Our Obituaries

Donald Wayne Large

November 24, 1944 - December 16, 2014

Donald Wayne Large, age 70 of Marshalltown, formerly of Centerville, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Donald was born November 24, 1944 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Robert James and Velma (Stevens) Large. He graduated from Centerville High School. He served his country faithfully during Vietnam. He served during war time from June 18,...
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Joan Penven

November 15, 1945 - November 22, 2014

Joan Penven, age 69 of Corydon, Iowa passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola, Iowa. Services are not planned 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 Penven Family.
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Alvena Clark

February 18, 1940 - November 15, 2014

Alvena M. Clark, age 74 of Seymour, formerly of Cincinnati, Iowa, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa. Celebration of Life Services will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions established to the Family may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa...
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Michael Scott Wilson

February 14, 1978 - November 12, 2014

Michael Scott Wilson, age 36 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. A Celebration of Life Service will be planned in the near future. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Wilson/Sanches Family.
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Shelia (Rouse) Thomas

November 2, 2014

Shelia (Rouse) Thomas, age 50 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, November 02, 2014. Funeral services are pending at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville.
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M. Duane Exline

August 19, 1935 - November 1, 2014

M. Duane Exline, age 79 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Saturday, November 01, 2014 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, Iowa. He was born August 19, 1935 in Exline, Iowa, the son of Earl and Evelyn (Kaster) Exline. Duane graduated from Centerville High School in 1954. He was united in marriage to Nancy Wood in February of 1953 and to this union of marriage two children were...
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Marguerite "Peggy" Harvey

December 31, 1925 - October 26, 2014

Marguerite "Peggy" Harvey, age 88 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Golden Age Care Center, Centerville. Peggy was born December 31, 1925 in Centerville, Iowa to Albert and Lelah (Kirkpatrick) Thomas. She married Jack A. Harvey in Unionville, Missouri. Peggy was employed with McGraw Edison for an estimated three years until the closing of the plant in Centerville...
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Shirley Anne Miller

March 6, 1935 - October 5, 2014

Shirley Anne Miller, age 79 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, October 6, 2014 at home. According to wishes, Shirley has been cremated and there are no scheduled memorial services at this time. Online condolences may be shared at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Miller Family.
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James Ostino

February 10, 1931 - October 4, 2014

James Ostino, age 83 of Numa, Iowa passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. James was born February 10, 1931 in Numa, Iowa, the son of John B. Ostino and Gladys (Cathcart) Ostino. He graduated from Numa High School and married Joann Bookout in Green City, Mo in 1950. Jim worked for Oscar Meyer in Davenport for over 30 years. He was a past member...
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Carl Ray Rinehart

June 6, 1944 - October 1, 2014

Carl Ray "Crazy Ray" Rinehart, age 70 of Mystic, Iowa passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the Continental Care Center, Seymour, Iowa. He was born June 6, 1944 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of James Rinehart and Louise (Tootsie) (Bozwick) Rinehart. Carl graduated from Centerville High School in 1962. He attended Indian Hills Community College from 1988-1990, majoring in Aviation...
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Clifford Neil Morris

October 13, 1925 - September 29, 2014

Neil Morris, age 88 of Centerville died Monday morning, September 29, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center Long Term Care, Centerville, Iowa. Clifford Neil Morris was born on October 13, 1925 in Kellogg, Iowa to Oliver Clifford Morris & Bonnie Juanita (Engle) Morris. He graduated from 12th grade in 1942 from Centerville High School. In December 1943, he was drafted into the United States Army. He...
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Bobbie Ervin

August 30, 1951 - September 22, 2014

Bobbie Ervin, age 63 of Indianola, formerly of Centerville, died Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Kavanagh House, Des Moines, Iowa. Bob grew up on the family farm just west of Jerome, where his deep-seated love and caring of family and friends was founded. Shortly following graduation from Seymour HS, and attending college at NE Missouri State and ISU, Bob established Appanoose County...
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Marjorie Heusinkveld

September 23, 1928 - September 18, 2014

Marjorie Heusinkveld, age 85 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Mills Harbour Assisted Living in Lake Mills, Iowa. Marjorie (Marj) Ann Creager was born on September 23, 1928 in Denver, Colorado, and adopted by Nellie and Robert K. Creager of Cody, Wyoming. She grew up in Cody with her brother, Robert (Bob) E. Creager in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains and...
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Ralph Stickler

November 11, 1932 - September 16, 2014

Ralph Kenneth Stickler, age 81 of Centerville, Iowa went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. He was born the son of Jess G. and Nellie (Coates) Stickler on November 11, 1932 in Iconium, Iowa. Ralph graduated from Centerville Community High School in 1951 and served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. Ralph was united in marriage to Marilyn...
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John Laughlin

August 28, 1937 - September 6, 2014

John D. Laughlin, age 76 of Seymour, Iowa, formerly of Unionville, Missouri, died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Continental Care Center, Seymour, Iowa. He was born September 28, 1937 to George and Helen (Wycoff) Laughlin in Putnam County, Missouri. John graduated from Putnam County High School. He was united in marriage to Linda Wolfe March 15, 1970 in Chariton, Iowa. John owned and...
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David M. Morrow

January 5, 1957 - August 31, 2014

David Montelle Morrow age 57, of Centerville, Iowa died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Bright Kavanagh House, Des Moines, Iowa. He was born 5th of January 1957 at Fort Meade, Maryland to Mary Lou (Perkins) Morrow and Darrel Montelle Morrow. As a member of a military family, David grew up in various locations in Alabama, Mokuleia and Haleiwa, Hawaii-Scoffield Barracks (1957-1958 and again in...
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Dwight L. Pfannebecker

May 25, 1953 - August 31, 2014

Dwight Pfannebecker, age 61 of Centerville, Iowa, died Sunday morning, August 31, 2014 at his home. He was born May 25, 1953 in Centerville, Iowa to Ralph Eugene and Fanchen Jean (Minnick) Pfannebecker. Dwight lived on a farm west of Walnut City, Iowa until the age of five when the Pfannebecker Family relocated one mile southwest of Udell, Iowa where Dwight would live until his high school...
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Gwendolyn S. Hudson

January 17, 1930 - August 28, 2014

Gwendolyn S. Hudson, 84 of Mobile, Alabama, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 28, 2014. She was a native of Centerville, IA, born on Jan 17, 1930 to the late Delbert & Marie Stotler. She later married the late Larry Hudson and moved to Mobile, AL where she has lived for 31 years. She was predeceased by her husband Larry, her parents, her...
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Joseph J. Belloma

August 2, 1921 - August 25, 2014

Joseph Belloma, age 93 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at his home with his family members at his side. Joe was born August 2, 1921 to Frank and Lucy (Lamantia) Belloma in East Chicago, Indiana. His family moved to Centerville when he was a young child. He attended Centerville Schools, along with working by his father's side in the coal mines. On January 27, 1943...
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Francis "Keith" McFall

March 28, 1924 - August 24, 2014

Francis "Keith" McFall, age 90, of Marshalltown, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Keith was born March 28, 1924 to Alfred Raymond and Mabel Katherine (Steffey) McFall in Centerville, Iowa. He graduated from Centerville High School. Keith enlisted in the United States Army on April 27, 1943. He...
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Mary Cowles

September 15, 1916 - August 22, 2014

Mary Lanor Cowles was born September 15, 1916 to Charles and Amelia (Sporer) Radosevich in Brazil, Iowa. She passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at St. Anthony Home in Crown Point, Indiana with her daughter and granddaughters at her side. Mary attended Brazil school and completed the 8th grade. She also worked for the WPA helping to clean the schools. Mary met and married Joseph Robert ...
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William "Bill" McDonald

December 5, 1965 - August 15, 2014

William "Bill" McDonald, age 48 of Centerville, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at his home. He was born December 5, 1965 in Waverly, Iowa, the son of John and Donna (Foss) McDonald. Bill was raised in Waverly, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984. Following high school, Bill attended Ellsworth Community College. After 20 years of being together, he married Cheri Carter on July 12,...
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Ronald Welsh

February 11, 1937 - August 15, 2014

Ronald Welsh, age 77 of Mystic, Iowa died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Long Term Care, Mercy Medical Center, Centerville, Iowa. He was born February 11, 1937 in Griffinsville, the son of Francis Eugene and Violet Maxine (Herr) Welsh. Ronald worked in the coal mines during his early adult years. He later helped raise dogs, a family business that lasted several years. The business raised...
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Margret Scott

April 10, 1936 - August 10, 2014

Margret Scott, age 78 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center, Long Term Care in Centerville. Margret was born April 10, 1936, the daughter of Milton and Bertha (Simmons) Stocker. She graduated from Moravia High School in 1954. On December 28, 1957 Margret married the love of her life, Walter Scott Jr. To this union of marriage three children were born,...
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Mary Ann Hartness

November 15, 1923 - August 6, 2014

Mary Ann Hartness of Centerville, Iowa died Wednesday, August 6, 2014. She was born November 15, 1923 to Concetta and Carlo LaPaglia in Centerville, Iowa. After graduating from Centerville High School, Mary Ann worked in bookkeeping and office administration. She worked for Iowa Southern Utilities for 13 years and spent her free time dancing, golfing and traveling with friends and family. ...
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Joanne "Jody" Elgin

April 17, 1927 - July 27, 2014

Between every capital letter and the end of every sentence you will find a lifetime of stories and memories. Joanne (Jody) Carolyn Elgin passed away July 27, 2014 at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado at the age of 87. Born April 17, 1927 in Kahoka, Missouri, the daughter of J. Otis Brown, a lawyer, and Geneva Anderson Brown, a teacher. She had one older brother J. Richard known...
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Betty J. Simmons

December 15, 1930 - July 27, 2014

Betty J. Simmons, age 83 of Mystic, Iowa passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. No services are planned. Cremation was accorded as per her wishes. Lange Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of her arrangements.
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Patricia Ann McDanel

June 16, 1932 - July 25, 2014

Patricia (Patty) Ann (Clark) McDanel, age 82, of Moravia, departed this earth on the 25th day of July, 2014 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville, Iowa. She was born June 16th, 1932 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Earthel (Corporan) & Walter Clark. She was raised in Centerville, Iowa and moved to Moravia following her marriage to Robert Wayne McDanel. They were...
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Charlotte Woodward

January 5, 1924 - July 20, 2014

Charlotte Woodward, age 90, of Moravia, Iowa passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at her home. Charlotte was born January 5, 1924 to Jesse and Nellie (Miles) Powell near Pierson, Iowa. She graduated from high school in 1941 and married Emory Kehrberg January 9, 1942. Charlotte and Emory moved to Moravia in 1954 to farm and raise their family. Emory passed away on November 4, 1997. ...
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Paul Spencer Jr.

December 21, 1931 - July 20, 2014

Paul (Junior) Spencer, age 82 of Moravia, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his home in Moravia, Iowa. He was born December 21, 1931 in Moravia to Paul Samuel and Lelia Pearl Pence Spencer. A 1949 graduate of Moravia high school, he enlisted with the US Army, served in the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1954. On October 2, 1955 he was united in marriage to Donna June West...
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Margaret Hawk

July 26, 1921 - July 14, 2014

Margaret Hawk, age 92 of Plano, Iowa passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center, Long Term Care, Centerville, Iowa. Margaret was born near Cincinnati, Iowa July 26, 1921 to Matthew and Olah Martin Followwill. The family later moved to Centerville where Margaret attended school and graduated with the Class of 1938. After graduation she worked for the telephone company in...
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Imogene Jung

November 26, 1926 - July 12, 2014

Sister Imogene Jung, age 87 of Centerville, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center, Centerville, Iowa. She was born the daughter of Clarence Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Krull) Jung on November 16, 1926 in Clarksdale, Missouri. Imogene graduated high school in 1944, then continued her education and worked many years in elementary teaching and home care. ...
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Judith K Long

January 5, 1942 - July 12, 2014

Judith K. Long age 72 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. She was born January 5, 1942 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Richard and Vivian (Brinegar) West. Judy was raised in Centerville and graduated from Centerville High School with the Class of 1960. She married Larry "Loose" Long, the love of her life, on September 18, 1960 at the First Baptist Church in...
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Edith Daugherty Lira

July 12, 1932 - July 2, 2014

Edith Daugherty Lira, age 81 of Numa, Iowa died due to complications from Alzheimer's on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center, Long Term Care in Centerville, Iowa. She was born July 12, 1932 in Ellsworth, Illinois the daughter of Lenard and Edna Daugherty. She moved to Numa in the middle of her junior year of high school. That is where this good hearted woman named "Edi" met the...
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Keith "Dagwood" McMahon

May 25, 1953 - July 2, 2014

Keith (DAGWOOD) McMahon, age 61 of Centerville, passed away on July 2nd at his home after battling cancer. Keith was born May 25, 1953 to Bernie and Norma (Phelps) McMahon in Centerville Iowa. He was united in marriage to Pam Grundy on October 3, 1980 in Numa, Iowa and to this union one son was born, Josh-Keith's buddy, pride and joy and best friend. Keith was a long time truck driver,...
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Mildred E. Davis

September 2, 1921 - July 1, 2014

Mildred Davis, age 92 of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Oakland Cemetery in Centerville, Iowa with Reverend Jeremy McElvain officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the family of Mildred Davis and may...
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Ida Louise (Kruzich) Maletta

December 13, 1924 - June 30, 2014

Ida Louise (Kruzich) Maletta age 89 of Johnston, Iowa, formerly of Centerville and Mystic, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center. She was born December 13, 1924 in Diamond, Iowa to Anton and Rakela Kruzich. She attended Mystic Schools. Ida married John Anthony Maletta in Mystic, Iowa on December 29, 1945 and enjoyed nearly 68 years of marriage until John...
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Mark William Revers

January 26, 1962 - June 19, 2014

Mark William Revers, age 52 of Centerville, Iowa passed away June 19, 2014 in Eagan, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Molly (Milani) Revers of Centerville, Iowa; two children, Matthew Revers of Chicago, Illinois and Sarah Revers of Centerville, Iowa; his parents, Ron and Loretta (Cantafio) Revers of Barrington, Illinois; a grandmother, Amelia Cantafio of LaGrange Park, Illinois; five...
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Linda VanDike

February 14, 1939 - June 19, 2014

Linda VanDike, age 75 of Centerville, Iowa died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa. Linda was born February 14, 1939 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Kenneth and Virginia Thomas Cornett. She was a high school graduate and later, worked in housekeeping. Linda also worked as a waitress for many years at the Pale Moon. She was a member of the Solid Rock Church of...
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Sharon McDonald

March 26, 1960 - June 19, 2014

Sharon McDonald, age 54, of Florida passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa . No services are planned at this time.
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Della R Oge

December 3, 1932 - June 18, 2014

Della Oge, age 81 of Centerville, Iowa passed away June 18, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center, Centerville, Iowa. No Services are planned. Lange Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
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Heather R. Wiebe

April 24, 1974 - June 8, 2014

Heather Wiebe, age 40 of Numa, Iowa passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014. Heather was born April 24, 1974 in Anaheim, California, the daughter of Juanita King. She graduated from the Culinary Arts program at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. Heather loved horses, cooking and raising her children. She is survived by four children, Victoriana Wiebe, Ethan Wiebe, Jake Brender and...
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Max VanBlaricome

May 2, 1939 - May 29, 2014

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Gloria Wages

September 20, 1950 - May 24, 2014

Gloria Wages, age 63 of Albia, Iowa, formerly of Exline, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at her home in Albia, Iowa. Gloria was born September 20, 1950 in Gary, Indiana, the daughter of Henry Franklin Byrom and Mary Alice Woolsey Byrom. She graduated from the Appanoose County High School in Centerville, Iowa. She was married to Wendell Wages July 15, 1976. At 14 years old she...
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June Farner

October 26, 1920 - May 20, 2014

June Farner, age 93 of Centerville, Iowa died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Continental St. Joseph, Centerville, Iowa. June was born October 26, 1920 in Jefferson, Iowa the daughter of Ora and Bertha Mears. June graduated from Jefferson High School and then attended Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. She met Ted Farner at Wayne State College and they were married April 29, 1939. To this...
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Wilbur Rex Rush

February 18, 1930 - May 19, 2014

Wilbur Rex Rush arrived on February 18, 1930 in Coydon, IA and departed this life May 19, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center Long Term Care. He was born to parents IG (Isaac George) and Dollie Marie (McCullough) Rush the youngest of 7 children. Wilbur graduated from Corydon High School in 1948 and soon after enlisted into the Army. He served in Seattle, WA and Nuremburg, Germany. He was...
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John Markland Talbot

June 19, 1944 - May 15, 2014

John Markland Talbot, age 69 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at his home. Funeral services are pending at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa.
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Robert Carl Hanson

July 17, 1931 - May 15, 2014

Robert Hanson, age 82 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at his home. Robert was born July 17, 1931 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Beulah (Howell) Hanson. After graduating from high school, Bob joined the US Navy in which he served 4 years, as well as an additional 4 years in the US Navy Reserves. While in the service, he married Beverly Smith on January 14,...
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Catherine Murphy

February 10, 1962 - May 13, 2014

Catherine Murphy, age 52 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at her home. According to family wishes, Catherine has been cremated and there will be no scheduled services at this time. Memorials to the family may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Martha Ellison

August 5, 1941 - May 10, 2014

Martha Ellison, age 72 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Saturday May 10, 2014, at her home. She was born August 5, 1941 in Purdin, Missouri, the daughter of Ervin and Audree (Warren) Barrows. Martha was raised on the family farm in Purdin. She graduated from Liberty High School in Browning, Missouri in 1959. Martha later earned her bachelor's degree from Northeast Missouri State University in...
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Ruth Beal Parcel

March 14, 1940 - May 9, 2014

Ruth (Beal) Parcel, age 74 of Brazil, Iowa passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center in Chariton. Ruth Irene Parcel was born March 14, 1940 to George McVey and Frances Henderson in Centerville Iowa. Ruth attended Brazil Country School through 8th grade and then completed her education at Centerville High School. In October 1960 she was united in marriage to...
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Dorothy Rodgers

March 7, 1925 - May 9, 2014

Dorothy Rodgers, age 89, of Centerville died Friday May 9, 2014 at the Continental St. Joseph's, Centerville, Iowa. Dorothy was born March 7, 1925 in Cincinnati, Iowa, the daughter of James and Beatrice (Martin) Milner. She graduated from Cincinnati High School in 1942. Dorothy was united in marriage to Bob Rodgers on July 16, 1944. Dorothy continued her education at Centerville...
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John Logsdon

February 29, 1940 - May 8, 2014

John Logsdon, age 74 of Cincinnati, Iowa died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Golden Age Care Center, Centerville, Iowa. John was born February 29, 1940 in Cincinnati, Iowa to Vaughn and Mary (Polson) Logsdon . He graduated from Cincinnati High School and was an auto mechanic. John worked for Ford Kirby, King's Gas Station and Gerald Campbell. He was known for his talents as a mechanic. ...
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Ezra A. Hermon

November 19, 1955 - May 6, 2014

Ezra Arthur (Art) Hermon, age 58 of Centerville, Iowa, was called home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa surrounded by family. He was born November 19, 1955 in Centerville, Iowa. Ezra was united in marriage to Connie Marie Hermon (Clinkenbeard) on August 31, 1974 at the Mt. Hermon Methodist Church in Chariton, Missouri. Ezra is survived...
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Clifton Robinson

October 21, 1942 - May 6, 2014

Clifton Robinson, age 71 of Olathe, Kansas died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Saint Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri. Clifton Henry Robinson was born to Victor and Imogene (Templeton) Robinson on October 21, 1942, in Maryville, Missouri. Vic was in the Coast Guard in California during WWII, so Imogene and Clifton joined Vic in California. After the war, they returned to Bedford, ...
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Danny David Sullivan

July 9, 1934 - May 4, 2014

Danny David Sullivan, born on July 9, 1934, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 peacefully at his home in West Union, Iowa at the age of 79. He is survived by his three children, Julie Sullivan (Elarton) of Centerville, Iowa, Jim Sullivan of Kansas and David Sullivan of West Union, Iowa; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Danny's family meant everything to him-it was his greatest...
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Beverly E. Keener

January 19, 1935 - April 28, 2014

Beverly E. Keener, age 79 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Continental Care Center At Seymour. Beverly was born January 19, 1935 the daughter of John and Ora (Lovell) Gartin in Chariton, Iowa. She was married to John David Keener July 22, 1955 in Corydon, Iowa. She attended Peoples Baptist Church, was a teacher for Headstart and worked at Wells Manufacturing in...
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Beulah Fern Broshar

March 18, 1919 - April 28, 2014

Beulah "Fern" Broshar, age 95, of Centerville, Iowa, went to Heaven Monday, April 28, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born the daughter of Blanche Lucille (Bailey) and Earl Clarence Elarton on March 18, 1919 in Harvey, Iowa. Fern graduated from Moulton High School in 1937 and resided in the Appanoose County, Iowa area. Fern was united in marriage on March 28, 1942...
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Kenneth "Marty" Mattly

August 21, 1944 - April 20, 2014

Kenneth "Marty" Mattly, age 69 of Seymour, Iowa passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at his home. There will be no scheduled services at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the family of Marty Mattly and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Dean Hall

April 10, 1934 - April 19, 2014

W. Dean Hall, age 80 of Cincinnati, Iowa passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born April 10, 1934 in Appanoose County, Iowa, the son of Rex and Lola (Lewis) Hall. Dean spent his early years in Cincinnati; as a teenager, he moved to the Green Mountain area with his family. He served in the military from 1957-1959. Dean was married to Mary...
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Ronald E. Allen

August 10, 1966 - April 19, 2014

Ronald Allen age 47 of Waterloo, Iowa, formerly of Unionville, Iowa, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo. Private services will be held at the Unionville Cemetery in Unionville, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the family of Ronald Allen and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544. ...
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Wallace "Junior" Davolt

September 13, 1925 - April 16, 2014

Wallace "Junior" Davolt, age 88 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born in Unionville, Missouri on September 13, 1925 to Wallace and Thelma (Lloyd) Hunt. Junior enlisted in the United States Army on November 19, 1943. He served his country faithfully during World War II in both Germany and France. Junior was...
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Michael Paul Reeder

May 6, 1953 - April 12, 2014

Michael Reeder, age 60 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at his home. There are no scheduled services at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family of Michael Reeder may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Richard F. Scott

October 5, 1973 - April 11, 2014

Richard F. Scott, age 40 of Centerville, Iowa, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:30 PM, Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Appanoose County Courthouse Courtroom on the Centerville Square. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to either the Centerville Police Reserves or the Appanoose County Special Deputies and may be mailed to...
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Richard Huber

August 7, 1929 - April 9, 2014

Richard Huber Sr., age 84 of Mercer, MO, formerly of Centerville, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at his home. He was born August 7, 1929 in Fort Atkinson, Iowa to Zeno P. and Mildred (Riehle) Huber. On August 29, 1952 Richard entered in the United States Army. He served his country faithfully in the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, Richard married Betty L. Strode in Rock Island...
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Donald Francis McCloud

May 26, 1922 - April 9, 2014

Donald Francis McCloud, age 91 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at the Continental Care Center At Seymour, Iowa. He was born May 26, 1922 on the family farm northwest of Moravia, Iowa, the son of Ray and Hattie (Main) McCloud. Donald graduated from Moravia High School in 1939. He was united in marriage to Wanetah Robb on April 24, 1948 in Centerville, Iowa. Donald...
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Lois M. Pellin

March 8, 1926 - March 31, 2014

Lois M. Pellin, age 88 of Buffalo, Iowa passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa. She was born March 8, 1926 in Afton, Iowa to Walter and Clara (Rider) Ritter. Lois was raised in the Afton area and attended local schools. She married James Pellin on August 20, 1950 in Afton. Lois spent many gracious years raising four children, Mary,...
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Raymond "Ray" Ellison

June 3, 1946 - March 31, 2014

Raymond "Ray" Ellison, age 67 of Unionville, Iowa passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at his home. Ray was born June 3, 1946 in Valley City, North Dakota to Albert and Mildred (Hansen) Ellison. Following high school, Ray served in the National Guard for six years. He married Shirley Scott Weldon on February 7, 1972. He was employed with the Burlington Northern Railroad as an IBEW...
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Sally Jo (Millizer) Atchley

June 28, 1951 - March 30, 2014

Sally Jo (Millizer) Atchley, age 62 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa. Sally was born to Lloyd and Anna Millizer June 28, 1951. Sally graduated from Seymour High School in 1969. She married Mitchell Atchley in 1976 in Lexington, Kentucky, where they made their home for thirty two years. Sally had recently moved back to Iowa to be...
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Larry "Loose" Long

March 4, 1941 - March 29, 2014

Larry (Loose) Long, age 73 of Centerville, Iowa, died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Aspen Rehab & Health Care, Silvis, IL. Larry was born March 4, 1941 in Plano, Iowa, the son of Lewis E. and Margaret Pearson Long. He married Judith West September 18, 1960 in Centerville, Iowa. Larry was retired from the Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Rathbun. Larry is survived by his wife, Judith Long;...
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Ralph Mathews

May 2, 1951 - March 29, 2014

Ralph Eugene Mathews age 62 of Glenwood, Iowa passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. He was born May 2, 1951 in Centerville, Iowa the son of Friel and Lesteretta Mathews. Ralph is survived by his mother, Lesteretta Mathews of Centerville, Iowa; brothers, Rick (Mary Louise) Mathews of Centerville, Randy (Cathy) Mathews of Marion, Iowa;...
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Joshua Snorgrass

September 12, 1990 - March 26, 2014

Joshua Gene Snorgrass, age 23 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born September 12, 1990 in Clinton, Missouri, the son of Joyce (Medlin) Parker and Larry Snorgrass. Joshua graduated from Centerville High School in Centerville, Iowa in 2009. Ever since Joshua was a little boy he loved to be outside in nature. He...
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Mary Rosalie Bivin

December 26, 1919 - March 26, 2014

Mary Rosalie Bivin, age 94 of Allerton, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Continental Care Center in Seymour, Iowa. She was born December 26, 1919 in Iconium, Iowa to Berle and Catholine (Ball) Beaty. Rosalie graduated from Moravia High School in 1937. She was united in marriage to William C. Bivin on June 24, 1939. Rosalie spent most of her adult life as a homemaker,...
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Verlin D. Stocker

October 27, 1932 - March 24, 2014

Verlin D. Stocker, age 81 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at his home. He was born on October 27, 1932 to Milton and Bertha (Simmons) Stocker on the family farm in Monroe County, Iowa. In his youth Verlin attended Fairview Country School and later, graduated from Moravia High School. Verlin spent his most of his life farming. His span in the agricultural field lasted...
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Vivian Andrews

May 29, 1924 - March 23, 2014

Vivian Andrews 89, of rural Moravia, Iowa passed away at home on Sunday March 23, 2014. Vivian Irene Hoffman was born May 29, 1924 in Moravia, Iowa to Laura (Newman) and Robert Hoffman. She graduated from Moravia High in 1941. She was united in marriage to Arthur (Andy) Andrews on December 2, 1956 in Kirksville, Missouri. The Andrews made their home and farm along what is now Appanoose...
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Earl William "Bill" Downs

December 10, 1954 - March 21, 2014

Earl William "Bill" Downs Jr., age 59 of Kirksville, MO, died Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville. Bill was born December 10, 1954 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Fonda (Osborn) Fountain and Earl William Downs Sr. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1973. Bill was united in marriage to Wanda L. Keel on October1, 1984 in Centerville. Bill and...
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Samuel "Sam" Proffitt

February 2, 1952 - March 18, 2014

Lange Funeral Home and Crematory LLC 1900 South 18th St. 103 N. John St. Centerville, Iowa 52544 Moravia, Iowa 52571 641-856-2000 641-724-3413 Samuel "Sam" Proffitt, age 62 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville. Sam was born on...
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Richard "Storm" Harrington

January 30, 1923 - March 18, 2014

Richard "Storm" Harrington, age 91 of Unionville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville, Iowa. He was born January 30, 1923 in Unionville, Iowa to Paul and Myrtle (Locker) Harrington. Richard graduated from Unionville High School with the class of 1940. Following high school, Richard enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country...
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Jerome "Crazy Jerry" Prokes

March 2, 1938 - March 16, 2014

Jerome Ivan "Crazy Jerry" Prokes, age 76 of Cincinnati, Iowa passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Jerry was born on March 2, 1938 to Ivan and Geraldine (Orr) Prokes in Jackson, Minnesota. He was raised in Riceville, Iowa. Jerry attended high school in Sheffield, Iowa and later, Black Hawk Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. He relocated to the...
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Robert "Bob" Greene

May 21, 1928 - March 14, 2014

Robert "Bob" Foster Greene, age 85 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. He was born May 21, 1928 on the Golden Age Manor land in Centerville, Iowa to Wylo and Agnes (Barrier) Greene. Bob was raised in a family of hard workers. He spent countless hours milking cows both before and after school on his family's dairy. Bob also...
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Esther L. McDanel

January 24, 1921 - March 10, 2014

Esther L. McDanel, age 93 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born on January 24, 1921in Caldwell Township, near Exline, Iowa to Irmel and Maggie (Baughman) Terry. Esther graduated from Exline High School. She was united in marriage to Kenneth McDanel in 1938. Esther began her career in the medical field in 1966 when she...
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Jeffery Allen Babb

January 10, 1965 - March 9, 2014

Jeffery Allen Babb, age 49, beloved son, brother and uncle of Centerville, Iowa died Sunday morning, March 9, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center Long Term Care, Centerville, Iowa. Jeff was born January 10, 1965 in Buchanan, Michigan, the son of James and Jean Babb. J eff lived many years at the Glenwood State School and Hospital in Glenwood, Iowa. He spent the last 5 ½ years of his life at Mercy...
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Michael Joseph Montegna

March 13, 1985 - March 5, 2014

Michael Joseph Montegna, age 28 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 05, 2014. He was born on March 13, 1985 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Joseph Montegna and Rebecca Novotny. Michael was raised in Centerville and graduated from Centerville High School. He was united in marriage to Emily Marie Ford on October 15, 2010 at the Faith United Methodist Church in Centerville. To...
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John C. Holeman

December 21, 1929 - March 2, 2014

John C. Holeman, loving family man, inspiring teacher and supporter of music, passed away on March 2nd, 2014. John was born on December 21, 1929, in Grundy Center, Iowa, and along with helping out on the family farm, he participated in the band and chorus. He obtained his Bachelor's of Music Education from Iowa State Teacher's College (now UNI), and then served in the Korean War as an...
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Russell L. Burgher

November 7, 1921 - February 25, 2014

Russell L. Burgher, age 92 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville. He was born on November 7, 1921in La Plata, Missouri, the son of Arthur and Edna Bernice (Brown) Burgher. Following high school graduation, Russell enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served his country as a 2nd lieutenant pilot during...
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Richard A. Schmit

January 25, 1944 - February 19, 2014

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. -John Muir (1915) Richard Anthony Schmit, age 70 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at his home of natural causes. Richard was born in Mineral Point, WI on January 25, 1944 to Mercedes A. (McDonald) and James C....
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Merilou Hamilton

December 23, 1926 - February 16, 2014

Merilou (White) Hamilton, age 87 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. She was born on December 23, 1926 in Centerville, Iowa to John and Lula (Houser) White. Merilou attended Centerville Schools and graduated from Centerville High School with the Class of 1945. She married Ralph M. Hamilton on June 2, 1945 in Des Moines,...
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Marilyn A McCulley

August 6, 1933 - February 16, 2014

Marilyn McCulley, age 80 of Centerville, Iowa departed this life on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by the love and prayers of family and friends. Marilyn was born August 6, 1933 in Taylorville, IL to Rev. Ray Carrothers and Veda Ellis Carrothers. Marilyn graduated from Pittsfield High School and attended Western Illinois in Macomb, IL. for two...
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Janet Ann Dowd-Phelps

October 17, 1936 - February 14, 2014

Janet Ann (Dixon) Dowd-Phelps, age 77 of Moravia, Iowa entered into eternal life on Friday, February 14, 2014. She was born on October 17, 1936 to Robert M. and Susie (Martin) Dixon of Winfield, Missouri. Janet grew up on a farm, attended rural country school, Winfield High School, and then Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Missouri. She graduated from college with a degree...
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Hellen Louise Barton-McFadden

June 22, 1928 - February 11, 2014

Hellen Louise Barton-McFadden, age 85 of Centerville, Iowa, formerly of Hamilton, Texas, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Funeral services are pending at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa.
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Teresa Marie Matkovich

October 15, 1926 - February 10, 2014

Teresa Matkovich, age 87 of Rathbun, Iowa passed away Monday, February 10, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born on October 15, 1926 in Rathbun, Iowa, the daughter of Anton "Tony" and Mary (Yakovich) Chebuhar. Teresa married Mark Matkovich on August 21, 1943 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Centerville. To their union of marriage, four children were born, Linda, Mark,...
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James Dove III

March 21, 1970 - February 1, 2014

James Lewis Dove III, age 43 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. He was born on March 21, 1970 in Denver, Colorado to James Dove and Paula Stafford. James worked for Adolph Coors in Colorado for five years. He married Rachael Hudson on April 19, 1999 in Colorado. James and Rachael eventually relocated to Iowa. He was an...
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Marilyn Reyes

March 2, 1919 - January 28, 2014

Sister Marilyn Reyes, CHM, age 94, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, died on January 28, 2014 at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, IA. The daughter of Victoriano Reyes and Mariana Vargas, Juanita Pauline Reyes was born in Centerville in 1919. She entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary, Ottumwa, IA in 1936 and professed vows in 1939. She completed a BA in Elementary...
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Yvonne D. Paxston

January 8, 1957 - January 23, 2014

Yvonne Paxston, age 57 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014 at her home. She was born on January 8, 1957 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Howard and Linda (Cornett) Paxston. She was an amazing mother and grandmother and shared a special bond with them. Her favorite place to take her grandkids was the park. Friends and family will always remember her home as...
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Nancy Goldhorn

March 30, 1952 - January 19, 2014

Nancy Goldhorn, age 61 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at her home. Nancy, daughter of Dominick and Mary Terebayza, was born in Waterloo, Iowa on March 30, 1952. She worked at John Deere Engine Works for 40 ½ years. Nancy was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, and sister-anyone who knew her experienced her kind heart and soul, as she was always putting the needs of...
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Glenda McDanel Baughman

March 6, 1961 - January 18, 2014

Lange Funeral Home 856 2000 Glenda Baughman, age 52 of Seymour, Iowa, formerly of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Continental Care Center, Seymour. She was preceded in death by her father Leon McDanel of Moravia; her grandparents John and Mildred Yonavich of Centerville; and Gaylord and Phyllis McDanel of Moravia. Glenda leaves behind her son Kyle Baughman...
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Ray Way

February 19, 1936 - January 17, 2014

Ray Way, age 67, of Seymour, Iowa died Friday January 17, 2014 at his home in Seymour. Ray Leslie Way was born in Surprise, Nebraska February 19, 1936 to Lucille Irene (Harris) and Clarence Wayne Way. He was the eldest of six children, Willard Wayne (Bill), Darlene May, Clarence Lynn (Butch), Sara Sue and Lee Roy (Shorty). He married Ernestine Barker - June 1957 and together they had two...
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Richard L. Strickler, Sr.

April 24, 1947 - January 10, 2014

Richard Allen Strickler Sr., age 66 of Centerville died Friday, January 10, 2014 at Fountain West Nursing Home, West Des Moines, Iowa. He was born April 24, 1947 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Raymond and Velma (Herrold) Strickler. Richard received his education from Centerville Schools. After graduating from high school he entered the United States Army. Richard served his country...
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James Allen English

May 13, 1951 - January 9, 2014

James Allen English, age 62 of Rathbun, Iowa passed away at Mercy Medical Center on Thursday January 9, 2014. James was born on May 13, 1951 in Moline, Illinois and was raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He worked as a railroad engineer for Union Pacific Railroad for 32 years upon retiring in 2011. James was a member of the FOE Eagles in Centerville and a newly elected city council member for the...
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Olive B. Long

December 26, 1920 - January 6, 2014

Olive B. Long, age 93 of Promise City, Iowa passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side Monday, January 6, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center, Long Term Care in Centerville, Iowa. She was born the daughter of Monta (Boston) and Ray F. Dustin in Centerville, Iowa on December 26, 1920. Olive was baptized in 1937 and later became a member of the Promise City United Methodist Church where she...
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