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Margy Ann Hering

November 8, 1925 - April 4, 2015

MARGY A. HERING Ankeny, Iowa Margy A. Hering, 89, of Ankeny, Iowa died April 4, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A private burial service will be held at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Following the burial, a Memorial Service for Margy will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle Iowa. The family will be present from 1:00...
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Debra Sue Peacock

November 20, 1958 - April 2, 2015

Debbie (Edwards) Peacock, 56, went to be with the Lord, April 2, 2015. Debbie attended Carlisle High School. Debbie then worked for the United States Postal Service and American Building Centers. Debbie is survived by her father, Bob Edwards; son, Jeremiah(Laura)Patterson of Colorado; sister, Cathy(Dallas)Robison; 6 grandchildren, Nathanael, Kyndall, Ian, Tylor, Lily and Caleb Patterson;...
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Judy Kay Howe

July 26, 1953 - March 30, 2015

Judy Kay Howe, 62, of Avon Lake, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 30, 2015. Judy was born July 26, 1953 in Missouri. She is survived by her children: Jeff (Jessica) Cleghorn, Mandy (David) Taylor, Alisha (Arturo) Moguel, Steven (Misty) Howe Jr.; granddaughters, Shelby, Josie, Charsi, Arianna, Alondra and Raelynn; great grandson, Levi; brother, Kenneth (Teresa) Cleghorn; several...
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Ronald Eugene Anderson

February 17, 1955 - March 29, 2015

Ronald Eugene Anderson passed away Sunday, March 30, 2015 in Davenport, Iowa. Funeral services for Ron will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. A visitation with Ron's family will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 also at Peterson Funeral Home. Ronald, the son of Jack and Betty Anderson, was born February 17, 1955, in Knoxville...
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Martin Evert Gardner

April 16, 1929 - March 24, 2015

Martin E. Gardner, 85, of Carlisle, died March 24, 2015 at Mercy Hospital. He was born in Des Moines, Polk County and was a farmer most of his life in Warren County. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Prall) Gardner. He is survived by his three daughters, Pamela Frank of Minneapolis, MN, Brenda King of Altoona, IA, and Elizabeth Wedemeyer of Colleyville, TX; three...
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Wanda Bair

March 13, 2015

Wanda Bair entered eternal life on March 13, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. Her spirit is carried on by her husband Ron Bair, Daughter Kim, Son Bret, and granddaughters Callie (Justin) and Caitlin (Josh) and great grandson Noah. Visitation is Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Ia. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home. In lieu...
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Evelyn Diane Smith-Peno

October 30, 1957 - March 10, 2015

Loving and beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. Evie the caregiver, friend and loved one went home to Jesus, March 10, 2015 at Taylor House in Des Moines. Per Evelyn's request, a private family celebration of life service will be held at a later date at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Evelyn was born on October 30, 1957 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Lester and...
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Keith Webster Gardner

August 11, 1925 - March 2, 2015

Keith Webster Gardner passed away March 2, 2015 at Prairie Vista Village in Altoona. Keith was born August 11,1925, (in Palmyra Township) to loving parents, Elera and Bess Gardner. He grew up on a farm near Carlisle, Ia. His youth was spent helping with the many farm jobs and joining others for activities at the Middle River Friends Church, of which he was a member. Keith volunteered to join...
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Audrey Clark

February 27, 2015

Audrey B. Clark 93, passed away on February 27, 2015 at Bright Kavanaugh House in Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday March 6, 2015 at the Missionary Baptist Church in Carlisle. Funeral Services will be at 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the Missionary Baptist Church in Carlisle. There will be a luncheon following services at the church. Burial will be at the Highland Memory...
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Monte L Maranell

June 9, 1950 - February 13, 2015

Monte LeRoy Maranell passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Mones, IA following a brief battle with Cancer. He was born June 9, 1950 In Sanborn, Iowa to Marlin and Amy (Block) Maranell. He was a devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather. Monte held a management position for Helena Industries for over 25 years . In his free time he enjoyed fishing and spending time with...
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Patrick Healy

February 10, 2015

Patrick Healy passed away February 10, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral Services for Patrick will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 16, 2015 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Burial will be at the Middle River Cemetery in Carlisle, Iowa. There will be a luncheon following services at Peterson Funeral Home Reception Room. Patrick is survived by his Daughter Amy (Troy) Ohnemus and...
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Joyce Marie Stephens

October 26, 1961 - January 31, 2015

Joyce Marie Stephens passed away January 31, 2015. Joyce was born on October 26, 1961 in Carroll, Iowa. She was a wonderful wife and mother. Joyce made your life better just by knowing her. She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends. Joyce is survived by her husband of 34 years, Andrew "Jim" Stephens; children, Kale(Samantha)Stephens, Tara(Coty)Mosqueda, and Kathryn Stephens;...
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Nioma Eureka Gaston

November 21, 1912 - January 25, 2015

Nioma Eureka Gaston Carlisle, Iowa Nioma Gaston, 102, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Carlisle Assisted Living Center. A memorial graveside service for Nioma will be held at the Avon Cemetery (Located at the intersection of SE 40th St. and Hart Ave.) on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with a lunch to follow at Peterson's Funeral Home in Carlisle. Nioma was born...
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Robert Dale Darr

February 2, 1929 - January 20, 2015

Robert (Bob) D. Darr, 85 beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away at Good Samaritan Indianola Memory Lane on January 20, 2015. Visitation will be held at Peterson Funeral Home Carlisle, IA on Saturday January 24, 2015 between 9:30 am– 11am, with service following at 11. Followed by burial with Military Honors at Hartford, IA Cemetery. Bob was born February 2,...
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Theresa Teri Sue Jorgensen

September 26, 1958 - January 20, 2015

We announce the passing of Teri Jorgensen on the morning of January 20, 2015 at her home in Indianola after a long fight with cancer. Terry Sue had been employed by Carlisle Community School District for 18 years and retired 1 year ago. A MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held Friday, January 23, 2015 at The Scotch Ridge United Presbyterian Church from, 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Her favorite meal of...
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Gladys "Polly" James

November 13, 1916 - January 10, 2015

Gladys "Polly" Ray-James, 98 passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015. She was born November 13, 1916 to Ellsworth Miller and Mary Moore in Springhill, Iowa. She moved to Hartford as a child and has lived there for over 90 years. Polly enjoyed crocheting, cooking, time outdoors and mostly being with her family. A celebration of life service and lunch will be held Friday, January 16, 2015 at...
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Jessica Lynn Hiskey

September 26, 1984 - January 3, 2015

Jessica Lynn Hiskey passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 in an automobile accident in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle with cremation to follow services. A visitation with family will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at the funeral home. Jessica was born on September 26, 1984 in Des Moines...
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Larry Dean Reece

October 22, 1943 - January 2, 2015

Larry Dean Reece Summerville Larry Dean Reece, 71, of Summerville, husband of Carlene Reece, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Larry was born on October 22, 1943 in Eldora, IA, son of the late Lawrence Reece and Irene Reinert. Larry graduated from Hubbard High School and went to work for Reece Truckline in New...
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Nancy L. Wray-Turner

December 25, 2014

Nancy L. Wray-Turner passed away on December 25, 2014 at the Bright Kavanaugh House in Des Moines, Iowa. Nancy was born in Coon Rapids, Iowa November 22, 1932. Nancy was preceded in death by her ex-husbands: Harry Wray and Charlie Turner, her parents Daniel Weaver and Kathryn Barnaske, brother Daniel Weaver, sister Patricia Schwartz. Nancy is survived by her son Robert Wray, grandson Justin...
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Ella Mae Tilton

December 26, 1927 - December 25, 2014

Ella Mae (Woods) Tilton, 86, passed away Christmas morning 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Ella Mae Woods was born December 26, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa – the daughter of Ishmeal & Nellie (Brack) Woods. She was second of eight children. She graduated from East High School in 1945. She and Alex Tilton, Jr. were married on November 10, 1945. She worked side by side Alex on...
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Russell King

December 7, 2014

Mr. Russell Jay King, age 78 passed away early on Dec. 7, 2014 at his home near Swan, Iowa. Russell retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service at the rank of TSGT. He had worked for Carriage House Furniture and had two years with the Postal Service out of Des Moines. Russell enjoyed Fishing, hunting, SAM's BAR, Driving Gravel Roads, owning Kings Green House with his wife Karola;...
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Randall Eugene Bailey

February 25, 1956 - December 6, 2014

Randall Eugene Bailey passed away at his home in Des Moines on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Family will greet friends from 11:00-12:30 prior to services. Burial with military honors will follow at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. Randall was born on February 25, 1956 in Des...
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Guinith Rush

December 3, 2014

Guinith Rush 72 of Des Moines, passed away December 3, 2014 at Mercy Hospital. Guinith grew up in the Carlisle/Hartford area until 2003 when she moved to Des Moines. Guinith is survived by her daughter Jerri Rush of Des Moines and her brother Jerry Rush of Marshalltown and sister Shanda Martin of Carlisle. There will be a memorial service for Guinith at a later date. www...
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David Leroy King

January 7, 1943 - November 10, 2014

David L. King passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 at his home in Carlisle. A celebration of life will be held from 10:00 am-12:00 pm Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Burial of ashes with military honors will be held at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter on Monday, November 17, 2014. David is a veteran of the United States Air Force earning the National...
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Clarence See

October 30, 2014

Clarence Merrill See, born October 29, 1916, passed peacefully from this life at his home in Carlisle, IA on October 30, 2014. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Carlisle United Methodist Church in Carlisle, Iowa. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Carlisle United Methodist Church. There will be a luncheon at the Family Life Center...
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Ewana Edith Howard

December 16, 1913 - October 29, 2014

Ewana E. Howard passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Pleasant Care in Pleasantville. A visitation for Ewana will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, October 31, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Hartford Cemetery. Ewana was born on December 16, 1913 in Des Moines, Iowa to Claude Johnson and Emma Carpenter. Ewana was a...
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Richard Kenneth Gardner

October 6, 1957 - October 25, 2014

Richard "Dicky" Gardner Lost his fight with pancreatic cancer at the age of 57 on Oct. 25th at the Bright Kavanaugh Hospice center. Born Oct.6, 1957 to Richard and Charlotte Gardner(Naylor) Rich graduated from Carlisle High School in 1975 going on to be a master mechanic at Noble Ford in Indianola for 25+ years. He enjoyed being with all his family, friends and pets. Rich is survived by his...
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Michael Owen

May 13, 2014 - September 29, 2014

His pleasure was horses. His Grandfather, Webb Pelton, started the love with an old horse that had graduated from pulling Anderson Erickson milk wagons through residential areas of Des Moines. The retired horse soon became Michael's pet, the first of a long line of horses throughout his life. He was a member and eventually leader of The Flying Hoofs Drill Team of Iowa. This was a group of...
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Betty M. Miller

January 16, 1927 - September 16, 2014

Betty Marie Miller, 87, peacefully passed away at Kavanagh on 56th in Des Moines on Sept. 16, 2014. Betty was born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 16, 1927 to Bert and May Steen. She and Pete Sr. were married in the same room she was born in at her parent's home on March 15, 1947. They lived all their married life in rural Runnells, Iowa. Betty enjoyed growing flowers, gardening, making crafts and...
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Shirley Livingston

September 12, 2014

Shirley was born January 22, 1936 at Rathbun, Iowa to Iven and Gertrude Atwell. She married Wayne McKnight in 1957, he preceded her in death. She married Hugh Livingston October 31, 1969 in Omaha. She is survived by Randall (Donna) McKnight, Rhonda Livingston, Bradley Joe McKnight, Donna (Jim) Thrap, and Michelle Herkelman, 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 3 special children Tim,...
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Donald Klang

March 28, 1931 - September 11, 2014

Donald F. "Don' Klang peacefully passed away at the Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines on September 11,, 2014 with his wife and daughter by his side. Don was born March 28, 1931 in Albert Lea, MN. to Florence Klang. Following high school he served in the U.S. Air Force. Don married Doris Stimmel on March 28, 1959 and celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary. They have one child, Linette (Paul)...
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Gertrude Hargis

May 25, 1921 - September 6, 2014

Gertrude La Vonne Hargis of Carlisle, Iowa passed away September 6th 2014 at the age of 93. Gertrude was born May 24, 1921 to Alvah and Laura Hammond. La Vonne has lived 66 years in the Hartford/Carlisle area. La Vonne was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Audie Hammond, Tom Hammond, Lowell Hammond, her first husband Lyle Rush and son Audry Ray Rush and second husband Leonard Hargis....
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John A. Roach

September 5, 2014

John Alvin Roach age 93, of Carlisle, died peacefully September 5, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. John who was also called Alvin by many of his friends was born September 3, 1921 in Des Moines, Iowa to John and Eunice (Knouf) Roach. Funeral services for John will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Visitation with John's family will...
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Glen Junior Ross

February 9, 1924 - August 20, 2014

Glen Junior Ross, 90, passed away quietly at home on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Visitation will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 from 5 - 7 at Peterson's Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Funeral will be held on Sunday at 3.Glen was born February 9, 1924 in Centerville, Iowa. Glen has lived in the Carlisle area since 1968 leaving behind a large family and many friends. He is preceded in death by...
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Margaret Sue Cross

January 9, 1936 - July 27, 2014

Margaret passed away July 27, 2014 at her home in Carlisle, Iowa. Family visitation for Margaret will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday at the Carlisle Christian Church. Interment will be at the Carlisle City Cemetery with a luncheon following at the Carlisle Christian Church. Margaret is...
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Vera L. Cope

June 25, 1916 - July 13, 2014

Vera Cope loved to travel. Everyone who knew her had listened to her stories of hiking in the national parks all over the continental US, Canada, Hawaii and Alaska. We would listen to the awe in her voice as she described visiting Israel to walk where Jesus had walked. This Sunday morning, July 13th, 2014, (and after a brief time of fond farewells with family), she caught her final flight...
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Edgar Patterson

July 12, 2014

Edgar S Patterson, 85, of Carlisle, Iowa passed away July 12th, 2014, with family by his side. He was born to Gladys and Herbert Patterson in Carlisle June 30th, 1929. He married the late Marilyn Maxine Campbell on April 27th, 1952 and lived on the farmstead in Palmyra township. Ed and Marilyn had five children: H. Scott Patterson, William L. Patterson, Joel D. Patterson (deceased), Kimela S....
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Ernest Whistler

June 14, 2014

Ernest Guy Whistler, 69, of Avon, Iowa died June 14th 2014 at the V.A. Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation and Funeral Services are being held at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa on Friday June 20th 2014. Visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m. with the Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Carlisle City Cemetery. Ernest was born August...
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Dean W. McCleeary

June 8, 1915 - June 13, 2014

Dean W. McCleeary, 99, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Dean was born in Des Moines on June 8, 1915. He proudly served his country during WWII in the Pacific Theater. On November 24, 1947 he was united in marriage to Edna Cooper and they were blessed with four children. He is survived by his wife Edna and his children; Steven (Ruth), Robert (JoAnn), Susan ...
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Joseph Pegram

December 6, 1930 - June 9, 2014

Joseph N. Pegram, 83, passed away at the Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa on June 9, 2014. Joe retired from Lennox Heating and Cooling in 1996, and was a lifelong farmer. Joe thoroughly enjoyed sports of all kinds and had many great memories of ALL his children's and grandchildren's sporting events as well as many of his nieces and nephews school events. Joe is survived by his wife, Donna of...
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Beverly Jean Carrel

November 25, 1937 - June 4, 2014

Beverly Jean Carrel, age 76, was born in Des Moines, moved to Carlisle in 1947 graduated from Carlisle High School in 1956, worked for the Yellow Pages with Southwestern Bell in California until 1993 moving back to Des Moines Southside. Beverly passed away June 4, 2014 at Bright Kavanagh in Des Moines. Survivors include her brother, Dean Carrel of Carlisle; nieces, Diana Carrel and Dorena Carrel...
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Dwain De Reus

March 30, 1917 - June 4, 2014

Dwain D. De Reus, age 97, a long time Runnells resident passed away Wednesday June 4, 2014 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Dwain was born in Mingo, Iowa. He had moved to Runnells in 1937. Dwain served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII and in the Korean Conflict. Dwain had been an employee of Dictaphone Corp from 1956 to 1980 and was a farmer. He was a 60 year plus member of: Runnells Christian...
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Carla (Dacken) Teel

September 12, 1959 - June 2, 2014

Carla Marie Dacken was born September 12, 1959 and was the daughter of Carolyn Stradley. Her siblings are Raedean (Dwayne) Kelce, Debbie Delmege and Eddie (Debbie) Wilson; five nieces and three nephews; eighteen great nieces and nephews. She attended Carlisle Public Schools and lived in Warren County the majority of her life. Carla's likes: listening to the radio: she won lots of prizes by the...
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Richard A. Gardner

May 25, 2014

Richard A. Gardner, 81 passed away of Pneumonia and a bad hear t May 25, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Richard was born to Evert and Delsie (Lotz)) Gardner on December 29, 1932. Richard graduated from Hartford High School in 1952 and spent 2 years in the United States Army in Alaska. Richard worked for Iowa Power and Light company for 20 years and retired in 1972 after a heart attack. ...
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Leonie "Lee" Conrad

May 23, 2014

Leonie "Lee" Conrad, 84, died at the Carlisle Care Center on May 23, 2014. She was born in France and met and married Victor Conrad while he was stationed in Germany.She was a homemaker and a long time resident of Carlisle. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting and traveling with her husband.She is survived by her son, Robert Conrad of Carlisle; daughters Regina Sinclair of Carlisle, and Deborah...
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Rosalie Hunt

August 21, 1935 - May 15, 2014

Rosalie Hunt passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center in Indianola. Rosalie was born on August 21, 1935 on a farm right outside of Clarion, Iowa to Jacob TerHark and Grace Carolus. Rosalie grew up and graduated from Clarion High School in 1953. She went on to nursing school in Marshalltown and held many nursing positions in her career and retired as Director of Nursing...
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Mr. Rex Pegram

August 12, 1927 - May 13, 2014

Clinton Rex Pegram, 86, died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Carlisle Care Center in Carlisle, Iowa, after a brief illness. Rex was born on August 12, 1927 to Benjamin and Ula (Nicholls) Pegram in Carlisle. Rex graduated from Carlisle High School in 1945. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1945-1946, being honorably discharged in 1946. He was a lifetime member of the Carlisle...
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David Baber

May 9, 2014

David R. Baber, 68 of Carlisle was freed from his long battle with Parkinson's on May 9, 2014. Memorial Visitation for Dave will be Thursday May 15, 2014 from 5-8p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Dave lived most of his life in Carlisle except for a 6 year period (1982-1988) in Colorado Springs, CO. He retired from construction in 2006. David was an avid outdoorsman and...
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Austin Lee Ruppert

February 22, 1994 - April 24, 2014

Austin Lee Ruppert, 20, was born February 22, 1994 in Smithfield, North Carolina to Doug and Cheri Ruppert. Austin passed away Thursday, April 24,2014 near Carlisle, IA in an automobile accident. In high school, Austin was a dedicated football player and track star making it to State in 2011 and 2012. He made going to the gym and keeping physically fit a priority, even though he loved and...
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Betty McAninch

April 21, 2014

Betty Maxine McAninch, 83, of Carlisle passed away on April 21, 2014 at the Carlisle Care Center. Memorial Services for Betty will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday April 23, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be at the Carlisle City Cemetery. There will be a luncheon following burial at the Family Life Center. Betty was born...
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Glenn "Red" Crum

March 8, 1924 - April 9, 2014

Glenn "Red" Crum, 90, of Carlisle died of lung cancer on Wednesday, April 9, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on March 8, 1924 in Levey, Iowa to Jacob and Nellie Ogden Crum. He was the youngest of 10 children and graduated from Carlisle High School in 1943. He married Diane Smith on October 5, 1957, and had 2 children. Red owned and operated Smith's DX Service Station and Truck Wagon...
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Helen Berdine McKenzie

December 4, 1920 - April 6, 2014

Helen Berdine McKenzie, 93 of Des Moines, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Ramsey Village in Des Moines. Helen was born December 4, 1920 in Moulton, Iowa to Albert and Ruby (Baber) Rogers. Helen married James McKenzie and raised 4 children. Helen was preceded in death by her husband James, her parents Albert and Ruby Rogers, brothers; Lyle, Garland and Marvin Rogers, James E. and Marcia...
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Charlotte Gayle Rothfus

May 7, 1920 - March 16, 2014

Charlotte Gayle (Cully) Rothfus, 93 of Carlisle passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at The Shores, in Pleasant Hill. Born May 7, 1920 in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the second of 7 children of Charles and Hazel Cully. She was married to Howard H. Rothfus on July 2nd, 1938. They had 4 children and lived on a farm West of Carlisle, Iowa. They farmed, truck gardened and had a roadside stand for many...
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Josephine Janet Wertman

July 29, 1918 - March 10, 2014

Josephine Janet Wertman of Carlisle, Iowa passed away on March 10, 2014 at Urbandale Health Care Center in Urbandale, Iowa. Josephine was born July 29, 1918 in Marshalltown, Iowa to Joseph Whitacre and Caro Neil. Josephine grew up and graduated from Marshalltown High School and later from Iowa State University in Ames. Josephine met and later married Frederick Wertman Jr. on September 29, 1940...
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Mercidese "Mert" Lane

February 16, 1930 - March 1, 2014

Mercidese "Mert" Lane passed away Saturday March 1, 2014 at Taylor House with her son and granddaughter at her side. Mert was born February 16, 1930 to Henry and Marie Bos. She spent most of life in Runnells. Mert worked for and retired from Warren Frozen Foods of Altoona. She enjoyed camping, Bluegrass shows, and cooking for her family. Mert was preceded in death by her parents Henry and...
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Kristi Jean Roush

October 9, 1963 - February 21, 2014

Kristi Roush, age 50, of Carlisle, Iowa passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at her home in Carlisle. She was born on October 9, 1963 in Des Moines, Iowa to William and Janet Durham Roush. Kristi is survived by her parents, son; William Bucy Jr. of Des Moines, daughters; Chonelle(Brad)Davis of Carlisle, Melissa Myers of Ankeny, Megan(Joseph)Earley of Des Moines and Kate-Lynn Maxine Johnson...
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M. Ellen Walker

August 7, 1931 - February 19, 2014

M. Ellen Walker, born August 7, 1931, passed away February 19, 2014 at her home in Carlisle. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Carlisle Christian Church in Carlisle with lunch and visitation from 11:00 a.m. till service time Monday. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa. Ellen lived most of her married life on 40 acres just southeast of...
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Erika Brigitte Smith

December 14, 1931 - February 14, 2014

Erika Smith of Carlisle, Iowa passed away on February 14, 2014 at The Shores in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Carlisle City Cemetery. Erika was born December 14, 1931 in Delitzsch, Germany to Richard Titze and Berta Schuler. She Married Lester L. Smith in Mannheim, Germany in 1956. For 50 years Erika enjoyed living in Carlisle where she and Lester...
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Ronald Laverne Fraker

March 14, 1959 - February 14, 2014

Mr. Ronald Laverne Fraker, age 54, passed away at his home in Ankeny where he was found Feb. 14, 2014. He grew up in Runnells, attending South East Polk High School. Ron had worked for U.P.S. for the last 37 years as a driver.Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19. 2014 at the Runnells Christian Church. Graveside services will follow at the Lowman Cemetery north of...
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Robert "Bob" Smith

August 12, 1922 - February 14, 2014

Robert E. Smith, a life long Hartford resident, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Carlisle Care Center. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Community United Presbyterian Church in Hartford. Private burial of ashes will be held at a later date. Robert was born on August 12, 1922 in Hartford, Iowa to Homer T. Smith and Jessie Pendry. Bob was a...
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Faythe Steffen

February 4, 2014

Faythe JoAnn Steffen, of Oskaloosa, passed away on February 4th, 2014, at Regency Care Center in Norwalk. She was 76. At her request, no funeral services are being planned. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. JoAnn grew up in the Carlisle/Hartford area. She earned a degree in Elementary Education at William Penn College, where she also met her husband. She was a...
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Dennis Purdy

January 26, 2014

Dennis Lee Purdy of Pleasantville, Iowa passed away on January 26, 2014 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa. Dennis was born August 1, 1958 in Milan, Missouri and resided in Hartford, Iowa through his childhood. Dennis was a hard working man his whole life and enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, reading, arrow head hunting and history. Funeral Services for Dennis will be 1:00 p.m....
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William Dean Richards

December 14, 1927 - January 21, 2014

William "Bill" Richards of Des Moines passed away on January 21, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Bill was born in Hartford, Iowa on December 14, 1927 to James R. Richards of rural Hartford and Ermile Esta Maude James of Palmyra, Iowa. He was the youngest of five children. He joined the Navy on December 11, 1945 and received an honorable discharge in 1947. He was married to Wanda Beth Park of...
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Wayne A. Ludlow

September 5, 1955 - January 19, 2014

Mr. Wayne Ludlow, age 58, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Taylor House in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Carlisle United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeffrey Frese officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 also at the church. Wayne was born in Des Moines, Iowa on September 5, 1955 to Clarence...
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Herman Lester Irons

January 6, 2014

Herman L. Irons of Swan Iowa passed away peacefully at his home on January 6, 2014. Visitation for Herman will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday January 9, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Graveside Services for Herman will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasantville Cemetery on Friday January 10, 2014. Herman enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and gardening. Herman also enjoyed working in...
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Janice Ennis

April 19, 1951 - January 1, 2014

Janice D. Ennis of Carlisle Iowa age 62, was born on April 19, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee. Jan went home to be with the Lord on January 1st, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. She worked in the Carlisle Public School systems and in the summer worked at the Carlisle city Swimming pool. Janice graduated high school in Bellevue, Iowa in 1969 and studied and worked as an Electrologist for many...
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Mosie Harold Bickford

December 29, 2013

Mosie Harold Bickford was born October 1st 1925 in Waukee, Iowa. Mosie was Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Neer; father, Mosie Jefferson; mother, Dora Bickford; sister, Louise; brother, Johnny Vera and twin brother, Gerold. Mosie was a father of four children, Susie Jennings deceased, Jane pepel (David Dick ), Debra Davis (Terry Davis), and Brian Bickford; 17 great grand children and 1...
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Vesta Valine Batten

December 24, 2013

Vesta V. Batten, 91, went to Heaven on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa after a brief illness. Vesta was born on August 4, 1922 to William and Mary Sawhill in Truro, Iowa where she spent her childhood years, graduating from Truro High School Class of 1939. After graduation, she worked briefly then enlisted in the U.S. Navy Waves, gaining the rank of First...
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Darrell "Red" Fetters

February 17, 1934 - December 24, 2013

Darrell "Red" Fetters, of Carlisle, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Darrell was born in rural Indianola, Iowa, on February 17, 1934 to Pearl Dwaine and Lois Verlee (King) Fetters. At age ten, his family moved to the Carlisle area. He was a member of the Avon Community Church. He was a self employed carpenter, truck gardener and owned Red-D-Construction. Darrell married Ruth Jean...
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Daniel Benjamin Hood

November 15, 1935 - December 17, 2013

Daniel B Hood Passed away Tuesday Dec 17th, 2013 at the age of 78 at the Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlisle. Family will be accepting visitors from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Burial with military honors will be in the Graceland Cemetery in...
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Lonna Jean Lockling

September 18, 1966 - December 13, 2013

Lonna Jean Lockling, 47 went home to be with Jesus on December 13, 2013. Lonna was born September 18, 1966 in Carroll, IA, the daughter of Gene and Pat Lockling. She went to school in Jefferson, Iowa and lived at home with her parents in Yale, Iowa. Lonna was our angel unaware and brought a lot of blessing to her family. Lonna enjoyed going to church, gospel concerts, eating out and trips...
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Richard Alan Miller

November 9, 2013

Richard A. Miller of Ackworth, Iowa, went Home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation for Richard will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Funeral Services for Richard will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Woodland Hills Church Of Christ, Runnells, Iowa. Richard worked...
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Fred R. Curry

March 8, 1930 - November 4, 2013

Fred R. Curry of Des Moines passed away at Des Moines Lutheran Hospital on Monday, November 4, 2013. A visitation will be held from 1-7 pm. Friday, November 8, 2013 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, with family present from 4-7 pm. Fred was born on March 8, 1930 to the late Fred and Minnie(Eliza)Curry in Polk County, Iowa. Fred worked for Local 74 as an asbestos worker. Fred's hobbies...
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Vadis Lorie Isley

January 24, 1921 - October 14, 2013

Vadis Lorie Isley passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines with family by her side. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle with burial to follow in the Palmyra Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, the evening prior. Vadis was born on January 24, 1921 in...
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Gary Duane Olds

June 10, 1965 - September 25, 2013

Gary Duane Olds passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Baxter Care Center at the age of 48. A memorial service for Gary will be held at 11:00 am. Monday, September 30, 2013 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Gary had a good heart and was loved for his attitude, his great sense of humor and dynamic personality. Gary will be missed by a son Dakota Elings and a daughter Danielle...
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Louis Howard

September 8, 2013

Lois Howard passed away peacefully from congestive heart failure on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa. Lois Ilene Palmer was born November 8, 1917 in Macksburg, IA to Loman Lee Palmer and Ethel Gladys McKinney Palmer. Lois graduated from Macksburg Consolidated High School in 1935. After graduation and receiving her teaching certificate at Simpson College, she...
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Dennis Craig

February 22, 1949 - August 23, 2013

Dennis Craig passed away Friday, August 23, 2013 at his home in Carlisle. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am., Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle with burial to follow in the Middle River Cemetery. Visitation with his family will be held from 5-7 pm. Tuesday, August 27 also at Peterson Funeral Home. Dennis was born on February 22, 1949 to John and Bernice...
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Russell Samuel Doughten, Jr.

August 19, 2013

Russ passed to be with the Lord on August 19, 2013 at his home. Russell of Carlisle, Iowa was born on a stormy February16th night in 1927 while his father, Russell Samuel Doughten Sr., drove his mother, Dorothy Woods Doughten, from Woolstock, IA. to the hospital in Iowa Falls. He was the third of eight children having 6 sisters and one younger brother. He graduated from Chester, IA. High...
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Dwight C. Subbert

March 21, 1936 - August 9, 2013

Dwight was born March 21, 1936 in Carroll, Iowa to Otto and Ella (Thielen) Subbert. He attended schools in Jolly, Lanesboro and Lake City, Iowa. He received his BA degree from Buena Vista University and his MS degree from Drake University. He was an educator in the Carlisle Community Schools, AIB, and the Des Moines School District. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Delores...
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Robert "Bob" Wittkowski

December 21, 1927 - August 7, 2013

Robert "Bob" Wittkowski, 85 died August 7, 2013 peacefully at his home. A memorial visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. Bob was born December 21, 1927 in Des Moines to William and Hazel(Wyatt)Wittkowski. He graduated from Lincoln High School. He was an undefeated Golden Gloves...
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Rose Lee Eighmy

October 9, 1965 - August 3, 2013

Rose Lee Eighmy, 47, passed away suddenly early Saturday morning. She was born in Medford, OR to the late Frank E. Spaulding Jr and the late Soundra L Reed on October 9, 1965. Rose is celebrated in life by her loving husband of twenty years Randall Eighmy, daughters Brandi Bresley, Sarah Ramus, Heather Eighmy, her sons Andrew Eighmy, Brandon Eighmy, granddaughters Soundra Buehler, Laura Schmahl,...
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L. Bruce Klingensmith

July 26, 1960 - July 29, 2013

L. Bruce Klingensmith passed away at Mercy Hospital on Monday, July 29, 2013. Bruce was born on July 26, 1960 in Cameron, Missouri to Nancy and Lloyd Klingensmith. Bruce's family moved to Carlisle in 1962 where he attended school. Bruce was a railroad construction worker as well as working at Hunt's Standard Station in Carlisle and the Carlisle V.F.W. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm...
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Rosemarie JoAnn Robbins

July 18, 1941 - July 25, 2013

RoseMarie Robbins passed away July 25, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral Services for Rosi will be on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Visitation will be from 11-12 p.m. Saturday prior to services. Burial will follow at the Montpelier Cemetery in Patterson, Iowa. Rosi is survived by 4 daughters, Marie(Brad)Deaton of Des Moines...
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Dezerra Bruce

July 20, 2013

Dezerra Eileen Bruce, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Visitation for Dezerra will be Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 6-8p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Memorial Services will be at 10:00a.m. Wednesday at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Dezerra was born in Lovilia, Iowa on August 17, 1921 to Alex and Lydia Blight Davison. She was joined in marriage to...
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Leo John Brennan, Jr.

September 6, 1925 - July 4, 2013

Leo John Brennan Jr. Obit Leo John (June) Brennan passed away on July 4, 2013, from complications with cancer. Leo was born on September 6, 1925, to Leo John Brennan Sr. and Evelyn Brennan. He lived his entire life in the Hartford/Carlisle area, where he farmed, an occupation he loved and enjoyed. June attended the Middle River Friends Church near Carlisle. June was preceded in death by...
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Larry Vernon Futrelle

October 24, 1942 - June 21, 2013

Larry Futrelle age 70, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at his home in Palmyra. Funeral Services for Larry will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa with Visitation from 9-11 am prior to Services. Private burial with military honors will follow in the Palmyra Cemetery. Larry was born on October 24, 1942 in Des Moines, Iowa to Don and Edna ...
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Richard Walton

June 15, 2013

Richard Walton of Indianola passed away June 15, 2013 at the Bright Kavanaugh House in Des Moines Iowa. Visitation for Richard will be from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, with Funeral Services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Peterson Funeral Home in Indianola. Burial of ashes will be in the I.O.O.F Memorial Gardens in Indianola at a later date. Richard is survived by two sons: Todd (Rachel)...
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Patricia Kay Bruce

June 8, 2013

Patricia Kay Bruce, age 71, passed away early Saturday Morning at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Carlisle Christian Church where she was a long time member. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle for family and friends. Interment will be in the Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, IA....
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Wanda Lea Reed

February 8, 1928 - May 12, 2013

Wanda Reed passed away May 12, 2013 at Pleasantville Care Center. She was born in Pleasantville and she has lived in Carlisle all of her life. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Peterson's. Wanda is survived by two sons, Pat Reed of Carlisle, Mike Reed of Rogersville, MO and daughter, Vickie ...
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Becky Jo King

May 12, 1948 - May 9, 2013

Becky King passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Visitation will be from 1-3 pm. prior to services. Becky was born May 12, 1948 in College Springs, Iowa to Robert and Bette Scott. Becky worked for many years in the insurance industry, the latest being for...
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Alta Mae Wallace

April 7, 2013

Alta Mae Wallace,age 106, passed away at Parkridge in Pleasant Hill, April 7, 2013. She and her late husband John lived in Runnells most of their lives. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Runnells Christian Church. Visitation will begin 1:00 p.m. also Wednesday. She is survived by two daughters; Doris Miller of Runnells and Velma Rinehart of Altoona; four...
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Levi Jackson Hall

February 21, 2013 - April 6, 2013

Levi Jackson Hall, infant son of Colin Hall and Kristine Floyd, left to be with our Lord on April 6, 2013. Levi was born on February 21, 2013. Even though he was on this Earth a short time, our love for him will be endless. Left to cherish his memory are his parents and his big brother, Cash, Grandparents Ron and Lori Floyd and Larry and Kim Hall, all of Carlisle. Auntie and Uncle Niki and...
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William 'Bill' Hansen

August 17, 1923 - April 4, 2013

William 'Bill' Hansen of Carlisle, Iowa, age 89, passed away Thursday, April 4th. Born on August 17, 1923, Bill was a WW II veteran who served in the US Coast Guard aboard the USS Admiral Capps. Following his discharge from the Coast Guard in 1946, he worked at John Deere Des Moines Works as a machinist until he retired in 1983. Bill was a member of American Legion Post 391 and Masonic...
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Betty Lou McKnight

March 14, 1940 - March 30, 2013

Betty Lou McKnight, 73, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on March 30, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 3 at 10:30 a.m., at Peterson's Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Visitation will be held Tuesday April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m., where the family will greet relatives and friends. Betty was born on March 14, 1940, in Iowa City, Iowa, to...
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Stanley Wyant

August 3, 1927 - March 24, 2013

Stanley L. Wyant Passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at home in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am. until noon, Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle with a military honors graveside service to follow in Lowman Cemetery in Runnells at 12:30. Stanley was the son of Ray and Emma Gibson Wyant and worked as an inspector for John Deere. Stanley served in the...
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Frances Esther Rothfus

September 22, 1917 - February 13, 2013

Frances Esther Leaf Rothfus passed away on February 13, 2013, at the age of 95 full years. Her death ended a short hospital stay in Des Moines following a heart attack. Services will be held at 1 PM at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa, on Monday, February 18, 2013, with burial following at Avon Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4, also at the funeral home. ...
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Harold McConnell

February 8, 2013

Harold F. McConnell passed away February 8, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Funeral Services for Harold will be on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Peterson Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Lowman Cemetery in Runnells, Iowa. There will be a luncheon following burial at the Runnells...
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Steven Eugene Howe

August 19, 1956 - February 7, 2013

Steven Eugene Howe Sr., 56, passed away at home on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Steve was born August 19, 1956, in Des Moines, Iowa. Steve is survived by his wife of 30 years Judy, his children Jeff(Jessica)Cleghorn, Mandy(David)Howe, Alisha(Arturo)Moguel, Steven(Misty)Howe Jr.; Granddaughters Shelby, Josie, Charsi, Arianna, and Alondra, 3 brothers and one sister, brother in law Kenneth(Teresa...
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Lowell Hammond

February 6, 2013

Lowell Hammond passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 88. A memorial service with Masonic and Military honors will be held Monday, February 11, at 10:30 a.m. at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. There will be a luncheon following Memorial Services at the Community United Presbyterian Church of Hartford. Lowell was born in Grand...
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Jerry Jake Tugel

September 25, 1946 - February 2, 2013

Jerry "Jake" Lee Tugel was born on September 25, 1946, in Atlantic, Iowa to Carl and Freda (Antisdel) Tugel. He passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, at the age of 66. Jake grew up in Corning, Iowa, and graduated from Corning High School. Corning always held a special place in his heart. On April 17, 1970, he married Vicky (Brown) in Corning, Iowa, and...
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