Area Obituaries

HELEN MAXINE MCGAHUEY
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Helen Maxine McGahuey, daughter of Omer “Casey” and Jenny (Kinder) Holtzman, was born May 14, 1924 in Ringgold County, IA. Helen always lived in Ringgold County and mostly in Mount Ayr. She attended Mount Ayr Community School and graduated from Mount Ayr High School. On June 25, 1941, she was united in marriage to Charles…

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EUGENE ALLEN COMER
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Eugene Allen Comer was born June 14, 1928, south of Murray, IA, to Alan Edward and Alice Ella (Ludwig) Comer. Gene had an older sister, Irene, and a younger sister, Beulah. He grew up around Osceola, IA and attended school in Murray, IA. Eugene was united in marriage to Eva Lucielle Hammons on June 10,…

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LAVERNE MARIAN GLENDENNING
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LaVerne Marian Glendenning, daughter of Melvin and Ida (Bittner) Smith was born September 8, 1932 at Fontanelle, IA. LaVerne always referred to Fontanelle as “God’s country”. She attended and graduated from Fontanelle High School. LaVerne went on to graduate from Creston Community College with a teaching degree. She taught at Diagonal Community School. LaVerne also…

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ETHEL LOUISE STILL
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Ethel Louise Still, 94, of Mount Ayr, peacefully returned home to her Father in Heaven on July 2, 2019. Her final days were spent surrounded by her loved ones and friends who stopped by the Ringgold County Hospital and then Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Ethel was born on April 21, 1925 to Verne and…

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JIM SMITH
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With immense courage and great spirit, Jim Smith of Beaconsfield made the journey to his Lord on Friday, July 5 2019, at the Ringgold County Hospital supported by his family. James Francis Smith was born September 21, 1940, in Creston, IA, the only child of Francis E. and Mildred DeLay Smith. He was raised on…

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LETHA MAY TODD
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Letha May Todd, daughter of Arthur and Pearl Cora (Brown) Reed, was born at Peaburg, Colorado on May 16, 1943. Letha graduated from high school and attended beauty school. She worked as a beautician for a short time of her life before she utilized her love for sewing to become a seamstress. Her grandmother taught…

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KENTON JAY RUNYON
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Kenton Jay “Kenny” Runyon, 61, passed peacefully Friday, June 28, 2019 surrounded by his family at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa due to complications resulting from a stroke. Family and friends may join us for a celebration of Kenny’s life at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri on Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m.…

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CYNTHIA ANN PICKERING- NOBLE
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Cynthia (Cindy) Ann Pickering-Noble, age 56, Mount Ayr, Iowa, formerly of Grant City, Missouri, died Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at her home surrounded by all her loved ones. Cindy was born August 24, 1962, the daughter of Carol Aubrey and Beverly Ann (Goff) Pickering. She was born and raised on the Goff Centennial Farm north…

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MELYNDA LEA CRAWFORD
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Melynda Lea (Forsythe) Crawford was born September 14, 1963 in Davenport, Iowa to Marion Luella (Dreier) and Phillip Earl Forsythe. She graduated high school from Bettendorf and later graduated from St. Ambrose University in 1987. On July 3, 1999 Melynda was united in marriage to Harold Dean Crawford in LeClaire, Iowa. She worked as a…

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JUDITH CARMEN LEE
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Judith Carmen Lee, 78, passed away June 9, 2019 in Bondurant, Iowa. Judy’s celebration of life will be held at the Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home at 4208 North Ankeny Boulevard in Ankeny, Iowa on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. and services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with burial at Ankeny Memorial…

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JAMES WILLIAM GREEN II
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Jim, or Greenie as many knew him, left this earth on June 17, 2019 to join his beloved father, mother, sister and son. Family was always Jim’s first love, and if you walked into his home, his church, or his presence, you were considered family. There wasn’t anyone, human or animal alike, who wasn’t welcomed…

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DONALD DEE THURMAN
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Donald Dee “Butch” Thurman, 68, Eagleville, MO departed this life on Friday, June 21, 2019 at his home with his wife, children and friends around him. He was born June 29, 1950 in Worth County, Missouri the son of George and Tanzy (Scott) Thurman. Butch did many things throughout his life. He loved working with…

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