leslie and his siblings grew up in Grant City, MO and Mount Ayr, IA. Leslie grew up working hard and being charitable. His family farmed so that meant the…

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James Leroy Madison

April 3, 2024 |

James Leroy Madison left this earth on March 23, 2024, to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to live with Him throughout eternity. He was born January 12, 1939, to George Madison, Jr. and Ellewyn Dorothy Hall Madison, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He attended school in Fort Dodge, Iowa, graduating from Fort Dodge…

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Jacqueline Timmons

March 27, 2024 |

Jacqueline (Jacquie) was born to John and Bernice Wiley on October 5, 1938, at home on their farm near Conway, Iowa. Jacquie went to two different country schools and then to Clearfield Community School where she graduated in 1957.  After high school, she moved to Des Moines, Iowa and started working at Bankers Life (Principal…

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Norma “Kay” (Corll) Thompson

March 27, 2024 |

It is with great sadness that the family of Kay Thompson (Corll) announce her passing on March 23, 2024, at the age of 86. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2024, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huxley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to…

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Alice Lucille Bowen Johnston

March 27, 2024 |

Alice Lucille Bowen Johnston was born Sept.13,1931, to James Corbley and Ruby (Smith) Bowen in Maloy, Iowa. She later moved to Benton, Iowa where Alice attended Benton school where she graduated as valedictorian of her Senior class. She also participated playing on the 6 on 6 high school girls basketball team. After graduation she worked…

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Darrell Eugene Hall

March 27, 2024 |

Darrell Eugene Hall, age 79, of Ozark, Missouri, was born September 13, 1944, at the hospital in Osceola, Iowa, the son of Ira Alberta and Sylvia Mae (South) Hall. He died March 15, 2024. He was welcomed home by older brother Jerry and sister Phyllis. He was a happy child and started life on a…

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Alva Jesse Parker

March 27, 2024 |

Alva Jesse Parker was born at home June 9, 1929, to Milo Alva Parker and Florence Irene Dooley on the family farm north of Diagonal on P27 and died peacefully at Clearview Home in the morning at 11:15 the 19th of March 2024. A.J., the 1st of 3 boys, walked to attend country school through the 8th grade.…

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William (Bill) Dean England

March 27, 2024 |

William (Bill) Dean England, born November 17th, 1946, in Creston, IA to Lloyd Courtney and Evelyn Belle (Smith) England. Bill departed this life on March 18, 2024, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Bill, the youngest in his family, was welcomed home by siblings Robert, Doris, Jim, Myrna, and Larry on the family farm…

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