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Area Obituaries

KENNETH PAUL WEEDA

May 18, 2022 |

Kenneth Paul Weeda was born September 25, 1936, to Paul and Helen Swank Weeda on a farm east of Tingley, IA. He was the oldest of two boys, to his younger brother, Keith. Kenny passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the age of 85. Kenny enjoyed riding horses and helping his dad farm.…

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GARY LEE GOURLEY

May 18, 2022 |

Gary Lee Gourley, 59, of Shawnee, KS, passed away on May 10, 2022 surrounded by his family at Olathe Medical Center. Gary was born on October 13, 1962 to John and Phyllis Gourley in Corning, IA. After graduating from Lenox High School in 1981, he went on to study science and teaching at Northwest Missouri…

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Rolly Jean Herring

May 10, 2022 |

Rolly Jean Herring, son of Basil Alexander & Nellie (Soma) Herring, was born August 29, 1925, at Clearfield, Iowa.             Rolly grew up in a loving home where his mother’s heart of gold afforded Rolly and his siblings’ lifelong pleasant memories & kindness to be thankful of. His parents worked at any job to be…

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PHYLLIS ANN ANDREWS

May 4, 2022 |

Phyllis Ann (Hammond) Andrews, daughter of Foster Hammond and Mary (Novak) Hammond was born July 29, 1940, in rural Diagonal, IA. Phyllis passed away peacefully at Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, IA on April 28, 2022. Phyllis attended school and graduated with the Class of 1958 Diagonal Community Schools. On November 15, 1958, Phyllis…

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KENNETH REX CLYMER

May 4, 2022 |

Kenneth Rex Clymer was born July 15, 1939 to Earl and Mabel Bradshaw Clymer on his grandparent’s farm east of Diagonal, IA. He was the youngest of five brothers and three sisters. He passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at age 82. Kenny enjoyed growing up in Tingley and had a lot of friends.…

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KENT EDWARD THOMPSON

May 4, 2022 |

Kent “Barney” Edward Thompson was born on November 10, 1966 in Chillicothe, MO. At six months old Kent was handpicked to be the son of Lynden and Joyce Thompson of Grant City. This little blessing gave Lynden and Joyce many years of happiness and a few years of frustration, but they wouldn’t have had it…

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LUELLA WILSON

May 4, 2022 |

Luella Wilson, age 97, passed away peacefully April 26, 2022 at her home, the Esprit Whispering Ridge Assisted Living facility in Omaha, NE. Luella Marian Wall was born to Sadie and Orville Wall March 11, 1925. She graduated from Clearfield High School as Salutatorian in 1942, continuing her education for one year at Simpson College.…

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NORMA MERCER

April 27, 2022 |

Memorial Services for Norma Mercer, 90, of Creston, will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Creston. Reverend Bob Culbertson will officiate. The service will be livestreamed on the Pearson Funeral Home website, under Norma’s obituary tab. The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m.…

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MARY ELIZABETH WERTZ MAY

April 27, 2022 |

Mary Elizabeth Wertz May was a loving mom, grandma and friend. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 14, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Crestmoor Country Club, 1801 W. Townline St., Creston, IA. with family receiving friends…

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DORIS MAY BEEN

April 27, 2022 |

Doris May (Johnson) Been, 87, of Belmond, IA passed away at the Belmond Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 surrounded by loved ones. On Sunday, April 24, visitation was at Ewing Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South, Belmond, IA from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 25 at Belmond…

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NEVA SUE RAUCH ALEE

April 20, 2022 |

Neva Sue Rauch Allee was born July 1, 1949, in Maryville, MO to Louis and Jessie (Wilson) Rauch of Sheridan, MO. Neva graduated from Sheridan High School in 1967. On January 30, 1971, Neva Sue was joined in marriage to Edmond Wayne Allee in Sheridan, MO where they resided until moving to their forever home…

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THELMA JEAN RUSK

April 20, 2022 |

Thelma left to be with the Lord April 11, 2022. Thelma Jean was born December 13, 1925, to Edna and Jesse Anderson. She lived her entire life in Mount Ayr graduating from Mount Ayr High School in 1944. She married her high school sweetheart Bill Rusk on June 25, 1946. They were married 68 years…

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