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Obituaries

Marilyn L. Ridgeway, 79, of rural Bloomfield died at 5:15 P.M. Friday October 17, 2014 at home.  She was born December 28, 1934 in Keosauqua to Richard and Fern Hewitt Aylor and married Melvin Ridgeway June 6, 1952 in Keosauqua.

Marilyn graduated from Keosauqua High School in the class of 1952 where she excelled in basketball. She was a farm homemaker and drove a school bus for Davis County Schools for 20 years.  Quilting and gardening were her hobbies.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Jerry Ridgeway (Brenda) of Bloomfield, three daughters, Julie Ridgeway of Bloomfield, Sandy Cronk of Keosauqua, Nancy Phillips of Rockford, Il, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Tammy Jo Ridgeway.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday October 21, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Rev. Jesse Hill officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with family present from 4-6 P.M.  Private family burial will be in Pittsburg Cemetery west of Keosauqua.  Memorials to Hospice of Wapello/Davis Counties or Pittsburg Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 17689 Varnish Trail, Bloomfield, IA 52537.  

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     KATHRYN CURTIS

Kathryn Y. Curtis, 43, of Milton died at 10:43 P.M. Wednesday October 8, 2014 at the home of her sister in Stockport.  She was born April 24, 1971 in Keosauqua to Jay and Alice Miller Edwards.  Kathryn attended Fox Valley High School and worked as a home health aide.  She had lived in Kirksville, MO and Milton.

Surviving are her mother, Alice Caviness of Memphis, MO, three daughters, Tiffany Miller (Anthony) of Milton and Cheyenne McCuiston, Breanna McCuiston and a son C.J. McCuiston all of Columbia, MO, five grandchildren, a brother, Jerry Caviness of Ft. Madison, three sisters, Tina Edwards and Jayne Dabney (Rodney) of Memphis, MO and Angel Spurgeon (Mark) of Stockport, her estranged husband, Chad Curtis of Keokuk and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, two sisters, Leona Edwards and Dawn Caviness and two brothers, Lloyd Caviness and Merle Wiley.

Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Saturday October 11, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua.  Visitation with family present will be 1-2 P.M. Saturday prior to the service.  Burial will be in Pittsburg Cemetery west of Keosauqua.  Memorials to the family to help with final expenses may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 309 West Maple Street, Milton, IA 52570
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Harold Wayne Wells
, 89, of North Palm Beach, FL formerly of Cantril died December 23, 2013 in North Palm Beach.  Graveside services and burial of cremains will be at 2 P.M. Sunday October 12, 2014 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cantril, Rev. Douglas Harding officiating.  Military Honors by Russell-Strait Post No. 483.  Memorials to Maple Grove Cemetery may be left at the cemetery or mailed to the family at 27 Presidio Drive
, Novato, CA 94949.
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     PAUL E. THOMAS
Paul E. Thomas, 102, of Keosauqua formerly of rural Cantril died at 12:38 P.M. October 2, 2014 at Van Buren County Hospital.  He was born August 13, 1912 in Neelyville, MO to James Calvin “J.C.” and Ella L. Houston Thomas and married Ilah Mae Kerr on April 6, 1935 in Cantril.  Paul lovingly cared for Ilah until her death on April 25, 2010.

Paul grew up in both Wapello and Van Buren Counties and graduated from Wiley Rural School near Mt. Sterling. He lived most of his married life in the rural Cantril area where he and Ilah farmed using progressive farming and conservation techniques, believing that the land should be left in better shape than when it was found. The couple loved to travel and made it to every state except Florida.  Paul had a great deal of love for the land and the animals that he cared for on the farm.  He retired from farming in 1977 and moved to Milton in 1993 where he continued his passion for farming by helping a nephew on his farm until the equipment just got too big for comfort, but still cared for a large garden and helped his neighbors with their lawns until he was 98 years old.  He had been a long-time member of the Milton and Douds Masonic Lodges.

Surviving are a brother-in-law, William N. Kerr of Farmington, 60 to 70 nieces and nephews and even more friends.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. October 5, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Kevin Mote officiating.  Visitation will open at 3:00 P.M.  Saturday at the funeral home with family present from 5-7 P.M.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cantril.

Memorials to Milton Christian Church or Maple Grove Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 14658 252nd Street, Milton, IA 52570
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     JOHN "JAKE" DANIEL WRIGHT HOLLEY
John “Jake “Daniel Wright Holley, 24, of Orange City died September 24, 2014 at home.  He was born September 23, 1990 in Bakersfield, CA.  Jake grew up in the Libertyville, IA community, and graduated from Fairfield Community High School and Indian Hills Community College Culinary Arts Program where he was honored by being on the Dean’s List.  He was a chef at Northwestern Christian College, Orange City.  In 2008 he was the first State of Iowa Army Youth Volunteer of the year Award Winner.

Surviving are his parents, Aaron and Juli Waugh of Libertyville, Lee Gant of Fairfield and Kent Holley of Grand Island, NE, two brothers, Steve Gant (Lauren) of Muscatine and Matthew “Rusty” Gant of Boulder, CO, a niece and nephew, Elsie and Chase and grandparents , James Waugh of Libertyville and Duane and Kay Holley of Grand Island, NE.
Jake’s body has been cremated.  Graveside services and burial of Cremains will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday October 2, 2014 in Mt. Moriah Cemetery north of Douds, IA , Pastor Jeff Richard officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M.  Wednesday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds with family present 5-7 P.M.  Memorials to the Culinary Arts Dept. of Indian Hills Community College may be left at the funeral home or cemetery or mailed to the family at 10417 Dewberry Avenue, Libertyville, IA 52567
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Virgie Paulene Winn, 95, formerly of Milton died at 8:47 P.M. Thursday September 25, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren where she had resided since 2005.  She was born November 10, 1918 in Arbela, MO to Fred M. and Bertha Dannenhauer Padgett and married Forrest William Winn June 12, 1938 in Keosauqua Methodist church.  He died June 1, 1972.  Paulene attended rural schools near Arbela and graduated from Memphis High School in 1936.  She was a very talented seamstress, quilter, and crocheter and made hundreds of rag rugs.  She was also a talented crafter of Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus and farmer dolls.  She loved cooking and was always trying new recipes.  Paulene will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  She greatly loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family.
Surviving are two sons, Joe Winn (Betty) of Tucson, AZ and Bill Winn of Milton, a daughter, Kay Winn Burroughs (Ron) of Bella Vista, AR, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Edna M. Pearson.

Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Sunday September 28, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M.  Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery west of Keosauqua.  Memorials to Lebanon Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 152, Milton, IA 52570
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Virginia Mae Van Weelden, 86, of Surprise, Arizona, formerly of Selma passed away at 1:55 P.M. Friday July 11, 2014 at home in Surprise, Arizona.  She was born July 11, 1928 at home in Van Buren County to  George E &  Margaret J. Talbott Findlay and  married Richard M. Van Weelden on July 17, 1946 in Batavia. Richard passed away June 15, 2010.  Virginia and Richard lived in the Selma community and moved to Arizona in 1951.  She was a Homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Eloy, AZ.   Virginia enjoyed Sewing, Reading and traveling in her free time.
Surviving are a daughter, Jane Schubert (Rodney) of Basehor, KS, a granddaughter, Cari Strieby (Jay) of Cummings, KS, a grandson, Steve Cook (Theresa) of King George, VA, four great-grandchildren, Andrew Cook, Rachael Cook, Richard Cook and Jay Strieby Jr., three brothers Junior Findlay (Olive) of Waukee, Richard Findlay (Gloria) of Moses Lake, WA and Glen Findlay (Lee) of Arizona City, AZ
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents.

In accordance with her wishes her body has been cremated and a graveside service will be at 11 A.M. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Mount Moriah Cemetery North of Douds, Rev. Mark Young officiating.   Memorials to Mount Moriah Cemetery may be left at the cemetery or mailed to the family at 17117 166th Street, Basehor, KS 66007. Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds is in charge of arrangements.
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     DOROTHY L. POOLE
Dorothy Louise Poole, 86, of Stockport died peacefully on September 20, 2014 at Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield.  She was born on her mother’s birthday, March 20, 1928 in Stockport at the home of her parents, Ralph E. and Edna M. Brown Morris.
She graduated from Ollie High School in 1945 as valedictorian of her class and married Robert E. “Bob” Poole on June 7, 1947 at the Stockport home of Bob’s brother and wife, Stuart and Selma Poole.  Bob died on February 10, 1983.

In her early married years, Dorothy worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Middletown, while Bob went to barber college.  She spent most of her working days as a bookkeeper and office worker.  Places of employment included Iowa State Bank, The John Deere Store, Dr. R.W. Gustafson’s office, McAlister Feed & Grain and Prairie Grain Co, Inc., all of Stockport.  She did bookkeeping for Midwest Factoring of Fairfield, V&J Pigs of Stockport and her husband’s barbering business, as well as the Birmingham and Stockport Laundromats that she and Bob owned and operated.  She was the Stockport City Clerk for a number of years, and was employed at the Stockport Center of the Van Buren Schools for many years as the school secretary, and then later as the elementary school librarian.  She believed a job worth doing was worth doing right.

In 1997, Dorothy survived a life-changing brain aneurysm.  She fought back, and remained in her Stockport home (in the last years with the assistance of her nephew, Dennis Dorothy) until 2012 when she moved to Heritage Estates Apartments in Stockport.  She remained there until a health decline beginning in June of 2014.

Dorothy was a long time member of, the Stockport Christian church and the Stockport Legion Auxiliary and was a 4H leader for a number of years.  She was known for her positive attitude, her love of the Lord, her family and friends, reading, and being outside in nature and was considered somewhat of a family historian.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Dr. Michael (Sharon) Poole of Keosauqua, Marsha (Gary) Loeffler of Birmingham, Robert Kirby (Penny) Poole of Nevada, IA and Shelly (Tony) Huffman of Stockport, her grandchildren, Marni Loeffler Starnes, Korby Loeffler, Kully Loeffler, Megan Poole Hartwig, Robert Ian Poole, Sarah Poole, Adam Poole, Laura Poole Van Winkle, Jacob Poole, Spenser Huffman, and Taelor Huffman; great-grandchildren, Brayden and Brycen Starnes, Owen, Izaak, Ava, Landry and Aubrey Loeffler and Stella Louise Myers; a brother, Ron (Janice) Morris of Stockport, a sister, Marcene Dowell of Davenport and brother, Terry (Jane) Morris of Keosauqua; a step-sister, Karee (Ray) Johnson of Birmingham; a brother-in-law, Donnie (Shirley) Dorothy of Fairfield, and a sister-in-law, Audrey Poole Smith of Burlington; nephew and dear friend, Dennis Dorothy and many other nieces and nephews, and friends that she loved dearly.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Eldon Briden, a sister, Margaret Dorothy and many members of her large extended family.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday September 24, 2014 at the Stockport Christian Church, Pastor Richard DeVore officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Tuesday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with family present from 5-7 P.M. Burial will be in Spencer Cemetery, Rural Stockport.  Memorials to Friends of Morris Park, Hospice Compassus, the Stockport Christian Church or charity of donor’s choice may be left at the funeral home, church or mailed to the family at 14797 Jasmine Avenue, Birmingham, IA 52535. 

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     NED H. GASTON
Ned H. Gaston, 77, of rural Keosauqua died at 9:25 P.M. Thursday September, 18, 2014 at home.  He was born February 28, 1937 on the family farm to Keith and Ruth Wells Gaston and married Lorene Umphrey April 24, 1957 at Center Chapel Church, Keosauqua. Ned grew up on the family farm south of Keosauqua, graduated from Keosauqua High School in 1955, and went to trade school in Minneapolis, MN to become a Telegrapher.  Following trade school he worked on the Rock Island Railroad as a telegrapher and at River Lumber and Grain in Prophetstown, IL.  Ned moved back to the family farm in 1966, where he pursued his love of farming. He sold Pioneer Seed Corn for 24 years, was a member of the Van Buren School Board, one of the first board members for the Riverview Country Club, Vernon Township Trustee, treasurer for Center Chapel Cemetery and a life-long member of Center Chapel Church.  Ned enjoyed motorcycles, farming, NASCAR, football and several other sports, but most of all he enjoyed his family.
Surviving are his wife, Lorene, two sons, Steve (Brenda) Gaston of Keosauqua and Kerry (Laura) Gaston of Keosauqua, four grandchildren, Randi Sue (Ryan) Troutman, C.J. Gaston, Miles Gaston and Paige Gaston all of Keosauqua, two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Greyson Troutman of Keosauqua, a sister, Ann Gaston of Lemont, IL and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Atwood.

In accordance with his wishes his body has been cremated and a memorial service will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday September 23, 2014 at Center Chapel Church, with Rev. Douglas Harding and Lee McIntosh officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Monday with family present from 5-7 P.M. at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua. Burial of cremains will be in Center Chapel Cemetery, Keosauqua. Memorials to Center Chapel Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or church or mailed to the family at 26315 Osage Ave., Keosauqua, Ia 52565
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     ROBERT J. RAINS

Robert J. Rains Jr., 88 of Rural Birmingham died at 1:11 P.M. Thursday September 11, 2014 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  He was born October 17, 1925 near Lockridge to Robert J. and Helen Forney Rains and married Beulah M. Parrott September 16, 1944 in Butler, NC prior to leaving for Europe with the 282nd  Engineers Battalion, U.S. Army.  Beulah died May 3, 2014. During his Army service he was involved in the Battle of the Bulge and took part in building roads and bridges including the bridge over the Rhine River which American troops under Gen. George Patton travelled into the heart of Germany.  Bob graduated from Fairfield High School and was a life-long farmer, living on the same farm east of Birmingham since 1950.  He had also been employed at Noller Bros. Implement Co. and Rockwell International in Fairfield and Sinclair Petrochemicals, Batavia and was a self-employed mechanic and a member of Haney-Brannan Post No. 181, American Legion, Birmingham.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, working on antique tractors and playing with his grandchildren.

Surviving  are two sons, Allan L. Rains (Maria) of Bonaparte and Roy D. Rains (Sherry) of Birmingham, a daughter, Carolyn K. Taylor (Delbert) of Bloomfield, nine grandchildren, Tracey Victory of Birmingham, Penny Brombaugh of Keosauqua, Lesa Prevo of Bloomfield, Amanda Lyons of Downing, MO, Angie Strictler of Stockport, Sheila Rains of Farmington, Robbie Rains of Salem, Kerry Taylor of Ankeny and Kris Taylor of Fairfield, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Karen Fordyce (Gordon) of Davenport.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Darrell Robert Rains, two brothers, Clarence and Leonard Rains and a sister, Dorothy Barrow.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday September 16, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Pastor Phil Campbell officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with family present from 5-7 P.M.  Burial with military honors by Hanson-Brannan Post and Iowa National Guard Honors Team will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery east of Douds.  Memorials to Birmingham Fire Department, Birmingham Homecoming or Zion Lutheran Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 5, Birmingham, IA 52535
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     DAVIS E. POLLOCK

Davis E. Pollock, 93, of Ames, formerly of Douds died at 12:40 A.M. Sunday August 31, 2014 at Northcrest Health Center, Ames.  He was born April 16, 1921 in Douds-Leando to Dr. Roscoe and Elizabeth Doud Pollock and married Dorothy Barker July 7, 1940 at her parents’ home in Douds.  Davis graduated from Douds High School in 1939 and from Iowa Success School, Ottumwa.  In 1940 the Pollocks moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked for the U.S. State Department.  In 1942 they returned to Douds where he became affiliated with Barker Mercantile which he later owned and operated for many years.  He also owned and operated D.E. Pollock Insurance Agency with office in the store.  He served in the U.S. Navy as a Storekeeper in Little Creek, VA during World War II.

Dave was a life-long active member of Christ United Methodist Church, Douds and served on the official board and many committees.  He was a Past Master and long-time treasurer of Celestial Lodge No. 413, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, member of Twin City Chapter No. 258 Order of the Eastern Star, served many years as adjutant of John Hyson Reneker Post No. 494, American Legion, secretary of Douds Community Club and as a volunteer fireman with Douds Fire Department.  He had also served on the Douds-Leando School board, was founder of the former Douds Development Corporation, served on the Van Buren Foundation Board and was active in Douds Field Day and Van Buren County Republican party.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy, two daughters, Margy Howarth (Dean) of Ames and Carol Pollock of San Diego, CA, daughter-in-law, Marcia Pollock of Madison, WI, four grandchildren, Eric Pollock (Eve), Kristen Pollock, Kelly Leon Howarth (Neyo) and Bradley Howarth (Dave Bastien) and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Davis Pollock, a sister, Elizabeth Sutherland and two brothers, John and Larry Pollock.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday September 5, 2014 at Christ United Methodist Church, Douds, Rev. Robert G. Farr and Rev. Mark Young officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Thursday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds with family present 5-7 P.M.  Masonic rites by Celestial Lodge will be at the church following the funeral.  Burial with military honors by John Hyson Reneker Post will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery east of Douds.  Memorials to Christ United Methodist Church may be left at the funeral home, church or mailed to the family at 2852 North 500th Avenue, Ames, IA 50014
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Gladys M. Hohl, 93, of Keosauqua died at 7:45 P.M. Friday August 29, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua where she had resided since 2011.  Gladys was born May 24, 1921 near Franklin, Lee County, IA to Adolph and Myrtle Thompson Blacksmith and married Carl E. Hohl December 22, 1941 in St. Peter’s Church, Franklin.  He died May 21, 2010.  She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School, was a homemaker and worked in the office of Hohl & Hohl Hardware and Implement Store in Keosauqua.  She was a member of St. Peter’s Church, had been a member of P.E.O.  and TTT societies and other community organizations and was an avid bowler.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Hoaglin of Phoenix, AZ and Cynthia Morris (Virgil) of Keosauqua, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and a sister, Dorothy Huckabee of Palmyra, MO.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Doris Lake and Marie Yoder, two brothers, Everett and Carol Blacksmith and a son-in-law, Doug Hoaglin.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday September 4, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, with Larry Shipley officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home with family present 6-8 P.M.  Cremation will follow the service with private burial of cremains in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Franklin.  Memorials to St. Peter’s Church may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 369, Keosauqua, IA 52565
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Winifred Ruth (Telford) Hotle, 86, residing in Bentonsport died August 29, 2014 at Blessing

Hospital in Quincy, IL

She was born May 3, 1928 in rural Washington County near Ainsworth to Martin and Gwendolyn Telford.  Ruth was an Ainsworth Alumni, graduated from IowaWesleyan College and worked in five different banks.  She married Hal Hotle on June 3, 1950 in Kremlin, OK.  They spent 2 ½ years in England (Army Air Corps).  While in England they visited eight European countries.  She was very proud of her husband’s, son’s and bothers-in-law’s military service.  Ruth was an active life long Christian, loved gardening and her beautiful flowers.

Surviving are her husband Hal of Bentonsport, four sons, Timothy Hotle (Nancy) of Georgia, Barry Hotle of Keosauqua, Eric Hotle (Lynn) of Georgia and Robin Hotle (Thuy) of Georgia, eight grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James Telford

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday September 2, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Bill Shewmaker officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with family present 3-5 P.M.  Burial will be in West Chester Cemetery, West Chester, Iowa.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 1547 Broad St., Keosauqua, IA 52565
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    GARY G. GOEHRING

Gary G. Goehring, 71, of Keosauqua died at 6:20 A.M. Friday August 29, 2014 at his home.  He was born July 27, 1943 at Cramlet place North of Douds to Lewis Keith and Mable Evelyn Goehring and married Mary Hendricks April 1963.  They later divorced.

Gary grew up between Douds and Libertyville on the family farm.  He was very active with livestock, 4H and FFA earning the American Farmer Degree and serving as a state FFA officer. He lived and farmed in rural Libertyville community raising dairy cattle, registered Hereford cattle and quarter horses.  He attended Missouri Auction School and began conducting sales.  He took the opportunity to purchase the Keosauqua Sale Company in August of 1986. After growing the business he sold his interest to Bill and Becky,

After  retiring from the sale barn in 2006 he became deeply involved with raising and training border collies and was a member of Iowa Stock Dog Club and hosted many dog trials on the home farm.  Gary also continued to background feeder cattle.  He was an active member of Mt. Zion Church in Libertyville.

Surviving are a son, Bill (Becky) Goehring of Libertyville, a daughter, Debbie (Eric) Armstrong of Folsum, NM, five grandsons, Curtis and Ted Goehring of Libertyville, Lucas and Colby Goehring of Keosauqua and Jake Armstrong of Fort Benning, GA, a granddaughter, Kasey Armstrong of Nashville, TN and a sister-in-law, Nicky Goehring of Fairfield.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Larry Goehring.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 Wednesday September 3, 2014 at Mount Zion Church, Southwest of Libertyville, Rev Jerry Caughron officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Tuesday at the Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with family present form 5- 7 P.M.  Burial will in Fell Cemetery, Libertyville.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home, church or mailed to the family at 2634 Clearwood Ave., Libertyville, IA 52567.

The location for the visitation has been moved from Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua to the Roberts Memorial Building, Keosauqua.  Opening at 2 P.M. with family present from 5 to 7 P.M.
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Vivian L. Douthart, 82, of Farmington formerly of Bonaparte died at 2:45 A.M. Friday August 29, 2014 at Donnellson Care Center.  She was born November 27, 1931 to Fred D. and Pearl L. Davis Chambers and married Kenneth Lee Douthart on January 20, 1951 at Kahoka, MO.

Vivian lived most of her life in Bonaparte and worked at Riverside Plastics in Bonaparte.

Surviving are a son, Joe Douthart of Bonaparte, a daughter, Connie Douthart of Bonaparte, four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a brother, Bill Chambers of Bonaparte.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Virginia Taylor, two brothers, Glen and Fritz Chambers and a granddaughter, Jackie Douthart.

In accordance with her wishes her body has been cremated.  Private family burial will be at a later date in Bonaparte Cemetery.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.

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     PATRICIA FAGEOL
Patricia Lynn Russell McNabb Fageol, 57 of Ottumwa, formerly of Keosauqua died at 12:15 P.M. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Good Samaritan – Ottumwa following a lengthy illness.  She was born September 28, 1956 at Emporia, KS to James and Goldie Birkmann Russell and married Randy McNabb in January 1974 in Lebanon and James Fageol in May 2000 in Burlington. Patricia lived most of her life in Keosauqua. She was a member of the Keosauqua Christian Church, Beer-Barker Unit 113 American Legion Auxiliary, and TOPS.

Surviving are two daughters Stacey Ekwall (Rob) of Ottumwa and Michelle Casey (Matt) of York, NE, two granddaughters, Alexandria Casey of Davenport and Kerstin Casey of York, NE, two ex-husbands, Randy McNabb and James Fageol, her mother, Goldie Russell Davis (Paul) of Keosauqua, a brother, Duane Russell (Pete) of Jefferson, IA, two sisters, Carol Strah (Duane) of Ames and Marilou Harryman (Jeff) of Winterset, seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, James Russell.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua, with Pastors Matt Casey and Jeff Crowder officiating.   Visitation will open at 3 P. M. Friday at the funeral with the family present from 5-7pm.  Burial will be in Fellows Cemetery, Keosauqua.
Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or family of Brian Mobley (family member with health issues) may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 252 E. Manning, Ottumwa, IA 52501.
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     JOAN M. SHACKELFORD

Joan Marlene Shackelford, 58, of Ottumwa entered into eternal life at 8:50 A.M. Friday August 15, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospice, Ottumwa.  She was born July 9, 1956 at home near Thornburg to Louis and Pearl Martin Shackelford, grew up in rural What Cheer and lived in Delta until 1979 when she moved to Ottumwa.  She had begun attending TENCO in Ottumwa in 1975.  Joan loved her family and her Tenco family, enjoyed listening to country music and attending country music shows at the Eldon Fair.  She also enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs play baseball, had attended some Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals games, and also loved the Iowa Hawkeyes.  She attended camp most summers.  Her favorite restaurants were McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s and especially her most favorite, The Catfish Place in Arbela, MO.

Joan is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Max and Linda Shackelford of Douds, her sister, Linda Conger of Ollie, a niece Marlys Ruggles Sharp of Packwood, two great nephews, Derek Sharp of Ollie and Wyatt Sharp of Packwood, two great-great nephews, Sammy and Nolan Sharp and her special friend of many years, Junior Dillenback of Ottumwa,

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Marlys Shackelford, two brothers-in-law, Mickey Ruggles and Edward Conger, a nephew, Mickey Dean Ruggles, a great-niece, Dena Lee Sharp, two aunts, Evelyn Hopkins and Martha McKim, an uncle, Lester Martin and a special cousin, Jim Mckim.

 Funeral services will be at 10 A.M. Monday August 18, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 2-4 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Sixteen Cemetery near Thornburg.  Memorials to Tenco Industries may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 19050 Route V-64, Douds, IA 52551.
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Marlene L. Stage
, 79 of Birmingham died at 10:40 P.M. Tuesday July 22, 2014 at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. She was born May 23, 1935 in Belleville, MI to Theodore B. and Wanda L. Szydlowski Poniatowski and Married David B. Stage June 18, 1955 in Belleville, MI.  He died December 11, 2008.

Marlene grew up in Belleville, MI and graduated from Belleview High School.  Shortly after her and David married they moved to Nevada where Marlene worked in the gaming business, moved to Fairfield in 1974 and worked in retail.  Before retiring to Birmingham in 2004, Marlene traveled the United States with David inspecting fiber optics.  She was an active member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Keosauqua. 

Surviving are a daughter, Susan Maddix (Randy) of rural Birmingham, two grandchildren, Jessica Burgmeier of Fairfield and Clint Maddix (Kaytlin) of Lakeview, IA and two great-grandchildren, Lucas Burgmeier of Fairfield and Cora Maddix of Lakeview, IA.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents.

Her body has been cremated.  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday July 26, 2014 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Keosauqua with Rev. Mark Brase officiating.  Visitation with family will be from 9:30 to 10:30 Saturday at the church prior to the service.  Interment of cremains will be at a later date in Maple Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.  Memorials to Maple Hill Cemetery may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 21099 Hwy 16, Birmingham, IA 52535.  Pedrick Funeral Home,  Keosauqua is handling the arrangements.
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Rowena J. Mathias
, 81, formerly of rural Birmingham died at 7:35 A.M. Thursday July 17, 2014 at Parkview Care Center Hospice, Fairfield. She was born February 19, 1933 in rural Selma to Vern and Freda Brookes Lagle and married Junior F. Mathias September 4, 1948 in Davenport.  He died September 7, 2008.

Rowena grew up in the Selma community and attended Selma High School.  She and Junior lived and farmed many years in Lick Creek Township southwest of Birmingham and she also worked as a cook at the Douds and Keosauqua centers of Van Buren Community School.

Surviving are a son, Richard Wayne Mathias (Gloria) of Birmingham, a daughter, Sheila Hamlet (Grant) of Salem, MO, two grandchildren, Mandy Humphrey (Clint) of Riverside and Patrick Moffett (Tania) of New London, five great-grandchildren, a brother, Larry Lagle (Shirley) of Eldon, a brother-in-law, Dale Downing of Kirksville, MO, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Sherry Jean Mathias, a grandson, Andrew Mathias, an infant granddaughter, Michelle Moffett and a sister, Catherine Downing.

Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Monday July 21, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Visitation will open at 2P.M. Sunday at the funeral home with family present from 6-7:30 P.M.   Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery north or Douds.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 10719 Jasmine Ave., Birmingham, IA 52535
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     DOROTHY E. ROBERTS
Dorothy E. Roberts, 89, of Keosauqua, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at home surrounded by her family.  She was born March 4, 1925 near Kilbourne to Frank and Nellie Anderson Siemon and married E. Kendall Roberts on June 14, 1944 in Fairfield.  They recently enjoyed a celebration of their 70th wedding anniversary with 59 members of their immediate family. Dorothy was a 1942 Keosauqua High School graduate and received her BSE degree from North East Missouri State University, now Truman State at Kirksville, MO.   She retired after 23 years of teaching in White Country School, rural Birmingham and in Van Buren elementary centers at Keosauqua and Douds.  Although homemaking and teaching were her main occupations, she enjoyed many other professional activities.  She was a member of Keosauqua Christian Church and a life member of Beer-Barker Unit 113, American Legion Auxiliary, Keosauqua.  Dorothy’s most special moments were the times she had enjoying her grandchildren and great grandchildren, loved having them visit and she kept track of all their activities.  She enjoyed quilting and painting pumpkins and was able to continue those hobbies even during her last year of life.  She was an avid letter writer and kept in contact with many friends and family members.  She had resided in Keosauqua since 1945 and in nearby rural areas during her childhood.  She had been a member of the original Van Buren County Hospital, Auxiliary, Van Buren County Hospice Care, Farm Bureau, PTA, Mother’s Club and Square Benders Dance Club.  She had been Boy and Girl Scout leaders, and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and Van Buren County Retired School Personnel, she had held offices in many of these organizations

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Kendall, two sons, Paul (Becky) Roberts of Keosauqua and Alan (Sue) Roberts of Mountain Home, Idaho, two daughters, Maureen (Mark) Sedlacek and Gloria (Rod) Sprouse of Keosauqua, two sisters, Eileen Fellows of Redwood City, CA and Donna Jean (Robert) Jones of Redding, CA., 14 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Richard Siemon, in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua with Rev. Ron Follmer officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Sunday with the family present from3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Fellows Cemetery , Keosauqua.  Memorials to Keosauqua Fire Department or Keosauqua Christian Church may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 511 Van Buren St., Keosauqua
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     WALTER L. SWAILES
Walter Leroy Swailes, 91, of Holmen, WI, formerly of Keosauqua passed away Saturday July 12, 2014 at Bluffview Memory Care in Holmen.  He was born July 3, 1923 in Rome, IA to George and Bonnie Sammons Swailes, grew up in Keosauqua, graduated from Keosauqua High School in 1941 and married fellow High School graduate Winifred Winona Wallace in 1948.  Together they raised three children, Larry, Susan and Amy.  Winnie was the love of Walter’s life for 54 years.  She died February 15, 2002.

Walter joined the Navy following graduation and served in the Pacific Theatre on the USS Ebony.  He attended Midshipman School and achieved rank of Lt. JG.  Following graduation from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree he joined International Harvester Co. in 1948 where he worked at facilities in East Moline, IL, St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL and retired as Manager of Service Parts Operations in 1983.
Surviving are a son, Larry Smith (Kathy) of Surprise, AZ, two daughters, Susan Boudreau (Pierre) of Surprise, AZ and Amy Swailes of Onalaska, WI, two grandchildren, Zachary Boudreau (Kerstin) of LaCrescent, MN and Lisa Hilker (Gregg) of LaCrosse, WI and five great-grandchildren, Sam, Alex and Jacob Boudreau of LaCrescent, MN and Sophie and Winnie Hilker of LaCrosse, WI and a sister, Martha Heritage of Davenport.  In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by parents, a brother, Harold Swailes and three sisters, Esther Hotchkiss, Agnes Hulen and Evelyn Brannan.
A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday July 19, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Douglas Harding officiating.  Burial of cremains with military honors by Beer-Barker Post 113, American Legion, Keosauqua will be in Purdom Cemetery.  Memorials to Keosauqua Public Library or charity of donor’s choice may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 1416 Hickory St., Onalaska, WI 54650.
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     ROGER W. GASTON
Roger Wayne Gaston, 68 of rural Clark County, MO died at 9:20 P.M. Wednesday July 9, 2014 at his home.  He was born December 7, 1945 at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Fort Madison to Thad E. and Frances McNulty Gaston.  He was a 1963 graduate of Revere, MO C-3 High School.  In 1964 he married Linda Sue Patterson and to this marriage a daughter, Laura was born.  He married Judith Webb Merritt September 30, 1990 in Cheyenne, WY, where they lived for a year before returning to the Gaston family farm in Clark County, MO where they have since resided.  Roger was the fourth generation to occupy the farm since it was established by his great-grandfather.
He graduated from Southeastern Community College, Keokuk where he earned an Associated of Arts degree; Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science; and Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University)where he earned a Master of Arts Degree in American History.  In addition to farming with his wife, Judith, he taught for Culver-Stockton College; the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa.  He was a licensed commercial pilot with single and multi-engine, instrument, and instructor’s ratings; flying for Linder Aviation, Keokuk.

He was a firm believer in the Lord and a member of Anson Community Church, Missouri. Roger was currently Worshipful Master of Keosauqua Lodge No. 10, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Keosauqua, a member of Celestial Lodge No. 413 A.F. & A.M., in Douds and life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

He played trumpet with McNamara’s Band, Keokuk, Ottumwa Municipal Band, Fairfield Municipal Band and the Tarnished Brass in Keosauqua.  He considered it an honor and a privilege to provide “Taps” at military funerals for Herman Blum Post 192, American Legion, Kahoka, MO of which he was a honorary member.

Roger was an avid outdoorsman and rifleman.  He enjoyed deer hunting and target shooting and was a contributing author to the Single Shot Exchange Magazine.  In accordance with their love of history, Roger and Judith have done 1870’s Indian Wars re-enacting at Old Fort Laramie, WY and War of 1812 re-enacting at Old Fort Madison, IA.

Surviving are his wife, Judith, a daughter, Laura Beth Richmond and husband Shawn of Fairfield, IA. Grandchildren, Keagan Richmond and wife Erin, Brianna Richmond and fiancé Gareth Larson and Bowen Richmond, a great-granddaughter, Evelyn Rose Larson and numerous friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at Anson Community Church, Anson, MO at 10:30 A.M. Saturday July 12, 2014 with Pastor Tom Schulz officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Friday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with family present from 5-7 P.M. followed by Masonic Services, by Keosauqua Lodge No. 10 A.F. & A.M. and Celestial Lodge 413, Douds A.F. & A.M. at 7 P.M. Burial of cremains will be in Christy Cemetery near the family farm in Clark County, MO

Memorials to Anson Community Church or The Hope Lodge at University of Iowa Hospital may be left at the funeral home or the church or mailed to the family at Route 2, Box 34A, Farmington, IA 52626
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     DANNY L. PARISH
Danny Lee “Bucky” Parish, 61, of rural Arbela, Mo died at 1:54 P.M. Saturday July 5, 2014 at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City.  He was born October 23, 1952 at Van Buren County Hospital to Charley and Doris Kennedy Parish. He married Susan Bartholomew in 1987 and they were blessed with two sons.  They later divorced.  Danny went to school in Luray, Mo and graduated from Revere, MO High School.  He worked at Iowa Malleable Iron, Fairfield and later at Dexter Co., Fairfield until 2013.  He loved the outdoors, John Wayne, NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt and Yosemite Sam and was a member of Mt. Sterling Betterment Society.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his two sons, daughter-in-law and Earl the Dog and a numerous amount of friends who gathered at A.J.’s in Mt. Sterling for “Bucky Burgers”.
Danny is survived by his sons, Ray and wife, Terra of Keosauqua and Robby of Arbela, a brother, Don Parish and family of Colo, IA, a sister, Dorothy Tweedy and family of Keosauqua, other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Darrell Parish, aunts, uncles and grandparents.Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Larry Shipley officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M.  Burial will be in Harness Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the P.O. Box 81, Keosauqua, IA 52565
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   RAYMOND L. "BUD" HEMM

Raymond L. “Bud” Hemm, 86, of Keosauqua died Saturday June 28, 2014 at Iowa Methodist Health Center, Des Moines.  He was born January 11, 1928 near Troy to Orville and Lela Archer Hemm and married Edith A. Nixon near Bentonsporte June 18, 1955.  She died July 11, 1998.  He married Linda M. Mulholland December 19, 1998 in Keosauqua.  She died May 29, 2009.  Raymond had worked at Barker Wire and many years as custodian at Van Buren Community School, both in Keosauqua and was a member on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fairfield.

Surviving are two daughters, Merian Harris of Keosauqua and Marvena Schachtner of Richland, Four sons, Raymond Orlie, James and Orville Hemm of Keosauqua and Jess Hemm of Des Moines, a step-daughter, Sarah Snelling of Keosauqua, a step-son, Daniel Erwine of Urbana, IL, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, a step-great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews and his dogs, Ebby and Hauncho.

In addition to his wives he was preceded in death by three sisters, Erma Hemm, Patricia Huffman and Ruth McVey and an infant brother, Adrian Hemm.

Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Tuesday July 1, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with an elder from his church officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with family present from 6-8 P.M.  Burial will be in Fellows Cemetery, Keosauqua.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to P.O. Box 332, Keosauqua, IA 52565
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    ROBERT J. ORR
Robert J. Orr, 34, of Keosauqua died at 9:15 P.M. Sunday June 15, 2014 at University Hospital, Iowa City.  He was born July 15, 1979 in Ottumwa.  Robert graduated from Van Buren High School and worked as a nurse aide at Good Samaritan Society –Van Buren and at Village Cup & Cakes both in Keosauqua and at Hy-Vee in Fairfield.
Surviving are his parents, Larry E. and Darlene Brown Orr of Keosauqua, a sister, Christina Peck (Mathew) and a niece Kaylee Peck of Luray, MO, his grandmother, Donna Brown of Keosauqua and his pet dog and best friend, Lola.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bruce Brown and John and Marjorie Orr.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday June 19, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Douglas Harding officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home with family present 5 to 7 P.M.   Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery west of Keosauqua.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 816 Country Lane Road, Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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     STEVE A. SAYRE

Steve A. Sayre 57, of rural Keosauqua died at 10:45 P.M. Sunday June 8, 2014 at his home.  He was born October 15, 1956 in Keosauqua to David and Marjorie Crowe Sayre and married Nancy Ridgeway, they divorced.

Steve graduated from Van Buren County High School, was a farmer, self-employed electrician and worked at Golden Furrow Fertilizer in Keosauqua.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting , trapping and gathering with friends.

Surviving are three daughters, Trina Sayre of Keosauqua, Tonya Flynn (Chris) of Birmingham and Traci Doak (Phil) of Clive, eight grandchildren, his father and a sister, Rita Tedrow.  His mother preceded him in death.

His body has been cremated, a memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday June 12, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Kevin Mote, Minister officiating.  Burial of cremains will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cantril.  A gathering of family and friends will be held at the former bath house in Lacey –Keosauqua State Park following the interment.  Memorials to the local chapter of Serve Outdoors may be left at the funeral home, at the reception or mailed to the family at 12895 Hickory Ave., Birmingham, IA 52535.  “10-4 from Steve – Farewell”
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Earl H. “Sonny” Scearcy, 70, of Bonaparte died at 8:10 A.M. Thursday June 5, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society- Van Buren, Keosauqua.  He was born November 17, 1943 at Hillsboro to Earl and Marcella June Tripp Scearcy.  His marriages were to Sharon Theissen, Grace Gilchrist and Pronia Dele Cruz.  Sonny was an over the road truck driver and an avid cook, hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda Snodgrass of Kirksville, MO, a son, Earl Ralph Scearcy (Riea) of Belmond, five grandchildren, several step-children and step-grandchildren, five sisters, Alice Dickerson, Darlene Dean and Judy Scearcy of Keosauqua, Betty Printy (Bill) of Bentonsport and Mary Sederburg (Donald) of Mt. Sterling and two brothers, Mike Scearcy (Cindy) of Fairfield and Dale Scearcy (Roberta) of Mt. Sterling.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Linda Scearcy and a brother, Harvey Scearcy.

Funeral services will be at 4 P.M. Saturday June 7, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Larry Shipley officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Friday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M.   Cremation will follow the service with private burial of cremains in Vernon Cemetery.  Memorials to Vernon Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at  21909 Marion St., Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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     GLENN W. SPROUSE

Glenn W. Sprouse, 90, of rural Selma died at 6:58 A.M. Wednesday June 4, 2014 at Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield.  He was born March 22, 1924 in Milton to Alva and Iona Reisch Sprouse and married Fern D. Richardson August 2, 1945 in Ottumwa.
Glenn lived most of his life in rural Davis County, graduated from Bloomfield High School, owned and operated the U.S. Mail Star Route truck, hauling mail between several local post offices and Ottumwa on a daily basis and had been employed for many years by Kaser Construction Company and Douds Stone Inc. as an equipment operator.  He was an active member of the Selma United Methodist Church and had served on several committees.  Glenn was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Ronald Sprouse (Kathy) of rural Selma, Gary Sprouse (Sheri) of rural Bloomfield and Duane Sprouse (Patricia) of Keota, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Ramon and Dale Sprouse and an infant, Cecil.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday June 7, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds with Rev. Jerry Caughron and Rev. Mark Young officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Friday with family present from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, rural Floris. Memorials to Selma United Methodist Church may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 12103 Yam Blvd, Selma, IA 52588
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   ROBERT W. TEETER

Robert W. "Rob" Teeter, 54, of Bonaparte died at 12:15 P.M. Saturday May 31, 2014 at Great River Hospice in West Burlington.  He was born October 8, 1959 at Keosauqua to Elvert O. and Barbara Bailey Teeter and married Ruth A. Miller March 7, 1981 in Bonaparte.
He was a purchasing agent for Mid- AM Building Supply Company, Mt. Pleasant Prior to this he worked at Mt. Hamill and Bonaparte Lumber companies, served 37 years on the Bonaparte Fire Department.  In his younger days he played on the Pratt Slow Pitch softball team. Rob was a big Cardinals Baseball and NASCAR fan, especially Mark Martin and riding 4 wheelers with his family.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Christina Teeter of Bonaparte and Jessie Teeter of Burlington, two sons, Blake Teeter (Kylely Baker) of Bonaparte and Jeremiah (Jessica) Teeter of Alexandria, MO, a brother, Matthew Teeter (Donna) of Bonaparte, two granddaughters, Lily and Lyla Teeter, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ned Teeter and a granddaughter, Payton.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday June 3, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Keith “Doc” Patterson officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Monday with family present from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Bonaparte Cemetery with Bonaparte Fire Department transporting the casket.  Memorials to Bonaparte United Methodist Church, Bonaparte Fire Department or Great River Hospice may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 30011 250th St., Bonaparte, IA 52620
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  SHERYL A. TIPTON

Sheryl A. Tipton, 67, of Keosauqua died at 6:45 P.M. Wednesday May 28, 2014 at her home. She was born December 16, 1946 in Ottumwa to Gilbert and Ivalee Lamb Jarvis and married Ronald Tipton on February 14, 1969 in Lakewood, CO.

Sheryl grew up in Bloomfield and graduated from Davis County Community School.  She moved to Colorado after High School and worked for Montgomery Ward for ten years before moving to Van Buren County in 1983 where she worked at Douds Elementary Library and Barker LTD before retiring in 2009.  She was a member of the Keosauqua Christian Church since 1984, loved the Lord, reading, photography, genealogy, making all kinds of crafts, spending time with grandsons, family and friends.

Surviving are husband, Ronald of Keosauqua, a son Andrew Tipton of Marion, a daughter Katie DeShane (Matt) of Keosauqua, three grandsons, Marcus Tipton, Levi and Ethan DeShane, her father, Gilbert Jarvis of Ottumwa two brothers, Kerry Jarvis (Marguerite) of Colorado and Kevin Jarvis  (Brenda) of Ottumwa, five nephews and a niece.

She was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents.

In accordance with her wishes her body has been cremated, a memorial service will be at 11A.M. Saturday May 31, 2014 at the Keosauqua Christian Church, with Woody Watson officiating.  Visitation will be from 10-11 A.M. prior to the service at the church. 

Per Sheryl’s wishes all memorials to Keosauqua Public Library may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 501 Louis St., Keosauqua, IA 52565.  Pedrick Funeral Home handled the cremation.

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    VELDA N. ZOLLARS
TOGETHER AGAIN

Velda Nadine Zollars, 88, of Ottumwa formerly of Keosauqua passed away at 4:20 A.M. Monday May 26, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society of Ottumwa.  She was born February 8, 1926 to George W. and Julia Nixion Gares at Anson, MO and married Cecil F. Zollars September 1, 1946 at Mt. Sterling Methodist Church at Mt.  Sterling.

Surviving are three daughters, Heather Lea (Val) Czomba of Uniontown, OH, Cynthia Sue (Jack) Bergman of St. Francisville, LA and Cecile Ann (Mike) Van Winkle of Ottumwa, a granddaughter, Michelle (Bill) DeVore of Scio, OH, five grandsons, Bryan (Jennifer) Ball of Chester, NJ, Bill  (Amy) Winn of Ottumwa, Aaron Ball of West Bountiful, UT Clay (Amber) Winn of Ottumwa and Jacob Ball of Grand Ledge, MI, four great-granddaughters, Alexis Winn, Macey DeVore, Lindsey Winn and Carley Winn,  two great-grandsons, Billy DeVore and Chale Winn, a sister, Lola Gares of Kahoka, MO, three brothers Harold (Celesta) Gares of Kahoka, MO, Clifford (Lola) Gares of Kahoka, MO and Hilbert (Laneta) Gares of Monroe City, MO, a sister-in-law, Helen Zollars of Jefferson, IA, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents Velda was preceded in death by a grandson, Stephen Cecil Czomba.

She was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church and Beer Barker American Legion Auxiliary Post #113 of Keosauqua.  Velda worked for two years at Shaffer Pen Co in Ft. Madison and three years at Van Buren School Lunch Room.  She loved spending time with her family and made many quilts for family members.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday May 29, 2014 at Pedick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, with Rev. Mark Young Officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home with family present from 5-7 P.M.  Memorials to Lebanon United Methodist Church,  Beer Barker American Legion Auxiliary or Good Samaritan Society of Ottumwa  may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 30 Kingsley Dr., Ottumwa, IA 52501.
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Hazel J. “Jeannie” Roush
, 83, of Keosauqua died at 2:00 A.M.  Monday May 26, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua. 

She was born April 5, 1931 in rural Douds to Ray S. and Elsie Clair Barker Roush.  Hazel grew up in the Mt Sterling area and moved to Keosauqua in the 1950’s where she worked at the Hotel Manning, babysat for several children in the area and was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Surviving are a brother, Carl Roush (Patsy) of Keosauqua, three sisters, Alice Greone (Robert) of Aannandale, VA, Mildred Hutchenson and Francis Roush both of Missouri and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Samuel, Keith and Robert Roush and three sisters, Beatrice Panting, Janice Judd and Louise Nichols.
Private family burial of cremains will be at a later date in Harness Cemetery, Mt Sterling.  Memorials to American Heart Association may be mailed to the family at 306 1st St., Keosauqua, IA 52565.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.

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     RUBY L. BEATTY
Ruby L. Beatty, 90, of Keosauqua died at 1:38 A.M. Thursday May 15, 2014 at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington.  She was born June 10, 1923 in Fort Madison to Earl George and Catherine Freeman Owens and married Warren Beatty April 4, 1948 at Fort Madison.
Ruby lived most of her life north of Keosauqua on the Beatty Family Farm and worked as a Librarian at the Keosauqua Public Library for 20 years, prior to this she worked as a cook in the school kitchen.  In 1988 Warren and Ruby retired and moved to town.  She was a member of Neighborhood Book Club, Mother’s Club, UMW- Ruth Circle, Van Buren Players, Van Buren Historical Society and sang in the adult choir at the Keosauqua United Methodist Church.  Ruby loved traveling, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles and attending her grandchildren’s activities and events.
Surviving are her husband, four daughters, Sharon Carr (Melvin) of Keosauqua, Carolyn Harryman (Marvin) of Burlington, Sue McKeehan (Frank) of Clear Lake, SD, and Claudia Nicol (Ray) of Mason, MI, a son, David Beatty of Burlington, 17 grandchildren and their spouses, two step-granddaughters and their spouses and several great-grandchildren, a sister, Earlene Jones (Leon) of Fort Madison.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Lyle Owens.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday May 19, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Rev. Douglas Harding and Rev. Frank McKeehan officiating.  Visitation with family will be an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fellows Cemetery, Keosauqua. 
Memorials to Keosauqua Public Library or Keosauqua Methodist Church may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 306 Van Buren St., Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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     BEULAH M. RAINS
Beulah M. Parrott Rains, 87, of rural Birmingham died at 8:15 P.M. Saturday May 3, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua.  She was born August 29, 1926 in the Oak Grove community east of Douds to Leo F. and Ella Hootman Parrott and married Robert J Rains Jr. September 16, 1944 in Butler, NC.  Beulah graduated from Keosauqua High School, Class of 1944, and was a farm wife and homemaker.
Surviving are her husband of 69 years, two sons, Allan L. Rains (Maria) of Bonaparte and Roy D. Rains (Sherry) of Birmingham, a daughter, Carolyn K. Taylor (Delbert) of Bloomfield, seven grandchildren, Tracy Victory of Birmingham, Penny Brombaugh of Keosauqua, Lesa Prevo of Bloomfield, Amanda Lyons of Downing, MO, Angie Strictler of Stockport, Sheila Rains of Farmington, Robbie Rains of Salem, Kerry Taylor of Ankeny and Kris Taylor of Fairfield, fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Darrell Robert Rains, a sister, Clella McQuaide and a brother, David Parrott.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday May 7, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds, Pastor Phil Campbell officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with family present 6-7:30 P.M.  Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery east of Douds.  Memorials to Good Samaritan Society Hospice or Haney-Brannan Post No. 181, American Legion, Birmingham may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 5, Birmingham, IA 52535
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Rex F. Hootman, Jr
., 59 of Keosauqua died Monday April 28, 2014 at his home in Keosauqua.  He was born May 24, 1954 in Fairfield to Rex and Onalee Swartout Hootman and married Tamara J. DeWitt who preceded him in death Feb. 14, 1989.  His father also preceded him in death.

Rex grew up in Birmingham, graduated for Van Buren High School in 1972, worked at Rockwell International in Fairfield, lived in Pella and Oskaloosa, worked at Rolscreen in Pella and retired to Keosauqua after his wife’s death.

Surviving are his mother of rural Keosauqua, a sister, Julia Cass (Danny) of Birmingham, a nephew, Nathan Cass and a niece, Sara Cass both of Fairfield.

His body has been cremated.  The family will receive friends at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua 12:30 to 1 P.M. Saturday May 3, 2014 and proceed to Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa for burial of cremains at 2:30 P.M.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 12, Birmingham, IA 52535.
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     EUGENE M. CLARK

Eugene Morris Clark, 90, of Stockport died at 5:30 P.M. Thursday April 17, 2014 at Good Samaritan Health and Rehabilitation Center, Ottumwa.  He was born west of Stockport July 11, 1923 to Milo Baugher and Birdena Odessa Morris Clark and married Ramona Maree Carter January 15, 1951 in Aiken, SC.  Gene attended Spencer No. 6 rural school north of Stockport and graduated from Stockport High School in 1940.  He worked at Radtke Blacksmith shop and helped his father farm and entered the Marine Corps May 9, 1944.  He was in the battle of Okinawa for which he was awarded a Purple Heart and served as a guard on a coal train in China.  He was honorably discharged May 31, 1946.  He served as Stockport Postmaster for nearly 40 years before retiring November 3, 1994.  He was the first training postmaster in Iowa and conducted his first training session in October, 1959 in Selma.

Gene continued to own the family century farm north of Stockport which has been in the family since 1899 and 40 acres of it since the 1840’s.  The historic “landmark barn” with two unique cupolas was built in 1916 for his grandfather, Schuyler C. Morris and Gene enjoyed giving tours during the Villages of Van Buren barn tours.  He coached little league baseball, ran the score clock for Stockport High School basketball games for many years and several years for Van Buren Community School junior high basketball games.  He enjoyed puttering around with his old John Deere tractors, his oldest being a 1942 Model B.

Gene was a member of Stockport United Methodist Church, Elvin E. Cecil Post No. 147, American Legion, became a 50 year Mason in Workman Lodge No. 634 in 1998 and was a member of National Association of Postmasters of the United States and Stockport Heritage Society.  He served 30 years on the Prairie Home Board and 39 years on Spencer Cemetery Board.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Tony Carter Clark of Urbandale, three daughters, Dena Maree Clark of Stockport, Tammy Maree Clark of Tetonia, ID and Madge Maree Clark of Indianapolis, IN and a grandson, Eric Bradfield serving in the U.S. Army in Germany.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Alice Louise Campbell and Anna Belle Skaggs.

Graveside services will be at 11 A.M. Monday April 21, 2014 in Spencer Cemetery northeast of Stockport, Pastor Richard Devore officiating.  Military honors will be provided by Elvin E. Cecil Post No. 147, American Legion, Stockport.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Saturday April 19, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with family present 5-7 P.M.  Memorials to Morris Park, Spencer Cemetery or Elvin E. Cecil Post American Legion may be left at the funeral home or cemetery or mailed to the family at 611 North Main St., Stockport, IA 52651
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Douglas W. Ives
, 60, of Jackson, AL, formerly of Birmingham, died April 13, 2014 in Jackson.  He was born May 31, 1953 in Fairfield to Gene and Lydia Hinkle Ives.  He grew up in the home of his foster parents Ernest and Betty Hinkle in Birmingham, attended Van Buren Community Schools, served in the U.S. Air Force, had worked many years at the Rock Island, IL Arsenal and was a truck driver.

Surviving are two daughters, Melanie Watts and family of Muscatine and Jacqueline Purdy and family of Muscatine, a sister, Debbie Cowder and family in Alaska, a brother, Dennis Ives of Mountain Home, AR, his step-father, Bob Denney in North Carolina, a sister, Dianne Payne and family in North Carolina, a step-sister, Shirley Denney of Burlington, two step-brothers, Wesley Denney in North Carolina and Richard Denney of Fairfield and his foster parents of Birmingham.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-sister, Ava Denney and a step-brother, Philip Denney.

His body has been cremated.  A memorial service will be at 1 P.M. Monday April 28, 2014 in Birmingham United Methodist Church, Rev. Herb Shafer officiating.  Burial of cremains will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 531 West Cedar, Birmingham, IA 52535.

Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling the arrangements.
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    LOIS A. GARRETT

Lois A. Garrett, 81, of rural Douds died at 11:50 P.M. Saturday April 12, 2014 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  She was born December 2, 1932 near Eldon to Iver and Gertrude Carlson Reisch and married Donald E. Garrett November 21, 1951 in Eldon.  They have lived their married life in rural Selma, Libertyville, and Douds.  Lois graduated from Eldon High School, was a farm homemaker and had worked as a telephone operator in Eldon, at Douds Café and Moore’s Grocery in Douds.  She was a member of Selma United Methodist where she had served as pianist.  She also played the piano at the Selma Jam Sessions and had been a member of Selma Saddle Club and Douds Pythian Sisters and especially loved and enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, Don, Two sons, Dennis Garrett of Batavia and Tony Garrett (Cari) of Floris, a daughter, Diana Swan (Gale) of Libertyville, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and a sister, Beverly Finney of Fairfield.  Preceding her in death were her parents, a sister, Shirley Taylor and infant sister, Betty Jean Reisch.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday April 17, 2014 in Living Hope Bible Church, Eldon, with Pastor David Albert officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Wednesday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds with family present from 5-7 P.M.  Burial will be in Iowaville Cemetery west of Selma.  Memorials to Living Hope Bible Church or Iowaville Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or church or mailed to the family at 1425 265th St., Libertyville, IA 52567
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     LLOYD C. BALMER
Lloyd C. Balmer, 75, of rural Keosauqua died at 7:10 P.M. Friday April 11, 2014 at home.  He was born December 19, 1938 near Memphis, MO to Harry and Flossie Kittle Balmer and married Carolyn McClaran June 10, 1964 at Lancaster, MO.
Lloyd graduated from Cantril High School, farmed, worked at Douds Stone, Inc. and Dexter Co., Fairfield.  He served in the U.S. army and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed watching sports events.Surviving are his wife , two daughters, Brenda McDowell of Birmingham and Kelly Schmitter (Rob) of Douds, two sons, John Stutzman in AZ and Chris Balmer (Mikki) of Keosauqua, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a sister, Helen Balmer of Keosauqua.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Eric McDowell.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday April 16, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Jason Mott officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with the family present 6-8 P.M.  Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.  Memorials to Good Samaritan Hospice may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 19429 240th St. Keosauqua, IA 52565
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     DONALD L. WRIGHT
Donald L. “Bud” Wright, 82, of Stockport died at 5:43 P.M. Sunday April 6, 2014 at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. 
He was born June 21, 1931 near Stockport to Eldon and Blanch Hummell Wright.  In childhood and youth he lived in Springville and Viola, IA and graduated from Viola High School.  He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War and was a farmer and welder.  He had farmed near Stockport from 1960 until retiring to town in 1996.  Foreign languages were his hobby.
Surviving are a sister, Darlene Casagranda of Prescott Valley, AZ and two half sisters, Judy Windstead of Springville and Doris Meyer of Marion.
A half-sister, Betty Pringle preceded him in death in childhood.

Service will be at 11 A.M. Thursday April 10, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Larry Smith officiating, family will be present 10-11 A.M. prior to the service.  Burial with military honors by Elvin E. Cecil Post No. 147 American Legion, Stockport will be in Spencer Cemetery, rural Stockport.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 204, Springville, IA 52336

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     LESTER G. FINDLEY JR.

Lester G. Findley Jr., 86, of Keosauqua died at 12:25 P.M. Friday April 4, 2014 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  He was born February 18, 1928 at rural Milton to Lester Sr. and Veneta Hargrove Findley and married Patricia Beatty on November 14, 1964 in Grinnell.  She died September 19, 1995.

Lester lived most of his life on the family farm near Milton, graduated from Milton High School in 1945, and spent several years in Cleveland, OK.  He had worked on the farm, at Barker Wire in Keosauqua in the shipping department and most recently at Manatts Construction in Brooklyn, IA as a truck driver.  He was a member of Keosauqua United Methodist Church, 50 year member of Celestial Lodge 413 A.F. & A.M., Douds,  past Secretary/Treasurer of Iowa Polled Herefords Association and a member Iowa Beef Breeds Council of which he served as president in 1984.  Lester served in the U.S. Army with company A 196th Infantry at Fort Richardson, Alaska during the Korean War.

Surviving are two sons, Lester Findley III of Stockport and Kevin Findley (Lisa) of Katy, TX, four grandchildren, Savannah and Willow Findley of Stockport and Trent and Nicole Findley of Katy, TX, a sister, Nadine Trachsel (Russell) of Milton, four nephews and a niece.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Wallace Robertson.    

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday April 7, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Kevin Mote officiating.  Visitation with family present will be from 3-6 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.  Following the visitation there will be Masonic services by Celestial Lodge 413 A.F. & A.M., Douds.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton with military honors by Russell-Strait Post # 483 American Legion, Milton.

Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 12525 Vine Ave., Stockport, IA 52651
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   ANNA E. LAUMEYER
Anna Elizabeth “Liz” Cole Miller Laumeyer, 87, of Ottumwa died at 9:35 P.M. Sunday March 30, 2014 at Hospice House, Ottumwa.  She was born March 24, 1927 at Keosauqua to Grover and Sarah Rhodes Cole and grew up in Van Buren County.  She married Leo Miller.  After his death she married Lawrence Laumeyer who also preceded her in death.
Liz operated Truck Stop Café on Hwy. 63 South of Ottumwa and worked many years as a home health care giver.  She attended an Ottumwa Pentecostal Church.
Surviving are two sons, Harold Miller of Ottumwa and Jack Miller of Washington, 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, five sisters, Myrtledell Hamre of Agency, Lucille Miller in Tennessee, Arlene Palmer and Weltha Rojas of Ottumwa and Norma Smith of Rapid City, IL, and two brothers, Clarence Cole of Rapid City, IL and Gene Cole of Silvis, IL.
In addition to her husbands she was preceded in death by her parents, four sons, Allen, Donald, Chuck and Melvin Miller, two daughters, Betty Cosgrove and Patty Miller, two brothers, Ira and Ray Cole and special friend, Charles Johnson.
Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Thursday April 3, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M.  Wednesday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery west of Keosauqua.  Memorials to the family to assist with final expenses may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 209 West Maple Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501
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     STANLEY G. THOMSON

Stanley G. Thomson, 91 of Mt. Pleasant died at 12:22 A.M. Friday March 28, 2014 at home.  He was born February 3, 1923 in Libertyville to George Ruben and Fern Margurite Riniker Thomson.  Stanley graduated from Libertyville High School in 1941, helped his parents on the farm and began driving trucks at age 18.  He later became an over-the-road semi driver and retired from Consolidated Freightways, Peru, IL at the age of 62.

Stanley was an avid hunter and fisherman, was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Fairfield and had enjoyed wintering in Mission, TX the past 14 years.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Jean Parcel, two sons, Philip Parcel of Batavia and Galen Thomson (Danielle) of Olds, three daughters, Leola Romine of Batavia, Rene Messino (Gerald) of Colfax, IL and Miriam Thomson of Kahoka, MO,  a niece, Linda Parcel Connour of Windsor, CO, Ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren.

His parents and an infant sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Monday March 31, 2014 in Faith United Methodist Church, Libertyville, Pastor Beth Bell officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 10–11 A.M. prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in Fell Cemetery, rural Libertyville.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 404 East Becky Lane, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling the arrangements.
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     GENEVIEVE A. RUNYON

Genevieve A. Runyon, 90, of Bloomfield died at 10:43 P.M. Monday March 24, 2014 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.  She was born September 10, 1923 in Cantril to Raymond and Birdie Scott Randolph and married Leslie B. Runyon on February 14, 1942 at Memphis, MO.  He died January 5, 1987.

Genevieve lived most of her life in Lebanon on the farm with her husband until they retired and moved to Keosauqua in 1970.  Following her husband’s death she moved to Bloomfield in 1989.  She was a member of the Drakesville United Methodist Church, volunteer at the Keosauqua, Bloomfield and Stockport senior centers and had taught country school in Davis and Van Buren Counties.

Surviving are a son, Ronald Runyon (Pam) of Eldon, a daughter, Carol Ann Birchmier (Dennis) of Bloomfield, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a step grandchild, a step-great-grandchild and a  sister, Catherine Balmer of Bloomfield.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Pauline McNabb and a granddaughter, Kimberly Renee Runyon.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday March 29, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Rev. Donna Olinger officiating.  Visitation at the funeral home will open at 2 P.M. Friday with the family present from 5-7 P.M.  Burial will be in Fellows Cemetery, Keosauqua.  Memorials to the Bloomfield Library or Hospice of Davis and Wapello Counties may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 201 North Pine Street, Bloomfield, IA 52537
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     DONALD H. BRADFIELD
Donald H. Bradfield, 90, of Bloomfield formerly of Birmingham died at 8:47 A.M. Thursday March 20, 2014, at Davis County Hospital, Bloomfield.

He was born December 15, 1923, in Packwood to Vern T. and Lora E. Nelson Bradfield and married Mary Syfert on May 17, 1943, in Stockport.

Don lived all of his life in Van Buren County, prior to moving to Bloomfield he lived in the Birmingham area. Most recently he worked as a bus driver for Van Buren Community Schools, had been a farmer and realtor in Milton, a member of Haney-Brannan Post 181 American Legion, Birmingham, a lifelong member of the Stockport Christian Church and was a WWII veteran in the China-Burma-India Theater.

Surviving are his wife Mary of Bloomfield, two sons, Wayne Bradfield (Marilyn) of Ottumwa and Randy Bradfield (Becky) of Tipton, two daughters, Anita Swartz (Lauren) of Baker, OR and Brenda Thomas (Steve) of Milton, 12 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters and a brother.

Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Tuesday March 25, 2014, at Stockport Christian Church, Kevin Mote and Jason Mote officiating.  Visitation with family present will be open from 9:30 to 11 A.M. Tuesday prior to the service.  Burial with military honors by Haney-Brannan Post 181 American Legion, Birmingham will be in Miller Chapel Cemetery, Rural Keosauqua.  Memorial to Stockport Christian Church or Haney-Brannan Post 181 may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 33336 235th St Milton, IA 52570.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling the arrangements.
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     DONEEN COFFIN

“Ruby” Doneen Coffin, 62, of Stockport died at 10:25 P.M. March 18, 2014, at Jefferson County Hospital, Fairfield.
She was born September 2, 1951, at Leon, IA to Kenneth W.  and Donna J. Snyder Carrico and married Gary L. Coffin Aug 3, 1984.  He died September 1, 2011.
Doneen lived most of her life in the Stockport area, graduated from Van Buren High School and worked at Casey’s General store in Fairfield as a manager.

Surviving are a son Philip Ward (Carol) of Berthound, CO, two daughters, Jennifer Holthus of Stockport and Daylyn Krochak (Phillip) of Brighton, six grandchildren, a great grandchild, a sister, Joan Perry of Carlisle and special nephew, Joey Carrico (Tina) of Cypres, TX
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Darla Smelser and two brothers, Joel and Kenneth Carrico.

Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday March 22, 2014, at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Larry Shipley officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Friday at the funeral home with family present from 5 – 7 P.M.  Cremation will follow the service with burial of cremains at a later date in Spencer Cemetery, Stockport.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 137, Stockport, IA 52651.
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Jeannette H. Smith, 79, of Keosauqua died at 9:15 A.M. March 18, 2014, at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  She was born October 14, 1934 at Memphis, MO to Theodor “Jerry” and Ethel Runquist Clapper and married Don Smith on March 17, 1952, in Missouri. He preceded her in death.Jeannette lived most of her life in Scotts Bluff, NE and worked for Nebraska Triple A as a supervisor.  After her retirement she moved to Phoenix, AZ and then to Keosauqua.
Surviving are two sons, Donald Smith and David Smith (Sheryl) and a daughter,  Kathleen Peters all of Scotts Bluff, NE, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a brother, Theodor Clapper Jr. (Linda) of Ankeny and a sister Donna Bruggeman (Dean) of Keosauqua.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Betty Hirzy.
According to her wishes her body has been cremated and no services are planned. A private burial of cremains will be at a later date.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling the arrangements.
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     LOUISE RIDGEWAY
Louise Ridgeway, 102, of Silvis IL, died March 13, 2014 at Illini Restorative Care in Silvis, IL.  Louise was born December 9th, 1911, in Disco, IL to Leslie and Flora Lake St. Clair. She was previously married to Shelby Allard.  He preceded her in death. She married Roy Ridgeway on October 15, 1938. He passed away February 1, 2000.

She had been employed at the Jefferson County Hospital, Fairfield and was a member of the First Christian Church in Fairfield and Keosauqua Christian Church.
She is survived by children, Treva Hawbaker of Fairfield, Leota Boyce of Camdenton, MO, Louisa (Virgil) McCormick of Moline, IL, Betty Leslie of Aledo, IL, Thomas (LeAnn) Ridgeway of Anamosa, Gary (Debra) Ridgeway of Iowa City and Sharon (James) Conner of Port Byron, IL, 29 grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Lavelle Ridgeway of Fairfield
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by, two sisters, Thelma Morgel and Marie Linder, two brothers, Gilbert St. Clair and Archibald St. Clair, a son, Rex Ridgeway and two son-in-laws, Stanley Boyce and John Hawbaker .

Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday March 18, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Rev. Bill Shewmaker officiating. Visitation with family present will be 10-11 A.M. Tuesday prior to the service. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.  Memorials to Vernon Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 24568 110th St., Anamosa, IA 52205
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Larry W. Crockett, 67, of Milton died Sunday March 9, 2014 at his home.  He was born Dec. 24, 1946 near Perry, MO to Charles and Dorothy Misner Crockett.  He grew up and lived in the Davenport area and had lived the past several years in Milton.  Larry was a welder in a steel fabrication plant in Davenport.

Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Jean Irons of Miami, OK, two sons, Christopher Crockett of Sedalia, MO and Larry Crockett, Jr. of Iowa City, six grandchildren including Dalton, Andrew and Emily Wiley and Hailey Irons, three step-children, Kimberly Koehlhoeffer of Lenapah, OK, Cassie Phillips of Davenport and Larry Phillips of Lenapah, OK, ten step-grandchildren, and a step-great grandson, a sister, Janell Fields of Milton and a brother, Phillip Crockett of White Lake, MI. His parents preceded him in death.

In accord with his wishes his body has been cremated.  A memorial service will be at 11 A.M. Saturday March 15, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating. Visitation with family present will be 10-11 A.M. Saturday prior to the service.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to family at P.O. Box 223 Milton, IA 52570



 
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     LELA M. BARKER
Lela Mae Barker, 88, formerly of Douds passed away at 8:55 P.M. Sunday Feb. 23, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society–Van Buren, Keosauqua where she had resided since 2009.  She was born Feb. 18, 1926 near Farmington to Floyd and Mabel Fine Boyer and married William H. Barker Aug. 23, 1975 in Farmington.  He died Feb 28, 1995.  Lela graduated from Farmington High School and Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, earned her Masters Degree at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Kirksville and taught in rural Van Buren County, Bonaparte and Farmington schools.  She and Bill lived their married life in Douds where she was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Twin City Chapter No. 258, Order of the Eastern Star and had held offices in each.  She was also a member of Van Buren County Retired Teachers Association, was active in the Douds Senior Meal Program and had been a Rebekah.

Surviving are five nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.  In addition to her husband she preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Viola VonSeggen and brother-in-law Ivan VonSeggen.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M. Friday Feb. 28, 2014 at Christ United Methodist Church, Douds, Rev. Mark Young officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 12:30-1:30 P.M. prior to the service at the church.  Open visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Thursday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds.  Burial will be in Greenglade Cemetery, Farmington.  Memorials to Christ United Methodist Church may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 7995 LIV 237, Chillicothe, MO 64601.  
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Dorothy Jane Chasteen Kirkman, 86, of Keosauqua passed away at 1:14 P.M. Monday Feb. 24, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua.
She was born June 12, 1927 near Bedford, IN to Henry and Frances Brinegar Chasteen and married William D. Kirkman March 1, 1945.  He died March 3, 1987.  Following her husband’s death she moved to Milton and later to Keosauqua.  Dorothy and Bill were for many years members of the Assembly of God Church.  One of their favorite Bible passages and the creed by which they lived is as follows: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path”. (Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV)Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Eads (Burton) of Milton, IA, a Son, Mike Kirkman of Bloomington, IN, a grandson, Aaron Eads (Lori) of Mt. Union, IA, 3 granddaughters, Rachel Smith (Blain) of Keosauqua, IA, Naomi Pruett (Donnie) of Columbus, IN and Sarah Richardson (Jamie) of Bloomington, IN, 15 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Florence Childers and Wilma Charles of Bedford, IN and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, John, James, Joseph and Marshall Chasteen, four sisters, Edna Jackson, Mary Patton, Thelma Sullivan and Marjorie Reeves and a granddaughter, Mary Kirkman Matthews.A funeral service will be held at 6 P.M. Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Lee McIntosh officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 5-6 P.M. prior to the service.  Private burial will be in Clover Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, IN.  Memorials to HCI Hospice may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 28132 Route V-56, Milton, IA 52570.
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Roy Rickert, 88, of Douds, died at 9:35 P.M.  Thursday February 20, 2014, at University Hospital, Iowa City.  He was born December 10, 1925 at Cedar, IA to J. Howard and Mary Funk Rickert and married Vera L. Lundquist June 2, 1954 in First Lutheran Church, Fairfield.
Roy moved with his family as a youth to a farm in Chequest Township between Douds and Troy. He graduated from Troy High School, farmed the family farm and worked many years at Iowa Malleable Iron Company, Fairfield.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Debra Rickert of Ottumwa, 4 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Keith Rickert, a daughter, Carol Rickert, a brother, William Rickert who gave his life in WWII and a sister, Eleanor Rysdam.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday February 25, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds with Pastor Phil Campbell officiating.  Visitation with family present will open at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday prior to the service.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to 14690 Route V-64, Douds, IA 52551.

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     FREDA P. HOAGLIN

Freda Pauline Hoaglin, 86, of rural Hillsboro died Monday, February 17, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center-Van Buren in Keosauqua where she had resided the past two years.  Freda was born January 10, 1928, in Farmington to George and Lydia Schaad Neu and married F. Leslie Hoaglin in Farmington on March 3, 1957.  He preceded her in death October 24, 1997.
Freda graduated as valedictorian in 1945 from Farmington High School and graduated Summa Cum Laude with an English degree in 1953 from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant.  Freda was a long time employee of the “Mount Pleasant News” before her marriage and then again for 20 years before retiring in 1997. She was a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church, a 65 year member of P.E.O. Chapter AB, Bonaparte, Hillsboro Alpha Club, and Hillsboro Quilters.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Kathleen Schwartz (Paul) of West Des Moines, Donna Hoaglin of Mount Pleasant and Karen Hoaglin of Houston, Texas, a son, David Hoaglin (Tammy) of Hillsboro, three granddaughters, Crysta Hoaglin of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ashley Griffith (Ben) of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina and Jaclyn Hoaglin of Keosauqua and two sisters, Verna Henderson of Brookville, Pennsylvania and Mildred Jeffers of Farmington.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, two siblings in infancy, two brothers, Robert and Herbert Neu and a sister, Viola Proenneke.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday February 21, 2014 at Hillsboro Baptist Church, Larry Shipley officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillsboro Cemetery.  Visitation will open at 2 pm Thursday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with family present 5-7 P.M.  Memorials to Hillsboro Baptist Church, Hillsboro Fire Department or Hillsboro Public Library may be left at the funeral home or church or mailed to the family at 308 West Monroe Apt 301, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
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     MARCELENE M. WATSON
Marcelene M. Watson, 86, of Hillsboro died at 6:37 P.M. Monday Feb. 3, 2014 at Parkplace Long Term Care Center, Mt Pleasant.  She was born March 10, 1927 near Denmark to August and Florence Miller Horn and married Melvin L. Watson August 5, 1944 in Stockport Christian Church.  He died February 12, 1997.

She graduated from Stockport High School and lived most of her life in the Stockport and Hillsboro area.  She was a farm homemaker, had worked at Stockport Senior Meal Site and had been a long time member of the Stockport American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are four daughters, Linda Carter (Gene) of Hillsboro, Marcia Swartout (Roger) of Danville, IN, Susan Swartout (Karl) of Mooresville, IN and Deborah Jury (Kevin Denly) of Farmington, a son, Wayne Watson (Jan Ward) of Stockport, 14 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Arlene Kirk of Elk, WA and a brother, Donald Horn, of Escondido, CA.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Brad Watson, two sisters, Lois Johnson and Marian Boese and three brothers, Edward, Harlan and Jerry Horn.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday February 7, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Pastor Jason Mott officiating.  Visitation with family will be from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. prior to the service.  Burial will be in Spencer Cemetery northeast of Stockport.  Memorials to Spencer Cemetery or Hillsboro EMS may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 1251, Hillsboro, IA 52630.
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Lauren R. “Larry” White, 68, of Keosauqua died Sunday February 2, 2014 at home.  He was born May 23, 1945 in Chicago to Alan and        Franziska Parkinson White and married Claudia Weise in 1969.  She died in 1970. 
He served as Librarian at the Keosauqua Public Library.  He was a natural born musician and had sung in local church choirs.
Surviving are a son Theodore White (Joanna) of Washington D.C., a brother, Douglass White (Grace) of Fairfield and a sister, Marjorie White of Cape Cod, MA.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents.
His body has been cremated. A memorial service will be at a later date.
Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be mailed to 2331 Cathedral Ave, Apt. 409, Washington D.C. 20008.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.

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     ADA J. MYERS
Ada Josephine Myers, 96, of Keosauqua died at 8:31 P.M. Friday Jan. 31, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren where she had resided since Jan. 3, 2013.  She was born Jan. 6, 1918 in rural Wayne County to Marshall and Mary Etta Hayes Haskell and married Jerry Jay Myers Dec. 3, 1938 in Corydon.  He died May 27, 2006.

Ada graduated from Corydon High School in 1936, had been a bookkeeper and telephone operator in Des Moines and with her husband owned and operated Ada’s Flowers in Keosauqua from 1976 until the Des Moines River flood of 1993 flooded the shop.
She was a founding member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Keosauqua and was active as long as her health permitted.
Surviving are a son, Michael Myers (Teri) of Florence, OR, a daughter, Marsha Achenbach (Bob) of Keosauqua, three granddaughters, a grandson and six great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Ruth Hiatt, Ruby Ryden and Berneta Haskell and three brothers, Hollis, Lester and Doyle Haskell.
Her body has been cremated.  A memorial service and burial of cremains in Fellows Cemetery, Keosauqua will be at a later date.  Memorials to Van Buren County Food Bank or Fellows Cemetery may be mailed to the family at 17073 235th St., Keosauqua, IA 52565. Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.
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Earl Allen Wilcoxson, 70, of Milton died at 11:08 P.M. Sunday Jan. 26, 2014 at University Hospital, Iowa City.  He was born Aug. 25, 1943 in Quincy, IL to Earl A., Sr. and Mary Yoe Wilcoxson and married Marcia Day Ragen Feb. 10, 1979 in Memphis, MO.  He grew up in the Albia area, lived many years in Milton and was employed as an over-the-road truck driver, most recently for Troutman Trucking, Bonaparte.

Surviving are his wife, six daughters, Tracy Miller (Matthew) of Farragut, Terri Wilcoxson of Wilton, Tammy Harrelson (Mike) of Alamogordo, NM, Theresa Eslinger (Dusty) of Nashville, TN, Barbie Miller (Kevin) of Packwood and Kathy Briggs of Red Oak, two sons, Danny Wilcoxson of Cedar Rapids and Tom Ragen of Milton, 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, three brothers, James Wilcoxson of St. Joseph, MO, Mike Wilcoxson of Lake Havasu City, AZ and Clayton Wilcoxson (Mary) of Agency and a sister,  Jeanette Rhodes (Jimmy) of Mexia, TX. His parents and two sisters in childhood preceded him in death.
His body has been cremated.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorials to the family may be mailed to P.O. Box 65, Milton, IA 52570.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.
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     TERRI TAYLOR

Terri R. Taylor, 54, of rural Eldon died at 10 P.M. on Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014 in the emergency room of Ottumwa Regional Health Center.  She was born June 24, 1959 in Ottumwa to Melvin and Beverly Hart Dudley and married Kendall Taylor in Living Hope Bible Church, Eldon Nov. 27, 1982.  Terri grew up in Ottumwa and Eldon and attended Ottumwa and Cardinal Schools.  She loved photography, bird watching, playing with her grandchildren and pets.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, William Taylor (Chelsea McKinney) and Brian Taylor (Keirston) all of Eldon, three daughters, Brandi Skaggs (Brian) of Bloomfield, Kylei Elam (Abraham) of Douds and Bethany Taylor of Eldon.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, Ilona, Ophelia, Svend and Tarja Skaggs; Hunter, Sierra, Jordan and Maddox Taylor; and Micah, Marcus, MaKenna and Macey Elam, Three brothers, Kenneth Dudley (Debra McClellan) and Fred Dudley (Penney) of Ottumwa and Gary Brewer (Sheryl) of Des Moines and a sister, Vikki Dudley (Matt Stein) of Ottumwa.  Her parents preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Saturday Jan. 18, 2014 at Living Hope Bible Church, Eldon, Pastor Dave Albert will be officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Friday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds with family present 5-7 P.M.  Burial will be in the Iowaville Cemetery west of Selma.  Gifts to a memorial will be designated later by the family and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 3414 Washington Road, Eldon, IA 52554
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Timothy J. Warner, 44, of rural Keosauqua died at 8:21 P.M. Friday Jan. 10, 2014 at home.  He was born Oct. 28, 1969 in Keosauqua to David B. Warner Jr. and Wanda Deuser Warner.  He graduated from Harmony High School and worked at Barker Wire, Keosauqua.
Surviving are two brothers, David Warner II (Dawn) and Dusty Warner (Kathy) of rural Keosauqua and a sister, Mary Lou Warner (Erin) of Des Moines.
His parents preceded him in death.  Tim’s body has been cremated.  A family gathering will be held at a later date.
Memorials to the family may be mailed to 19412 Peach Avenue, Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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     DOROTHY HUFF

Dorothy A. Huff, 99, formerly of the Harrisburg Community North of Bonaparte, died at 9:14 P.M. Monday January 6, 2014, at University Hospital, Iowa City. 
She was born July 14, 1914 in rural Bonaparte to Samuel and Mary Swink Downs and married Benjamin Franklin Huff Dec. 22, 1934 at Carthage, IL.  He died May 6, 1974.

The Huffs farmed in the Harrisburg community and Dorothy continued to live on the farm until entering Good Samaritan Center, Keosauqua in 2010.  She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church which she served many years as clerk, had been a 4H leader and was active in the Republican Party.  She had a life long love of music which she continued at the care center where she sang on occasion for the other residents.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Erickson (Kenny) of Story City, two sons, Roger Huff (Joan) of LeClaire and Stanley Huff (Marcia) of Vacaville, CA, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, Jessie Borgman of Eldridge  and a sister-in-law, Marianne Schrepfer of Keosauqua.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Delbert and Roger Downs.
Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Friday Jan. 10, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Pastor Mark Caston officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 12:30- 2 P.M. prior to the service.  Burial will be in Vale Cemetery, north of Bonaparte.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 28002 230th St., LeClaire, IA 52753
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John M. Thompson, 56, of Milton died Jan. 4, 2014 at home.  He was born Jan. 22, 1957 in Warwick, RI to Frederick and Gayle Law Thompson and married Gloria Lawing.  He grew up in Rhode Island and lived in several states including California where he was a building contractor.  The Thompsons moved to Milton in 1998.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Bradd Thompson (Katie Huff) of Milton and John Thompson II in Louisiana, five grandchildren, John III, Evelyn, Paje, Bradd II and Maxx Thompson and his mother of Milton.  His father preceded him in death.
John’s body has been cremated.  A memorial service will be held in Warwick, RI with private burial of cremains in Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton at a later date.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.
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     CLARA MAE WHITCANACK

Clara Mae Whitcanack, 89, of Keosauqua died at 5:35 P.M. Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society- Van Buren, Keosauqua.  She was born Jan. 24, 1924 in Fairfield to Charlie and Iola Chapuis Johnston and married Rex A. Whitcanack Aug. 18, 1943 in Fairfield.  He died Oct. 6, 2007.
Clara graduated from Cantril High School and Parsons College, Fairfield and worked many years in the Story County Treasurer’s office in Nevada where the Whitcanack’s lived until moving to Keosauqua in 2006.
Surviving are two sons, Lee Whitcanack (Joyce) of Sheldon and Lex Whitcanack (Marie) of Ft. Madison, a daughter, Elisa Bullock (David) of Poughkeepsie, NY, two grandsons, Jason Whitcanack (Erin) of Sheldon and Joshua Whitcanack of Texas City, TX, two great-grandsons, Tyler and Parker Whitcanack, a great-granddaughter, Adyn Whitcanack, two step-grandchildren, Major David Paris (Karen) of Centralia, WA and Natalie Keegan (William) of Washington, DC, six step-great –grandchildren, and a brother, Ralph Johnston (Marilyn) of Edina, MO.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Monday Jan. 6, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Bill Shewmaker officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 10-11 A.M. prior to the service.  Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery  west of Keosauqua,  Memorials to Lebanon Cemetery or Keosauqua Christian Church may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 422 Avenue F, Ft. Madison, IA 52627.
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Larry L. “Butch” Lewis, 73, of rural Bonaparte died at his home at 10:13 A.M. Friday December 27, 2013. He was born July 18, 1940 near Utica south of Stockport to William and Edith Robbins Lewis and married Doris Basquan.  They divorced.  Butch graduated from Bonaparte High School, served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1967 and worked as an inspector at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Burlington.
Surviving are two sisters, Sharon Elliott (Dean) of Bonaparte and Gerry Roller (Timothy) of Knoxville, TN, four nieces, a nephew, two great nieces and a great nephew. 
His parents, a sister, Billie Tovrea and two brothers Buddy and Bernadale Lewis preceded him in death.  
His body has been cremated.  A memorial service will be held at 6 P.M. Monday December 30, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Timothy Roller officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 5-6 P.M. Monday prior to the service.  Private burial of cremains will be at a later date in Bonaparte Cemetery.  Memorials to Kahoka Bible Baptist Church may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 115, Bonaparte, IA 52620.

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     VIOLA M. THOMAS

Viola Maxine Osing Thomas, 88, formerly of Milton died at 9:00 A.M. Thursday Dec. 19, 2013 at Parkview Care Center, Fairfield where she had resided since Feb., 2011.  She was born Oct. 18, 1925 near Cantril to August H. and Rose Marie Pflanz Osing.  She married Carl Davidson and they divorced.  She married Cleo Thomas Aug. 21, 1975.  He died Aug. 21, 2004.  Maxine lived most of her life in Ottumwa and Milton.  She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed playing cards, sewing, quilting and playing with her grandchildren.
Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Carey (Cecil) of Fairfield and Teresa Broseh (Earl) of Terrell, TX, two stepsons, Steve Thomas (Brenda) of Milton and Dean Thomas (Debbie) of Parksville, TN, a stepdaughter, Nancy Jean Schweiger of Green Valley, AZ, 7 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren, a brother, Charles Osing of Ottumwa, a sister, Madeline Craff of Dubuque, a brother-in-law, Richard Thomas of Mt. Vernon and 3 nephews.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Monday Dec. 23, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 1-2 P.M. prior to the service.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton.  Memorials to Hospice Compassus may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 1367 East Alamosa Drive, Terrell, TX 75160.
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 Lila L. Richardson, 79, of Selma passed away at 3:35 A.M. Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013 at Hospice House in Ottumwa after a life-long battle with diabetes.  She was born March 14, 1934 in Eldon to Harry L. and Delta Ruttan Fane and married Rex Richardson Aug. 21, 1953.  Lila grew up in Eldon and graduated from Eldon High School.  She was a fun-loving, kind lady and had many friends and had worked at Benner T Grocery in Ottumwa and many years at Pedrick Home Center, Douds.  She was active in the Selma United Methodist Women and Douds Chapter, TTT and was a member of Wapello County Fair Board.  She was a lover of horses and was active in the former Selma Saddle Club.  She and Rex loved to play and sing country music and held many “jam sessions” near and far including the locally famous Selma Jam.  She was always at her husband’s side.
Surviving are her husband, Rex, a brother-in-law, Wayne Richardson and a sister-in-law, Fern Sprouse and their families.  Her parents and a half-sister preceded her in death along with many other relatives.  Lila will be greatly missed by many.
Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Saturday Dec. 21, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds, Rev. Mark Young officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 1-2 P.M. Saturday preceding the service.  Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, rural Davis County.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to 11947 Bridge St., Selma, IA 52588.
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Julie Catcott Short, 68, of Lake Ozark, MO formerly of Keosauqua died Monday Dec. 16, 2013 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, MO. Julie was born July 8, 1945 in Keosauqua to Harold W. and Katherine Workman Catcott and married John Short on March 28, 1987 in Lake Tahoe, NV.  Julie worked in the banking industry until her retirement in 1999.  After retirement she moved to Lake of the Ozarks.  She loved boating, sun bathing and all water sports. She was also in Book Club of Osage Beach.

She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Shannon Hunsaker of Charleston, SC, step-daughter, Michelle Gautier (Brian) of Indianapolis, IN, two step-grandchildren, a brother, Fred Catcott of Osage Beach, MO, a nephew, Paul Catcott (Rachel) of Orlando, FL, a great-nephew, Braedon Catcott of Orlando, FL, a aunt, JoAnn Workman of Houston, TX, cousin, Sue Easton (Gary) of Houston, TX and many friends.  Julie was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Dalton Hunsaker.

Her body has been cremated.  There was a memorial service held on Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013 in Osage Beach, MO.  A local memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday Dec. 19, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Herb Schafer officiating. Family will be present 1-2 P.M. for visitation prior to the service.  Burial will be in Fellows Cemetery, Keosauqua.  Memorials to Dogwood Animal Shelter may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 331 Northport Drive, Lake Ozark, MO 65049.

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     JOHN H. BAILEY

John Henry Bailey, 74 of rural Floris entered into rest at 5:15 A.M. Sunday Dec. 15, 2013 at University Hospital, Iowa City.  He was born Feb. 6, 1939 in Joy, IL to Virgil and Ruth Boyce Bailey and married Gloria Linder July 10, 1960 at Bethel Free Methodist Church, rural Douds.  John was a truck driver for Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Burlington and Norris Construction Co., Ottumwa as well as farming in rural Davis County where he lived most of his life.  He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Cold War.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Patrick Bailey (Janice) of Norway, IA and James D. Bailey (Lori) of Douds, a daughter, Teresa Hartman of Bloomfield, 10 grandchildren, Janele, Megan and Emilee Bailey, Trinity, Eric and Melissa Hartman, Laura Dabney and Macinia, Casey and Whitney Warning and 5 great grandchildren, Alexis and Brayden Hartman, Clara and Ella Dabney and Drake Warning.  Also surviving are a brother, James E. Bailey (Helen) of Floris, a sister, Ruth Wonders of Wapello and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bob and Allen Bailey and six sisters, Dorothy Sneddon, Mary Ellis, Virgilene Kammerer, Betty Foor, Emma Rupe and Nancy Bailey.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home , Douds, Rev. Donna Olinger officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.  Visitation with family present will be 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Wednesday prior to the service.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 16252 Wheat Avenue, Floris, IA 52560.
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Mary V. Gregory, 42, of Des Moines, formerly of Keosauqua died at 2:40 P.M. Tues. Dec. 10, 2013 at home.  She was born Nov. 6, 1971 in Keosauqua to Wesley Ward and Deloris Davis Gregory.  She graduated from Van Buren High School and was a nurse aide at Good Samaritan Center, Keosauqua and had lived the past several years in Des Moines.
Surviving are her father of Keosauqua, a sister, Carrie Snead (James Jr.) of Keosauqua, a brother, Kenneth Gregory (Kris) of Burlington, three nieces, Anna, Lacey and Isabelle Snead and a nephew, Alex Gregory.  Her mother preceded her in death.
Mary’s body has been cremated.  A memorial service will be at 2 P.M. Wed. Dec. 18, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Bill Shewmaker officiating. Visitation with family present will be from 1-2 P.M. prior to the service.  Private burial of cremains will be in Miller Chapel Cemetery, northeast of Keosauqua.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 17969 Peach Ave., Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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     MARY A. SHANSTROM

Mary A. Shanstrom, 92, of Fairfield died at 8:07 P.M. Monday Dec. 9, 2013 at Parkview Care Center, Fairfield.  She was born May 21, 1921 in rural Batavia to William Earl and Flossie Knox Crawford and married Richard R. Shanstrom March 9, 1940 in Des Moines. He died March 20, 1982.  They farmed in Jefferson County and lived several years in Libertyville.  She moved to Fairfield following her husband’s death.  She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Libertyville and Libertyville Travelers Club.
Surviving are two sons, Gifford Shanstrom (Donna Miles) of Fairfield and Gayle Shanstrom (Kathy) of Cedar Rapids, a daughter, Shirley Diamond of Mt. Pleasant, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and three sisters, Ila Mae Bradshaw (Merl) of Fairfield, Virginia Conn of Eugene, OR and Lucille Davis of Grinnell.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Gary Shanstrom, a great-granddaughter, Barbie Shanstrom and three brothers, Wayne, Bud and Bill Crawford and a sister, Maureen Hogan.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A. M. Friday Dec. 13, 2013 in Faith United Methodist Church, Libertyville, Rev. Bill Morehouse officiating. Burial will be in Fell Cemetery, rural Libertyville.  Visitation will be open 2-7 P.M. Thursday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds.  Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association may be left at the funeral home or church or mailed to the family at 200 North 28th St., Lot 94, Fairfield, IA 52556.
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Sandra K. Phillips, 69, of Mt. Pleasant died at 3:55 P.M. Monday Dec. 9, 2013 at University Hospital, Iowa City.  She was born July 29, 1944 in Fairfield to Kenneth and Madeline Brown Lewis.  She married Gary Phillips and they divorced.  She is presently united in common law marriage to Carl Grindstaff.
Sandy graduated from Cardinal High School in 1961 and lived in Van Buren County and the past several years in Mt. Pleasant.  She had operated the Lebanon Café and worked at several other jobs.  She enjoyed the outdoors including fishing as well as associating with people.  Sandy attended Living Hope Bible Church, Eldon.
Surviving are her husband, three sisters, Sharon Franklin (Gary) of Keosauqua, and Linda Shackelford (Max) and Jeri Crane all of Douds, two step-sons, Darren and Kevin Grindstaff both of Iowa City, nieces, nephews and friends.  Her parents preceded her in death.
Her body has been cremated.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Thursday Dec. 12, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Pastor Mark Clark officiating. The family will greet friends 1:30-2:30 Thursday prior to the service.  Interment of cremains will be in Fellows Cemetery, Keosauqua.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 19050 Route V-64, Douds, IA 52551.
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