Celebrity Obituaries

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Robert "Bob" Sacco

December 31, 1938 - February 10, 2016

Robert "Bob" Sacco, age 77 of Cincinnati, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at his home. Services are pending at this time at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Betty Mae Shaffer

August 23, 1937 - February 10, 2016

Betty Mae Shaffer, age 78 of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at her home. Services are pending at this time at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Twillia Rose Williams

January 3, 1934 - February 8, 2016

Twillia Rose Williams, age 82 of Newton, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Monday, February 08, 2016 at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa. Twillia was born to Paul and Carrie Hedgecock January 3, 1934 in Monroe County. Twillia spent her younger years in between Des Moines and Centerville, Iowa. She met and married Don Williams on August 19, 1950 at The Centerville Church of...
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Mary O'Donnell

October 10, 1941 - February 8, 2016

Mary O'Donnell, age 74 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, February 08, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born on October 10, 1941 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Pearl and Emma Ruth (Freeborn) Harris. Mary was a housewife most of her life. One of her favorite hobbies included reading books, especially westerns, mysteries, and Stephen King novels. Mary also...
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Perley Bennett

January 11, 1959 - February 5, 2016

Perley Bennett, age 57, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Friday, February 05, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.
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Dorothy "Dottie" Cornett

September 19, 1914 - February 4, 2016

Dorothy "Dottie" Cornett, age 101 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born in Appanoose County, Iowa on September 19, 1914, the daughter of Edward and Muriel (Fowler) Collins. Dottie graduated from Centerville High School. She served her country faithfully in the Navy during World War II. Dottie was united in marriage...
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Andrew "Andy" Lowe

February 17, 1946 - February 1, 2016

Andrew (Andy) Franklin Lowe, of Unionville, Missouri, passed away February 1st, 2016 in Columbia, Missouri, just 16 days away from his 70th birthday. Andy was born in Centerville, Iowa, February 17th, 1946 to Floyd and Wanda Lowe. He attended Putnam County Schools until graduating in 1964. After graduation, he moved to Kansas City, Mo and attended Diesel Mechanic School. In 1965, Andy was...
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Marietta McCannon

May 1, 1927 - February 1, 2016

Marietta McCannon, age 88 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Monday, February 01, 2016 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. Marietta was born May 1, 1927 to D.D. (Dot) and Mary (Matthews) Longley in Centerville, Iowa. She first attended school in Udell, Iowa, and later graduated from Centerville High School. Marietta was united in marriage to George McCannon on May 25, 1947. In 1951 they...
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Lillian Fenton

January 10, 1958 - February 1, 2016

Lillian Fenton, age 58 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Monday, February 01, 2016 at her residence. There are no scheduled services at this time. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.
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Daunita E. (White) Ash

May 12, 1932 - January 17, 2016

Daunita E. (White) Ash, age 83, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. She was born on May 12, 1932 in Caldwell Township, the daughter of Robert and Grace (Adams) Knott. Daunita received her education in the Exline Schools. She was united in marriage to Jesse White on June 19, 1949 in Chariton, Iowa and they were blessed with...
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Opal Blumer

January 3, 1917 - January 10, 2016

Opal Blumer, age 99 of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia, Iowa. She was born January 3, 1917 in Appanoose County, the daughter of Olin B. and Nannie (More) Swaim. She graduated from Unionville, Iowa High School in 1935. She was united in marriage to Clell Blumer on October 28, 1939. Opal enjoyed making quilts, gardening and canning...
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Micaela L. Wilson

June 17, 1934 - January 9, 2016

Micaela L. Wilson of Columbia, MO passed away January 9, 2016 at her home in Columbia. Micaela (Marjorie) was born June 17, 1934 in Concord, IL to Glen and Lela Eagle of Moulton, IA. Micaela worked most of her life in nursing and retired as a nursing home administrator. Her family moved to Moulton when she was very young and she spent most of childhood growing up in Moulton. ...
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Harold A. Lowe

March 31, 1917 - January 9, 2016

Harold Andrew Lowe, age 98, of Cincinnati, Iowa passed away Saturday, January 09, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. He was born in Brazil, Iowa on March 31, 1917, the fourth son of Edwin and Emma (Allison) Lowe. He went to school through the third grade in Brazil. At the age on nine his family moved to a two hundred sixty acre farm southwest of Cincinnati. Harold went...
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Karol Kimm

March 3, 1940 - December 27, 2015

Karol Kimm, age 75, of Numa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at his home in Numa, Iowa. He was born in Numa, Iowa on March 3, 1940, the son of William and Clara (Desper) Kimm. Karol graduated from Cincinnati (Iowa) High School in 1959. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Ver Steegt on June 5, 1959. The couple were blessed with five children, Barbara, Karl Robert "Bob,"...
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Vera L Stafford

August 2, 1919 - December 27, 2015

Vera Louise Stafford, age 96, of Centerville, Iowa, formerly of Seymour, Iowa, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab, Centerville. Vera was born August 2, 1919 in Mendota, Missouri to John and Antonietta (Saccaro) Sebben. She was united in marriage to Gerald Edwin Stafford on October 5, 1939 in Liberty, Missouri. From this union, they had two children, Gary...
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Josephine Vola

October 20, 1919 - December 24, 2015

Josephine (Gnatta) Vola, 96, passed away Thursday, December 24 2015, in Clive, Iowa. Jo, or Pena as her family called her, was born in Streepyville, Iowa, October 20, 1919 and is the daughter of Tony and Lena (Cardani) Gnatta. She lived in Seymour, Iowa, graduating from Seymour High School. She married John Vola, moved to Numa, Iowa and raised two children, Jean and Tony. Her...
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Virginia Rhoads

November 17, 1961 - December 23, 2015

Virginia Rhoads, age 54 of Melrose, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the Legacy Lodge in Chariton, Iowa. There will be no scheduled services at this time. Condolences may be expressed online at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.
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Jerry Morelock

April 30, 1964 - December 15, 2015

Jerry Morelock, age 51 of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at his home. Jerry was born April 30th, 1964 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of David and Evelyn (Stickler) Morelock. He was raised in Centerville and attended Centerville Schools. Jerry held numerous labor positions throughout his lifetime. He loved to spend time with family and...
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Virginia Meng

April 3, 1933 - December 15, 2015

Virginia L. Meng, 82, a longtime resident of Centerville, IA, died Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA. She was born on April 3rd, 1933 in Appleton, MN to Elizabeth (Chester) and Fred Waterfall. She graduated High School in Dawson MN and attended Mankato State University, majoring in Home Economics. Virginia was a millinery buyer for a large department store in...
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Ruth Benz

June 23, 1928 - December 5, 2015

Mrs. Betty Ruth (McCoy) Benz, age 87, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 5, 2015, in Littleton, Colorado, where she has resided for the last 2 ½ years. Ruth was born on June 23, 1928 to Taylor and Iva McCoy in Centerville. She was married to her husband, James Edward Benz in 1946. They lived for a short time near Moulton, Iowa, after their...
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Ronald Gene Rowe

July 12, 1943 - December 4, 2015

Ronald Gene Rowe, age 72 of Ottumwa, Iowa passed away Friday, December 04, 2015 at his home after a brave battle with Kidney Cancer. Ronald was born July 12, 1943 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Margorie Elliott. He served his country in The United States Army from 1960-1963. He was united in marriage to Linda Breckenridge on October 11, 1964. He was a carpet and flooring installer for over...
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Russell S. Swafford

July 21, 1924 - December 2, 2015

Russell S. Swafford, age 91 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born in Centerville, Iowa on July 21, 1924, the son of Gus and Gwendolyn Swafford. Russell entered the United States Navy on November 4, 1943. He served his country faithfully during World War II. Russell was honorably discharged from the Navy on May...
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Heather McClurg

February 28, 1973 - December 1, 2015

Heather Dawn McClurg age 42 of Exline, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Mayo's St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, after a long battle with Lupus. Heather was born February 28, 1973, the daughter of Ernest and Lynda (Ogden) Koltis. She attended Davenport West High School until her junior year. She graduated from Washington High School, in Washington, Iowa, the Class...
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Mary Lou Morrow

July 17, 1930 - November 28, 2015

Mary Lou Morrow, age 85 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away of natural causes peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, November 28, 2015 at The Continental/Homestead Assisted-Living in Centerville, Iowa. Mary Lou was born July 17, 1930 in Appanoose County Iowa to Verl and Marvel (Withrow) Perkins. She attended school in Exline, Iowa, and graduated from Centerville High School, Class of 1947. She did...
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JoElla Elaine Coatney

January 13, 1950 - November 27, 2015

JoElla Elaine Coatney, age 65 of Brazil, Iowa, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at her home. She was born January 13, 1950 in Albia, Iowa, the daughter of William Eugene "Gene" and Eleanora Elaine (Campbell) Watts. JoElla married Jerry H. Coatney on September 16, 1966 in Unionville, Missouri. To this union of marriage, they were blessed with three children, Jerry M., Kimberley J., and...
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Kathy Varner

March 11, 1953 - November 17, 2015

Kathy Varner, age 62 of Mystic, Iowa passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at her home. She was born March 11, 1953 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Twilah (Hunt) McVeigh. Kathy was united in marriage to Laurel Varner in Mystic, Iowa on April 1, 1972. They were blessed with two children, Chad and Tony. Kathy held numerous job positions throughout her lifetime. She first...
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Bonnie Jean Opperman

March 19, 1932 - November 12, 2015

Bonnie Jean Opperman, age 83 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at her home. Bonnie was born in Perry, Missouri on March 19, 1932 to James Newton Lowry and Arville Jane Patterson Lowry. She was united in marriage to Henry C. Opperman in Hannibal, Missouri on April 19, 1948. She enjoyed cooking for her family, canning, and working in her garden. Bonnie always...
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Helen L. Frakes

June 24, 1930 - November 9, 2015

Helen Lucille Frakes, age 85, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville. Helen was born June 24, 1930 in Genoa, Iowa, the daughter of Bill and Bertha (Himes) Sleeth. She was united in marriage to Doyle Frakes in Ottumwa, Iowa on March 20, 1974. Helen, along with her brothers and sisters, attended State School in...
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Willa Eleanor Moore

June 16, 1923 - November 8, 2015

Willa Eleanor Moore, age 92 of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Sunday, November 08, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville, Iowa. Eleanor was born June 16, 1923 in McLeansboro, Illinois, the daughter of Olin Dale and Retta Louise (Woodruff) Gammon. She graduated from McLeansboro High School in 1941. Following high school, Eleanor worked for a brief period of time as a...
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Trish Norquist-Jones

May 4, 1951 - November 6, 2015

Trish Norquist-Jones, age 64 of Exline, Iowa, passed away Friday, November 06, 2015 at her home. Trish was born on May 4, 1951 in Leon, Iowa, the middle child of J.B. Kelley and Valdene Clark. A sister of Mike and Dan, this beautiful red haired girl would begin her amazing journey of life! Raised in Centerville, Trish attended the Centerville School District, graduating from Centerville High...
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Pauline Sumpter

January 16, 1915 - October 30, 2015

Pauline Sumpter, age 100 of Claremont, California, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Pilgrim Place in Claremont, California. Pauline was born January 16, 1915, in Cincinnati, Iowa, the daughter of John and Goldie Mae (Starnes) Huffman. She graduated from Centerville High School and was a resident for 49 years until moving to California in 1964. ...
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Charles Edwin Herr, Sr.

August 17, 1925 - October 29, 2015

Charles Edwin Herr, age 90, of Centerville, passed away Thursday October 29, 2015 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab in Centerville. Charles Herr was born in Plano, Iowa to Vern and Alma Herr on August 17, 1925. He attended school in Plano and Centerville. At 17 he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Seabees during WWII. He served in New Zealand and other islands in the area. After returning...
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Kathy Cullor

October 14, 1949 - October 16, 2015

Kathy Cullor, age 66 of Cincinnati, Iowa passed away Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville, Iowa. She was born October 14, 1949 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Lyle and Glenna (Hawkins) Wells. Kathy graduated from Centerville High School in 1967. She was united in marriage to John Cullor on June 10, 1967 in Kirksville, Missouri. Kathy and...
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Steve Knorr

December 21, 1949 - October 16, 2015

Stephen Jon Knorr, 65, of Centerville, passed away quietly and peacefully early Friday morning on October 16, 2015, at his home with his family present. He was born December 21, 1949, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Centerville to George A. Knorr and Kathryn (Buban) Knorr Houser. Steve was raised in Centerville and graduated from Centerville High School in 1968, and from Centerville Community...
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Jacquetta "Jackie" Zemo

March 12, 1930 - October 12, 2015

Jacquetta "Jackie" Ilene Zemo, age 85 of Centerville, passed away Monday October 12, 2015 at her home. Jackie was born on March 12, 1930, in Pulaski, Iowa, the daughter of Isaac and Grace (Walter) Guinn. She graduated from Pulaski High School, in Pulaski, Iowa. Jackie was united in marriage to Rudolph (Rudy) Zemo in Unionville, Missouri. They recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. She...
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Charles Ralph Turner

March 18, 1937 - October 11, 2015

Charles Ralph Turner, age 78 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at his home. He was born March 18, 1937 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Bert Alonzo and Dorothy (Broshar) Turner. Charlie graduated from Moravia High School in 1955. He later earned his Bachelor's degree in Engineering. He was united in marriage to Helen JoAnn Moore in Moravia, Iowa on March 23, 1958 and to...
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Rosemary Mikels

March 5, 1937 - October 10, 2015

Rosemary Mikels, 78 of Centerville, Iowa passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Oct 10, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Rosemary was born on March 5th, 1937 in Centerville, Iowa, to Beulah(Boyer) Quick and Charles Quick. She attended Centerville High School. Rosemary was united in marriage to Martin (Whitey) Burkland in 1954, with this marriage came two daughters, Dana...
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Leona Stock

April 9, 1938 - October 7, 2015

Leona M. Stock, age 77 of LeClaire, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at her daughter's home. Leona was raised by her Aunt and Uncle, Carl and Nora Fenton of Jerome, Iowa. She graduated from Mystic Public High School in 1956. Leona married Larry Foster of Brazil, Iowa, and they had three children. She retired from Alcoa in 1993. Leona later...
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Edna Downard

June 24, 1924 - October 6, 2015

Edna Luciel Downard, age 91, of Moravia, Iowa passed away Tuesday, October 06, 2015 at the Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born June 24, 1924 on her family's farm south of Moravia, Iowa, the daughter of Doug and Elizabeth (Miller) Turner. Edna and her family attended Sunday school and church services at the Wesley Chapel Church, south of Moravia near Hiattsville. Her...
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Barbara Montenegro Armstrong

October 25, 1924 - October 4, 2015

Barbara M. Armstrong, age 90, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, October 04, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. There will be no funeral services at this time. Lange Funeral Home of Centerville has been entrusted with caring for Barbara and her family. Memorials for the family may be sent to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th Street Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may...
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Rose Pratte

July 24, 1941 - October 3, 2015

Rose Pratte, age 74 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Rose was born July 24, 1941 in Numa, Iowa, the daughter of Truman and Avel (Stevens) Collins. Rose worked for Golden Age Care Center, Easters, Hy-Vee Kitchen, and Centerville Schools. She enjoyed being out in the public. Her hobbies included Quilting, Scrapbooking,...
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Mariam "Lorene" Lowe

September 8, 1924 - October 2, 2015

Mariam "Lorene" Lowe, age 91 of Cincinnati, Iowa, passed away Friday, October 02, 2015 at her home. Lorene was born September 8, 1924 in rural Cincinnati, Iowa, the daughter of Marion and Izetta (Ross) Hudson. She grew up outside of Cincinnati, and graduated from Cincinnati High School in 1942. Lorene then began teaching in the country schools around Cincinnati. Later, she taught third and...
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Penny Dawson

May 10, 1957 - September 30, 2015

Penny Dawson, age 58 of Centerville, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at the Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa. Penny was born May 10, 1957 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Peggy (Crowder) Coady Sr.. She worked as a supervisor for many years at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. She married Dave Dawson on November 1, 1975, in Centerville, Iowa. Her favorite...
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Craig Stater, DMD, DDS

May 27, 1947 - September 20, 2015

Craig D. Stater, DMD, DDS, age 68 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at his home. Craig Douglas Stater was born to Delbert & Mildred Stater on May 27, 1947 in Ottumwa, IA. In his early years, he enjoyed pestering his older sister Connie Jo (Craig Burnside) and riding along on Lowenberg Bakery deliveries with his dad. He was proud to have achieved the rank of Eagle...
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Rick Harper

August 12, 1952 - September 20, 2015

Rick Clay Harper, age 63, of Moravia, Iowa passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. He was born August 12th, 1952 in Bloomfield, Iowa, to Deverre Harper and Mattie Mills. He graduated from Davis County High School and then later received a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and Landscape Design from Iowa State University. Rick was able to spend 22...
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Ivan J. Walter

October 14, 1915 - September 13, 2015

Ivan J. Walter, a long time resident of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Long Term Care in Centerville, Iowa at the age of 99 years and 11 months. Ivan was born October 14, 1915 to John and Estella (Sheilds) Walter in Wyoming where his family owned a horse ranch. Ivan was the 8th and last child born to John and Estella, and the only boy. When Ivan was 9 his father...
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Laura E. Shondel

August 15, 1958 - September 10, 2015

Laura E. Shondel, age 57 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born August 15, 1958 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Jim and Angeline (Brookhart) Bennett. Laura graduated from Davenport West High School in 1976. She was united in marriage to Virgil Shondel, Sr. on December 31, 1978 in Rock Island, Illinois. Virgil...
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Wayne Red Sampson

July 9, 1936 - September 6, 2015

Wayne "Red" Sampson, age 79 of Moravia, Iowa, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa on September 6 after a valiant 13 month battle with leukemia. Red was born on July 9, 1936 in Carroll, Iowa to Lillian (Scharnweber) Sampson and Clarence Sampson. He spent his boyhood days in Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1954. Carroll is also where he began a long career in...
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Lois E. Yates

August 23, 1922 - September 2, 2015

Lois Elisabeth Yates, 93, of Moravia, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Monroe County Care Center in Albia, Iowa. She was born August 23, 1922 in Flat, Missouri to Elias Abraham O'Dell and Frances Eugenie (Tomlinson) O'Dell. She graduated from Tuscumbia High School in Tuscumbia, Missouri. Lois married LaMoine Omer Yates on May 23, 1942 in Lancaster, Missouri. Lois was a member...
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Larry D. Hiatt

December 29, 1947 - September 1, 2015

Larry Hiatt, age 67 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Larry was born in Centerville, Iowa on December 29, 1947, the son of Carl and Lela (Davis) Hiatt. He grew up in Moravia, Iowa and graduated from Moravia High School in 1966. He was united in marriage to Mary Kay Spencer on November 23, 1968 in Moravia, Iowa, and to...
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Joseph Price

November 2, 1961 - August 27, 2015

Joseph Price, age 53 of Unionville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. There are no scheduled services at this time. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Price Family. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Francis Clyde "Chew" Strickler

April 21, 1931 - August 21, 2015

Francis Clyde (Chew) Strickler, age 84, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, took his final trip on the highway to heaven on August 21, 2015. His trip originated at the Pax Villa Hospice in Edinburg, Texas. Clyde enjoyed gardening and watching the birds come to his feeder, especially the parrots. He loved growing his flowers. If it didn't bloom, he didn't plant it. Clyde also held precious the...
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Mary E. Coffman

May 14, 1938 - August 21, 2015

Mary E. Coffman, age 77 of Exline, Iowa passed away Friday morning, August 21, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Mary was born May 14, 1938 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Cecile and Lucile (Vogt) Delp. Mary enjoyed life. She loved attending numerous Exline community events held at the Exline Community Center, such as the annual Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine's Day...
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Harold Hayes

November 11, 1950 - August 20, 2015

Harold Eugene Hayes, age 64, of Centerville, passed away August 20, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Central Iowa at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Harold was born November 11, 1950 in Centerville to Orville and Vera (Anderson) Hayes. He grew up and attended school in Centerville. Harold served his country in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Carol Ramsey and to...
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Virginia Clark

October 18, 1931 - August 18, 2015

Virginia Clark, age 83, of Mystic, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Virginia was born on October 18, 1931 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Martin and Lillian "Lillie" (Roby) Clemons. She was united in marriage to James C. Clark, Sr. on October 18, 1946 in Mystic, Iowa. From this union, five children were born, John, James, Janis,...
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George Kruzich

August 15, 1937 - August 17, 2015

George Kruzich, age 78, of Seymour, Iowa, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. George was born August 15, 1937, in Diamond, Iowa, the son of John Paul and Rose Elizabeth (Watts) Kruzich. George attended country school in Diamond, Brazil, Plano, and graduated from Centerville High School in 1955. He was united in marriage to Hazel Anne Ferren on November 1,...
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Joe N. Wilson

November 1, 1922 - August 13, 2015

Joe Wilson, age 92 of Centerville, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. Joe was born on November 1, 1922 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Delazon "Dell" and Lucy "Glenn" ( Guernsey) Wilson. He graduated from Unionville High School in Unionville, Iowa, went to Centerville Junior College, and took Electrical Engineering Courses while in the Naval...
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Mildred Bankson

July 25, 1927 - August 11, 2015

Mildred Bankson, age 88, of Mystic, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Homestead of Centerville, Iowa. Mildred was born July 25, 1927 in Pollock, Missouri, the daughter of Alfred and Jessie (Glasgow) Crouse. She married Don Bankson on December 31, 1953. She was employed through McGraw Edison for many years. She loved to fish, cook, and holding babies. She enjoyed gardening...
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Floyd Shinn

October 15, 1920 - August 8, 2015

Floyd A. Shinn, age 94, of Centerville, Iowa, died August 8, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab, Centerville. He was born October 15, 1920 in Livonia, Missouri, the son of Eldress and Myrtle (Garr) Shinn. Floyd entered the United States Army on October 19, 1942. He served his country faithfully in the 127th infantry during World War II. Floyd was honorably discharged on November 4,...
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Beverly Smith

June 6, 1934 - August 5, 2015

Beverly Smith, age 81, of Seymour, Iowa passed away Wednesday, August 05, 2015. Cremation has been accorded and there are no scheduled memorial services at this time. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Smith family. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Phillip Craig Foglesong

February 10, 1955 - August 3, 2015

Phillip Craig Foglesong, age 60, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. Phil was born on February 10, 1955 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Ira and Juanita (Smith) Foglesong. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1973. Phil later graduated from Indian Hills Community College in Centerville in 1977. He was united in...
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Marvin Walter

March 24, 1922 - August 3, 2015

Marvin Walter, age 93 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Monday August 3, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Marvin was born March 24, 1922 at the Caldwell Township in Exline, Iowa, the son of Virgil and Ruth (Johnson) Walter. He graduated from Exline High School, class of 1939. Marvin entered the United States Army on November 14, 1942. He served in World War II and was...
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John "J.D." Downard

August 19, 1948 - July 30, 2015

John Douglas "J.D." Downard, age 66 of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. John was born August 19, 1948 in Fairfield, Iowa, the son of Dale and Edna (Turner) Downard. He graduated from Moravia High School in 1967. Following high school graduation, J.D. moved to Knoxville, Iowa, where he took a position in the laundry department...
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Hazel Adams

January 9, 1928 - July 29, 2015

Hazel Adams age 87 of Humeston, Iowa, formerly of Cincinnati, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Circle of Life Hospice in Chariton, Iowa. Hazel was born on January 9, 1928 in Missouri, the daughter of Lewis Otis and Myrtle (Cormeny) Morgan. She was raised in Cincinnati, where in school she was an avid basketball player; four year varsity starter. She graduated from Cincinnati...
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Steven Johnson

February 6, 1938 - July 27, 2015

Steven Johnson, age 77 of Seymour, Iowa, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 in his home following a brief illness. Steve was born in Omaha, Nebraska and is preceded in death by his parents Jack G. and Mary (Parmenter) Johnson as well as siblings Jack G. Johnson Jr., Jerry D. Johnson and Nancy Life. Steve was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was known for his sense of humor. Over...
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Doris Drummond

January 20, 1931 - July 26, 2015

Doris Ruth Forsythe Drummond, age 84 of Centerville, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. Doris was born January 20, 1931, at Soap Creek in Unionville, Iowa. She was the daughter of Raymond Forsythe and Nina Waite. She graduated from Donnellson High and went to Beauty School in Burlington. She was united in marriage to Lowell Drummond on January 7,...
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Rudie Blozovich

April 17, 1915 - July 26, 2015

Rudolph "Rudie" William Blozovich, age 100, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Rudie was born April 17, 1915 in Rathbun, Iowa, the son of Tom and Pauline (Kavacich) Blozovich. He was raised in Rathbun, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Lavon Wright on August 19, 1939 in Milan, Missouri, and to this union, was blessed with two...
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Linda Proctor

December 10, 1948 - July 25, 2015

Linda Proctor, age 66 of Melrose, Iowa, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at her home. Linda was born December 10, 1948 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Dorman and Jean (Hammond) Irwin. She graduated from Moravia High School in 1967. She was united in marriage to Jim Proctor on November 23, 1982 in Savannah, Georgia. Linda was a hard worker throughout her lifetime. Her first...
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Tim Montegna

August 8, 1963 - July 23, 2015

Tim Montegna, age 51 of Allerton, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015. Tim was born August 8, 1963 in Centerville, Iowa the son of Samuel and Barbara (Power) Montegna. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1981.Tim worked for years at Kness Manufacturing Company in Albia and was currently working at East Penn Manufacturing in Corydon, Iowa. He...
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Victoria DePaula

August 7, 1952 - July 23, 2015

Victoria DePaula, age 62 of Cincinnati, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albia, Iowa. Vicki was born on August 7, 1952 in Hammond, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of Victor and Northa Orlando of Hammond, Indiana. She was united in marriage to Paul De Paula in 1975 and had two children, Jennifer in 1976, and Joseph in 1985. ...
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Betty Poland

March 7, 1926 - July 22, 2015

Betty Poland made her final transition on July 22 at the age of 89. Her life can be described as one of hard work and an attitude of love. Betty was born on the family farm near St. John, Missouri on March 7, 1926. She graduated from St. John School and Unionville High School. She married Donovan Poland on July 7, 1945, after he returned from serving in WWII. They raised 4 children on the same...
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Susan Ellingson

May 8, 1947 - July 21, 2015

Susan Ellingson, age 68 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday July 21, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. There are no scheduled services at this time. The Family has entrusted Lange Funeral Home with the care of Susan and her family. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com, or mailed to Lange Funeral Home 1900 S. 18th St. Centerville, Iowa 52544.
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Roger McElderry

July 6, 1946 - July 21, 2015

Roger McElderry, age 69 of Exline, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Comfort Hospice House in Pella, Iowa. Roger was born July 6, 1946 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Darwin "Darb" and Ozetta (Mathes) McElderry. After graduation from Centerville High School, Roger entered the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany during Vietnam, and was a mechanic for the army. ...
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Yvonne Kirsch

January 5, 1935 - July 21, 2015

Yvonne Wardrip Kirsch, age 80 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Yvonne was born January 5, 1935, the daughter of Zilpha (Post) and Clyde Wardrip in Algona, Iowa. Yvonne enjoyed many hobbies, including crafts, keyboard playing, reading and working on jigsaw puzzles. She was always busy in spite of her health. She leaves...
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Leah J. Pilkenton

April 27, 1928 - July 20, 2015

Leah J. Pilkenton age 87 of Mystic, Iowa, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Leah was born April 27, 1928 in Mystic, Iowa, the daughter of Gene and Ardis (Welch) German. In her younger years, she loved to sing. After high school graduation, she worked for approximately 7-10 years at Jancey Engineering in Davenport on the assembly line. On June 24...
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Anna Marie Selix

November 4, 1925 - July 17, 2015

Anna Marie Selix, age 89 of Udell, Iowa, passed away Friday, July 17th, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Anna was born November 4, 1925 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Dewey and Ollie (Repp) Houser. On May 19, 1945 she was united in marriage to Lloyd Selix. Through this union, they had two sons, Kenneth and Roger Selix. She lived a very active life. Besides being a...
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Richard L. Stewart

March 27, 1952 - July 14, 2015

Richard Lee Stewart "Stewy" was the son of Rena (Sebben) Stewart and George Franklin Stewart, born March 27, 1952 in Centerville Iowa. Richard lost his battle to respiratory failure on July 14, 2015. He attended school in Cincinnati, Iowa and graduated from Centerville High School in 1970. Richard worked many jobs while attending school including for his father's farm, putting hay up for...
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Robert "Bob" Hulse

January 19, 1950 - July 12, 2015

Robert "Bob" Hulse, age 65 of Bloomfield, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Sunday evening, July 12, 2015 under Hospice Care in Ottumwa, Iowa. Bob was born on January 19, 1950, the son of Leo and Elizabeth Lu (Wood) Hulse in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. He graduated from Wooster High School in Reno, Nevada, with the class of 1968. He continued his education at the collegiate level,...
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Charlie C. McDaniel

August 23, 1928 - July 11, 2015

Charlie C. McDaniel, age 86 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Golden Age Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville. He was born on the family farm in Wayne County, Iowa on August 23, 1928, the son of Theodore Wesley and Bessie B. (Coates) McDaniel. Charlie spent most of his youth growing up on the family farm. As a teenager, he held his first job at Piper...
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Helen Humphreys Brock

February 3, 1929 - June 30, 2015

Helen Humphreys Brock, age 86 of Katy, Texas, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Legend Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Katy, Texas. Graveside services will be Friday, July 10, 2015 at 1PM at Shoney Cemetery in Omaha, Missouri. An open memorial has been established in Helen Brock's name and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900...
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Carolyn Marie Van Dorin

October 5, 1927 - June 27, 2015

Carolyn Marie Van Dorin, age 87, of Moravia, Iowa passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia, Iowa. She was born October 5, 1927 near Mystic, Iowa, the daughter of Mearl and Blanche (Miner) Walter. Carolyn graduated from Moravia High School in 1944. She was united in marriage to William Sylvan Van Dorin at the Grace United Methodist Church in Moravia, Iowa on...
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William "Bill" Atwell

March 20, 1939 - June 22, 2015

William "Bill" Lee Atwell, age 76 of Sigourney, Iowa passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney. William was born the son of Iven and Gertie (Phelps) Atwell in Plano, Iowa on March 20, 1939. He attended Country School then went on to graduate at Centerville High School in 1957. William was in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964 during the Korean...
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John James Inele

December 19, 1924 - June 14, 2015

John James Inele, 90 years, 5 months, and 27 days, transitioned from this life on June 14th, 2015 at Bickford Cottage in West Des Moines. John was born December 19, 1924 to Michael and Frances Inele (Dymczenski) in Kenosha. On August 20, 1949 John was joined in marriage to Dorothy Duratny. This union was blessed with one child, Nancy. John enlisted with the US army on February 1, 1946. ...
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Cynthia Oxenreider

June 6, 1971 - June 13, 2015

Cynthia Oxenreider, age 44 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born on June 6, 1971 in Amityville, New York, the daughter of Charles and Gale (Potters) Shilstone. Cynthia grew up in Lindenhurst, New York up to her teen years. Her family then relocated to North Carolina. Following high school...
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Mavis Cormeny

December 22, 1930 - June 11, 2015

Mavis Cormeny, age 84 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Homestead Of Centerville, Iowa. She was born in Putnam County, Missouri on December 22, 1930, the daughter of James and Namoni (Feral) Hatfield. Mavis graduated from Putnam County High School. Following her attendance in college, she became a K-6 teacher in Unionville, Missouri. Mavis taught for several...
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Nadine McDonald

October 27, 1918 - June 6, 2015

Nadine McDonald age 96 of Unionville, MO went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, June 6, 2015 at the Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville, MO. Nadine was born in Pennville, MO on October 27, 1918 the youngest child of Henry and Winnie (Quigley) Bachman. She was raised and attended school in Pennville. On November 14, 1936 she was united in marriage to Leland...
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Thomas Charles Forth

March 8, 1929 - June 5, 2015

The soul of Thomas C. Forth of Centerville, Iowa left this earth to be with his Lord on Friday, June 5, 2015. Thomas was born in Syracuse, New York on March 8, 1929, the son of Charles and Millicent (Ball) Forth. He grew up in the rural hamlet of Watervale in southern Onondaga County, New York. He attended a one room school house in Watervale and then Manlius High School. He left school to...
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Chris Maddaleno

July 16, 1946 - June 2, 2015

Maurice Christopher (Chris) Maddaleno, age 68 of Centerville, Iowa died on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Chris was born in Centerville, Iowa on July 16, 1946, the son of Joe and Bonnie (Myers) Maddaleno. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1964 and was united in marriage to Kathy Keller on April 3, 1964. He was a self-employed truck owner-operator...
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Ernest L Clark

May 23, 1936 - June 1, 2015

Ernest L. Clark, age 79, of Centerville, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. A Graveside Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Haines Cemetery, north of Centerville at a later date. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Clark Family.
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Billy Eugene Sulser

July 25, 1956 - May 29, 2015

Billy Eugene Sulser, age 58 of Chariton, Iowa passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia, Iowa. He was born on July 25, 1956 in Centerville, Iowa, the second son of John and Betty (Davis) Sulser. Billy graduated from Seymour High School, with the class of 1974. He briefly attended Diesel Mechanics at Lincoln Tech in Des Moines, Iowa. Billy was united in marriage...
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Rilla Burgher

August 31, 1924 - May 24, 2015

Rilla L. Burgher, age 90 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on August 31, 1924 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of William and Daisy (Dickerson) Heintze. At a young age, Rilla moved with her family to Moulton, Iowa. She graduated from Moulton High School. On February 1, 1942, Rilla was united in marriage to...
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Emmet F. Davis

February 16, 1937 - May 18, 2015

Emmet Davis, age 78 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. There will be a Celebration of Life on June 11th, 2015 at 3:00pm at the Faith United Methodist Church, 23851 Hwy5 in Centerville, IA. There will be refreshments to follow. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Davis Family.
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Verlin G. Richardson

January 19, 1932 - May 18, 2015

Verlin "Curly" Richardson, age 83 of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at his home. He was born to Elsworth and Bessie (Grant) Richardson on January 19, 1932 in Floris, Iowa. Verlin graduated from Bloomfield High School. He was later united in marriage to Helen Lamb and to this union, two children were born, Anita and Penni. They were later divorced. Verlin married Margaret...
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Debra Lynn Collins

August 30, 1955 - May 14, 2015

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory 641 856 2000 Debra Lynn Collins-Raskie, age 59, of Chariton, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa. She was born August 30, 1955 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Mike and Carol (Katich-Simmons) Raskie. Debra graduated from Centerville High School. She continued her education at...
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Curtis Anthony Oden

January 5, 1953 - May 8, 2015

Curtis "Curt" Anthony Oden, age 62 of Exline, Iowa passed away Friday, May 8, 2015 at his home. Curt was born in Centerville, Iowa on January 5, 1953, the son of Junior Britt and Jane (DeFrancisco) Oden. At an early age, Curt and his family moved to New Jersey, eventually settling near Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Curt graduated from West Deptford Township High School in...
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Mattie Faye Prater

September 3, 1925 - May 8, 2015

Mattie Faye Prater, age 89 of Centerville, Iowa, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 08, 2015, while a resident at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Mattie was born September 3, 1925, in Shreveport, Louisiana, the daughter of James and Jennie (Holm) Whittington. She was raised with four siblings, including her sister, Jennie, brothers, Oran, her twin brother James Raye, and...
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Lowell Eugene McCulley

September 13, 1933 - May 6, 2015

Lowell Eugene McCulley, age 81 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Lowell was born at home on the family farm near Ottawa, Kansas, September 13, 1933, the fourth child of L.E. and Eva (Stanturf) McCulley, with sister Evalora, brother Lee and a brother Ralph, who had died a few months earlier. He is survived by two daughters:...
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Michael J. Downey

July 17, 1954 - May 3, 2015

Michael J. Downey, age 60 of Exline, Iowa passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell. There are no services planned at this time. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with caring for the Downey Family.
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Willamae Heckethorn

November 5, 1937 - May 3, 2015

Willamae Heckethorn, age 77 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, May 03, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born in Davis County on November 5, 1937, the daughter of Loyal Clayton and Hazel (Dearborn) Garrett. Willamae graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1956. She continued her education at Indian Hills Community College, achieving a degree in Licensed...
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Georald Dean West

February 17, 1961 - May 1, 2015

Georald Dean West, age 54 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Friday, May 01, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born February 17, 1961 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Lonzo "Bud" and Dorothy (Morrow) West. Georald attended Centerville Schools. He married Patty Thomas in Centerville, Iowa on September 8, 1979 and to this union, four children were born, Misty, Shelly, Niky...
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