Area Obituaries

DONNA ELAINE SCHRODT
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DONNA ELAINE SCHRODT Donna Elaine Schrodt, passed away at home on August 2, 2017, at 7:37 p.m. A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, at Ochiltree Funeral Service in Winterset, with family present to receive friends during this time. A funeral service will follow the visitation beginning at 4:00…

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WILLIAM G. JONES
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WILLIAM G. JONES William G. Jones, 86, of Afton, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the Afton Care Center in Afton. Celebration of Life Services will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van…

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ELTON JOHNATHAN LONG
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ELTON JOHNATHAN LONG Elton “Al” Jonathan Long, 79, of Assaria, Kansas, passed away Sunday, August 13th, at his residence. Elton was born in Shannon City, Iowa on October 18, 1937, son of the late Mildred Louise Long Aistrope and Jonathan Milton Long. Survivors include sons, Jonathan Long (Debra) of Auburn, Georgia, Don Long (Sandra) of…

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MILDRED MARLEE EGLY
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MILDRED MARLEE EGLY Mildred Marlee Egly, daughter of Leon & Margaret (McNair) Daniel, was born September 2, 1947 at Norfolk, Nebraska. Marlee graduated from high school in Stanton, Nebraska. She married Landon Hansen on June 12, 1964 and to this marriage, three sons were born. She married John Egly, II on April 8, 1977 in…

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CLEONE HOSFIELD
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CLEONE HOSFIELD Cleone (Johnson) Hosfield, daughter of Floyd Fletcher and Eva (Hill) Overholtzer, was born on a farm 1 ½ miles from Tingley, Iowa on February 16th, 1928. Cleone graduated from Tingley High School in 1945 and attended two years at Simpson College. On June 14th, 1950, Cleone married Bobby Dean Johnson at the Tingley…

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SHERRY L. TAYLOR
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SHERRY L. TAYLOR Sherry L. Taylor, 74 of West Des Moines, formerly of Creston, entered eternal rest Monday, August 7, 2017 at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa. A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 followed by a meal, at Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar…

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JOHN MARVIN EPPERSON
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JOHN MARVIN EPPERSON John Marvin “Marv” Epperson, 81, of Aurora, Illinois, passed away December 19, 2016, at his home surrounded by family. He was born June 25, 1935, in Ellston, Iowa, the son of Charles and Viola (McMillion) Epperson. He left Iowa in 1954 to purse his desire to share his faith in God which…

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CLARK DAVID JENNINGS
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CLARK DAVID JENNINGS Clark David Jennings was born March 8,1923, in the Union Township, Ringgold County to Clark and Mary Leota (Young) Jennings. David lived his entire life within 7 miles of his birth place; always in Union Township except for a short year just across the road in Union County and that was 1.5…

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BRIAN NEAL CHRISTNER
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BRIAN NEAL CHRISTNER Brian Neal Christner, son of Robert L. & Barbara R. (Halsted) Christner, was born January 1, 1970 in Marshalltown, Iowa. Brian was welcomed home by big sisters, Brenda & Beth, and would later help welcome little sister, Belinda, into the family’s home. The family moved to Mount Ayr in February of 1970.…

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RUSSELL DEAN DAVENPORT
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RUSSELL DEAN DAVENPORT Russell Dean Davenport was born September 3, 1925 to John Stewart Davenport and Margaret Lenore Schultz Davenport on the farm home north west of Diagonal, IA. Russell attended Lincoln No 2, Diagonal, IA, a rural school and graduated from Diagonal High School in 1944. On June 1, 1952 he married Floy Laura…

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BETTY LOUISE STUART
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BETTY LOUISE STUART Betty Louise (Harris) Stuart was born August 24, 1926 on a farm north of Kellerton to Herbert James Harris and Mary Beatrice (George) Harris. She attended country school and later school in Beaconsfield. Betty rode a pony and sometimes needed a scoop shovel to ride to school because of the snow. Betty…

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JOAN ISABELLE McCONNELL KELLEY
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JOAN ISABELLE McCONNELL KELLEY Joan Isabelle McConnell Kelley was born October 30, 1931 in Grand River, IA and was the daughter of the late Jap D. McConnell and Lois Dukes McConnell. She was raised by Gladys Dukes McConnell after the death of her mother. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church. She was preceded in…

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