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Area Obituaries

NICCOLE LEA MORGAN SCHMIDT

September 22, 2021 |

Niccole Lea Morgan Schmidt, the only child of David W. and Pamela A. Morgan was born on October 4, 1981 in Des Moines, IA. After years of struggle, she lost her battle for life at age 39 from the effects of Huntington’s Disease Chorea, (the same genetic disease that also attacked her mother), on September…

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JANICE K CANNON

September 15, 2021 |

Janice K (Foley) Cannon was born March 15, 1945, at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, IA. She was the eighth child of Michael James and Mary Alice (Ford) Foley. Jan was raised in Story County, IA. She attended Nevada School until fifth grade and the transferred to Colo, IA school where she graduated in 1963.…

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JEREMY MATTHEW NEWTON

September 15, 2021 |

Jeremy Matthew Newton was born September 5, 1975 to John Paul and Betty Marie (Wilmer) Newton in Harlan, IA. Jennifer Marie joined the family on August 2, 1978. Jeremy graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1994, Ellsworth Community College in 1996 and Iowa State University College of Design in 1999. He married the…

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ALLEN ANDREW JOHNSTON

September 8, 2021 |

Allen Andrew Johnston was born June 3, 1939 in Kansas City, KS to George Wesley and Marjory Guthrie Johnston and he passed away at Johnston Hospice House, Johnston, IA on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at the age of 82. He was named after both of his grandfathers, Allen Simpson Guthrie and Andrew Jackson Johnston. Shortly…

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EDNA MARIE SMALL

September 8, 2021 |

Edna Marie (Samuels) Small, age 87, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2021, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center with family by her side. She was born May 25, 1934, in Muscatine, IA, the first child of Carl and Minnie (Cary) Samuels. Edna grew up on the family farm with her parents and brother, Burton,…

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CHARLOTTE M. TODD

September 8, 2021 |

Charlotte M. Todd peacefully passed away September 1, 2021. During her last days, Charlotte had her seven children and her beloved dog by her side, along with many of her grandchildren. Charlotte was born June 15, 1938 in Paisley, OR to Charles D. and Ida L. Keith. Charlotte married Max Glendenning on December 14, 1957…

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MILDRED HARRIETT ELLISON CANNON

September 8, 2021 |

Mildred Harriett Ellison Cannon was born September 4, 1919, on a farm near Guss, in Taylor County and passed away September 6, 2021, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr at the age of 102. She was born to Wilbur Clay Ellison and Martha Jane Corbin Ellison. Mildred joined brothers, Ralph Wilson and Caroll Ellison, and…

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LORA HALEY BAXTER

September 8, 2021 |

Lora “Lou” Haley Baxter, of Foart Madison, IA, passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Lou was born in Mount Ayr, IA to Elbert and Anna Bowen Haley. On March 24, 1984 she married Leon Baxter in Fort Madison, IA. Lou went to high…

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LONNIE LOWELL HUNTSMAN

September 8, 2021 |

Lonnie Lowell Huntsman, son of Lowell Enos and Lila Irene (Day) Huntsman, was born May 31, 1946. Lonnie lived in Iowa and in recent years, made Mount Ayr his home. He was an over the road truck driver and did auto body repair work in younger years. Lonnie was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the…

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ROBERT VINCENT SCHAEFER

September 1, 2021 |

Robert Vincent Schaefer was born February 29, 1928, in rural Adams County, IA, the fourth child of Harold William and Bernice Lewie Madison Schaefer. Bob attended country school in Ringgold County. Bob was united in marriage to Betty Jean Carson on November 23, 1946, in Troy, KS. Two children were born to this union: Randall…

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VANCE O. BRINER

September 1, 2021 |

Vance O. Briner, 75, of Agency, died at 4:26 a.m. August 24, 2021 at home. He was born December 31, 1945 in Mount Ayr, IA to Burl and Violet Grim Briner. Vance married Elaine Elmer on September 28, 1963 in Mount Ayr. Vance owned and operated a mechanic and auto body shop, and also did…

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ROBERT GALEN MCVEY

August 25, 2021 |

Robert Galen McVey, seventh child of 11 children born to Charlie O. and Cora M. (Kimmel) McVey, was born April 21, 1939 at home in Clarke County, IA. Bob always liked the idea that he was “7 of 11” so naturally, 7 and 11 were his lucky numbers! Bob was united in marriage to LaVonne…

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