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Area Obituaries

EVERETT GAY POWELL

December 1, 2021 |

Everett Gay (Jake) Powell, second child born to Oy (Terwilliger) Powell and Rolland Dean Powell, was born January 3, 1941, in rural Ringgold County, IA. Jake passed away November 26, 2021, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Jake attended country school and graduated from Mount Ayr High School with…

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DARREL DWAYNE MERCER

December 1, 2021 |

Darrel Dwayne Mercer, son of Clarence and Lela (Johnson) Mercer, was born July 13, 1938 in rural Gentry County, MO. Darrel graduated from Diagonal High School with the class of 1956. Darrel served his country in the U.S. Air Force and spent time in England and Morocco. After his honorable discharge, Darrel returned to southern…

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JOHN WILSON CLINE

December 1, 2021 |

John Wilson Cline, son of Wilson Ewing and Grace V. (Hill) Cline, was born November 15, 1929 on the century family farm near Export, PA. John grew up on the farm and loved being a three-generation caretaker of the land. John graduated from Franklin Township High School with the class of 1948. John farmed with…

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WILLIAM DALE ANDREWS

December 1, 2021 |

William Dale (Bill) Andrews, son of Perle J. and Maude Ann (Groves) Andrews, was born September 17, 1929, in his home in Lincoln Township, Diagonal, IA. Bill passed away peacefully November 27, 2021 at Greater Regional Hospital in Creston from Covid pneumonia. Bill attended country school in Benton and graduated from Benton Community High School.…

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Corwin Dwight Karr, Jr

November 30, 2021 |

Corwin Dwight Karr, Jr, son of Corwin Dwight Karr, Sr and LaVonne (Gregg) Karr, was born November 6, 1948 in Mount Ayr, IA. Corwin, better known as Junior, learned to work hard at an early age. Junior farmed and did a lot of welding. He enjoyed earning extra money by trapping. In later years, Junior…

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Francis Edwin Willis

November 30, 2021 |

Francis Edwin Willis was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 25, 1942, the only child of his parents Greta and Shelby Willis. After Shelby finished his military career, the family moved to a farm near Pleasanton, Iowa, where Francis attended country school until starting high school at Leon High School. He accepted the Lord…

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Teena Suzanne Hill

November 30, 2021 |

Teena Suzanne Hill (Krisinger) of Hailey, ID, died of colon cancer at 76 years old on April 28, 2021, in San Juan Capistrano, CA, in a hospice home overlooking the ocean surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on January 21 in Mount Ayr, IA, the daughter of late Ruth Van Sandt and…

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L.D. JEFFERSON

November 17, 2021 |

L.D. “Jeff” Jefferson Sr age 98 of Gallatin, MO passed away Tuesday morning, November 9, 2021, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, MO surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 30, 1923, the son of William Madison and Clara Bernice (Denney) Jefferson in Woodbine, IA. He attended school in Woodbine, IA, Redding, IA…

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SHIRLEY MAE BRAND

November 17, 2021 |

Shirley Mae (Comer) Brand, fifth child of seven born to Rolla Bryan and Florence Marjorie (Smith) Comer, was born January 13, 1939. Growing up in Ringgold County, she attended school in Maloy through the eighth grade; one semester at Redding, IA during her freshman year and the remainder of her education was at Mount Ayr…

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MARVIN GLENN PRATT

November 10, 2021 |

Marvin Glenn Pratt was born in Story City, IA on July 28, 1938 to Glenn and Dorothy Pratt. He went to sleep in Jesus on October 26, 2021 after a brief illness. He was the eldest of three children. His siblings were Larry Pratt and Charlene (Pratt) Greene. He started school in Delphos, IA where…

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CALVIN F. LAMBERT

November 10, 2021 |

Calvin F. Lambert of Enon, OH passed away at home on October 21, 2021 at the age of 78. He was born in Grant City, MO the son of the late Owen and Lennis Lambert. He retired from the U.S. Post Office after 36 years beginning as a mail carrier and retiring as a supervisor.…

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JANE E. THOMAS

November 3, 2021 |

Jane E. (St. Clair) Thomas was born to Ernest “Wink” and Ellen St. Clair on June 13, 1945, in Jefferson, IA. Jane grew up on the family farm south of Jefferson with her parents and her brother, Dick. She loved horses, did farm chores, drove tractors, showed Angus cattle in 4H and enjoyed helping her…

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