Area Obituaries

ROBERT LOREN ENGLAND

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Robert Loren England was born November 11, 1928 to Lloyd and Evelyn (Smith) England. He was the oldest of six siblings, Doris, Jim, Myrna, Larry and Bill. Robert attended school in Tingley, graduating with the class of 1946. His dad bought a 1928 Model A Ford and the oldest was the designated bus driver for…

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PHYLLIS RIGGS

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Phyllis Riggs passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr, IA. Phyllis Naomi Perkins was born on December 1, 1931 to Claude and Edith (McNab) Perkins in Claremont, SD. She was welcomed by older brother, David, and later joined by brothers, Dalt and Gus and one sister,…

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SHARON KAY PAYTON

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sharon Kay Payton unexpectedly passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 at home in Ohio from an apparent heart attack. She wore many hats during her life which started with her July 31, 1939, birth in Leon, IA to parents Frank Edward and Waneta Edwina (Wadley) Bierlein. She was raised on a farm outside of Kellerton,…

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NORMA JEAN WEBB

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Norma Jean (Baker) Webb, 91, of Adel, IA, went to be with the Lord on January 13, 2021, at Adel Acres Care Center. Norma was born on March 5, 1929, to Doyle Mathis and Laura Mae (Barchus) Baker, on a small farm near Knowlton, IA. She was the oldest of five children, later joined by…

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BONNIE MANDERS

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Bonnie (Pratt White) Manders passed away January 10, 2021 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston, IA. Bonnie Pratt was born on August 5,1934 to Howard and Opal Pratt in Walnut City, IA, now part of West Des Moines. She graduated from Valley High School and married Richard White on June 12, 1953 and they had…

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JACK MORRIS GREENE

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Jack Morris Greene was born September 17, 1933 to Orville E. Greene and Opal (Clay) Greene at home in St. Charles, IA where his parents farmed. Jack worked on the family farm until he graduated from Shannon City High School. After high school he worked for the Union County Engineering Departmentt on the Survey crew…

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BERTHA MAE JEZEK

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Bertha Mae (Brown) Jezek was born on a farm southwest of Diagonal to Vern Francis and Beatrice Merle (Everhart) Brown, on … well, actually there’s a story here. Bertha, or Bert as so many called her, was born close to midnight in early-1926. She always celebrated and recorded her birthday on February 1, “because that…

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JEROLD JAMES ADAMS

January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jerold James Adams was born July 22, 1956 to Harold Wayne and Anna Marie (Flagg) Adams in Tyndall, SD. Jerold passed away peacefully, at the age of 64, on January 8, 2021 at Mercy hospital in Des Moines from complications of COVID. Jerold was welcomed home by four older sisters, Donna, Charlotte, Sharon and Linda…

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NORMA DELORIS BEAUCHAMP

January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Norma Deloris (Olney) Beauchamp was born on a warm Tuesday, September 20, 1932, on a farm in Lotts Creek Township, near Mount Ayr, in Ringgold County, IA. She was the first of three children born to Alfred W. and Cleora (Armstrong) Olney and the first grandchild of Ethlyn Armstrong and H.M. and Ethel Olney. She…

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PHILLIP GLEN FOLTZ

January 13, 2021 | 1 Comment

Phillip Glen Foltz was born July 13, 1937 to Grayce (Vanatta) and William Glen Foltz at the family home of his parents and older sister, Peggy. This farm was a few miles north and west of where Phil spent most of his adult life caring for livestock and the land. He spent most of his…

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DORIS GERALDINE OVERHOLSER

January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Doris Geraldine Overholser, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Doris was born August 28, 1928 to Beatrice Merle (Everhart) and Vern Francis Brown in Mount Ayr, IA. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1946. Doris met the love of her life, William “Bill”…

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ELDON LEE STRANGE

January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Eldon Lee Strange, son of Walter Eldon and Ocie Laveta (Schlapia) Strange, was born at home near Clearfield, Ringgold County, IA on February 27, 1943. Eldon began his education in a one room schoolhouse. In 1949, the family moved to the farm south of Diagonal and Eldon attended Diagonal school. He graduated from Diagonal High…

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