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Area Obituaries

WAYNE KEMERY

November 30, 2022 |

On a bright and frigid Friday, the 13 in January of 1939, a baby boy was welcomed into this world by Clyde and Leah (Drake) Kemery on the family farm north of Blockton, IA. He joined the family with his older brother, Jerry. These two enjoyed many adventures growing up. Blockton was made home throughout…

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ABBI RYANN OVERHOLSER

November 30, 2022 |

Abbi RyAnn Overholser, daughter of Tomie and Amanda Overholser was born May 2, 2007. Abbi passed away on November 25, 2022, at the age of 15 at the Ringgold County Hospital as a result of a car accident. Abbi loved life and enjoyed living it to the fullest. She was always on the go and…

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LaVONNE NELSON

November 9, 2022 |

LaVonne Nelson, age 71, passed away peacefully at home with her daughter and son-in-law by her side in West Des Moines, IA on November 4, 2022 after a hard fought battle against multiple myeloma. LaVonne was born in Maryville, MO on March 19, 1951, the youngest daughter to Everett and Lenore (Zollman) King. She grew…

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ALLAN DOLECHECK

November 9, 2022 |

Allan Dolecheck was born on April 25, 1962, in Des Moines, IA, to Leland and Sandra (Wood) Dolecheck. He was a husband, father and friend to many. Allan passed away unexpectedly on October 30, 2022, at the age of 60. Allan graduated from Clarke Community High School in 1980. He received many honors during high…

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FLORENCE (LOUISE) STAMPER

October 26, 2022 |

Florence (Louise) Stamper was born August 20, 1938, on the family farmstead north of Mount Ayr, IA to Wilbur Everett and Eva Faye (Sawyer) Faris. Her family surrounded her with love as she was called home by her Lord on, what would have been, her dear, late husband’s 96th birthday, October 21, 2022, at 6:22…

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DONNA MARIE NORMAN

October 26, 2022 |

Donna Marie (Stuart) Norman was born March 10, 1949, in Leon, IA to Earl Clifton and Betty Louise (Harris) Stuart. She grew up on the family farm in Ringgold County, IA, where she worked hard with her three sisters. She went to Beaconsfield School through the fourth grade and continued on at Grand Valley Community…

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JUDITH ARLENE LINN

October 26, 2022 |

Judith “Judy” Arlene (Krueger) Linn was born in Creston, IA, on June 15, 1943, to parents Bernard Krueger and Margaret (Hohertz) Krueger. She unexpectedly departed this life for her home in heaven on October 22, 2022, at her apartment in Mount Ayr. Judy grew up in Creston along with her older sister, Pat, and younger…

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PHYLLIS E. RASMUSSEN MCKINNEY

October 19, 2022 |

Phyllis E. Rasmussen, the seventh and final child born to Ferdinand and Irene (Fear) Rasmussen, came into this world on February 10, 1938 at home in Bronson, IA. Phyllis’ dad passed away in 1942 and her mom was dedicated to raising the children and providing for them. Phyllis grew up in the Bronson area and…

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WALLACE EDWIN LOUDON

October 12, 2022 |

Even though his language would sometimes be a little “salty”, Wally was a kind and very caring individual who was put on this earth for a reason. He was able to save his nephew, Rob, from a raging barn fire. While driving down a country road, he came upon a man in a field trapped…

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LUANN SUE JACKSON

October 5, 2022 |

LuAnn Sue Jackson, daughter of Herbert and Vivian Jackson was born July 15, 1961 at Mount Ayr, IA and passed away October 1, 2022 at Taylor House in Des Moines, IA. Her growing years were spent on a farm outside Kellerton, IA and she received her high school diploma at Grand Valley Community School in…

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PHILIP ALVIN BURMEISTER

October 5, 2022 |

Philip Alvin Burmeister was born November 14, 1943, in Harlan, IA to Harry and Mena Burmeister. Phil was the youngest of seven children in a family that consisted of twins, a single, triplets and then Phil. He attended all 12 years of school and graduated from Harlan in 1962. Being the youngest of seven, Phil…

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DAVID L. STRINGHAM

October 5, 2022 |

David L. Stringham was born on December 4, 1963, to Bill Stringham and Shirley Borland Stringham. Dave chose to make southern Iowa his home during his life with the exception of his time serving in the United States Army after attending school in Mount Ayr. He loved the outdoors whether it was fishing or hunting,…

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