Area Obituaries

SHARON KAY MICHAEL
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Sharon Kay Michael, 72, of Shannon City passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Sharon’s wishes were to be cremated and no funeral services to be held. Burial will be at a later date at the Murray Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the family. Armstrong Funeral…

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MARY LOU ENGLAND
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Mary Lou England, daughter of Louis Frank and Louise H. (Matus) Votava, was born October 24, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska. The family moved to Clearfield, Iowa in May of 1942. Mary Lou attended and graduated from Clearfield High School. On August 30, 1947, she was united in marriage to Paul Martin “Buck” England in Bedford,…

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JAMIE JO BOOS
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Jamie Jo (Jones) Boos, daughter of Patti (Lovitt) Dolecheck (Cecil Dolecheck) and Steve Jones was born November 13, 1970, in Wurzburg, Germany. Jamie later welcomed her brother, Justin, and sister, Stephanie. She grew up in Mount Ayr, IA, graduating from Mount Ayr High School in 1989. During her high school years, Jamie participated in drill…

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ELDON LOYD ADKISSON
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Eldon Loyd Adkisson, age 82, died peacefully on Thursday May 9, 2019 while holding the hand of Donna (Wiley) Adkisson, his wife of 65 years. Eldon spent his final hours in hospice care at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and in accordance with Eldon’s wishes, his body has been cremated; that service provided…

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DONNA JO GODDEN
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DONNA JO GODDEN Donna Jo (Ernst) Godden was born February 18, 1951 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to Orvel Louis Ernst and Joann (Magee) Ernst. She graduated from high school in Sherman, Texas. Donna spent five years in England where she worked as a secretary and took some college classes before returning to Texas where she attended…

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HARVEY PLOEGER
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Harvey Ploeger, 87, of Mount Ayr passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Harvey has been cremated and there will be no services. Memorials are to the veterans Honor Flight so other veterans will have the same opportunity Harvey had to visit the veteran’s memorials in Washington D.C. Memorials…

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GENE ALDEN HUTCHINSON
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Gene Alden Hutchinson was born September 27, 1947, the son of Glen and Doris (Vanderflute) Hutchinson in Leon, Iowa. He passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019  at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 71. Gene was raised in Mount Ayr and Diagonal, Iowa, with the exception of four…

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BARBARA ANN WALTER
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Barbara Ann Walter, daughter of Gerald and Ariel (Green) Keller, was born December 21, 1929 at Clearfield, Iowa. Barb later helped welcome into the family her younger brother, Phillip. Barb grew up on a farm southwest of Diagonal and she graduated from Diagonal High School with the class of 1949. On July 8, 1956, Barb…

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VERNA MAE MARTIN
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Verna Mae Martin, 82 of Mount Ayr, IA passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at her home with her family at her side. Verna was born on August 17, 1936 in Ringgold County to Arlo and Ethel Dillenburg. She grew up on a farm in various locations in Ringgold and Union County and graduated from…

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ROBIN COLEENA SCHWANDT
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Robin Coleena Schwandt born March 10, 1958 in Powell, WY. She was adopted, along with her two brothers, Kelly and Richard, by Jamie and Donna Cawthorne. Robin grew up in Winner, SD. She enjoyed ranching and rodeos and was a rodeo queen. Robin then left home and lived some time on an Indian Reservation where…

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TRAVIS VAUGHN
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Travis Vaughn, age 38, of Leon, Iowa was killed Friday, April 12, 2019, in an accident on his farm. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Trinity Christian Church, west of Decatur, Iowa. Burial is in the Leon Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Kendra (Jones) Vaughn, formerly of Mount Ayr; sons, Connor Mahan,…

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GLENDA ROSE HALL-MARLOW
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Glenda Rose Hall-Marlow, daughter of Albert Hall and Cora Fertig-Hall was born on September 22, 1938 in Benton, IA. She departed on November 1, 2018 in Lodi, CA at the age of 80 years old. Glenda was number nine of eleven children and grew up in Benton, IA on their family farm known as Happy…

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