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Obituaries

     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, 2013, 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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     DORIS L. SECOR

Doris L. Secor, 86, of Keosauqua died at 11:01 A.M. Saturday Nov. 30, 2013 in the emergency room of Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  She was born Dec. 16, 1926 in Keosauqua to Arthur J. and Julia Warden Secor.  Doris graduated from Keosauqua High School and Iowa State University and took additional training at Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA and Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny.  She taught at Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, WI and Van Buren Community Schools.  She also served as a Christian missionary in Brazil and many years in the Philippine Islands.
Upon returning to Keosauqua she became an active member of Zion Bible Church, Douds where she served as pianist and organist.  She was also active in Bentonsport Improvement Assn. which she served as long-time secretary and Van Buren County Historical Society through which she conducted tours of Pearson House, a Keosauqua landmark.  She was a member of Town and Country Garden Club and Van Buren County Retired School Personnel and volunteered at Good Samaritan Center, Keosauqua and Van Buren High School Music Department, played in Southeast Iowa Symphony as well as for many civic events and gave private violin and piano lessons.  Surviving are several cousins including Alan Secor of Santa Ana, CA, Esther Secor Wilson of Cedar Rapids and Nancy Warden Moore of Janesville, WI, other relatives and many close friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Kenneth Secor and two infant siblings.
Doris had donated her tissues to Iowa Donor Network and her body has been cremated.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M.  Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with family present from 5-7 P.M. followed by a brief memorial service with Pastor Michael Mosier officiating.  The general memorial service will be at 10 A.M. Friday Dec. 6, 2013 at Zion Bible Church, Highway 16, Douds with Pastor Mosier in charge.  Burial of cremains will be in Purdom Cemetery, Keosauqua.  Memorials to Zion Bible Church, Purdom Cemetery or Bentonsport Improvement Assn. may be left at the funeral home or church or mailed to P.O. Box 264, Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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     ESTON N. WOODRUFF

Eston N. Woodruff, 92, formerly of Keosauqua passed away Nov. 30, 2013 at Seasons Care Center, Kansas City, MO.  He was born July 18, 1921 in Clark County, MO to Carl and Jessie Ward Woodruff and married Florence Adele Tweedy April 4, 1943 in Argyle, IA where they farmed until moving to Van Buren County in 1953.  To this union were seven children, all of whom survive.  They are Kenneth Woodruff of Independence, MO, William (Kathy) Woodruff of Ottumwa, Norma (Alan) Mahon of Cantril, Nedra (Steve) Carruthers of Blue Springs, MO, Mark (Donita) Woodruff of Keosauqua, Melody (Leland) Keller of Enid, OK and Margie (Kevin) Brown of Blue Springs, MO.  Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and his wife’s brother and sister, David (Elsie) Tweedy, Elizabeth Dresser of rural Lee County, IA.
Eston farmed in rural Mt. Sterling for 30 years and retired to Keosauqua where he continued to grow a large garden and sell produce.  He was secretary-manager of Van Buren Mutual Insurance Co. of Keosauqua for nearly 20 years and was a member of Center Chapel United Methodist Church, rural Keosauqua.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years in 2001, his parents, two brothers, Allen and Stanley Woodruff, a sister, Almeta Kain and a daughter-in-law, Lynn Woodruff.

Services will be at 2 P.M. Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013 in Center Chapel United Methodist Church, Rev. Douglas Harding officiating with burial to follow in Center Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation with family present will be 1-2 P.M. Tuesday at the church prior to the service.  Memorials to Center Chapel Church or Cemetery may be brought to the church or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 157, Keosauqua, IA 52565.  Pedrick Funeral Home Keosauqua is handling the arrangements.
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Robert W. Fellows, 90, of 421 North Sheridan Avenue, Ottumwa died Nov. 20, 2013 at home.  He was born June 8, 1923 in rural Keosauqua to Fred D. and Elizabeth Hope Stewart Fellows and married Wyona Pearson March 9, 1943.  She died Aug. 25, 1988.  Robert graduated from Douds High School in 1940, attended Lane Technical Institute in Chicago and worked as a tool and die maker for a furnace manufacturer in Chicago where the family lived for many years.  He and his wife moved to Englewood, FL in 1985 and he moved to Ottumwa in 2001.  Surviving are a son, Edward Fellows (Elizabeth) of Ottumwa, a daughter, Sandra Atwood (Paul)  of Carbondale, IL, 6 granddaughters, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.  In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Frances McDaniel and Josephine Miller and a brother, Paul Fellows.
In accord with his wishes his body has been cremated.  Private graveside services and burial of cremains will be in Leando Cemetery, Douds.  Memorials to Leando Cemetery may be mailed to the family at 75 Summer Hill Drive, Carbondale, IL 62902.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.
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Dana Helen Blaskey, 96, of Lodi, CA formerly of Keosauqua and Des Moines died at 11:45 P.M.  November 2, 2013 at Vienna Nursing and Rehab Center, Lodi.
She was born on January 12, 1917 in Morning Sun to Arthur “Bill” and Margaret Werts. She graduated from Morning Sun High School in 1933 and married Virgil (Speck) Blaskey on June 20, 1934. They resided in Keosauqua for many years, where Dana was involved in many organizations including Beer- Barker Unit, American Legion Auxiliary and Rainbow Girls. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the former Lynds Chapter of Eastern Star, Keosauqua and current 50 year member of Twin City Chapter #258, Douds. In 1960 they moved to Des Moines where Dana worked as a seed analyst for the state of Iowa from 1961 until she retired. She continued to live in Des Moines until failing health required that she move to Lodi, California in 2007 to live with her daughter. When her health deteriorated further, she moved into Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lodi, where she spent her remaining years.
Dana was preceded in death by her husband in 1976 after 42 years of marriage. She is survived by a son, Larry (Bev) Blaskey of New Harmony, Utah, a daughter, Kris Caratenuto of Lodi, Ca, four grandchildren, Gunner Blaskey, Dirck Blaskey, Michael (Cynthia) Caratenuto and Dana Caratenuto. She also has two great grandchildren, who made her face light up every time she saw them – Owen and Emmaree Caratenuto. She has many surviving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Saturday November, 9, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Douglas Harding officiating.  Visitation with family will be 9:30 to 10:30 Saturday prior to the service.  Burial will be in Fellows Cemetery.  Memorials to Fellows Cemetery or Keosauqua United Methodist Church may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 2213 Aspen Grove Dr., Lodi, CA 95240
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     BARBARA JEAN CARTER

Barbara Jean Carter, 66, of Iowa City, formerly of Stockport died unexpectedly at 12:56 P.M. October 28, 2013 at her home.  She was born May 8, 1947 at Fairfield to Allen Bruce and Alice Maree Teter Carter.
She attended Spencer country school, Stockport High School and when it consolidated, graduated from Van Buren Community High School in 1964.  She was a star basketball player and softball pitcher.
She received a BS in nursing at NE Missouri State Teachers College in 1968.  She joined Officer’s Training in Oct. 1966 while in college and then entered the Army Nurse Corps and served until January 1972, being discharged with the rank of Captain.  Part of this time was served in Stuttgart, Germany.  While a member of the Army Nurse Corp Reserve she had written and presented various papers in conjunction with her work in the nurse corp and her dissertation for her doctorate at meetings in Washington D.C., Dallas and London, England.  She retired from the U.S. Army reserves with the rank of Colonel.
In 1976 she received her M.N. from University of Washington in Psychosocial Nursing.  In 1989 she received her D.N. Sc., at the University of California, San Francisco, in psychosocial oncology.  She got a postdoctoral fellowship in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania and taught at Pacific Lutheran University, Loyola University, Chicago and University of Pennsylvania.
She was a cancer survivor, loved camping, Hawkeye woman’s basketball and she played on a granny basketball team while living in Indianola. She was a member of the Stockport Christian Church, The American Nurses Association and the Association for Humanistic Psychology and others
Barbara is survived by two brothers, Robert Carter of Ann Arbor, MI, Richard Carter of Indianola, a sister, Ramona M. Clark of Stockport and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William C. Carter.
Her body has been cremated and burial of cremains will be at a later date.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials to Stockport Christian Church, Van Buren County Hospital, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or charity of donor’s choice may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 611 N. Main St., Stockport, IA 52651.
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     CAROLYN JANE SEDORE

 Carolyn Jane Sedore, 75, of Bloomfield died at 8:10 P.M. Friday October 25, 2013, at Bloomfield Care Center.  She was born February 2, 1938, in rural Selma to Harry and Merel Ritz Northup and married Larry Sedore on May 27, 1955 at Memphis, Mo.  He died Sept. 13, 2007.
Carolyn spent most of her life in rural Eldon on the family farm.  Later in life she operated Carolyn’s Lunch Wagon and followed auctions around the local area.
She is survived by a son, Jim Sedore of Selma, two daughters, Georgia Gustafson (Jerry) of Eldon and Cathy Clubb (Darrell) of Keosauqua, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother Jerry Northup (Mary Nell) of Eldon, brother-in-law Wayne McClure (Ann) of Ottumwa, and a sister-in-law, Verla Benson (Don) of Fort Madison.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Betty Jean McClure and sister-in-law Rosemary Liebold.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday October 30, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds, pastor Dave Albert officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with the family present from 5 – 7 P.M. Burial will be in Iowaville Cemetery, west of Selma. 

Memorials to Iowaville Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 17232 Ivory Road, Keosauqua, IA 52565
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     NANCY HELEN ZEITLER

Nancy Helen Zeitler, 65, of Douds departed from this life at 7:30 P.M. October 19, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines surrounded by her husband and five daughters.  She was born October 26, 1947, at Ottumwa to Waldo and Lorraine Blakeley Jannings and married Fred Zeitler on Nov. 7 1965, at the Christ United Methodist Church, Douds.
Nancy graduated from Fox Valley High School in 1965 and then attended Ottumwa Beauty Academy and worked as a beautician.  Most of her life was spent devoted to being a farm wife, mother and grandmother.  Later in life she enjoyed operating Nancy Z’s Designs and Vintage Chic Boutique.  She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Douds, Van Buren County Pork Producers, Douds Chapter TTT, Valley Club, Farm Bureau Board Director, 4H Leader and enjoyed playing cards with friends, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, five daughters, Jacque Greene (Terry) of Afton, Jana Roberts (Kelly) of Lancaster, MO, Shelly Koenig (Paul) of Douds, twins Emily Odgaard (Chris) of Pleasant Hill, and Angela Prevo (Kevin) of Bloomfield, 13 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, a brother, Jerry Jannings (Verna) of New Florence, MO, four sisters, Lois Bradley ( Don) of Ottumwa, Sharon Johnson (Daryl) of Mason City, Vicky Besco of Davenport and Julie Buttell of Dallas, TX, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Norma and James Zeitler and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday October 24, 2013, at Christ United Methodist Church, Douds, Pastor Mark Young officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Wednesday with family present 5 to 7 P.M. at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton. Memorials to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or church or mailed to the family at 10906 167th Rd., Douds, IA 52551.
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     ROBERT LLOYD JAMISON

First Sergeant (retired) Robert Lloyd Jamison, 87, of Lawton, Ok, formerly of Cantril passed away on October 7, 2013 in Lawton.
Robert was born on March 20, 1926 in Keosauqua to Ralph Lloyd and Helen Weyer Jamison. He grew up in Cantril and graduated from Cantril High School in 1944. He married Irene McIntosh on March 23, 1949 in Keosauqua.  He was drafted into the United States Army August 12, 1944 and later enlisted on November 29, 1949 and served in WWII and the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. He received many awards, including the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, (5th Award), American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with one  Bronze Battle Star Medal, WWII Victory Medal; WWII Occupation Japan Medal, National Defense with Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal with Silver Battle Star, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Battle Stars, UN Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Korean War Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. While serving in Korea he survived the Chosin Few Reservoir Conflict. He retired from the military on September 1, 1969 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, received his Bachelor's Degree in Business from Cameron University and began working for the City of Lawton in the engineering department where he worked for 12 years. After his retirement in 1990, he and Irene became full time RV'ers for 17 years. He was a member of the Lawton Heights United Methodist Church, The Chosin Few, Korean War Vets, VFW post No. 1193 and American Legion Post 29. He enjoyed fishing and adored his beloved dogs.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, a daughter Deborah Reed (Donny), of Denton, Texas; a son Robert Jamison (Linda), of Lawton, OK, a brother, Harold Jamison (Barbara), of Birmingham, a sister, Vivian Rinaberger of Indianola, a step sister, Marsha McLeland (Joe) of Danville, four grandchildren, Stephanie Stiles, Christopher Scott McCaig, Abra Gautney (Josh) and Bart Bowlin (Stephanie) and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother, Willa Jamison, a brother, Craig Jamison and a brother in law, Philip Rinaberger.

His body has been cremated according to his wishes.  A memorial service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Friday October 11, 2013 at Lawton Heights United Methodist Church in Lawton, OK.  Graveside services and burial of cremains will be at 10 A.M. Saturday October 19, 2013 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cantril, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Military rites by Russell-Strait Post No.483 American Legion, Milton.  Memorials to Maple Grove Cemetery may be brought to the cemetery or mailed to the family at 507 NW Fairway Villa Dr, Lawton, OK 73505.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling arrangements.
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Francis A. Garrels, 65, of Rural Birmingham died at 7:40 A.M. September 26, 2013 at Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield.
He was born Aug. 27, 1948 at Linby, IA to Howard and Blanche Echelberry Garrels and married Diane Weir.  They later divorced.  He married Marilyn Murphy on Nov. 28, 1969 in Silvis, IL.
Francis grew up in Eldon and later moved to the farm in rural Birmingham.  He worked at Rock Island Railroad for 9 years in Drakesville as a section gang foreman, at Ralston Purina in Ottumwa, and later attended school and became a Registered Nurse and worked for the correctional facility in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a member of Keosauqua Masonic Lodge No. 10 A. F. & A. M., Eldon Lions Club and First Baptist Church in Eldon.

Surviving are his wife Marilyn, 2 sons, Timothy Garrels (Diana) of Eldon, Jim Garrels (Julie) of Troy, 2 daughters, Kimberly Chickering (Tony) of Eldon and Christine Padavich (Larry) of Ottumwa, 8 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, 3 brothers, Junior Garrels, Tom Myers and Wayne Higdon(Tina) all of Eldon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barbara Moore
Graveside services will be at 11 A.M.  Monday September 30, 2013 at Iowaville Cemetery, west of Selma, Pastor David Albert officiating.  Visitation will be open from 9:30 to 10:30 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds before processing to the cemetery.  .  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or cemetery or mailed to the family at 20422 Hwy 16, Birmingham, IA 52535 
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     FREDRICK S. PLOWMAN

Fredrick S. Plowman, 71, of Birmingham died on Wednesday Morning September 25, 2013 at his home.
He was born September 3, 1942 at Lexington, NE to Henry F. and Ruth A. Neal Plowman
Fred spent most of his life in Olathe, KS and worked for MO-KAN, Iron workers union along with various other jobs and was in the Navy.  He retired and later moved to Birmingham in 1999.
Surviving are 2 brothers, David Plowman (Janet) of Piedmont, MO and Lynn Plowman (Barbara) of Olathe, KS, 3 sisters, Marie Spilman of Milan, IL, Joan Denney of Fairfield and Patricia Hill (David) of Mt Pleasant, a brother-in-law, Louis Bell, and a special great niece and care giver, Alisha Tisor.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents and a sister Dorothy Bell.
Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Saturday September 28, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds. Visitation will be 10-11 A.M. Saturday prior to the service.  Burial will be in Leando Cemetery.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 73, Stockport, IA  52651.
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Charles D. L. Parker, 72, of Douds died at 11:17 A.M. Monday Sept. 16, 2013 at home.  He was born April 12, 1941 at East Prairie, MO to Charles Parker and Vesta Vaughn.  He had been married to Yevonne Thomas and later married Evelyn Haynes March 4, 1976.  She died Jan. 13, 1991.  He married Kathy Riley August 4, 1999.  She survives. Also surviving are 4 sons, Charles Parker of East Prairie, MO, Donald Joel Parker of Fairfield and Derek Haynes and Alan Riley both of Douds, 4 daughters, Melodie Parker of Glenwood, Michelle Parker of East Prairie, MO and Angela Gire and Cassie Mann both of Douds, 17 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, 3 brothers, Cecil Roberts in Texas, Carl Roberts in Missouri and Don Roberts of Milan, IL and 4 sisters, Jewel Clark, Edna Elliott and Leavida Willis all in Missouri and Helen McRoy in Kentucky.  His parents and a daughter, Monica Parker preceded him in death.
Charles had been a logger, taught truck driving at Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa and was a self-employed trucker.
Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds, Pastor Phil Campbell officiating.  The family will receive friends 1-2 P.M. Wednesday prior to the service. Cremation will follow the service.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 14841 Ferris, Douds, IA 52551.  
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     MARTHA MAE GLAHA

Martha Mae Wolfe Glaha, 73 of Keosauqua died at 4:30 P.M. Thursday Sept. 5 2013 at the home of her daughter Kimberly Maserang in Bonaparte.She was born Dec. 1, 1939 in Mt. Sterling to Leonard Kerle and Dorotha Evans Wolfe, and had been married to Harold Thomas Glaha.
Martha graduated from Van Buren High School in May 1957.  She retired from Alaniz LLC in Mt Pleasant.  Throughout her many career choices the ones she loved the most were working at AJ’s Bar and Grill, Mt. Sterling and being on the baseball field.
Surviving are her seven children, Kimberly Maserang (Tom) of Bonaparte, Ted Glaha (Lisa) of La Belle, MO, Bill Glaha (Virginia) of Englewood, CO, Kevin Glaha (Cathy) of Mt. Pleasant, Trisha Glaha (Spring) of Burlington, Tracey Blanchard of Fort Madison, Mark Glaha of New London, 18 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and dogs Tiny, Peino and Hope. She had many friends that were just like family and touched many lives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers Dean and Billy Wolfe. 

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday September 9, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Larry Shipley officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cantril.  Visitation will open at 3P.M. Sunday at the funeral home with family present from 4-5 P.M. Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to 707 Main St., Bonaparte, IA 52620.
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     RANDY L. NELSON

Randy Lee Nelson, 59 of rural Kahoka, formerly of Van Buren County, died of a heart attack Saturday August 31, 2013 while driving on Missouri Hwy. H south of Kahoka.  He was born March 24, 1954 at Milton, IA to Samuel and Mary Fairchild Nelson and married Sandra Robinson.  They later divorced.  During his youth the Nelson family lived in the Farmington-Bonaparte area and Randy graduated from Harmony High School in 1972.  He had worked at Corry Machine and Tool and Riverside Plastics, both in Bonaparte and Silgan Container Co., Ft Madison from which he retired after 31 years of service.  Randy enjoyed golfing, NASCAR races, watching football and baseball, spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, camping, riding his lawnmower and driving his truck.
Surviving are a son, Justin Nelson (Amanda) of Kahoka, four grandchildren, Hunter, Tyler, Kyle and Sydney Nelson, his father of Bonaparte, five brothers, Dennis Nelson of Bonaparte, Michael Nelson of Danville, Curtis Nelson (Bonnie) of Bonaparte, Greg Nelson of Keokuk, and Brad Nelson (Sunde) of Alexandria, MO, three sisters, Maria Nelson of Bonaparte and Marcia and Terri Nelson both of Des Moines, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, a nephew and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Wednesday Sept. 4, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Visitation will be 10-11 A.M. Wednesday prior to the service.  Cremation will follow the service.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at Route 3, Box 147A, Kahoka, MO 63445.
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     FRANCES OVERSTREET

Frances D. Overstreet, 101, formerly of rural Cantril died at 8 P.M. Saturday August 31, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua.  She was born Jan. 15, 1912 near Media, IL to Charles and Bessie Gibb Rankin and married C. LaVerne “Pete” Overstreet Sept. 1, 1931 at Aledo, IL.  He died April 13, 1978.  Frances graduated from Roseville, IL High School.  She and Pete farmed near Raritan, IL until moving to their farm southwest of Cantril in 1946.  Frances was an active farm homemaker and helper for her husband.  She entered Good Samaritan Society Van Buren March 13, 2013.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Milton and Twin City Chapter No. 258, Order of Eastern Star, Douds and a charter member of the Happy Hour Club, rural Cantril.
Surviving are two sons, Rex Overstreet (Jean) of Stockport and Byron Overstreet (Doris) of Viola, IL, a daughter, Dolores Hannam (Bernard) of Newport Beach, CA, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, three sons, Burton, Ronald and Eugene “Potter” Overstreet, a daughter, Donna Augspurger, two grandchildren, Rollie Overstreet and Cheryl Augspurger, a brother, Dale Rankin and three sisters, Mildred Whitaker, Madeline Stice and Anna Mae Wagner.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday Sept. 5, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Tiffany Austin Williams, a step great-granddaughter officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Wednesday.  An Eastern Star Service by Twin City Chapter 258, Douds will be at 6 P.M followed by family visitation until 7:30 P.M.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cantril.  Memorials to Maple Grove Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 2963 Catalpa St., Newport Beach, CA 92660
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     RALEIGH B. BRIDGES

Raleigh B. Bridges, 28, of rural Keosauqua died at 5:40 P.M. Thursday Aug. 29, 2013 at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL of injuries suffered in car accident south of Kahoka, MO Sunday morning.
He was born Oct. 9, 1984 in Valparaiso, IN, graduated from Eldora High Iowa School and lived most of his adult life in the Keosauqua area.  Raleigh was employed as a carpenter and was a member of River of Life Church, Cedar Rapids.He is survived by a son, Bradyn of Keosauqua and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home Keosauqua, Larry Shipley officiating.  Visitation will open at 4 P.M. Monday with the family present 5-7 P.M.  Burial will be in Purdom Cemetery, Keosauqua.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to 23259 Route J40, Keosauqua, IA 5256
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Marjorie R. Sayre, 77 of Keosauqua died at 3:21 P.M. Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013 at her home.  She was born July 12, 1936 at Mechanicsburg, IL to Donald and Dorothy Moore Crowe and married David Sayre on Sep. 11, 1954 at the Keosauqua United Methodist Church.
Marjorie lived most of her life in Keosauqua and worked as a social worker for the Dept. of Human Services, serving the counties of Van Buren, Jefferson, Wapello and Keokuk.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society and had worked on the Van Buren County Election Board.
Surviving are her husband, David, a son Steve Sayre of Keosauqua,  a daughter, Rita Tedrow of Keosauqua, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, a brother, Gene Crowe of Keosauqua and a sister, Doris Overstreet of Viola, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Saturday Aug. 31, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Minister Kevin Mote officiating.  Interment of cremains will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cantril.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 1592 Broad St., Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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     HAROLD D. DEHART

Harold D. DeHart, 81, of Tomahawk, WI died Friday, August 23, 2013 at his home under the care of Ministry Hospice from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.  Harold was born on January 16, 1932 in Glevniew, Illinois to Delmar and Mildred (Maddix) DeHart.  He graduated from Berlin High School in 1951.  After High School he served two years in the US Army being stationed in Kansas and Korea.  He was married on April 26, 1953 to the late Virginia M. Etrick.  He later married Caren E. Funk on December 12, 1980 in Wausau, Wisconsin, she survives.  Harold moved to Tomahawk in 1955 and established the Northern View Mink Farm with his father.  Harold ran the mink farm until his retirement in 2003.  While in the mink business Harold was the founder and President of the American Fur Farm Animal Welfare Coalition and a founding member of the United Feeds Corporation.
He is survived by his wife, Caren, a daughter, Paula (Jeff Erickson) DeHart of Stevens Point, WI, a son, Ken (Lori) DeHart of Tomahawk, WI and 5 grandchildren, Heather (Elijah Beuhl) DeHart of Madison, WI, James DeHart of Stevens Point, Taylor DeHart of Wausau, WI, Haydn Funk of Washburn, WI and Ellyn Funk also of Washburn, WI.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Richard, and a step son, Tim Funk.
Funeral Services 11 A.M. Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Douglas Harding officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 10-11 A.M. Thursday prior to the service.   Burial will be in Center Chapel Cemetery, southeast of Keosauqua. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at W-5565 DeHart Drive, Tomahawk, WI 54487.

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Terry R. Gonterman, 63, of the Kilbourn community southwest of Birmingham died at 1:17 A.M. Thursday Aug. 22, 2013 at Veterans Hospital, Iowa City.  He was born Nov. 25, 1949 in Fairfield to Ralph and Betty Ferrel Gonterman and had been married to Kathryn Davis and Lori Wells.
Surviving are 2 sons, Travis Gonterman of Stockport and Dustin Gonterman (Allison) of Birmingham, a daughter, Denae Ward of Keosauqua, 7 grandchildren, his mother and a sister, Connie Blaise (Gary) of Kilbourn.  His father and a son, Darrell Gonterman preceded him in death.

The body has been cremated.  Burial of cremains will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery north of Douds.  A celebration of his life will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday Aug. 25, 2013 in the Keosauqua Vets Club.  Memorials to the family may be brought to the celebration or mailed to the family at 501 First St., Keosauqua, IA 52565.  Pedrick Funeral Home handled the cremation.
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Danny Dean Franklin, 54, of Keosauqua died August 19, 2013 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  He was born July 12, 1959 in Keosauqua to Richard "Dick" and Nancy King Franklin and married Ramona Lanman October 26, 2009 after a 31 year engagement. The family moved to Missouri in his young years, living in Luray and Wyaconda. He attended a one- room school in elementary years. The family moved back to Keosauqua and he graduated from Van Buren Community High School in 1977.
Surviving are his wife, Ramona, a daughter, Adrienne Leigh Franklin and a son, Ethan Hawke Franklin all of Keosauqua, his parents, Dick and Nancy Franklin, sister Christie Franklin and brother, Kenneth Franklin and his fiancé, Donna Lewis all of Selma, sister Teresa Bliefert of Kahoka, MO, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Guida Franklin and Ralph and Alvastine Canaday, a brother Shane Richard Franklin and brother-in-law, Randy Bliefert.
Danny was a strong willed person, not afraid to tell you like it was. He was proud of his family and loved riding his motorcycle, boating on the river and shooting pool with his buddies. He touched a lot of lives and will be dearly missed. His body has been cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua handled the cremation.
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     PATRICIA HEATER

Patricia Dunn Heater, 82, of Keosauqua died Tuesday August 20, 2013 at Van Buren Good Samaritan Center-Keosauqua. She was born October 15, 1930 in Mt. Pleasant to George Graham and Audrey Lessenger Dunn and married Richard D. Heater November 20, 1949 at her parent’s home  in the Sharon community north of Farmington. He survives.
Pat graduated from Donnellson High School, worked as a bookkeeper and secretary and retired as Assistant Personnel Director for Louden Manufacturing, Fairfield.  She was a member of Rebekahs and had belonged to D.A.R. and P.E.O.
Following retirement the Heaters wintered in Florida and enjoyed their travels and collecting.  An accomplished seamstress, she sewed most of her own clothing. She and Dick could be found on the golf course many mornings following their retirement. In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Barbara Morris (Ben) of Keosauqua and Gianna Barrow (Roy) of Bonaparte, grandchildren, Matthew Morris, Carrie Larsen (Colby), Heath Barrow (Amber) and Abbe Ball (Ryan) and five great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Pauline Campbell.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday August 23, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Douglas Harding officiating. Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M.
Memorials to Riverview Club, Keosauqua or a charity of donor's choice may be left at the funeral home or mailed to 201 Riverview Drive, Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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Nathanael S. Huffman, 27, of Rural Troy died Aug. 18, 2013 in Memphis MO.  He was born Feb. 15, 1986 in Cantril to Timothy and Deborah Speer Huffman.  He was employed in construction.
Surviving are his fiancée Loretta Gibson and her two children Brooklyn and Melody Hicks, his mother and a sister, Fallon Huffman of Keosauqua, his father and grandparents Bob and Carol Speer of Pulaski.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ryan Huffman and his grandparents, Bill and Audrey Huffman.

Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Saturday Aug. 24, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Pastor Michael Mosier officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 10-11 A.M. Saturday prior to the service.  Burial will be in Purdom Cemetery, Keosauqua.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 206 Oak St. Apt 3, Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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Gloria R. Witt, 68, formerly of Libertyville died at 1:30 A.M. Thursday August 15, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua where she had resided since July 15, 2013.  She was born Oct. 25, 1944 in Fairfield to Paul L. and Esther Pearson Witt and lived her life in the Libertyville community except for 12 years near St. John’s, MI where she graduated from Rodney Wilson High School.

Surviving are 2 brothers, Charles Witt of Lansing, MI and Cullen Witt (Annette) of Topeka, KS, a sister, Freda Witt of Edina, MO and nieces and nephews.  Her parents preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 P.M. Monday Aug. 19, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds, Rev. Gordon Oliver officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 1:30-2:30 Monday prior to the service.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery north of Douds.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated by the family may be brought to the funeral home or mailed to the family at 5002 West Willow Highway, Lancing, MI 48917-1579.
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Maxine E. Hughes, 95, of the Pittsburg community west of Keosauqua died at 1:30 A.M. Tuesday Aug. 6, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua.  Her body has been cremated.  Arrangements for a memorial service are pending at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua.
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     RICHARD (PETE) WILCOX

Richard (Pete) Dale Wilcox, 65, of Stockport, formerly of Bloomfield died at 11:23 A.M. July 18, 2013 at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City
He was born in Pulaski on Nov. 21, 1947 to Hubert and Inez McMains Wilcox and married Sheryl Barker on Oct. 7, 1969 in Memphis, MO.  They divorced in 2000 and remained friends.
Pete lived most of his life in Davis County going to school at Indian Hills Community College and Kirkwood Community college and worked at Mid-States in Milton as a welder and a truck driver in the area, American Tank in Bloomfield and All-States in Memphis.  He served in the Navy from 1965 to 1968 during the Vietnam War.  Pete had been a member of the VFW in Bloomfield and a member of the Saddle Clubs in both Drakesville and Bloomfield.  He loved his family, enjoyed collecting coins, fast horses and faster cars.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Serena Sherod (David) of Birmingham and Samantha Wilcox-Zimmer of Stockport, 5 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, 2 brothers, Jerry Dean Wilcox of Redwood, CA and Lawrence William (Barbara) of Lacrosse, WI, a sister Martha Droz of Raleigh, NC and his little dog, Molly who was his constant companion.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, 2 sisters, Marilyn Bride and Ann Beitz, 4 brothers, Francis James, Farrell (Willie), Leonard (Buzz) and Loren (Buck) Wilcox.
His body has been cremated, a memorial service will be held Saturday July 27, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Stockport Methodist Church, Rev. Herb Shafer officiating.  Visitation will be open from 12 to 1 P.M. at the church with the family present prior to the service.  Private family burial will be in Kilbourne Cemetery..Memorials to the Hope Lodge in Iowa City may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 16241 Juniper Trail, Birmingham, IA 52535
Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua assisted the family with arrangements.
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    HAROLD HORSTMAN

Harold V. Horstman, 86, of rural Bonaparte died at 2:14 A.M. Wednesday July 17, 2013 at University Hospital, Iowa City.  He was born Dec. 2, 1926 in rural Bonaparte to Phillip Charles and Emma Grace Miller Horstman and married Joanna M. Hendrichsen April 28, 1956 in Bonaparte Presbyterian Church.  She died Jan. 22, 2013. 
They farmed near Bonaparte.  Harold also sold DeKalb seed corn for many years, had worked at Bonaparte Mill and drove a Harmony School bus.  He was a devoted husband and father, enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sports events, concerts and other activities as well as playing cards, hunting and fishing, hunting mushrooms and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.  Harold served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps during World War II, was a member of Bonaparte United Church where he had been an elder, Sunday School teacher and had served in other capacities, was a 60 year member of Sargent-Osweiler Post No. 563, American Legion and served as president of the former Bonaparte Lions Club.
Surviving are a son, Kenny Horstman (Candy) of Bonaparte, two daughters, Kathy Van Winkle of Hillsboro and Lori Bank (Lloyd) of Salem, six grand children, a great-granddaughter, a sister, Dorothy Horstman of Bonaparte, a sister-in-law, Alice Horstman of Denmark, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Harlan Horstman and a son-in-law, Alan Van Winkle.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday July 20, 2013 in Bonaparte United Church, Rev. Goldie Laymon and Rev. Richard Eis officiating, burial will be in Bonaparte Cemetery with military rites by Sargeant-Osweiler Post 563.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Friday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with family present 5-7 P.M.  Memorials to Bonaparte United Church or Bonaparte E.M.T’s may be left at the funeral home or church or mailed to the family at 1207 Hwy. 16, Hillsboro, IA 52630
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     JOHN W. REED

John W. Reed, 101, of rural Libertyville died at 5:21 P.M. Friday July 12, 2013 at Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield.  He was born Jan. 8, 1912 in Fairfield to Perrin and Grace Davis Reed and married Ella M. “Smitty” Smith May 18, 1938 in Crown Point, IN.  She died Feb. 2, 2006.
John farmed in Jefferson County and worked at Louden Machinery Co. and Parsons College, both in Fairfield.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Italy during WWII and was one of the founders of the Iowa National Guard in Fairfield.  He attended  Mt. Zion Community Church, rural Libertyville and had been a Mason and a Legionnaire.
Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, seven sisters and two brothers.
His body has been cremated according to his wishes.  Graveside services and burial of cremains will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday July 16, 2013 in Fell Cemetery southwest of Libertyville, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Military rites will be by John Hyson Reneker Post No. 494, American Legion, Douds.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Fell Cemetery which may be brought to the service or mailed to the family at 2599 Douds Road, Libertyville, IA 52567.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling arrangements.
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    DOROTHY WOOD

Dorothy B. Wood, 96, of Keosauqua died at 3:45 P.M. Wednesday July 3, 2013 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  She was born Nov. 12, 1916 near Keosauqua to Lawrence E. and Selma M. Clemens Boyer and married Maxwell L. Wood on November 1, 1941 in Lancaster, MO.  He passed away in 1975.
She graduated from Keosauqua High School in 1935.  After high school she worked for Swift & Co., a sub-station on the South side of Ottumwa.  When WWII started she worked in the Selective Service in Washington, D.C.  After the war she worked for a tax accountant in Salinas, CA.  Then moving to Los Angeles, CA she worked for two years for L.A. Teachers Association.  Then Dorothy worked 31 years for Balboa Insurance in Newport Beach, CA and retired July 1983.  After retiring she moved back to Keosauqua and was secretary to the Esther Circle at the Keosauqua Methodist Church and a member of Alpha Delpha study club. She was also secretary/treasurer for the Pittsburg Cemetery Association.
She is survived by four sisters, Wilma McVey and Irene Stagers of Fairfield, Marilyn Nelson of Albia and Esther Lancaster of Phoenix, AZ and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, John, Wayne, Harold and Leo Boyer. Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday July 8, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Rev. Douglas Harding officiating.  Visitation will be open from 3 to 5 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home with the family present from 4 to 5 P.M.  Burial will be in Pittsburg Cemetery west of Keosauqua.  Memorials to the Keosauqua United Methodist Church or Pittsburg Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 407 Oak Street, Keosauqua, IA 52565
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Mary Marguerite "Maggie" Huff Sprouse, 77, of Keosauqua passed away June 21, 2013 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  She was born July 11, 1935 to Herbert and Mary Hahn Huff in Keosauqua.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Clyde E. Sprouse, a daughter, Teresa Norton (Rex) of Gorin, MO, a son, Chris D. Sprouse of Calleo, MO, five grandchildren, Chad Harward, Heather (Chris) Madison, Shelly (Ron) Regan, Rory Norton (Fiancé Ashley King) and Chelsey Sprouse (boyfriend Chris) five great-grandchildren Ryan, Reece and Maddie Norton, Jolie Harryman and Landon Harward

Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, many aunts, uncles, cousins and a grandson Nicholas R. Norton.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday June 26, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M.  Gifts to a memorial to be established later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 211 Market St., Keosauqua, IA 52565
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   ESTER LEYDENS

Mary Ester Leydens, 85, of Keosauqua died at 5:25 P.M.  Thursday June 20, 2013 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  She was born Aug. 5, 1927 in the White community between Birmingham and Douds to Rilla and Mary Ranard Pool and married Ray E. Leydens May 1, 1947 in the little brown church, Nashua.  He died April 17, 1995.  Ester attended White school and later earned her GED certificate.
She was a farm homemaker, had worked at Universal Producing Co., Fairfield and operated her own cake and candle business and enjoyed quilting and gardening
Surviving are four daughters, Teresa Palm (Robert) of Fairfield, Janice Wright of Moravia, Connie Wineinger of Fairfield and Deanne Thornburg (Danny) of Keosauqua, four grandchildren, Kim Richardson (Pat), Karrie Wright, Aaron Palm and Lori Palm, Five Great-grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, Joe, Wilson, Roscoe, Frank Colin and Robert Pool and Four sisters, Jessie Schleeter, Erma Hootman, Juanita Pool and Caroline Channel.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday June 24, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Pastor Danny Cary officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M.  Gifts to a memorial to be established later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 17778 Lake View Drive, Moravia, IA 52571 
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    GORDON A. KNOWLES

Gordon A. Knowles, 81, of Stockport died at 4:20 A.M. Thursday June 20, 2013 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  He was born March 24, 1932 at Stockport to Elmer and Vera Brown Knowles and married Laura E. Heinold July 31, 1954 in First United Methodist Church, Fairfield.  She died June 17, 2007
Gordon graduated from Stockport High School, served in the U.S. Army and was a mail carrier in Arlington, VA, Peoria, IL and Tucson, AZ and retired back to Stockport.  He was a Mason

Surviving are 3 daughters, Sheri Bruns (Richard) of Carlock, IL, Marla Knowles of Fairfield and Teresa Knowles of Hillsboro, 2 sons, David Knowles (Sherry) of Carlock, IL and Kriss Knowles (Terri) of Batavia, IL, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Ardythe Gardner and Anna Marie Miller.

Gordon’s body has been cremated according to his wishes.  A celebration of his and his wife’s lives will be held at the family home, 215 North Main St., Stockport, IA 52651 1-4 P.M. Sunday June 23, 2013.  Memorials to the family may be brought to or mailed to the home.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua handled the cremation.
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Lila Joan Dean Claring, 46, of Luray, MO died May 28, 2013 at her mother’s home in Luray, MO
She was born May 1, 1967 in Keosauqua, IA to Edward Dale and Darlene Scearcy Dean and married Keith Claring.
Lila worked the past ten years at Tigerhawk Industries in Keosauqua and previously worked at National Garment Factory in Memphis, MO.  She graduated from Wyaconda High School with the class of 1984.
Lila enjoyed spending time with her two children Naykia Claring and Joe Whitehead. She was kind and caring and helped others without question. She also enjoyed time spent with her family and friends and loved the outdoors and even a little fishing once and a while.
She is survived by her 2 children, Naykia Claring and Joe Whitehead of Luray, MO, her mother, Darlene Scearcy Dean of Luray, MO, a sister Kristy Dean of Alaska, a nephew Eddie Smith, brother-in-law, Brad Smith, mother-in-law, Elsie Claring, along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, father, a brother, Edward  Dale Dean, a sister, Marlena Dean, maternal and paternal grandparents and many aunts and uncles.
Funeral services 10:30 A.M., Saturday June 1, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Pastor Tom Lemons officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Friday at the funeral home with family present from 5- 7 P.M.  Burial will be in Combs Cemetery, Luray, MO.
Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 819 Country Lane Rd., Keosauqua, IA 52565.

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    EMETT LEROY LILES

Emett Leroy Liles, 87, of rural Selma died at 11:49 A.M. Monday May 20, 2013 at Veterans Hospital, Iowa City.  He was born June 20, 1925 in rural Floris to Charles and Caroline Hewitt Liles and married Irene DeVore July 6, 1946 in his family’s home.  He served in the U.S.  Army in the South Pacific  during WWII where he was wounded in action for which he was awarded the Purple Heart medal.  He and Irene purchased their home in rural Selma where they raised their 6 children.  He worked construction many years until he started harness racing, winning many awards including being inducted into the Iowa Harness Racing Hall of Fame.  He was a member of Eldon Assembly  of God for 40+ years and loved God, family, racing, hunting and telling stories.
Surviving are his wife, Irene, 2 sons, Tim (Lynne) of Muscatine and Randy of Packwood, 3 daughters, Mary Szeliga of Eldon, Ginger Chatfield (Daniel) of Muscatine and Teresa Poush (Scott)  of Mountain Home, AR, 12 grandchildren, Mark Sprouse (Anna), Mike Sprouse, Ben Sprouse (Lisa), Jon Liles (Mindi), Tyler Poush (Allison), Blake Poush, Alan Chatfield, Dylan Poush, Marcia Thornton (Bobby), Christy Liles (Jason), Britney Poush and Andrea Chatfield, 6 great grandchildren, Gunnar Thornton, Jack and Katlin Sprouse and Liam, Tori and Taylor Liles.  Also Surviving are 2 brothers, Gene of Eldon and Paul (Evelyn) of Batavia, and 2 sisters, Naomi Lathrop of Eldon and Pauline Lind of Little Rock, AR
Preceding him in death were his parents, a son, Ricky, 7 brothers, Albert, Dwight, Frank, Pardon, Everett, Bill and David Liles, a daughter-in-law, Linda Liles and 4 sisters, Sarah Talbott, Mary Liles, Rachel Greene and Ruth Boliou
Funeral services will be at 3 P.M.  Friday May 24, 2013 in Eldon Assembly of God Church, Pastor John Cooper officiating.  Burial with military honors by John Hyson Reneker Post, American Legion, Douds will be in Iowaville Cemetery, rural Selma.  Visitation with family present will be 5-7 P.M. Thursday at the church.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the church or mailed in care of the church at P.O. Box 369, Eldon, IA 52554.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling the arrangements.
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Frances M. Bass, 90, of Keosauqua died Sunday May 19, 2013 at her home.  She was born March 16, 1923 in Rural Utica, LaSalle County, IL to Gerald and Marie Stoutt Murray.  She married Dale M. Bass June 29, 1946 in Chicago.  Frances grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from Hyde Park High School in Hazelcrest.  She and Dale lived in the Chicago area and she was a secretary in the First Methodist Church, Harvey, IL.  Dale became a Methodist minister and they served churches in Oakville, Bayard and Keosauqua, all in Iowa.  Dale lost his life in an auto accident at the Eldon Y at the junctions of highways 16 and 34 Jan. 20, 1969 while serving the Keosauqua Center Chapel parish and Francis elected to stay in Keosauqua where she was among friends.  She was a member of Keosauqua United Methodist Church and U.M.W.  
Surviving are a cousin Gladys Locati of LaSalle, IL, sisters-in-law, Virginia Bass of Horseshoe Bend, AR and May Bass of Rolling Meadows, IL, close friends, Shirley and Roger Kirchner, Arlene McNamar, and John and Vicky Arnold and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gerald William Murray.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Larry Shipley officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with family and friends present from 5:30 to 7 P.M. Burial will be in Fellows Cemetery, Keosauqua.  Memorials to the Keosauqua United Methodist Church or Fellows Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 113, Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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Margie J. Downing, 88, of Keosauqua died at 1:55 A.M. Sunday May 5, 2013 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  She was born Oct. 30, 1924 to John and Cora Wilson Orman in Ottumwa and married Otho Downing  Feb. 16, 1949 in Memphis, MO.  He died March 8, 2000.  They lived many years in Bentonsport.

Surviving are a son, Jerry Huddleston, of Keosauqua, 2 daughters Karen Pae of Hillsboro and Linda Downing of Keosauqua, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and 2 sisters.
Her body has been cremated.  A private family graveside service will be at 2 P.M. Tuesday May. 7, 2013 in Forbes Cemetery, North of Keosauqua, Larry Shipley officiating.

Memorials to Forbes Cemetery may be left at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 294, Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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   HELEN GRIFFITHS

Helen Elizabeth Griffiths, 93, of Keosauqua, died May 4, 2013, in the Van Buren County Hospital at Keosauqua.  She was born November 29, 1919, in Burlington to Henry Oetken and Eda Lohmann Kohrs.  She graduated from Burlington High School in 1937 and from the University of Iowa in 1941 and married David Lee Griffiths on June 13, 1943, at Oak Street Baptist Church in Burlington.  She taught at Keosauqua High School and Burlington High School and substituted for many years at Van Buren High School.  She and David owned and operated their own farm southeast of Keosauqua until they retired in 1987 and moved to town.  She was a member of Center Chapel United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star, past Worthy Matron of Lynds Chapter, Keosauqua, now a member of Twin City Chapter, Douds and Past Grand Chaplain of Iowa, O.E.S.  She was a member of Alpha Delphian Club; Chapter I, P.E.O.; Van Buren Retired School Personnel; Cut-Up Quilt Club; a member of the Country Lanes Apartments Board; Past District Chairman of Farm Bureau Women; Merit Mother of Iowa (1984); was recipient of Governor’s Volunteer Award; and Rainbow Grand Cross of Color; was Past President of Keosauqua Mothers Club; Chapter BY, T.T.T. Society; and Center Chapel United Methodist Women; Past Ottumwa District U.M.W. Officer; was a former Cub Scout Den Mother; and had served as 4-H Girls’ Leader and as 4-H County Chairman.  She sewed for many years for Christmas for Kids.
She is survived by her son, Gary L. Griffiths and wife, Betty of Lewisville, TX, granddaughters, Deborah Flitner and husband, Joseph of Tempe, Arizona and Sheryl Barrow and husband, Carey of Mableton, GA, a sister, Dorothy Kuepper of Sarasota, FL, a nephew, cousins and other relatives and a host of friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Wednesday May 8, 2013 in Center Chapel United Methodist Church, Southeast of Keosauqua, Rev. Douglas Harding officiating.  Burial will be in Center Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Tuesday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, with family present 5-7 P. M. followed by Eastern Star service by Twin City Chapter.  Memorials to Center Chapel United Methodist Church, Keosauqua Public Library or donor’s choice may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 1504 Second Street, Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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Juanita M. Bell, 72, of Milton died at 9 A.M. Wednesday April 24, 2013 at Kavanagh House, Des Moines.  She was born Nov. 25, 1940 at Mediapolis to Alva W. and Anna Hill Black and married Clifford G. Bell Jan. 28, 1961 in Davenport.  He died Nov. 27, 2011.  Juanita graduated from Mediapolis High School and was a homemaker.  She and Clifford moved to Milton in 1973.
Surviving are a son, Michael Bell (Myleen) of Winterset, 5 grandchildren, Jamie Walker (Holly) of Milton, Jessica Walker of Sioux Falls, SD and Jordan, Austin and Cooper Bell of Winterset, 2 great grandchildren, Hayden and Braison Walker of Milton and a brother Kenneth Black of Burlington.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Kimberly Walker and 2 brothers, Alva Jr. and Robert Black.

Her body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Friday May 3, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Pastor Kevin Mote officiating.  Visitation will open at 8 A.M. with the family present 10-11 A.M. prior to the service.  Private burial of cremains will be at a later date in Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton.  Memorials to Russell-Strait Post No. 483, American Legion or Milton Christian Church may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 2305 151st Court, Winterset, IA 50273.
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   TANNA ROBERTS

Tanna J. Roberts, 53, of rural Birmingham died at 7:29 P.M. Thursday April 18, 2013 at University Hospital, Iowa City.  She was born Oct. 18, 1959 in Keosauqua to Rollin and Gloria Warner Davis and married Thomas Roberts July 28, 1979 at Miller Chapel south of Ottumwa.  Tanna graduated from Cardinal High School and Indian Hills Community College in the medical field.  She was a Certified Nursing Assistant and Certified Medication Aide and worked many years at Van Buren Good Samaritan Center, Keosauqua and Nelson Nursing Home, Fairfield.
Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Jennifer Sinn of Birmingham, a son, Thomas J. Roberts (JoAdda) of Douds, her father, Rollin Davis of Eldon, grandmother, Alice Davis of Douds, a brother, William Davis of Eldon, two sisters, Ronda Lewman (Jeff Parrish) of rural Douds and Jeanna Davis (Robert Burke) of Eldon and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, an infant brother, Rollin Davis Jr., grandparents, Varold Davis and David and Mary Warner.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday April 22, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Pastor Phil Campbell officiating.  Burial will be in Bonaparte Cemetery.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home with the family present 5-7 P.M.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 21563 110th St., Birmingham, IA 52535.
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Marna I. Carr, 90, of rural Keosauqua died at 12:45 A.M. Monday April 15, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren Hospice, Keosauqua.
She was born August 1, 1922 at Lowell to Charles and Annetta Jones Thornburg and married Orville L. Carr July 28, 1946 in Pulaski.  He died February 20, 2000.

She lived most of her life in Van Buren County, was a farm homemaker and a member of Lowell Baptist Church.

Surviving are 3 sons, Tommy Carr (Doris), Melvin Carr (Sharon), and Rex Carr (Nancy) all of Keosauqua, 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson, 2 step grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren, a brother, Dayton Thornburg (Janice) of New London and a sister Velva DeLong of New London.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Burton Thornburg and a daughter-in-law, Marcy Carr

Funeral Services 10:30 A.M. Wednesday. April 17, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Tuesday with the family present from 6-8.  Burial will be in the Bonaparte Cemetery.

Gifts to a memorial designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 24342 170th St., Keosauqua, IA 52565.
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    DEAN E. WOLFE

Dean E. Wolfe, 82, formerly of New London, Bonaparte and Branson, MO died at 4:05 A.M. Saturday April 6, 2013 at Donnellson Health Center where he had resided since June, 2012.  He was born Dec. 12, 1930 at Mt. Sterling to Leonard and Dorotha Evans Wolfe and married Donna J. Noske Jan. 12, 1952 in Keosauqua.  Dean graduated from Cantril High School, served in the U. S. Army in Germany during the Korean War, had farmed, worked at White’s Store in Bonaparte, as a custodian at Harmony Schools and retired from Blue-Bird Bus Mfg. Co., Mt. Pleasant.  He was a member of Sargeant-Osweiler Post No. 563 American Legion Bonaparte, served many years on the Bonaparte Fire Department and had coached Little League Baseball and Men’s Softball in Bonaparte.
Surviving are his wife of Donnellson Health Center, a son, Russell Wolfe (Denise) of Mt. Pleasant, a daughter, Dorotha Feuerborn (Robert) of Rockaway Beach, MO, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Martha Glaha of Keosauqua.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Billy Lee Wolfe.
Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Tuesday April 9, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Pastor Larry Wallingford officiating.  Visitation will be open 2-5 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with family present from 10 -11 A.M. Tuesday prior to the service.  Burial with military rites by Sargeant Osweiler Post will be in Bonaparte Cemetery.  Memorials to Bonaparte First Responders may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 1005 East Oak Brook Place, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
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Alma S. Borntrager, 86 of Harwood, MO formerly of Rural Milton died at 11:30 A.M. Saturday Mar. 30, 2013 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Eldon Yoder of Rural Milton.
She was born Feb. 3, 1927 at Yoder, KS to Sam R.and Lizzie D. Yoder Borntrager and married Joseph Borntrager on Nov. 15, 1945. He died June 23, 2001.
Alma had lived in rural Milton and was a farm homemaker.
Surviving are 3 sons, Floyd Borntrager (Elizabeth) of Coalgate, OK, Levi Borntrager (Emma) of Stella, MO and Rudy Borntrager (Susie) of Kalona,  4 daughters, Lizzie Mast (Mose) of Walker, MO, Ada Miller (Harvey) of Harwood, MO, Mary Yoder (Eldon Ray) of Milton, and Fannie Schrock (Mahlon) of Harwood, MO, 32 grandchildren,  90 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, David Borntrager (Polly), Willard Borntrager (Katie), Rudy Borntrager (Anna) all of Missouri and a sister, Elnora Girod (August) of Kentucky.
Funeral Services will be at 9 A.M. Tuesday April 2, 2013 at the Eldon Ray Yoder residence Rural Milton, IA.  Burial will be in the Lebanon Amish Cemetery.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua assisted the family.
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Mary Jane Stull, 86 of Vinton, formerly of Libertyville and Fairfield died at 12:20 A.M. Sunday March 24, 2013 in Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton.  She was born Jan. 21, 1927 in Fairfield to Ralph and Myrtle Bonnett Carmichael and married N. L. “Jim” Stull June 1, 1946 in Fairfield.  He died Jan. 12, 2009.  The Stulls lived most of their married life in Jefferson County.  Mary graduated from Libertyville High School, taught school early in life and worked at various jobs in the Fairfield area.
Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl Snakenberg (Phillip) of Loveland, CO, two sons, Dennis Stull (Julie) of Cedar Rapids and David Stull (Angie) of Colorado Springs, CO, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, a brother, Robert Carmichael (Jane) of Shenandoah and a sister, Patty Morris of Keota. 

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Betty Loney and Donna Streed.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday March 28, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M.  Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 2401 Canyon St., S.W., Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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Donald Duane Hughes, 65, of Mt Pleasant, formerly of Keosauqua died Monday March 4, 2013 at his home of natural causes.  He was born Jan. 19, 1948 in Fairfield to Roscoe N. and Maxine Elliott Hughes, grew up in Van Buren County and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1966 and from a college in California with a Bachelor’s degree.
He had lived in California, Ft. Madison and Burlington and many years in Mt. Pleasant.  He had done human services work in Ft. Madison and had been employed at the Ft. Madison and Mt. Pleasant correctional facilities.  In recent years he was self-employed as a restorer and refinisher of antique furniture and trunks. 

Surviving are his mother of Keosauqua, a sister, Roxie Bollinger (Jon) of Springfield, MO, three nieces, an aunt, Edith Tweedy of Montrose, other relatives and friends.  His father and a brother, Ronald “Zip” Hughes preceded him in death.  

His body has been cremated.  A graveside service and burial of cremains in Center Chapel Cemetery southeast of Keosauqua will be at a later date.  Memorials to the family may be left at or sent to Pedrick Funeral Home at P.O. Box 513, Keosauqua, IA 52565. 
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Christopher L. Thompson, 50, of Milton died at 12:24 P.M. Thursday March 7, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren Hospice, Keosauqua.  He was born April 1, 1962 in Moline, IL to Curtis and Bonnie White Thompson and married Sheryl Huston Sept. 7 1995 in Rock Island, IL.  Chris grew up in the Quad-Cities and graduated from Moline High School.
He and Sheryl lived in Stockport and Cantril and the past 16 years in Milton.  He was a self-employed metal recycler and opened his salvage yard in Milton in 2009.  He had also worked at Bloomfield Sale Barn, and raised and trained exotic animals which he sold all over the United States.  He had attended Stockport Christian Church and God’s Way Center, Milton.

Surviving are his wife, Sheryl, two step-sons, Samuel Crane (Barbara) of Kansas City, MO and Bryan Crane of Davenport, a step-daughter, Melissa Strong (Keith) of Walcott, 7 step-grandchildren, his mother and step-father, Bonnie and Carl Faulkner of Cherokee Village, AR and two step-sisters, Glenda Bragg (David) and Carla Kopeck (Ken).

His father preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday March 11, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Carl Faulkner officiating.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Sunday at the funeral with the family present 4-6 P.M.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to 201 North Van Buren St., Milton IA 52570.

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Joseph A. Claborn, 73, of Milton died on Tuesday March, 5 2013 at home.  He was born Sept. 13, 1939 in Jackson County, MO to Jess and Bonnie McLingin Claborn and married Donna Sherl April 30, 1962.  She died Dec. 4, 1986. 
He grew up in Arkansas and Oklahoma, served in the U.S. Navy and was an architectural draftsman until ill health caused his retirement.  He moved to Milton in 2004.
Surviving are a son, Tim Claborn of Hominey, OK, three daughters, Therese Rawlinson (Doug) of Bartlesville, OK, Tammy Roy (Todd) of Tulsa, OK and Patricia Gray (Thadd) of Milton, 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a brother, John Newman (Barb) of Sand Springs, OK.  In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Lloyd and David Newman.
His body has been cremated.  A memorial service and interment of cremains will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, OK at a later date.
Memorials to the family may be mailed to 1002 North Main St., Milton, IA 52570.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.
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    DOROTHY M. SCOTT

Dorothy M. Scott, 90, formerly of Cantril died 9:45 P.M. Sunday March 3, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua where she and her husband have resided since August 2009. She was born September 27, 1922 near Milton to Albert and Florence Wright Skelton and married Lowell I. Scott on June 9, 1940. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in June. Dorothy and Lowell farmed many years in the Cantril area until they retired and moved to town. She worked 22 years as a bank teller for State Savings Bank, Cantril and in later years worked as a cook for Meals on Wheels in Milton and Keosauqua until health problems forced her to retire. Dorothy was noted for her delicious pies and cakes.

Surviving are her husband, Lowell, sister and brother-in-law, Ella Jean and Don Scott of Branson, Mo, special friends, Jack and Linda Sharp of Cantril, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Ed Skelton, a sister, Hattie Newland, a niece and a nephew.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday March 8, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M. Memorials to Sunnyside Cemetery or Cantril Fire Dept. may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 27232 Gold Avenue, Cantril, IA 52542.

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    MADELENE E. BAKER

 Madelene E. Baker, 95, formerly of Douds and Selma, died on February 26, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa where she had resided since Nov. 2009
She was born Dec. 7 1917 in rural Selma to Frank D. and Jessie V. Cudworth Spilman and married George A. Baker of Selma in 1936.  He died in 1982.
Madelene lived most of her life around Selma, also in Fairfield and most recently in Douds.  She had worked as a nurse’s aide, cook, sewing instructor, owned a quilt shop and was a housewife.
She is survived by two sons; Otis Baker (Dot) of Jefferson City, MO. and Tom Baker(Linda)  of Douds, seven grandchildren; Leslie Heemsbergen of Ottumwa, Alan Baker of Chicago, John Baker of Jefferson City, Mo., Tony Baker of Fairfield, Laura Crane of Selma, Steve Baker of Fairfield and Mic VanDeVoorde of Iowa City, five great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild, a sister-in-law, Marybelle Hootman of Douds, nieces,  nephews and a foster granddaughter, Penny Eakins of Ottumwa.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Jessie Bowman Thomas, two brothers, Don and Clarence Spilman and a great grandson in infancy
Funeral Service will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds, Rev. Ann Donat officiating.  Visitation will open at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with the family present from 1- 2 prior to the service.  Burial will be in Iowaville Cemetery west of Selma.  Memorials to The American Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 14955 190th St. Douds, IA 52551
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    JACK W. HOUSTON

Jack W. Houston, 82, of rural Milton died at 5:16 P.M. Saturday February 9, 2013 in the emergency room of Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua. He was born July 27, 1930 near Mt. Pleasant to J. Clarence and Pearl Werner Houston and married Violet Pilcher August 26, 1960 in Fairfield.
Jack grew up in Henry County and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School. He farmed, was an auctioneer, had worked at Van Buren County Home, Keosauqua Sale Barn and Barker LTD, all in Keosauqua and for 30 years at Mid States Mfg. Co., Milton. He served in the Iowa Army National Guard, showed cattle at county fairs and loved horses.
Surviving are his wife, a son, James Houston of Milton, two daughters, Wauneta Philips (Daniel) of Birmingham and Ruth Houston of Mt. Pleasant, two granddaughters, Megan and Melanie Philips and a great-grandson, Logan Robertson. His parents preceded him in death.
In accord with Jack’s wishes his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday February 16, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Jerry Caughron officiating. Visitation with family present will be 1-2 P.M. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial of cremains will be in Lebanon Cemetery. Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to 13222 210th St. Milton, IA 52570. Pedrick Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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  SHIRLEY P. DINGUS

Shirley P. Dingus, 85 of Ft. Madison, died at 9:15 am, Monday, February 4, 2013 at Fort Madison Care Center.
Born May 14, 1927 at Fairfield, Iowa, she was the daughter of Seth W. and Frances Clarridge Nelson.  She married Malcolm Dingus Jr. on April 13, 1947. He preceded her in death on March 17, 1959.
She attended Iowa Success Business College and then worked at Farmers State Bank in Keosauqua and Birmingham for over 30 years.  In later years, she was a caretaker for a number of people in their home, including her Aunt and Uncle Mace and Inez Clarridge.
Shirley was a member of Keosauqua United Methodist Church, the Beer Barker unit 113 American Legion Auxiliary, Keosauqua, a 50 year member of the Twin City Chapter 258 Order of the Eastern Star, Douds and Fort Madison Senior Citizens.
She was talented in making Christmas ornaments, enjoyed country western music, and feeding and watching birds.  She always had a pet – a dog or birds.
She is survived by three sons, Dale (Donna) Dingus of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Daniel (Jonna) Dingus of Denmark, Iowa and Michael (Rebecca) Dingus of Sterling, Illinois. She is also survived by one sister, Mary Anna Nelson of Fort Madison, Iowa, ten grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother Donald R. Nelson, and one great-grandson.
Funeral service will be at 11 A.M., Friday February 8, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Rev. Douglas Harding officiating. Visitation will be open from 3 to 6 P.M., Thursday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, with the family present Friday from 10 to 11 A.M. prior to the service.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Birmingham.
A memorial has been established for Paws Animal Shelter; memorials may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 245, Denmark, IA 52624 
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David J. Boughton, 52, of Cantril died at 6:22 P.M. Sunday Feb 3, 2013 at University Hospital in Iowa City. 
He was born Oct, 8, 1960 in Monmouth, IL to Harry C. and Darlene E. Miller Boughton and married Tamara Jo Collett Oct. 18, 1980 in Ottumwa.  He grew up in Monmouth and moved to Ottumwa as a young man.
He had worked as a line cook at the Best Western and Walton Club both in Fairfield and was currently a self-employed handyman.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Matthew Boughton of Ottumwa and Aaron Boughton (Kim) of Greenville, SC, one daughter, Falon Gire (Mike) of Douds, six grandchildren, four brothers, Michael Boughton (Enid) of Eldon, Leonard Boughton (Rochelle) of Sperry, Kenneth Boughton of Colchester, IL, Robert Boughton (Laura) of Oquawka, IL, three sisters, Linda McBride (Dennis) of Oquawka, IL, Deborah Guzman (Joe) of Mendota, IL, Cathy Hopkins (Bruce) of Oquawka, IL.
His parents preceded him in death.
In accord with his wishes his body has been cremated.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorials to the family may be mailed to the family at P.O. Box 201 Cantril, IA 52542.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.
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  JOANNA HORSTMAN
Joanna M. Horstman, 82, of rural Bonaparte died at 4:50 P.M. Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013 at University Hospital, Iowa City.  She was born Aug. 5 1930 at Washington, IA to Herman and Nova Decker Hendrichsen and married Harold V. Horstman April 28, 1956 in Bonaparte Presbyterian Church.  She graduated from Bonaparte High School and American Institute of Commerce, Davenport where she played basketball.  Joanna was an active member of Bonaparte United Church where she served in many capacities including elder, clerk of session and Sunday School teacher.  She was also a long time member of chapter AB, P.E.O. and had been a Bonaparte Lionel.  She had worked at State Central Bank, Bonaparte and as a secretary at Harmony High School.  She was very devoted to her family and was faithful in attending all of their sporting events, concerts and other activities and enjoyed reading flowers, traveling, painting and doing puzzles.
Surviving are her husband, a son, Kenny Horstman (Candy) of Bonaparte, two daughters, Kathy Van Winkle (Alan) of Hillsboro and Lori Bank (Lloyd) of Salem, 6 grandchildren, a great granddaughter, a sister Jean Saunders (Herb) of Bonaparte, 3 brothers, Herman Hendrichsen, Jr. (Lu) of Fairfield, Duane Hendrichsen (Sandra) of Burlington and Larry Hendrichsen (Marcia) of Stuart, FL, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Jerry Dean Hendrichsen
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday Jan. 26, 2013 in Bonaparte United Church, Rev. Goldie Layman and Rev. Richard Eis officiating.  Burial will be in Bonaparte Cemetery.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Friday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with family present 5 to 7 P.M.  A P.E.O. service by chapter AB will follow the visitation.  Memorials to Bonaparte United Church or Bonaparte E.M.T.’s may be left at the funeral home or church or mailed to the family at 22449 Route W-40, Bonaparte, IA 52620
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  MICHAEL RIPPY

Michael J. Rippy, 63 of Keosauqua died at 11:05 P.M. Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013 at home.  He was born Nov. 12, 1949 in Omaha, NE to Jesse W. and Elma Gooden Rippy.  He married Janet Rysdam and they divorced.  He later married Patricia Slocum.  She survives.  Mike entered the U.S. Navy after high school and served in Viet Nam and moved to Van Buren County following his service.  He was a supervisor at Barker LTD, now Hill-Phoenix, display case manufacturers in Keosauqua, served many years on the Keosauqua Fire Department and Jaws of Life Board, as well as the Van Buren County 911 board, was a weather spotter for the county, served on the Keosauqua City Council, was past president of Keosauqua Lions Club and past district governor of Iowa Lions District 9X4  and was active in Beer-Barker post 113, American Legion, Keosauqua and Serve Outdoors.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Marilyn Rippy of Toledo and Stephanie Ainsworth of Pella, a step son, Jon Sherrod (Leisa) of Keosauqua, 3 step-grandsons, Trevor Ray of Kahoka, MO and Levi and Lucas Sherrod of Keosauqua, a sister, Patricia Jones (Don) of Council Bluffs and nieces and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Saturday Jan. 19, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Larry Shipley officiating.  Military honors by Beer-Barker Post 113 will follow the service at the funeral home.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Friday with the family present from 5 to 7 P.M. at the funeral home. His body will be cremated and cremains buried privately in Barker Cemetery south of Pulaski.  Memorials to Keosauqua Fire Dept. or Van Buren County Jaws of Life may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 606 Main St., Keosauqua IA 52565
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   HARVEY SCEARCY

Harvey Dean Scearcy, age 64 of Libertyville, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Jefferson County Health Center.
Visitation for family and friends will open at 3 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home with Chaplain Don Kirchner officiating. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Harvey Scearcy Family. Cards and memorials can be sent to: 15497 120th Street, Douds, Iowa 52551.

Harvey was born on July 28, 1948 in Bonaparte to Earl and Marcella “June” Tripp Scearcy. He married Mary “JoAnn” Gill on May 23, 1970 in Bentonsport.
He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1966. Harvey worked at Chain and cable, J&B Plastics, Selling Rainbow vacuums and at Rockwell/ Meritor.

He liked hunting, fishing, going to auctions, collecting die cast cars and Dale Earnhardt items, watching NASCAR and spending time with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife: JoAnn of Libertyville, 2 sons: Dave “B.P.” (Jess) Scearcy of Douds and Dan (Mia) Scearcy of Marion, 1 granddaughter: Hailey Scearcy, 2 step-grandchildren: Kaylee and Geoffry Miller, 8 siblings: Sonny Scearcy of Bonaparte, Darlene Dean of Luray, Missouri, Betty (Bill) Printy of Bentonsport, Mike (Cindy) Scearcy of Fairfield, Mary (Donald) Sederburg of Mt. Sterling, Dale (Bertie) Scearcy of Mt. Sterling, Alice Dickerson of Keosauqua and Judy Scearcy of Keosauqua, his mother-in-law: Doris Gill of Fairfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Earl and June Scearcy, 1 sister: Linda Scearcy, his father-in-law: Arlo Gill, 2 brother-in-laws: Dale Dean, and Wendell J. Dickerson, 1 sister-in-law: Susan Scearcy, 1 niece: Marlena Dean and 2 nephews: Eddie Dean and Adam Sederburg.
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   DEAN STECKER

H. Dean Stecker, 94 of Mt. Pleasant formerly of rural Hillsboro died at 10:55 A.M. Friday January 11, 2013 at Sunnybrook Ashford Park, Mt Pleasant.
He was born March 29, 1918 at Yates City, IL to John and Nellie Meyer Stecker and married Dorothy F. Elliott Feb. 22, 1947 in Keosauqua.  She died May 4, 1986.  He married Fern Thornburg in 1988. She preceded him in death in May of 2009.

Dean grew up in and spent his entire life farming in Harrisburg Township Van Buren County until retiring to Mt. Pleasant.

He served in Army Air Corps during WWII, and was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church, Van Buren County Farm Bureau, American Legion and an active member of the Christian Motorcycle Association.  He enjoyed flying and obtained his pilots  license.

Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Batten (Bob) of rural Hillsboro,  2 sons, Ronald Stecker (Brenda) of Marion and Keith Stecker (Lori) of Williamsburg, a step daughter Rosanna Grinstead (Roger) in Ohio, 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Neva Carter of Stockport and Irma Elliott of Bonaparte and a brother Gilbert Stecker (Merial) of Keosauqua

In addition to his wives he was preceded by his parents, a brother Lester Stecker and a sister Rhea Brombaugh
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday January 15, 2013, in Harrisburg Baptist Church north of Bonaparte.  Burial with military rites by Sargeant – Osweiler Post# 563 American Legion, Bonaparte will be in Vale Cemetery.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Monday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with the family present from 5 – 8 P.M.  .  Memorials to Harrisburg Baptist Church or Vale Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or the church or mailed to the family at 17192 Willow Ave, Hillsboro, IA 52630
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Cleda Fay Robertson Jack Perkovich, 102, died, January 10, 2013, at Ridgewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Ottumwa.  She was born July 3, 1910, near Lebanon, IA, to Charles H. and Almeda W. (Watson) Robertson.  

She married Howard B. Jack, Mt. Sterling, IA, in 1930, and they were later divorced.  She later married Anton F. Perkovich  who preceded her in death, as did her eight siblings: O. C. Robertson, Edith Hull,Wallace Robertson, Ollive Kaiser, Arta Peel, Ray Robertson, Georgia Owen, and Helen Walton; two sons-in-law:  Vern L. Johnson and Jerry W. Anderson; two grandchildren:  Jimmy Bryant Jack and John David Anderson and a great granddaughter, Brooke Anderson.
She is survived by three children:  Karol Ann Jack Johnson, St. Louis, MO, Dottie Jo Jack Anderson, Farmington, MN, and Freddy Lee Jack (Peggy), Bastrop, TX, eight grandchildren: Gail Johnson Thomson, Nancy Johnson Stockwell, Dottie Jack Howell, Gretta Anderson, Benny Jack, Charles Anderson, Laurie Jack Weathers, and Joni Jack Yonker; twenty great grandchildren, and thirty two great -great grandchildren.
Cleda was a professional seamstress having trained at the Singer Sewing School in St. Paul, MN.  She enjoyed many hours at her sewing machine.  She was also a telephone operator in her younger years, supporting herself and her children.
The body has been cremated, a private family burial of cremains will be held at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cantril, IA. Memorials to Maple Grove Cemetery Association in Cantril, IA may be mailed to the family at 300 Spruce St. #217 Farmington, MN 55024. Pedrick Funeral home, Keosauqua are handling the arrangements
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V. Evelyn McCracken, 80, of Keosauqua died at 8:14 A.M. Friday January 4, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua.  She was born September 12, 1932, in Keosauqua to Fred and Ina Harness Carruthers and married Delbert L. McCracken December 15, 1947, in Fairfield.  He died June 24, 2006.  Evelyn lived her life in Keosauqua and was an abstractor with Van Buren Abstract Co. for 30 years. She was active in Keosauqua Christian Church and was a member of Beer- Barker Unit 113, American Legion Auxiliary, Keosauqua.
Surviving are a son, Delbert Dale McCracken (Linda) of Edmond, OK, a daughter, Nancy Woods (Danny) of Walnut Shade, MO, 4 grandchildren, 9 great- grandchildren, 2 brothers, Donald Carruthers (Rhonda) of Keosauqua and Jim Carruthers (Carol) of Brighton and 3 sisters, Dorothea Russell of Burlington, Fran Sells of Monmouth, IL and Freda Thornton (Deane) of Middletown, nieces, nephews and friends, including an especially close friend, Colleen Kisling of Keosauqua.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Jack and Howard Carruthers, a sister, Arline Shannan, a niece and a nephew.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday January 8, 2013, at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Bill Shewmaker officiating. Burial will be in Fellows Cemetery, Keosauqua.  Visitation will open at 2 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M. Memorials to Good Samaritan Society- Van Buren or Keosauqua Christian Church may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 555 Craig Road, Walnut Shade, MO 65771.
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   ANNETTE TEDROW

Annette Jane Tedrow, 73, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Douds, died Dec. 31, 2012, in Hospice of the Valley in Gilbert, AZ.  She was born April 23, 1939 in Douds to Emmett and Mary Humphrey Wiley, and married Joe Tedrow on December 7, 1956.  She graduated from Douds-Leando High School in 1956, attended Iowa Success School of Business in Ottumwa and earned her AA degree in 1981 from Van Nuys Jr. College, Van Nuys, CA.  The Tedrows lived in Fairfield, moved to California in 1962 and retired to Mesa in 2000.  She was active in the Lutheran Church in California and Arizona, made quilts which were donated to various charities, had been a Girl Scout member and leader and had been a member of Girl Scouts and Methodist Youth Fellowship in Douds and maintained her membership in John Hyson Reneker Unit #494, American Legion Auxiliary, Douds.  She supported her children in various youth groups and activities, worked for a stock brokerage firm and was assistant to the dean of the School of Film & Video at California Institute of the Arts which was started by Walt Disney and was part of Disney’s Imagineering’s Electronic/Mechanical Engineering Group.
Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Kathleen (Brian) Bean of San Francisco, a son, Jerry Tedrow (Suzanne) of Gilbert, AZ, four grandchildren, Marine Lance Corporal Joshua Tedrow (Kristen) stationed in Hawaii, Phoebe Bean of Colorado Springs CO, Hope Tedrow of Gilbert, AZ and Fiona Bean in San Francisco, CA.  Her parents preceded her in death.
Graveside services will be at 2 P.M. Sunday Jan. 6, 2013 in Leando Cemetery, Douds.  Family and friends will gather at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds at 1 P.M. Sunday prior to the service, the casket will remain closed.  Memorials to Leando Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or the service or mailed to the family at 11519 East Kiowa Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85209.
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William O. Foglesong, 90, of Keosauqua died Saturday Dec. 29, 2012 at his home.  He was born Dec. 25, 1922 in Cedar Rapids to Neil and Vera Hartman Foglesong and married Mary Ann Dochy in 1952 in Las Vegas, NV.  She died Nov. 28, 1997.  Bill grew up in Cedar Rapids, served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, lived many years in California where he was a supervisor with Pacific Telephone Co. and moved to Keosauqua in 1993.  He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Farmington.
Surviving are a son, Michael Foglesong of Pleasant Hill, CA, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.  In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents and a son, John Foglesong, and two sisters, Madge Young and Donna Smutz.
Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Thursday Jan. 3, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Rev. Dennis Hoffman officiating.  Visitation will be open at 4 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home with family present 5 – 7 P.M. Memorials to Keosauqua Senior Center may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 1962 Libertyville Road, Fairfield, IA 52556
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   RACHEL BREWER

Rachel L. Brewer, 88, of Keosauqua died at 7:45 P.M. Saturday Dec. 29, 2012 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  She was born April 14, 1924 near Granger, MO to Liona and Ella Justice Eichelberger and married Johnnie Brewer Dec. 23, 1939 at Ft. Madison.  He died Nov. 24, 1985.  Rachel grew up in the Granger, MO and Mt. Sterling, IA areas and lived many years in Keosauqua.  She was a homemaker and assisted her husband in his garage business. Surviving are a daughter, Ellen Kreiss of Keosauqua, a son, James Brewer of Fairfield, daughter-in-law, Melody Brewer of Mt. Sterling, three grandchildren, Teresa McIntosh (Kevin) of Keosauqua and Charles and Tara Brewer of Mt. Sterling, a granddaughter-in-law, Tracey Kreiss of Keosauqua and four great-grandchildren, Derek Philips (Jillian) and Tyson Kreiss (Alyse) of Fairfield and Bryce Philips and Colton Kreiss of Keosauqua.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Charlie Brewer, a son-in-law, Arlo Kreiss, a grandson, Richard Kreiss and a great-grand-daughter, Taryn Philips.
Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Wednesday Jan. 2, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Lee McIntosh officiating.  Burial will be in Harness Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.  Visitation with family will be 1 – 2 P.M. Wednesday prior to the service.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 1, Keosauqua, IA 52565   
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   ROBERT ROUSH

Robert Leonard Roush, 85, of Keosauqua died at 4:40 P.M. Friday December 28, 2012 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua. He was born May 22, 1927 near Douds to Ray and Elsie Claire Barker Roush and married Kathryn “Kay” Alene Walker November 8, 1952 in Keosauqua. Bob grew up in the Douds and Mt. Sterling communities, farmed in rural Keosauqua, worked on the Van Buren County bridge crew and was a sales representative for MoorMan’s Feed.  He was a member of Center Chapel United Methodist Church, a 50- year Mason in Keosauqua Lodge No. 10, was active in Cantril and Keosauqua Lions Clubs, served on the Van Buren County Fair Board and was honored with the Governor’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2001.  His activities included fishing, hunting, mushroom and berry hunting and working with 4-H members at the fair. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s activities as well as playing cards, watching the Cardinals and spending time with friends.
Surviving are his wife, Kay, four daughters, Deb Deming (Craig) of New Sharon, Diane Mohr (Richard) of Long Grove, Dixie Daugherty (Ted) of Mt. Sterling and Dynnette Smith (R.L.) of Cantril, a son, Doug Roush of Eddyville, nine grandchildren Auburne Deming Overton (Joel), Natalie Deming, Richard Daugherty (Melissa), Kelsey Daugherty, Gretchen and Michael Mohr and Tel, Ty and Tanner Smith, four great-grandchildren, Jackson and Leighton Overton and Elli and Camden Daugherty, a brother, Carl Roush (Patsy) of Keosauqua and four sisters, Alice Groene (Robert) of Annandale, VA, Hazel Jean Roush of Keosauqua and Mildred Hutchinson and Frances Roush both of St. Louis, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Keith and Samuel Roush and three sisters, Beatrice Panting, Janice Judd and Louise Nichols and a great-granddaughter.
He donated his body to The University of Iowa Department of Anatomy. An open house Celebration of Life will be 1-4 P.M. Sunday, January 6, 2013 at The Bonaparte Inn. Burial of cremains will be in Center Chapel Cemetery at a later date. Memorials to Center Chapel United Methodist Church technology fund or Van Buren Educational Foundation may be brought to the celebration of mailed to the family at 311 Oak Street, Keosauqua, IA 52565. Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, is assisting the family.
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   BETTY COSGROVE

Betty Jane Cosgrove, 54 of Ottumwa died at 5:20 P.M. Wednesday Dec. 26, 2012 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.  She was born Jan. 9, 1958 in Ottumwa to Leo and Anna Elizabeth Cole Miller and married Gene Heckethorn.  They divorced and she later married Paul Cosgrove.  Betty was a certified Nurse’s Aide at Good Samaritan Center and Ottumwa Mannor, did home health care and worked at Hormel, all in Ottumwa.
Surviving are her husband, Paul, her mother, Anna Elizabeth Miller Laumeyer, a daughter, Patty Heckethorn, and a son, Shane Heckethorn  and two grandchildren, Jacob and Jade Heckethorn all of Ottumwa and two brothers, Jack Miller of Washington and Harold Miller of Ottumwa, two step brothers, David and Thomas Laumeyer both of Ottumwa, three step sisters, Martha Scharff and Nancy Laumeyer both of Ottumwa and Betty Smith of Fremont.  She was preceded in death by her father, her step father, Lawrence Laumeyer four brothers, Allen, Donald, Chuck, and Melvin Miller and a sister Patty Miller.
Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Wed. Jan. 2, 2012 at Pedrick Funeral, Keosauqua, Reverend  Olen D. Johnson officiating.  Visitation with family present will be 2 – 4 P.M.  Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, rural Keosauqua.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 821 North Elm St., Ottumwa, IA 52501
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  NED L. "COTTON" COOK
Ned L “Cotton” Cook, 80, of Milton died at 4:18 PM Tuesday Dec 11, 2012 at University Hospital, Iowa City.

He was born March 21, 1932 at Keosauqua to Daniel and Lena Wiley Cook and married Patsy Harl on January 28, 1952.  She died Nov 4, 1967.
Cotton worked at Pioneer Hybrid Seed, Hedrick as a fork lift operator until Feb, 2011.  He was a member of the Milton Christian Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Courtney (Steve) of Bussey, 2 sons Richard Cook (Cindy) of Burlington, and Tim Cook of Arizona, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and a brother, Kenny Cook (Beth) of Bloomfield.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters Maxine Greenfield, Betty Leydens, Mary Hunter, and Marjorie Bruccini and 4 brothers William, Larry, Junior, and Robert Cook.
Funeral Services 11 AM Sat, Dec 15 2012 in Milton Christian Church, Rev. Bill Shewmaker officiating.  Visitation will open at 2 PM Friday at Pedrick Funeral Home Keosauqua, with family present from 5 -7.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton.  Memorials to the Sunnyside Cemetery may be left at the funeral home, Church or mailed to the family at 204 Jackson St. Bussey, Ia 50044  

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