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Area Obituaries

ANNE L. LILES

August 3, 2022 |

Anne L. Liles, 86, formerly of Sun City West, AZ and Bloomington, IL passed away on June 27, 2022 at Bridle Brook Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Mahomet, IL. She was born February 17, 1936 to Floyd and Eva (Waugh) Jackson in Mount Ayr, IA and married Robert Liles in Bedford, IA on…

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EDWARD EUGENE McALEXANDER

August 3, 2022 |

Edward Eugene (Gene) McAlexander was born to Riley and Ora (Paddock) McAlexander near Percival, IA, August 27, 1924. He was welcomed by brothers, Carl and Robert, and later Naomi, Kenneth and Dale joined the family. In his younger years, Eugene’s family farmed in Fremont and Mills counties. They moved to Ringgold County in 1941 where…

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MARCIA LOUISE ANDERSON RUSSELL

July 27, 2022 |

Marcia Louise Anderson Russell passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, with her family by her side at the EveryStep Hospice House in Creston, IA. She was born on May 24, 1950, in Corning, IA to Wilma Lucille Damewood Anderson and Leon “Swede” Anderson. She graduated high school from Bedford Community School in 1968. She…

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LINDA KAY KOHL

July 27, 2022 |

Linda Kay Kohl, daughter of Cecil and Inez (Marshall) Kneedler, was born December 27, 1943, in Afton, IA. While young, the family moved to various small towns in southern Iowa. She attended a small country school called Beerbower, just west of Winterset, where she walked to school every day. When she was little, she had…

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RUTH ANN MCDONNELL

July 27, 2022 |

Ruth Ann McDonnell (née Arends) was born in Huron, SD, on May 19, 1951, and went home to God on July 22, 2022. Ruth was the only child born to James and Rozella Delight (née Olmstead) Arends. She grew up in South Dakota and attended school in Iroquois, Lake Preston, DeSmet, Beresford and Highmore, from…

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ANNE L. LILES

July 13, 2022 |

Anne L. Liles, 86, formerly of Sun City West, AZ and Bloomington, IL passed away on June 27, 2022 at Bridle Brook Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. She was born February 17, 1936 to Floyd and Eva (Waugh) Jackson in Mount Ayr, IA and married Robert Liles in Bedford, IA on July 22, 1955.…

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GRADY LEE MCCALLUM

July 13, 2022 |

Grady Lee McCallum, Jr, son of Grady Lee, Sr and Margaret (Polley) McCallum, was born in Dallas, TX on Friday, August 20, 1943. Grady was born into a large and loving family. He loved and protected his siblings throughout his life. On August 23, 1960, Grady entered into service to his country by joining the…

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FLORENCE OLIVE LAWHEAD

July 13, 2022 |

Florence Olive Abarr, the only child of Carl and Julia Dyer Abarr, was born at home on the farm west of Mount Ayr August 20, 1921. She began her education at Silver Point country school and graduated with the Mount Ayr High School Class of 1938 where she was involved in a variety of activities…

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SAMUEL WILIE BAKER

July 13, 2022 |

Samuel Wilie Baker was born November 8, 1961 in Allendale, MO to Loren and Edna (Roach) Baker. He departed this life July 1, 2022 after a long illness. Sam resided in Grant City, MO with his youngest son, Willie Baker. Sam lived a short time in Mount Ayr, IA. Where he married his first wife,…

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LOIS HUNT

July 13, 2022 |

Lois Ann Hunt, 80, of Johnston (and Diagonal), IA passed away peacefully with daughters at her side on Thursday, July 7, 2022. She was born in Ponca City, OK, on April 7, 1942, to Bill and Margie (Pfieffer) Jeans. Lois, nicknamed, “Cookie”, attended Ponca City School followed by Oklahoma State University where she graduated with…

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MADELYNN ROSE PETERSON

July 6, 2022 |

Madelynn Rose Peterson gained her wings June 24, 2022. Princess was born January 31, 2022. During her time on earth, she was loved by anyone who laid eyes on her. Madelynn is the daughter of Dominique Peterson and Justin Parker. She leaves behind two sisters (Danielle and Annabelle) also two brothers (Payton and Ayden). Not…

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MYRON ARTHUR INGRAM

July 6, 2022 |

Myron Arthur Ingram was born March 12, 1935, to Herman R. and Mildred E. (Spencer) Ingram. He graduated from Mount Ayr High School. Myron served his country in the US Army. Myron married Shirley J. Heggs on June 30, 1957, at the Kellerton Christian Church in Kellerton, IA. Myron and Shirley lived in Des Moines,…

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