Area Obituaries

RACHEL DOWNEY
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Rachel Downey, 80, Grant City, MO passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019. She was born June 18, 1939 in St. Joseph, MO. Rachel married Richard Miller July 1957. He preceded her in death in 1981. She later married Roger Downey on December 5, 1984. He preceded her in death January 29, 2009. Rachel was a…

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MARK ANTHONY COMER
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Mark Anthony Comer, son of Merrill “Mike” and Kathy (Fifer) Comer, was born June 22, 1967 at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Mark would welcome his younger sister, Kim, into the family. Mark grew up near Kellerton and graduated from Lamoni High School in 1985. Mark played football but he really enjoyed being outdoors;…

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LEROY EUGENE SHELMAN
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LeRoy Eugene Shelman, son of Clyde Nesbitt and Edna Iola (Ellison) Shelman, was born September 12, 1936 in Lenox, IA. He graduated from Lenox High School and following graduation the family moved to Sheridan, MO where he engaged in farming and construction until 1963. LeRoy lived in Independence, MO for almost 45 years and worked…

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DARYL MAX WILSON
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Daryl Max Wilson, a wonderful husband, loving father, special grandpa and loyal friend, passed away, September 6, 2019 after a five-year struggle with Multiple Myeloma. He was born in rural Ringgold County, IA March 23, 1934 and graduated from high school in Mount Ayr, IA.  After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict,…

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JEAN REGER HOLLOMAN
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Jean Reger Holloman passed away on September 9, 2019 in Helena, MT. She was a former resident of Horseheads, NY and Raleigh, NC. Born Jean Catherine Prentis on August 30, 1926 in Mount Ayr, IA, she was the daughter of the late state senator X.T. Prentis and Gladys (Tennant) Prentis. While attending the University of…

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CAMERON MICHAEL YOUNG
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Cameron Michael Young, son of Michael Wayne and Janie Lillian (Groves) Young, was born January 9, 1998 at Corning, IA. Cameron graduated from Mount Ayr High School with the class of 2016. He had graduated from the diesel mechanics class at Indian Hill College in Ottumwa, IA. Cameron was a very loving and caring person,…

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FRED SIVERLY
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Fred Siverly, youngest son of Fred and Dorothy (Brandt) Siverly, was born on December 14, 1927 at his family’s home located five miles southeast of Clearfield, Iowa. He was welcomed into the family by four sisters and one brother. Fred spent his childhood hunting, fishing and trapping in the timber surrounding his home. Fred attended…

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Trullinger JOHN DAVID TRULLINGER
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John David Trullinger was born April 12, 1960, to Doyle and Roxie (Ward) Trullinger of Mount Ayr, IA. He passed away August 13, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA. John graduated from Mount Ayr High school in 1978. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Simpson College and was working on…

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BECKY GILES
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Becky Giles, of Kellerton, IA, passed away on August 8, 2019 at the age of 63. Becky was born July 26, 1956. She was the youngest daughter of Blaine A. and Bonnie (Shackleton) Scott. Becky grew up with an appreciation of animals, especially dogs and horses. Blaine was a farmer when Becky was growing up…

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LEWIS CLAIR JAMES
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Lewis Clair James, only son of Victor and Anna Evelyn (Jackson) James was born November 10, 1944 on the family farm near Redding, IA. Lewis passed away August 1, 2019 in San Antonio after a courageous battle with cancer. Lewis married Maria del Carmen Varona in Salamanca, Mexico in 1974. They recently celebrated their forty-fifth…

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ANNA BELLE RINEHART
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Anna Belle Rinehart, of Hatfield, MO, passed away surrounded by family on August 11, 2019. She was born to Sadie Mae Hensley and Ernest Eugene Black on June 10, 1936, at their farm south of Mount Ayr. She was the second of their five children, Betty, Anna Belle, Charlie, Mary and Jean. She attended country…

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SCOTT WALTERS
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Scott Everett Walters was born February 27, 1970 to Dale Everett and Doris Kay (Sevier) Walters in Mount Ayr, IA. He was raised on a farm near Mount Ayr. Scott graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1988. He loved sports and earned 14 varsity letters. Scott worked several construction jobs through the years. He…

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