Celebrity Obituaries

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Madonna McVey

June 11, 1933 - March 6, 2015

MaDonna McVey, 81 of Centerville passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. MaDonna was born the 9th child of the family of ten born to Carl and Odessa Stripe in Humeston, Iowa on June 11, 1933. She received her education from Humeston High School graduating in 1951. On November 30, 1952 MaDonna was united in marriage to Clyde McVey. To this union...
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Bob Robb

January 14, 1941 - March 2, 2015

Bob Robb, age 74, passed away at Mercy Medical Center on Monday, March 2, 2015. Born on January 14, 1941 in Corydon, he was the oldest child of Donald and Olivia (Warren) Robb. He married the love of his life, Karen McCullough, on May 11, 1973. Bob was a lifetime resident of Wayne County. He graduated from Corydon High School in 1959. He was called to active military duty in 1965 and served 2...
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Dug Fetters

March 5, 1960 - March 1, 2015

On March 1, 2015 the world got just a little quieter as Douglas Dwight Fetters joined his Lord and Savior. "Dug" was born to Dwight & Barb (Williams) Fetters on March 5, 1960 in Leon, Iowa. He attended Seymour Community High School. Wherever he went, you'd hear him singing. He enjoyed singing country and gospel music to the residents at the Unionville and Corydon care centers. You...
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Jacqueline Draper

February 18, 1936 - February 28, 2015

Jacqueline Draper, 79 of Centerville passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Centerville Nursing & Rehab. Jacqueline was born to Ardist & Elizabeth Kelso on February 18, 1936 in Moline, Illinois. She received her education from United Township High School โ€“ East Moline, Illinois, graduating in 1953. On July 29, 1955 Jacqueline was united in marriage to Larry Draper. To this union...
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Gary "Mugger" McGhee

May 5, 1963 - February 22, 2015

GARY DEAN McGHEE Born May 5th, 1963 in Corydon Iowa to Donald McGhee and Joan Bell, Gary has two brothers, Calvin McGhee and Doug McGhee. Gary graduated from Wayne Community Schools in 1982, Gary then went on to get an Associate's Degree in Drafting from Indian Hills Community College in Centerville Iowa. Gary lived in Seymour Iowa. Gary is Survived by his parents Don McGhee,...
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August 10, 1942 - February 7, 2015

Wayne Arthur Westphal, 72 of Seymour, IA died February 7, 2015 in rural Putman County. He was born August 10, 1942 to Arthur and Lillian (Laue) Westphal in Fairmont, Minnesota He received his elementary education at St. Paul's Lutheran Parochial School in Wilbert, Minnesota and his high school education was received at Ceylon Community School in Ceylon, Minnesota. After graduation he joined...
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February 6, 2015

Wilbur Ralph Thatcher, 89, of Corydon, IA passed away at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon on February 6, 2015. Wilbur was born in Bethlehem, IA on October 18, 1925 to parents Carl and Treva (Green) Thatcher. He graduated from Promise City High School in 1942 and married Mary Michael, his high school sweetheart, on July 5, 1945. Wilbur entered the army in 1945 and spent a year in Tokyo working...
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Floyd Green

June 30, 1941 - February 5, 2015

FLOYD GREEN Floyd Green, son of Nelma and Ralph Green, was born near Promise City, Iowa on June 30, 1941 and passed away at the Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa on February 5, 2015 at the age of 73 years, 7 months, and 5 days. He married Dwala Wilson on June 12, 1960 at the Seymour Baptist Church in Seymour. Four children were born to this union. In 1964 he was baptized in the...
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Roberta Anderson

November 26, 1927 - January 26, 2015

ROBERTA LOU ANDERSON Roberta Lou Anderson, daughter of Vurl and Marion (Marsh) Norris was born November 26, 1927, in Appanoose County, Iowa. She passed away January 26, 2015 at the Circle of Life Hospice in Chariton, Iowa, at the age of 87 years, 2 months, and 0 days. Roberta graduated from Seymour School in 1946. She then moved to Des Moines, Iowa and attended college at AIB and...
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Sarrah Lenora Marolf

June 27, 1920 - January 25, 2015

Sarah Lenora Kint Marolf was born to Ira Ralph and Winnie May (Ellis) Kint on June 27, 1920, in Hutchinson, Kansas, where her father was working for the railroad. Lenora passed away on January 25, 2015, at the age of 94 years, 6 months, and 29 days at the Corydon Nursing & Rehab Center. Her faith in God and her desire to help others were her focus throughout her life. After moving with her...
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Genevieve Sharp

August 7, 1921 - January 19, 2015

DOROTHY GENEVIEVE SHARP Dorothy Genevieve (Radcliff) Sharp, daughter of Otha M. and Ila I. (McMurry) Radcliff, was born August 7, 1921, in Wayne County, Iowa. She passed away January 19, 2015, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover, Missouri, at the age of 93 years, 5 months and 12 days. Genevieve was a life-long resident of Wayne County, until moving to live with her son. She was united...
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Raymond Cox

September 18, 1932 - January 19, 2015

RAYMOND VERLE COX Raymond Verle Cox, son of John A. and Myrtle (Dent) Cox, was born September 18, 1932, in Wayne County, Iowa. He passed away January 19, 2015 at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 1 day. Raymond was a life-long resident of Wayne County. He graduated from Cambria Consolidated School. Raymond was united in marriage to Nellie...
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June 14, 1939 - January 12, 2015

Rex Duane Perkins (75), was born June 14,1939 to Marvin and Shirley (Elmore) Perkins. He departed from this life on January 12, 2015, at his home. Rex was born and raised on a farm east of Cambria. Rex attended school in Cambria and graduated Cambria High School in 1957. Rex married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Lucas, on May 22,1959. To this union five children were born, Stacy,...
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January 22, 1922 - January 11, 2015

Viola Mae (Jennings) Stewart, daughter of James Carlton Jennings and Samantha Jane (Dooley) Jennings was born in rural Linville, Iowa on January 22, 1922 and passed away at her home in rural Allerton under Hospice Care on January 11, 2015 at the age of 92 years, 11 months and 11 days. She was the last surviving child of fifteen. On August 17, 1949 she was united in marriage to Walter ...
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June 8, 1920 - January 9, 2015

OPAL MARIE JOHNSTON Opal Marie Johnston, age 94, of Seymour, IA, died Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Corydon Care Center. She was born the daughter of Zern and Ella Klinger Niday on June 8, 1920 in Wayne County Iowa. She graduated from Sewal Consolidated School in 1937. She married Perle Johnston on January 24, 1942 in Unionville, Missouri. She was a devoted wife and took care of her...
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T. C. "Dode" Poston

February 24, 1925 - January 9, 2015

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January 1, 2015

Bernita June Achor Leazer, the only child of Linton and Zella Nee Hellyer Achor, was born June 15, 1927 on a farm west of Promise City, Iowa. She departed from this life on January 1, 2015 at the age of 87, at the Corydon Nursing and Rehab Center, with her son Mike, sitting by her side. Bernita's family lived the second road north of Promise City and she went to South Salem country school. ...
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December 31, 2014

Marvin Roy Bishop of Corydon, Iowa passed away on December 31, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. He was 71 years old. Marvin was born on April 17, 1943, to Raymond and Kathryn (Richardson) Bishop in Corydon, Iowa. He was the youngest of three boys. Corydon was always home to him and he would go on to raise his six children there. Growing up, Marvin enjoyed basketball,...
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January 20, 1940 - December 15, 2014

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January 5, 1935 - December 15, 2014

LOIS IRENE HASTING/DAVIS ` Lois Irene Davis, daughter of Melvin Harold and Gladys Leona (Judkins) Hasting was born January 5, 1935 in Warren County, Iowa and passed away at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon on December 15, 2014 at the age of 79 years, 11 months, and 10 days. She was united in marriage to James Davis on May 26, 1951. Lois and Jim owned and operated the Davis Hardware...
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Don Shorty Warren

September 4, 1930 - December 8, 2014

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Charles Patterson

December 3, 2014

CHARLES CLINTON PATTERSON Charles Clinton Patterson, age 74 of Pleasant Hill, IA passed away on December 3rd, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Charles was a writer with a collection of poems that he shared with friends and family. Charles enjoyed playing the piano, listening to music, spending time with family, and the fellowship at Pleasant Hill Residence. Charles was...
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Evelyn LaVar Evitt

May 29, 1933 - November 24, 2014

EVELYN LAVAR EVITT Evelyn LaVar (Mead) Evitt, the only child of Earl and Ethel Garretson Mead was born at the Mead farm west of Corydon, Iowa, May 29,1933. She departed this life on November 24, 2014 at the Wayne County Hospital. Evelyn went to country school at Locust Grove and graduated from Corydon High School in 1951. She has been a faithful member worker at the New Zion Church since a...
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Jeanette Jan Murrow

December 28, 1936 - November 19, 2014

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Daniel Reger

November 24, 1947 - November 18, 2014

Daniel Melvin Reger Daniel Melvin Reger, age 66, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his home. Born November 24, 1947 in Crosby, Minnesota, Daniel graduated from Mormon Trail High School with the class of 1966. Daniel attended Indian Hills Community College and Northeast Missouri State University. He served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was...
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June 1, 1932 - October 29, 2014

JACK HUNTER Jack Hunter was born south of Pulaski, Iowa June 1, 1932. He passed away October 28, 2014 at the age of 82. He lived a good life as he was quick to say to all those in his world. He married Frances Joann Chadwick April 20. 1951. They had five children Michael Hunter (married to Jody Hunter) Des Moines, Iowa, Randy Hunter (Janis Hunter) Chariton, Iowa, Rusty Hunter (JoAnn Hunter)...
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Donald Anderson

October 11, 2014

Donald Allen Anderson Donald Allan Anderson was born July 26,1929 in Tampico, Illinois to Evald and Ester (Neilsen) Anderson. Donald was a sibling to nine brothers and sisters: Evald Jr., Harold, Robert, Jerry, Shirley Steal, Paul, Janice(Tootsie) Davis, Susie McFadden and Wesley(Sonny). Donald was united in marriage to Barbara Helene Winkler on December 7, 1957. Donald and Barbara...
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Ilene Lacey McElfish

April 20, 1921 - October 4, 2014

Ilene McElfish was born April 20, 1921 to Allie and Mabel Lacey. Ilene and her twin sister Maxine were the youngest of six kids, her older siblings include brothers Eugene, Doyle, Vick and an older sister Cleo. She passed away on October 4, 2014 at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon. On February 16, 1937 Ilene married Harold McElfish at the age of 15, in a double ceremony with her twin sister...
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Leslie "Leck" Dean Tuttle

April 10, 1920 - September 30, 2014

Leslie "Leck" Dean Tuttle, 94, son of Ross G. and Bessie (Walmer) Tuttle was born in Winner, South Dakota on April 10, 1920 and died peacefully surrounded by his family on September 30, 2014 at the Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. After Leck's graduation from Garden Grove High School, he was united in marriage to Patsy Pauline Harrell on April 24, 1941 in Unionville, Missouri. They were...
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Terry Robert Brumley

February 4, 1945 - September 29, 2014

Terry Robert Brumley --- Husband, Father, Grandfather, Engineer, Musician, and Pilot --- died at 69 years old on September 28, 2014 at his home near Centerville, Iowa. Terry was born February 4, 1945 in Iowa City, Iowa to Mary Ellen (Connell) and Lawrence Robert Brumley. Terry was older brother to James Lawrence Brumley. Terry was united in marriage to the love of his life, Karen Rose DeBolt...
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September 13, 2014

JUNE (HUGHES) DEMRY Vada June (Noble) Hughes Demry daughter of Arlo and Altha (Roberts) Noble was born June 7, 1921 in Wayne County, Iowa. She passed away September 13, 2014 in Clarion, Iowa. She graduated from Promise City High School in 1938 and Centerville Junior College in 1940. June started her teaching career at Little Flock country school in Appanoose County. She continued to...
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Carolyn Lawrence

May 1, 1945 - August 20, 2014

Carolyn Jean (Carlyle) Lawrence, daughter of Howard E. Carlyle and Lois (Stewart) Carlyle was born on May 1, 1945 in Wayne County, Iowa and passed away at the Westridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Knoxville, Iowa on August 20, 2014, at the age of 69 years, 3 months, and 20 days. Carolyn was united in marriage to Virgil Dale Lawrence on November 14, 1981. Virgil departed this life on May 22,...
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Jeremy DeVore

November 25, 1973 - August 18, 2014

JEREMY DEAN DeVORE Jeremy Dean DeVore was born on November 25, 1973 in Corydon to Vicki DeVore. He died unexpectedly at home on August 18, 2014 at the age of 40 years. Jeremy graduated from Wayne Community High School with the class of 1994 and attended Indian Hills Community College for a short time. He was a longtime volunteer at the Prairie Trails Museum and loved going to the sprint car...
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Donna Kay Niday

June 16, 1939 - August 15, 2014

Donna Kay Niday, 75, passed away August 15, 2014, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Donna was born to Earnest and Ruby Points Niday on June 16, 1939. She graduated from Allerton High School in 1957. After graduating from high school she moved to Chariton, Iowa where she was employed at the Chariton Nursing Home and in later years at a factory in Lucas, Iowa. Donna then moved...
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JoAnn Fetters

August 3, 1930 - August 13, 2014

JoAnn Fetters was born August 3, 1930 to Velva (Crawford) and Bernard Smith of Unionville, Missouri. She joined an older brother LaVan and was later joined by a sister Janis and brother Larry. JoAnn was united in marriage to Everett Fetters on May 22, 1948. To this union four sons were born: Donnie, Jonnie, Jerry and Jackie. She was a cook for 11 years at Seymour Community School while...
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August 28, 1915 - August 7, 2014

Lucille Maxine (Bailey) Thatcher, daughter of Frank Bailey and Eva (Halfhill) Bailey, was born August 28,l915, at the home of her Grandpa Jess Bailey in Osceola, IA. Her daddy Frank was so proud of this little girl that he held and kissed her all through that night and when morning came she had whisker burns on her face. Lucille went to be with the Lord August 7, 2014 at the age of 98 years 11...
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Richard Leo Cobb

February 4, 1932 - July 21, 2014

Richard Leo Cobb was born February 4, 1932 at his parents' home NW of Sewal, Iowa. He passed away July 21, 2014 at the Continental Care Center in Seymour from pneumonia and other complications. He was the son of Ervin D. and Velma (Halfhill) Cobb. He was a farm boy who learned early on to work hard. He was a member of the Jackson-Howard 4-H Club. His county fair project was Shropshire lambs,...
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July 19, 2014

Ruth Woollis, daughter of Ross and Mary Palmer, was born January 13, 1929 on a farm near Sewal, Iowa and was baptized at the Seymour Christian Church. Ruth passed away July 19, 2014 at Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 85 years. Ruth was married to Merrill Woollis February 18, 1951. One daughter, Thelma, completed this union. Ruth worked various retail jobs before and after her...
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Willard Dale Halfhill

August 5, 1917 - July 14, 2014

Willard Dale Halfhill, son of Clyde and Grace (Ayres) Halfhill was born in Wayne County on August 5, 1917 and passed away on July 14, 2014 at the Corydon Nursing & Rehab Center at the age of 96 years, 11 months and 9 days. He attended Mt. Pleasant School until his family moved into Allerton where he graduated from high school. Growing up Willard had several jobs, one being carrying papers in...
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Harold William Dent

July 31, 1926 - July 13, 2014

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Wayne Allen Couchman

June 3, 1952 - July 11, 2014

Wayne Allen Couchman, son of Keith and Carol Couchman, was born June 3, 1952 at Albia, Iowa. He passed on to his heavenly home on July 11, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines at the age of 62 years, 1 month, 7 days. Having attended Indian Hills Community College he went on to graduate from Northeast Missouri State University at Kirksville. Wayne was united in marriage to Kris Couchman,...
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Dorothy Beary Morgan

July 1, 2014

Dorothy May (Beary) Morgan, age 94, died July 1, 2014 at her daughter's home in Indianola, Iowa following a stroke. Dorothy was born December 6, 1919, in rural Putnam County Missouri, the last of eleven children of Katie Effie Statton and William Asa Beary. She attended Sewal School through her junior year, at which time her family moved to Montana where she graduated from Hardin High School....
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Sharon Sinclair

June 27, 2014

Sharon Nadine Woods Sinclair, age 76, of rural Allerton, Iowa, died June 27, 2014. Sharon was born December 9, 1937, in Clark County to Emerice Loren and Helena Patterson Woods . She graduated from Van Wert High School in 1956. Sharon married John Boyd Sinclair, Jr. on April 22, 1960 at the Christian Church in Van Wert, Iowa. For fifty-four years, they made their home on the farm west of...
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October 7, 1980 - June 3, 2014

Shelby Marie Phillips, age 33, left this world on June 3, 2014. Shelby was born on October 7, 1980 in Leon, IA to Laura Alice Sloan McMurry and Douglas Dwight Fetters. She grew up a small town girl for the majority of her life, living in the towns of Allerton, Corydon, Numa, Chariton and Centerville. She participated in many sports, softball and volleyball being her favorite. She graduated...
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Mary Lou Casey

April 16, 1934 - June 2, 2014

Mary Lou (Clark) Casey passed away at the age of 80 years 1 month 17 days on June 2, 2014. She was a long time resident of Seymour, Iowa. Mary Lou was born on April 16th, 1934 in Seymour, IA to Arichie Clark and Elva (Hull) Clark. She had 8 sisters and 2 brothers. She attended Seymour Community School and graduated in 1952. Mary Lou was a long time member of the Seymour First Baptist Church,...
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Carol Elaine Fuller

November 20, 1947 - May 9, 2014

Carol Elaine Fuller, daughter of Ron and Alice Fuller was born November 20, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa. She passed away May 9, 2014 at the Wayne County Hospital, Corydon, Iowa, at the age of 66 years. Carol attended school in the Des Moines Area. At an early age, she suffered from an illness that left her mentally and physically challenged. Because of this, Carol spent over 30 years working...
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Betty Jane Lake

July 24, 1923 - April 27, 2014

Betty Jane Lake, daughter of Harry and Nina Brown was born July 24, 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa and passed away April 27, 2014 in Corydon. After her marriage to Doyle Ohen Lake she lived on a farm in Wayne County reminder of her life. Betty attended Indian Hills College and acquired an A. A. Degree and later she received her Certified Nursing Certificate. Betty was active in the Corydon Bible...
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Wanetta Fern Richardson

April 3, 1920 - April 25, 2014

Wanetta Fern Everman Richardson, the oldest child of John Franklin Everman and Donna May Everman was born in Wayne County, Iowa on April 3, 1920 and passed away at the Chariton Rehab and Care Center on April 25, 2014 at the age of 94 years and 22 days. Fern attended several country schools in Wayne Count and Corydon High School. On October 1, 1938 she married John William Richardson, Jr. They...
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Richard "Dick" Dean Myers

May 25, 1928 - April 10, 2014

Richard (Dick) Dean Myers was born in Corydon, Iowa on May 25, 1928 and passed away at home on April 10, 2014 at the age of 85. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Averil Myers. Dick and his sisters, Joan and Joyce, were raised on a farm in the Cambria area. He graduated from Cambria High School in 1945. After high school, Dick moved to Des Moines and worked at Southern...
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Lois Eileen Keho

March 8, 1935 - March 8, 2014

Lois (Carson) Keho passed away March 8, 2014 at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born at the home of her parents James & Ailcie (Scoles) Carson near Assumption, Illinois on March 8, 1935. She joined one brother, three sisters and was later joined by another sister. On August 30, 1957 Lois married Jack Keho in Tempe, Arizona and in 1958 they moved to Iowa where they made their...
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Marvin Louis "Sweed" Ryan

September 14, 1937 - February 17, 2014

Marvin Louis Ryan passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22 at Seymour United Methodist Church at 10:30 am. Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour will host a visitation from 5-7 pm on Friday, February 21. Marvin was born in Millerton, Iowa on September 14, 1937 to Chester and Velma Ryan. He graduated from Seymour Community Schools in 1956 and...
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November 10, 1921 - February 4, 2014

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Lloyd Lee Holmes

October 9, 1933 - January 26, 2014

Lloyd (Lee) Holmes passed away at the Lucas County Hospital at the age of 80. Lee was born October 9, 1933 in Garden Grove, Iowa, to Roy and Marie (Laughlin) Holmes. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Kathleen, Opal, Gladys, Lorine, and his brothers John and Dick. Lee graduated from Cambria High School in 1951. He served in the army during the Korean conflict for two years....
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Dorothy Chastain

March 6, 1919 - January 25, 2014

Dorothy Marie Flynn Chastain passed away Saturday, January 25th at her daughter's home in Winterset, Iowa at the age of 94. Dorothy was born March 6th, 1919 in a farm home outside of Leon, Iowa to John and Elyda Flynn. She married Wendell Chastain on October 11th, 1941. Dorothy and Wendell were Steward and Matron at the Decatur County Home for 3 years and at the Wayne County Home for 28...
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June 19, 2013 - January 14, 2014

Fisher Vaughn Anderson was born on June 19, 2013 and passed peacefully from his mama's arms to Jesus on January 14, 2014. Fisher was the son of Ben and Adriann Anderson and the baby brother of Cooper and Carsyn. His paternal grandparents are Paul Anderson of Carlisle and Sue Anderson of Corydon. His maternal grandparents are Larry and Patty Warren of Seymour and Kim Rash of Centerville. He...
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January 6, 2014

Paul Franklin Wren, son of James and Lillie Dale (Black) Wren, was born in Mountain Grove, Missouri on June 10, 1934 and passed away January 6, 2014 at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon from terminal cancer. His wife of 49 years, Bonnie Wren, two sisters Lelah Sullivan and Eleanor Lowtrip, brother Ted Wren and his parents James and Lillie D. Wren preceded him in death. Paul was the father...
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July 16, 1930 - January 6, 2014

Hal was born in Corydon, IA, to Charlie Carl and Leatha Grace Beam Greenlee on July 16, 1930. He died in Allerton at his home on January 6, 2014. Hal had an interesting and diverse life. After graduating from Allerton High School in 1948, he worked for the John Deere Company in Davenport, IA. In 1951, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1984 as a Chief Master Sergeant. ...
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July 12, 1952 - December 25, 2013

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June 24, 1920 - December 25, 2013

Doris Frame Ewing Doris Maxine (Frame) Ewing was born June 24, 1920 near Confidence in Wright Township, Iowa to Joseph Edward Frame and Ruby Robison Frame. She died December 25, 2013 at the Continental Care Center, Seymour, Iowa. Doris attended Confidence and Hickory Ridge country schools and then graduated from Corydon High School in 1938. After graduating she worked in Corydon at the...
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Jay Grismore

December 11, 2013

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November 29, 2013

Milo Jones, son of Frank (Casey) Jones & Grace Clark Jones, was born in rural Wayne County on February 2, 1924. Milo was the third of five children and grew up on a farm near Clio. He graduated from Corydon High School. After graduation, he entered the Army and was shipped overseas in December of 1943. He was assigned to the 612 Engineers Light Equipment Company, 1st Army and served under...
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November 27, 2013

Dorothy Collins, 86, died November 27, 2013 with her loving family by her side in Joplin, MO. Graveside services will be held at Southlawn Cemetery in Seymour, IA, Monday December 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm with Mark Dye officiating. Dorothy was born in Seymour, Iowa to Archie and Elva Clark on May 27, 1927. She had seven sisters, Sarah Ellen, Betty, Helen, Donna, Virginia and Linda. She worked...
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Wilma Sophia West

February 23, 1914 - November 22, 2013

Wilma Sophia West, third child and daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Orth West was born near Thayer, Kansas, Neosho County on February 23, 1914 and deceased November 22,2013 at the age of 99 years, 9 months, and 30 days. Wilma attended the Thayer Elementary School until 1925 when the family moved to Benton Township, Wayne County near Corydon, Iowa. She graduated from Corydon High School in...
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Larry Martley

July 11, 1938 - November 20, 2013

Larry "Marty" Lee Martley, 75, of Corydon, IA, died of complications from lung cancer on November 20, 2013, at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, IA. Larry was born to Lee and Peggy Martley on July 11, 1938, in Wayne County, IA. Larry grew up on a farm near Confidence and went to a country school near there. He graduated from Wayne Community Schools in May, 1956. Following graduation, he...
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Clinton Commadore Hellyer

September 22, 1919 - November 19, 2013

Clinton Hellyer, oldest son of Alfred Hellyer and Kate Anne Draper Hellyer was born on a farm in South Fork Township on September 22nd 1919. Clinton was a member of Union Church and lived on a farm nearby. He loved playing baseball and was a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He also took pleasure in playing cards with special friends and neighbors. Clinton was married to Wynema...
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Judy Thomas Bottomly

October 9, 1923 - November 13, 2013

Julia Marilla (Fain) Thomas Bottomly died on November 13, 2013 in Clearfield, Utah at the home of her husband, M. Ray Bottomly. "Judy" was surrounded by loved ones at the time of her death and had been assisted by family and hospice care for the last two months. She was born on October 9, 1923 in Whitebreast Township, Lucas County, Iowa. Julia was the fifth of six children born to...
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John Junior Merritt

August 2, 1937 - November 2, 2013

John Junior Merritt of Seymour, Iowa, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines on November 2, 2013, at the age of 76 years and three months. He was born on August 2, 1937, to John LeRoy and Cosy Ethel Clark Merritt, in Walnut Township, near Seymour, Iowa. He was the youngest of four sons. He attended Center Country School through the eighth grade and then graduated from Seymour High School...
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November 17, 1943 - October 29, 2013

William D. "Bill" Eastlick On November 17, 1943 William Dan Eastlick was born to Willard Denzel Eastlick and Frances Margaret Clemons in Great Falls, Montana. In the fall of 1949, Willard and Fran moved north of Promise City, where he helped his dad with farm chores. He attended the one room school just a mile up the road. After graduating from Seymour High School in 1962...
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Gary Rodger Banks

November 17, 1938 - October 17, 2013

Gary Rodger Banks, 74 of Seymour passed away at home on Thursday morning, October 17, 2013. He was born on November 17, 1938 at the home of his parents Lloyd M. and Edna L. (Adamson) Banks near Cincinnati, Iowa. Gary graduated from Seymour Community High School. He entered the United States Army in 1957 and completed Basic Training at Fort Polk, La. Specialist Banks received his parachutist...
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Ivan Leslie Snook

April 1, 1925 - October 9, 2013

Ivan Leslie (Ike) Snook was born in Lucas County, Iowa on April 1, 1925 and went to meet his Savior on October 9, 2013. His parents were Lew and Lizzy Snook, life long residents of Lucas County. Ike was one of 11 children to be born to the Lew Snook family. Ike attended grade school at High Prairie School, southeast of Derby. After graduating from the 8th grade at High Prairie, he continued...
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Toby Cox

November 22, 1944 - October 7, 2013

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February 3, 1957 - October 2, 2013

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Erma Hazel Boswell

January 7, 1915 - September 22, 2013

Erma Hazel Ellis Boswell, went to be with her Lord September 22, 2013 at the Wayne County Hospital. She was 98 years old. Erma was born January 7, 1915 at the home of her parents Charles and Lucy Richmond Ellis, near Humeston, Iowa. She attended several country schools. June 22, 1935 she married Glen Boswell. They were blessed with 56 years of marriage. Glen passed away in 1991. One...
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Bryan Kent Pounds

April 14, 1963 - September 17, 2013

Bryan Kent Pounds was born April 14, 1963 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Bryan was dealt an unfortunate hand in life with his many illnesses, but his strong will and determination kept him in the game. As a youth Bryan was active in 4-H and FFA. Showing animals was a big part of growing up. Later in life, when his health allowed, he worked as a farm hand. He always enjoyed being outdoors. ...
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Michael John Nading

September 14, 1978 - September 12, 2013

Michael "Mike" John Nading, 34, of Corydon passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013. Michael was born September 14, 1978 to Vickie and William Nading in Manchester, Iowa. Michael was baptized in infancy at the United Church of Christ in Elkader, Iowa. He was a 1997 graduate of Seymour Community High School and also served three years in the U. S. Army, where he met and married Ann Marie...
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Robert Orlin DeVore

July 22, 1917 - September 6, 2013

Robert Olin DeVore, age 96, passed peacefully from this life on Friday September 6, 2013 at Corydon Nursing and Rehab Center in Corydon, Iowa. Robert was born on July 22, 1917 in Green City, MO to Charlie & Stella (Mosbey) DeVore. Robert was the oldest of eight siblings. On August 24, 1940 Robert married Delia Thelma Youst. They were blessed with ten children, Burneta, Bernice, Robert,...
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Robert Roger Shelton

January 13, 1922 - September 2, 2013

Robert Roger Shelton son of Rogers J. Shelton and Iva Dorothy Shelton passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Monday September 2nd at the age of 91 at the Corydon Nursing and Rehabilitation center. Preceding him in death are his parents Rogers J. and Iva Dorothy Shelton of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and his sister Evelyn Morgan and husband James of Alice, Texas, niece Sharon Morgan Arnwine...
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Patsy "Pat" Ruth Hemenway

November 27, 1930 - September 1, 2013

Patsy Ruth (Watson) Hemenway was born at the family home, Richards, Texas on November 27, 1930, to George Milner Watson and Annie Beatrice (Taylor) Watson. Pat was the youngest of ten children. Upon graduation in 1948 from Richards, Texas High School, Pat began employment in a newspaper office in Conroe, Texas as a bookkeeper. She later was employed at the A.S.C.S. office in Conroe, and is...
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Joan Hays

September 22, 1929 - August 15, 2013

Joan Hays, age 83, passed away at the Oskaloosa Care Center on August 15, 2013 from natural causes. She was born on September 22, 1929 at the family home in Oskaloosa, Iowa to Worth Burbank and Mable Longacre Burbank. She married Howard Hays on July 16, 1950. They were later divorced. She is survived by two daughters: Lynda Fletcher (Jan) and Cyndi Beavers (Terry Grattan); two sons: David...
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Charles Howard McClain

May 26, 1934 - August 9, 2013

Charles McClain, son of Hada Landrum and Floyd McClain, was born on May 26, 1934 at Lineville, Iowa. He passed away at his home of 51 years in Promise City, Iowa Friday, August 9, 2013, at the age of 79 years, 2 months, and 14 days. Charles married Velma Atkinson in Centerville, Iowa on June 13, 1959. To this union three sons were born: Timothy Charles, Mark Everett, and Richard Alan...
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Howard Lewis Hays

December 26, 1927 - August 1, 2013

Howard Lewis Hays, age 85, passed away on August 1, 2013 at Serenity House in Oskaloosa, Iowa after an extended illness. He was born on December 26, 1927 on the family farm in Leighton, Iowa to John Virgil Hays and Edna Bartlema Hays. He married Joan Burbank on July 16, 1950. They were later divorced but remained life-long friends. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters Lynda...
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Inez E. (Lackey) Schaefer

October 11, 1928 - July 30, 2013

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Vernon Ray "Vernie" Brown

August 14, 1954 - July 27, 2013

Vernon Ray (Vernie) Brown was born August 14, 1954 to Loyd and Ruth (Taylor) Brown in Centerville, Iowa. He passed away from this life peacefully in his sleep on July 27, 2013 at his home in Promise City, Iowa. Vernon was raised in Seymour, Iowa and attended Seymour Community Schools. As a teenager Vernon loved to drive "muscle" cars and hang around with his older brother Ricky and Ricky's...
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David Dean Ludington

August 19, 1982 - July 12, 2013

On August 19, 1982 a bundle of joy by the name of David Dean Ludington arrived for the proud parents Tammy and Logan Ludington. He departed this life to be with his Lord on July 12, 2013. He found Jesus through many moments of quiet time with his mother. He was a proud brother to Nicholas Lee and James Glen Ludington. David felt his greatest accomplishment in life were his children Dylan...
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Ida Ellarea Davison

October 23, 1933 - June 26, 2013

Ida Ellarea Davison, daughter of Oral and Edith Beary Warren was born October 23, 1933 in Wayne County, Iowa and departed this life at Hospice of the Valley-The Ryan House, Phoenix, Arizona, and June 26, 2013. Ellarea attended Millerton Schools through the eleventh grade. For her senior year, she transferred to Corydon High School to graduate in 1952. After attending Northeast State...
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Donald Lee Campbell

December 28, 1961 - June 23, 2013

Donald Lee Campbell, was born December 29, 1961 in Centerville, Iowa, to Richard Dean (Dick) and Norma Lee Campbell and passed away June 23, 2013 at home in Mingo, Iowa at the age of 51. Don and his three siblings, Dennis, David and Darla grew up on the family farm near Corydon where Don lived most of his childhood years. Don graduated from Wayne Community High School in 1980 and then went on...
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Alice Edna Dresser

May 6, 1921 - June 11, 2013

Alice Edna (Sharp) Dresser passed away June 11, 2013, at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa. Alice was born May 6, 1921, south of Sewal, to William (Bill) Alexander Sharp and Clora Neva (Enright) Sharp. She attended various country schools in Wayne County until the 8th Grade. Her family spent a year in Idaho, where she met her future husband, Charles Albert Dresser. After they returned...
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Eddie B. Morgan

August 22, 1959 - May 23, 2013

EDDIE B. MORGAN Eddie Bill Morgan, the third son of William Carl and Betty Adair Morgan, was born August 22, 1959 at the Decatur County Hospital in Leon. Ed lived in Garden Grove from 1959 โ€“ 1964 and in Humeston 1964 โ€“ 1968. In 1968, Ed moved to the Corydon area. He attended elementary school in Allerton and Corydon and graduated from Wayne Community High School in 1978. He attended...
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Elizabeth Moore

July 23, 1924 - May 23, 2013

Elizabeth (Richardson) Moore passed away May 23, 2013, at Westview Acres Care Center in Leon, Iowa. She was born on July 23, 1924, in Carlisle, Iowa, to John William and Minnie Ola (Wells) Richardson. She joined eight brothers and was later joined by a sister and another brother. She lived in Carlisle and Knoxville areas for several years as well as the Melrose area before moving to Corydon. ...
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Karl Asa Richardson

May 8, 1920 - April 13, 2013

Karl Asa Richardson, son of Minnie Ola (Wells) and John W. Richardson, was born May 8, 1920 in Carlisle, Iowa. He passed away April 13, 2013 at the Iowa Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. As a child he was raised in Southern Iowa. The family settled in the Corydon area and Karl graduated from the Corydon High School in 1939. He was united in marriage to Violet McFarland on June 22,...
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Robert Maurice Elder

June 1, 1932 - April 8, 2013

Robert Maurice Elder, 80, passed away on April 8, 2013 at the Seymour Care Center. He was born June 1, 1932 in Clio, Iowa to Robert Boyd and Lois Clark Elder. Maurice was born and raised in Wayne County and attended school in Allerton, where he graduated in 1949. In 1952, he was drafted into the Army and served in Fort Leonard, Missouri, Fort Ustus, Virginia and Yuma, Arizona where he...
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Helen Louise Rockhold

June 17, 1935 - March 24, 2013

HELEN LOUISE ROCKHOLD Helen Louise Rockhold, 77, passed away on March 24, 2013 at the Friendswood Health Care Center in Friendswood, Texas. She was born June 17, 1935 in Allerton, Iowa to Rodney William and Wilma Nadene Cobb. Helen was born and raised in Wayne County and attended school in Sewal, Iowa, where she graduated in 1952. She met Robert Maurice Elder while attending high school...
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Darrell Lloyd Moore

August 21, 1923 - March 21, 2013

Darrell Lloyd Moore, second son of Lloyd Everett and Floye Ester (Reed) was born at a farm home east of Powersville, Missouri on August 21, 1923. He passed away March 21, 2013 at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon. The family moved to a farm west of Powersville where Darrell attended the Tinkum country school for eight years. Darrell entered the Powersville High School where he and brother...
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Billy Joe Mattly

April 26, 1938 - March 10, 2013

Billy Joe Mattly, son of Tell and Mary Agnes (Foster) Mattly, was born April 26, 1938 at the family farm outside of Promise City. He departed life on March 10, 2013 at the Continental Care Center in Seymour. He was united in marriage to Maxine Rae Barrell on December 20, 1958 in Unionville, Missouri. Three sons were born to this union. Bill liked to fish with his brothers Marty, Verl and...
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William Robert "Bob" Sibbit

April 2, 1923 - March 8, 2013

On Friday, March 8, 2013, our Daddy took his final ride to be with his heavenly father in his home among the stars. William Robert Sibbit was born on April 2, 1923, to Wilber Horace Sibbit and Lela Blonda Thompson Sibbit in the Forks of the River Community northwest of Trenton, Missouri. Bob graduated from high school where he played football for the undefeated Trenton Missouri High School...
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Gary Wayne Bennett

April 8, 1944 - March 2, 2013

Gary Wayne Bennett, was born April 8, 1944, at the Centerville Hospital, Centerville, Iowa, the son of J. Harold and Carmen (Gould) Bennett and passed away March 2, 2013, at the age of 68. He was a 1962 graduate of ACL High School, where he was an outstanding football player. Gary had a great love and knowledge of country music; Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams and Jimmy Rodgers...
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Luella Madge Knutson

October 24, 1923 - February 28, 2013

Luella Madge Knutson, daughter of Paul and Constance (Evans) Casey was born October 24, 1923 in Centerville, Iowa and passed away at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon on February 28, 2013. Luella was united in marriage to Harley Delmer Knutson. Survivors include brother Howard (Inez) Casey of Ankeny, sons Gary of Des Moines, Larry (Linda) of Charleston, South Carolina, Kenny (Sherry) of...
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