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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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Michele Levine

April 28, 2015

Michele Levine, age 54 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Memorial services are not planned at this time. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Levine Family.
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Peggy Gibson

February 8, 1936 - April 18, 2015

Peggy Gibson, age 79 of Cincinnati, Iowa passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born February 8, 1936 in Cincinnati, Iowa, the daughter of Leslie and Charlotte (Mitchell) Cousins. Peggy worked as a cook for several years at Gordies in Centerville. Peggy is survived by her six children, Raymond (Terri) Howard of Centerville, Iowa, Reva ...
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Willis Delbert Rowe

May 29, 1926 - April 9, 2015

Willis Delbert Rowe, age 88 of Moulton, Iowa passed away Thursday, April 09, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born May 29, 1926 in Monroe, South Dakota, the son of John and Gertrude (Schulte) Rowe. Willis married Edith Rose Stump on October 13, 1949 and to this union three children were born, Linda LaRae Rowe (Leach) of Lafayette, Colorado, Gary Lee Rowe of Phoenix,...
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Wayne E. Exline

March 31, 1929 - April 3, 2015

Wayne E. Exline, age 86 of Exline, Iowa passed away Friday, April 03, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center, Long Term Care in Centerville. He was born in Exline, Iowa on March 31, 1929, the son of Van and Olive (Caster) Exline. Wayne married Rosalee Kozeliski on October 9, 1949. Wayne was a farmer and a longtime postmaster in Exline. He was also a member of the Exline Church of Christ. He is...
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Connie Berry

April 7, 1948 - March 30, 2015

Connie Berry, age 66 of Fremont, Iowa passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. There are no scheduled services at this time. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made out to the family and mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544. ...
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Janet DeVore

April 12, 1946 - March 29, 2015

Janet DeVore, age 68 of Plano, Iowa died Sunday afternoon, March 29, 2015 at her home. Janet was born in Unionville, Missouri, the daughter of Walter Christian and Ivine Elva Swiger. She was united in marriage to Wendell DeVore on April 18, 1964. Janet worked at Union Carbide (Viskase) in Centerville until she retired in September of 2000. She enjoyed her flower garden very much after...
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Daniel "Danny" Crisp

March 10, 1987 - March 26, 2015

Daniel "Danny" Edward Crisp, age 28 of Seymour, Iowa passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015. Danny was born March 10, 1987 in Carmichael, California, the son of Matthew "Marty" and Lisa (Hackney) Crisp. Danny graduated from Moravia High School in Moravia, Iowa with class of 2005. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Moreover, Danny cherished the friendship he developed with...
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Linda (Ayers) Vanderheyden

November 23, 1944 - March 25, 2015

Linda Kay (Ayers) Vanderheyden, age 70, of Centerville, Iowa died Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 2015 at the home of her daughter in Smyrna, Tennessee. Linda was born November 23, 1944 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Harold G. and Mollie (Bertelli) Ayers. She was united in marriage to Raymond Vanderheyden on July 9, 1960. Linda worked for Easter's Super Value, Pamida Stores and Wells...
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Paul Clifford Rummans

March 21, 1930 - March 22, 2015

Paul Clifford Rummans, age 85 of Cincinnati, Iowa died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab, Centerville, Iowa. He was born to Fred and Bertha (Blake) Rummans on March 21, 1930 in Mitchellville, Iowa. Paul graduated from Bondurant High School. He married Hazel Irene Leeper on July 29, 1948 in Bondurant, Iowa. Paul worked for Armstrong Rubber for 30 years, and farmed for...
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Carl Rouse

April 29, 1941 - March 16, 2015

Carl Edward Rouse, first child of Warren Albert Rouse and Ethel June Tisue Rouse, was born at the home of his maternal grandparents, Harry and Carrie Tisue, in Moravia, Iowa, on April 29, 1941. His family lived and farmed in the Hilton neighborhood of Monroe Township, Monroe County, Iowa, on land purchased in 1909 by his great grandfather, Lewis Cass Rouse. Carl attended the Fairview country...
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Doris Furnald

May 24, 1930 - March 14, 2015

Doris Furnald, age 84 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Golden Age Care Center in Centerville, Iowa. Doris was born on May 24, 1930 in Tracy, Iowa, the daughter of John and Anna "Elvira" (Thompson) Angelo. She graduated from Tracy High School. Doris was united in marriage to Fred Furnald on August 4, 1948 in Oskaloosa. To this union of marriage, three children...
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Jack Zurlinden

May 13, 1935 - March 14, 2015

Jack E. Zurlinden, age 79 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born May 13th, 1935 in Triplett, Missouri to Harold and Bettie (Boune) Fleetwood. His parents were later divorced and he was adopted by his stepfather Herman Zurlinden in Spokane, Washington. Jack was united in marriage to Betty Jones and there...
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Larry Lancial

January 14, 1943 - March 13, 2015

Larry Lester Lancial, age 72 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born in Albia, Iowa to Floyd Lester and Grace Irene (McLaughlin) Lancial on January 14, 1943. Larry graduated from Albia High School, with the class of 1961. He entered the United States Army at Fort Carson, Colorado on December 14, 1968. Larry served...
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Sue Ruckman

January 23, 1938 - March 12, 2015

Margery Sue Ruckman of Branson, Missouri, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away at the age of 77 at her home. Sue was born January 23, 1938 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, the daughter of Dennis and Alice (Elliott) Terwilliger. Sue graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1956. During her high school years she participated in vocal music, band, cheerleading, various organizations and played the...
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Jacklyn "Jackie" Lundeen

January 18, 1950 - March 11, 2015

Jacklyn "Jackie" Lundeen, age 65 of Monroe, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the family of Jacklyn Lundeen and 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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Rodney Stevenson

December 17, 1953 - March 11, 2015

Rodney Stevenson, age 61 of Moulton, Iowa, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Rodney was born December 17, 1953 in Centerville, Iowa the son of Carl W. and Cordia (Porter) Stevenson. After graduating from high school, he attended Indian Hill's Community College, graduating with an Associate of Art's degree. Rodney later attended the University of Iowa...
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Mike Butch Long

October 8, 1948 - February 24, 2015

Mike "Butch" Long, age 66 of Moulton, Iowa died February 24, 2015 at Clarke County Hospital, Osceola, Iowa. Mike was born October 8, 1948, in Superior, Wyoming the son of Lewis and Margaret Pearson Long. He worked at L&W quarries for many years and later worked for Ed Marvin Equipment. He loved to ride his Harley and be with his grandkids. He is survived a daughter Jill Long of Centerville...
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Neal A. Wilson

May 7, 1958 - February 23, 2015

Neal A. Wilson, age 56, died in his sleep on Monday, February 23, 2015 at his home in Cobden, Illinois. Neal was born in Kansas City, Missouri on May 7, 1958. His parents were John A Wilson and Annabelle (Walter) Wilson. Neal graduated from Sycamore, Illinois High School in 1977 and pursued his love of art at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois and created many original art pieces over his...
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Charlene (VanNoy) Lamb

July 20, 1940 - February 21, 2015

Charlene Lee (VanNoy) Lamb, age 74 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at home. She was born to Homer and Pauline (Lee) VanNoy in Albia, Iowa on July 20, 1940. Charlene graduated from Centerville High School in 1959. Following high school graduation, she attended the Iowa School of Beauty in Ottumwa, Iowa. Charlene moved to Des Moines upon completion of beauty...
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Billy Paul Kimberlin

March 16, 1926 - February 13, 2015

Billy Paul Kimberlin, age 88 of Newton, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, became an angel on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Regents Nursing Home, Winter Park, FL. Billy Paul was born in Grant City, Missouri on March 16, 1926 to Estella Bell Alvord Kimberlin and Dallas Ellsworth Kimberlin. He graduated from Mount Ayr High School in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He served in the United States Navy on the U...
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Margaret Ilene (Spring) Walter

November 2, 1922 - February 10, 2015

Margaret Eileen Walter, age 92, passed away February 10, 2015 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville surrounded by family. She was born November 2, 1922 to Harold and Alice Spring in Udell, Iowa. Margaret graduated from Udell Schools in 1938. On February 1, 1942 she married Merle (Mickey) Bronson. They moved to the west coast where their four children were born. During the early 50's,...
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Wilbur Gene Paris

August 12, 1941 - February 9, 2015

Wilbur Gene Paris, age 73 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, February 09, 2015 at home surrounded by loved ones. Gene was born on the family farm east of Moravia, Iowa on August 12, 1941, the son of Claude and Bertha (Morrison) Paris. He graduated from Moravia High School with the class of 1958. He enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of seventeen on November 10,...
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Dean Belloma

July 20, 1943 - February 8, 2015

Dean Belloma, age 71 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, February 08, 2015 at home surrounded by family members. He was born in Centerville, Iowa on July 20, 1943, the son of Bennie and Hazel (Tipton) Belloma. Dean was united in marriage to Norma Argenta on June 3, 1967 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Centerville. In his early adult years, Dean began trucking in the family...
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Geraldine Mary Wilson

March 9, 1927 - February 8, 2015

Geraldine Mary Wilson, age 87 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, February 08, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville. Gerry was born March 9, 1927 at Unionville, Iowa, the daughter of Paul Sullivan Harrington and Myrtle Ivy (Locker) Harrington. She lived in Unionville until marrying Joe N. Wilson July 31, 1945 at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. after several military moves....
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Nick V. Carter

August 4, 1944 - February 6, 2015

Nick Carter, age 70 of Moulton, Iowa passed away Friday, February 06, 2015 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, Iowa. He was born in Centerville, Iowa on August 4, 1944, the son of William "Bill" and Grace "Arlene" (Albee) Carter. Nick graduated from Moulton-Udell High School in 1962. Nick was an avid farmer all of his life. He spent much of his life farming with his father,...
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Dennis R. Schwering

January 17, 1961 - February 3, 2015

Dennis Schwering, age 54 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at home with his loving family by his side. Dennis was born in Boone, Iowa on January 17, 1961, the son of Kenneth William and Rose Marie (Doyle) Schwering. He graduated from Putnam County High School in Unionville, Missouri in 1979. Dennis was united in marriage to Dawn Saldana on March 3, 1984 at St. Mary's...
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Clarence LaVerne Anderson

August 16, 1926 - January 29, 2015

Clarence LaVerne Anderson, age 88 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Clarence was born August 16, 1926 to Glenn and Grace (Stober) Anderson in Davis County, Iowa. His family moved to Appanoose County when he was a young child. Clarence enlisted in the United States Army on November 28, 1944, serving in Germany as a military...
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Katelynn Elizabeth Marie Rick

January 3, 2015 - January 21, 2015

Baby Katelynn Elizabeth Marie Rick passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born January 3, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, the daughter of John and LeeAnna Rick (birth mother was Lois Cox). She will be dearly missed. Katelynn is also survived by her brother, Joseph Cox. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, January 26, 2015 at...
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Mary Helen DeVore

February 9, 1930 - January 19, 2015

Mary Helen DeVore, age 84 of Plano, Iowa passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born to Chester and Irene (Sash) Ervin on February 9, 1930 in Laurel, Iowa. Mary Helen graduated from Laurel High School in 1948. She married Dale DeVore in Conrad, Iowa on November 15, 1953. To this union of marriage four children were born, Dennis, Donald,...
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Mildred Tarbell

March 6, 1919 - January 18, 2015

Mildred Lois Tarbell, age 95, was born March 6, 1919, in Independence Township, Appanoose County, Iowa to Benjamin Franklin and Isal Anna (Espy) Irwin. She died January 18, 2015, at a private care facility in Centerville, Iowa. Mildred married Mansel Tarbell in Centerville, Iowa on August 31, 1940. They celebrated their 58th year of marriage in 1998. To this union five sons were born. ...
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Barbara Lee Hurst

January 9, 1944 - January 18, 2015

Barbara Hurst, age 71 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at her home. She was born in Centerville, Iowa on January 9, 1944 to Robert and Gladys (Spurgeon) Hulen. Barbara graduated from Bloomfield High School with the Class of 1961. She was united in marriage to Frank Leo Hurst in Lancaster, Missouri on December 23, 1969. Barbara spent her life taking care of people;...
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Carolyn Lee Luse

November 29, 1940 - January 13, 2015

Carolyn Lee Luse, age 74 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at home. She was born to William and Dorothy (Bennett) Johnson in Centerville, Iowa on November 29, 1940. Carolyn graduated from Centerville High School with the class of 1959. She married Jerold J. Luse on May 14, 1961 at the Drake Avenue Christian Church in Centerville. Carolyn strived throughout her life to...
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Emma McMahon

October 27, 2012 - January 12, 2015

Emma McMahon, age 2 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, January 12, 2015. She was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa on October 27, 2012, the daughter of Jeremy and Cheryl (Broshar) McMahon. Emma enjoyed playing outdoors, especially in the timber. She loved to dance and sing. She also enjoyed the opportunity to call family members on the phone. Moreover, Emma loved anything related to...
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Sherman Elgin

October 1, 1915 - January 11, 2015

Sherman Elgin, age 99 of Mystic, Iowa passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Homestead in Centerville, Iowa. He was born to William and Effie (Cumberledge) Elgin on October 1, 1915 in Appanoose County, Iowa. Sherman graduated from Centerville High School. He later married June Witthoff on July 19, 1943 at the Christian Church in Centerville. Sherman entered the United States Navy on...
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Larry Simmons

July 30, 1947 - January 8, 2015

Larry Simmons, age 67 of Mystic, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at his home. There are no scheduled services at this time. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory of Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Simmons Family.
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Charlotte Colene Selvy

November 22, 1928 - January 8, 2015

Colene Selvy, age 86 of Moulton, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 08, 2015 at Centerville, Iowa Nursing and Rehab Center. Colene was born November 22, 1928 in Moulton, Iowa. She graduated from Moulton-Udell High School. Colene spent a brief period of time teaching country school near Moulton. She married Gordon Selvy September 3, 1948 in Montezuma, Iowa. Colene devoted her life to...
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James Seals

December 22, 1940 - January 4, 2015

James Seals, 74 of Mystic, Iowa, died Sunday evening, January 4, 2015 at Golden Age Care Center, Centerville, Iowa. There are no services 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 Seals Family.
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Leslie Pitts

July 21, 1952 - January 1, 2015

Leslie Pitts, age 62 of Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Thursday, January 01, 2015 at Manor Care in Davenport. Graveside services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Haines Cemetery north of Centerville. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa...
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Joe Smith

April 30, 1920 - January 1, 2015

Joe Smith, age 94 of Unionville, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 01, 2015 at the Oakwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Albia, Iowa. He was born April 30, 1920 in Davis County, Iowa to Lester "Pete" and Charlotte Ruth (McGraw) Smith. Joe married Dorothy Lockman on September 4, 1948. Joe enlisted in the United States Army on April 30, 1942. He served his country faithfully during World War...
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Jack LeRoy Scott

October 3, 1935 - December 31, 2014

Jack LeRoy Scott, age 79 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born October 3, 1935 to Walter N. Scott and Margery (Johnson) Scott. Jack married Rosetta Irene Helmick on October 26, 1962. He is survived by three children, Linda (Larry) Wilson of Centerville, Kim (Jeff) Main of Cedar Rapids and Brad (Andrea) Scott of...
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Donnie F. Belloma

January 25, 1939 - December 28, 2014

Donald F. "Donnie" Belloma, 75, of Waterloo, formerly of Centerville, died Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at Strawberry Point Nursing Home in Strawberry Point, Iowa. He was born Jan. 25, 1939 in Centerville, Iowa, son of Frank and Lucy Lamantia Belloma. He married Elizabeth A. "Betty" Zemo June 10, 1961 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Centerville. Donnie graduated from Centerville High School in 1957...
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Larry "Shorty" Clark

January 6, 1962 - December 22, 2014

Larry Wayne 'Shorty" Clark, age 52 of Ottumwa, Iowa, formerly of Numa, Iowa, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Born January 6, 1962, the son of Rex and Doris (Hayes) Clark, Larry lived most of his life at his childhood home in Numa. He was married to Teri McFatridge until 2007 and to this union two children were born, Gary Wayne and Larry Dean. ...
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Thomas "Tom" Starr

May 11, 1948 - December 22, 2014

Thomas "Tom" Starr, age 66 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Tom was born in Appanoose County on May 11, 1948, the son of Robert and Katherine (Graves) Starr. He graduated from Moulton-Udell High School, class of 1966. Tom was united in marriage to Zelda Hamilton on March 25, 1967 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Centerville,...
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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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