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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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SANDRA ANN TAYLOR

April 20, 2022 |

Sandra Ann (Dalbey) Taylor was born on April 15, 1936 in Leon, IA to Margaret and Jackson Dalbey. An only child, Sandy was raised for much of her childhood in Diagonal. Her family owned and operated Dalbey Lumber Company. Sandy graduated from Diagonal High School in 1954. She married her high school sweetheart, John Wallace…

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MYRTLE JUANITA LAIRD

April 20, 2022 |

Myrtle Juanita Laird, daughter of Eugene “Gene” and Myrtle (Henderson) Sevier, was born April 15, 1925, at Beaconsfield, Ringgold County, IA. Beaconsfield would always be Juanita’s home. She went to school in Beaconsfield; she was active in the Beaconsfield United Methodist Church, working church suppers and a member of the W.S.C.S. On October 10, 1942,…

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BARBARA KAY CANNY

April 20, 2022 |

Barbara Kay Canny (née Barker) passed away in Des Moines, IA on April 7, 2022. Barbara was born December 31, 1941, on a cold New Year’s night in Mount Ayr, IA to LaViece and Clarence Barker. She grew up on the Barker farm in Benton, the oldest of six, and excelled in school, home economics…

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TED EUGENE DERSCHEID

April 6, 2022 |

Ted Eugene Derscheid, son of Dick and Hester (Stanford) Derscheid, was born February 24, 1950, at Fort Dodge, IA. Ted grew up on a farm in Wright County, IA. He was active in 4-H, FFA and wrestling. His senior year as a Clarion Cowboy he was the 1968 state wrestling champion. Ted furthered his education…

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HARLEY VANCE COMBS

March 23, 2022 |

Harley Vance Combs, the son of Harley Lester and Susie Swift Combs, was born March 2, 1925, in Redding, IA. He was joyfully welcomed to his heavenly home by his Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Cape Girardeau. He was educated in the public schools of Benton, Mount Ayr and Redding, IA. He…

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CARL JOSEPH SHIELDS

March 16, 2022 |

Carl Joseph “Joe” Shields was born on December 14, 1930, to Nelson Bay and Goldie Pearl (Briner) Shields on the home farm near Grand River, IA and was the fourth of eight children. His family moved around often when he was growing up, so he attended several different country schools before returning and graduating from…

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ROBERT ALLEN ROLFE

March 16, 2022 |

Robert Allen Rolfe, was born to Howard Ernest and Vivian Opal (Duel) Rolfe on September 1, 1943, in Crump, MI. He died at the Decatur County Hospital in Leon, IA on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Rob, or Bob as he was known in his youth, grew up and attended a one-room country school at Midland,…

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JIM POORE

March 16, 2022 |

Jim Poore, 59, of Atlantic, IA died Saturday, February 26, 2022, at his home. James Edward was born on November 13, 1962, in St. Clairsville, OH, the son of Donald Wilfred and Emily Jane (Emery) Poore. After his father’s retirement from the United States Air Force in 1978, the family moved from K.I. Sawyer AFB…

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JAMES FRED GOODMAN

March 2, 2022 |

James “Jim” Fred Goodman was the son of Fred William and Nina Joan (Burris) Goodman. He was born March 31, 1952, in Muncie, IN. Jim grew up in Indiana, and most of his youth, with his grandmother. He served in the U.S. Army for a brief period of time. He lived in several states and…

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PAUL EUGENE TRULLINGER

March 2, 2022 |

Paul Eugene Trullinger, who would be known as Gene, was born in Silverton, OR on September 16, 1942, to Paul and Darlene (Scott) Trullinger. Gene, and his parents, lived in a brooder house which was converted into a small home, on the property of his uncle, John and Ruth Trullinger, in Molalia, OR. He was…

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