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Carole Palmer

May 31, 1945 - June 11, 2016

Carole Palmer, age 71 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Cremation has been accorded and there are no scheduled services at this time. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Larry Daniel Bradshaw

August 14, 1942 - June 2, 2016

Larry Daniel Bradshaw, 73, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away after a brief illness on June 2, 2016 in Springfield, MO with his children by his side. Larry was born in Centerville to Johnnie D. & Leota F. (Bradbury) Bradshaw on August 14, 1942. He attended school in Moulton and graduated in 1960. After graduation he served his country in the United States Army, stationed in Germany during...
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Delphia Faye Finch

January 5, 1935 - May 28, 2016

Delphia Faye Finch, age 81 of rural Unionville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 at her home. She was born on January 5, 1935 in Mendota, Missouri, the daughter of Pearl and Flo (Vincent) Clinkenbeard. Delphia graduated from Livonia High School in Livonia, Missouri. Delphia was united in marriage to Stanley Finch on July 5, 1952 at the Christian Church in Unionville, Missouri. ...
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Neal R. Agan

August 24, 1952 - May 24, 2016

Neal Agan, age 63 of Brazil, Iowa passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at his home. He was born on August 24, 1952 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Homer and Edith (Miller) Agan. Neal graduated from Seymour High School. Neal held several different jobs throughout his lifetime. Most recently, he had been employed with Cargill in Ottumwa, Iowa for the past several years. He loved...
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Jaime Lynn (Rinehart) Mauldin

January 3, 1984 - May 20, 2016

Jaime Lynn (Rinehart) Mauldin, age 32 of Greenfield, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016. Jaime was born in Eureka, California on January 3, 1984, the daughter of Kenneth and Kathleen (Norton) Rinehart. She graduated from Centerville High School in 2002. In 2003 Jaime was united in marriage to Bobby Mauldin and to this union of marriage, three children...
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Richard "Dick" Birchmier

June 24, 1928 - May 19, 2016

Richard Walter (Dick) Birchmier, age 87 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Dick was born June 24, 1928 in Van Buren County, Iowa on a farm S.E. of Milton, Iowa, to Walter August and Suzanne Mary (Pierre) Birchmier. He attended Highland Center #4 country school thru the 7th grade and high school at Milton, Iowa, graduating as...
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Angelina Barbara Budeslich

October 11, 1925 - May 16, 2016

Angelina Barbara Budeslich, age 90 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Homestead of Centerville. Angelina Barbara Budeslich was born in Centerville, Iowa on October 11, 1925 to Slavo and Marija (Starcevich) Budeslich. She joined the family as the second child with three other brothers, Louis, John (Jack), and Joseph. Angeline attended St. Mary's Catholic School...
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Gladys L. Hurtt

October 17, 1919 - May 16, 2016

Gladys L. Hurtt, age 96 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center, Long Term Care in Centerville, Iowa. Cremation has taken place and there are no scheduled services at this time. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa has been entrusted with caring for the family. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Clayton Lynn Foglesong

January 22, 1957 - May 13, 2016

Clayton Lynn Foglesong, age 59 of Moulton, Iowa passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at his home. He was born on January 22, 1957 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Ira and Juanita (Smith) Foglesong. Lynn graduated from Centerville High School in 1975. Lynn was united in marriage to Jo Ann Slack on September 10, 1976 in Chariton, Iowa and to this union, the couple were blessed with three...
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Joe Murphy

May 12, 1927 - May 10, 2016

Joe Murphy, age 88, of Centerville, Iowa passed away, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. He was born on May 12, 1927 in Exira, Iowa, the son of Thomas and Frances (Voss) Murphy. Joe graduated from Exira High School at the age of sixteen. Joe was united in marriage to Mary Louise Graham on September 24, 1949 in Hiawatha, Kansas. To this union of marriage...
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Max L. Hall

January 12, 1923 - May 9, 2016

Max L. Hall, age 93 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, May 09, 2016 at the Golden Age Care Center in Centerville, Iowa. He was born on January 12, 1923 in Cincinnati, Iowa, the son of Walter and Agnes (Burt) Hall. Max graduated from Cincinnati High School in 1940. Max served his country faithfully in the United States Air Force during World War II. Following a twenty year career...
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Gloria Marie Manson

April 9, 1942 - May 9, 2016

Gloria Manson, age 74 of Moulton, Iowa passed away Monday, May 09, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. There are no scheduled services at this time. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Mark Alan Garretson

October 9, 1968 - May 7, 2016

Mark Alan Garretson, age 47 of Bloomfield, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016. He was born in Centerville, Iowa on October 9, 1968, the son of Jerry and Janet Jean (Richardson) Garretson. Mark graduated from Seymour High School in 1987. He continued his education at Iowa State University. Mark graduated from Buena Vista University with a bachelor's degree...
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Paul Hill, Jr.

May 9, 1940 - April 27, 2016

Paul Hill Jr., age 75 of Rathbun, Iowa passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at his home. He was born in Rutland, Vermont on May 9, 1940 to Paul, Sr. and Edna (St. Onge) Hill. After graduating from high school, Paul served his country faithfully for six years in the United States Army. Paul was united in marriage to Cindy Briggs on June 14, 1984 in Centerville, Iowa. Before moving...
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Lewis Radosevich

July 14, 1922 - April 27, 2016

Lewis J. Radosevich, age 93 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Centerville Specialty Care. He was born on July 14, 1922 in Brazil, Iowa, the son of Charles and Amelia (Sporer) Radosevich. Lewis graduated from Mystic High School in 1940. He was united in marriage to Doris Moorman in Kalamazoo, Michigan on August 14, 1942. Lewis and Doris spent sixty three years...
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Gregory L. Martin

April 24, 1950 - April 25, 2016

Gregory Lynn Martin passed away April 25, 2016 from a heart attack in Moravia, Iowa. He resided in Tehachepi, California, but was born in Centerville, Iowa. Survived by his two sisters Cassandra "Candie" Martin Jones (Jeff) and Jane Martin Adams (Chuck). Nieces, Cami Cassaday (Kenny), Nicole Comella, Charity Prestifilippo (Alex), Brandi MacMillan (Dan) & Kelsey Jones (Candie's children)....
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Larry Dean Wilson

February 25, 1958 - April 24, 2016

Larry Dean Wilson, age 58, of Albia, Iowa, formerly of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at his home. He was born in Centerville, Iowa on February 25, 1958, the son of Billy G. and Berniece Anne (Van Dorin) Wilson. Larry graduated from Moravia High School in 1976. After high school, Larry enrolled in computer courses at Marshalltown Community College. Following college,...
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Ozetta "Zettie" McElderry

August 23, 1923 - April 22, 2016

Ozetta "Zettie" McElderry, age 92 of Exline, Iowa passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. She was born to Clarence and Roxie (Shelton) Mathes in Graysville, Missouri on August 23, 1923. Zettie was united in marriage to Darwin "Darb" McElderry on January 21, 1946 in Centerville, Iowa. He preceded her in death on February 12, 2009. Zettie had a passion for...
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James F. Burgin

December 24, 1946 - April 17, 2016

James Francis Burgin age 69 of Centerville, Iowa, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the VA Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, from a heart condition and pulmonary fibrosis. He was born the son of Carl and Eleanor Burgin on December 24, 1946. He attended school in Webster City, Iowa. He married Diane Caquelin and to this union their daughter, Kelly Lenz was born. They later divorced. He...
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Robert "Robbie" Klum

January 8, 1944 - April 15, 2016

Robert "Robbie" Porter Klum, age 72 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at his home in Centerville, Iowa. He was born January 8, 1944 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Ned and Mary (Robinson) Klum. Robbie attended school in Centerville from kindergarten through high school graduation. He also attended Centerville Junior College. Robbie later received both his...
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Bette Marie Van Dorin

February 3, 1921 - April 10, 2016

Bette Marie Van Dorin, age 95 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. She was born in Monroe County, Iowa on February 3, 1921, the daughter of Austin Lee and Aleafa Leona (Platt) Hiatt. Bette graduated from Moravia High School in 1937. Bette was united in marriage to Jake Day. They later divorced. She was then united in marriage...
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Phyllis Henderson

August 10, 1942 - April 9, 2016

Phyllis Elaine (White) Henderson of Marion, Iowa formerly of Moravia, Iowa passed away at the age of 73 on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at St Luke's Hospice Care Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was born August 10, 1942 in Mason City, Iowa to Lowell and Virginia (Bohen) Peterson. She attended Mason City High School and Kirkwood Community College. Phyllis married Robert LeRoy White Jr. on...
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Frances Benell

August 10, 1939 - April 9, 2016

Frances Benell, age 76, of Moravia, Iowa died April 9, 2016 at her home in Moravia. Frances was born on August 10, 1939 in Moravia, Iowa, the daughter of Orel and Alice (Cox) Kaster. Frances played basketball at Moravia High School. She averaged 31 points a game her senior year. She graduated from Moravia High School in 1957. On July 2, 1958, she was united in marriage to Paul Benell Jr...
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Mario Hinojosa

June 3, 1984 - April 6, 2016

Mario Hinojosa, age 31 of Centerville, passed away Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Mario was born on June 3, 1984 in Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of Ray and Catarina (Villanueva) Hinojosa II. He loved to listen to country music, especially Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart." He very much enjoyed working with his hands, and taking things apart. He...
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Marie K. Clupny

May 2, 1934 - April 4, 2016

Marie K. Clupny, age 81 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, April 04, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. Marie was born to Albert and Minnie (Lewis) Olsen on May 2, 1934 in Jewell County, Kansas. On September 30, 1960 she was united in marriage to Frank Clupny. To this union was born one daughter, Elizabeth Clupny and one son, Francis Clupny. Marie liked to crochet,...
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Helen Louise Thomas

January 23, 1922 - March 31, 2016

Helen Louise Thomas, age 94 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. She was born in Appanoose County, Iowa on January 23, 1922, the daughter of Elmer and Isal Phelps. Helen attended school until sixth grade. She then took care of her nine siblings. Helen was united in marriage to Raymond Thomas on June 24, 1939 in Centerville. ...
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Vicki Moore

December 31, 1947 - March 30, 2016

Vicki Moore, age 68 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Wednesday evening, March 30, 2016 at her home. Vicki was born in Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1947, the daughter of Kenneth and Dolores (Thompson) Wagner. She attended Corwith-Wesley Schools and graduated with the Class of 1966. Following high school, Vicki attended the Allen Memorial Hospital School of Radiology in Waterloo, Iowa,...
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Ronald Walter Baran

June 24, 1949 - March 27, 2016

Ronald Walter Baran, age 66 of Mesa, Arizona passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa. There are no scheduled services at this time. Memorials have been established to the family of Ronald Baran and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home & Crematory, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Deloris Mae Clark

August 31, 1938 - March 26, 2016

Deloris Mae Clark, age 77 of Albia, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at her home. She was born to Lloyd and Grace (Ramey) Pister on August 31, 1938 in Seymour, Iowa. Deloris attended the Seymour Schools. In her earlier years, Deloris was employed for a brief period of time as a cook with a Corydon Nursing Home. She later managed an elderly...
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Robert "Bob" Rosencrants

September 25, 1927 - March 25, 2016

Robert "Bob" Rosencrants, age 88 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Friday, March 25, 2016, at Centerville Care Center. Bob was born on September 25, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Henry and Blanche (Luckett) Rosencrants. After graduating from Moravia High School, Bob joined the United States Navy on May 7, 1946. From Pearl Harbor to China, Bob enjoyed the opportunity to see the world...
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David Charles Hawk

September 26, 1961 - March 24, 2016

David Charles Hawk, age 54 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 at his home. David was born in Centerville, Iowa on September 26, 1961, the son of (Clem) Everett Hawk Jr. and (Alma) Charlene (Burns) Hawk. He graduated from Centerville High School. David enjoyed playing pool and watching all types of professional wrestling. Left to honor his memory are his...
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Charlene Hayes

January 11, 1934 - March 22, 2016

Best friends forever Mom and Me Picking flowers and climbing trees A shoulder to cry on, secrets to share Warm hearts and hands that really care ~ Unknown Donna Charlene Hayes, age 82, passed away March 22, 2016 at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, CA. Charlene was born on January 11, 1934 to Harvey & Cecelia (Davis) Crain in Centerville, IA. She was united in marriage to WIlbur...
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Roger Gene Sumpter

May 6, 1952 - March 21, 2016

Roger Gene Sumpter, age 63, died of heart disease on December 5, 2015, at his sister's home in Bakersfield, California, formerly of Centerville, Iowa and Husiford, Wisconsin. Roger is survived by his son, Michael Louis Sumpter, of Durango, Colorado, his daughters: Christel Rae Sumpter, of Centerville, Iowa, Kelli Jo Sumpter, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and, Terri Child Zummak, of Cedar Falls, Iowa,...
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Robert "Bob" Skidmore

August 13, 1938 - March 21, 2016

Robert "Bob" Skidmore, 77, of Centerville, passed away peacefully at home on March 21, 2016. Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara of Centerville; son, Bob of Des Moines, and daughters, Kandi (David) Rohrs of Auburn, Nebraska and Kelli Ann (Roger) Freeksen of Des Moines; and a sister, Carolyn (Bob) Bucklin of Des Moines. Bob was preceded in death by his mother, father, daughter, four...
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David Carl Stansberry

April 15, 1944 - March 19, 2016

David Carl Stansberry, age 71, of Chillicothe, Missouri, formerly of Moulton, Iowa, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Mosaic Life Care Medical Center in Saint Joseph, Missouri. David was born on April 15, 1944 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Everett Eugene and Beatrice (Roseleaf) Stansberry. He attended the Moulton Schools. He entered the United States Army on November 2, 1967. ...
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Sharon Mosher

October 30, 1945 - March 18, 2016

Sharon Mosher, age 70 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born in Templeton, Iowa on October 30, 1945, the daughter of Leo Leonard and Irene Mary (Steffes) Ertz. Sharon graduated from Manilla High School in 1963. She was united in marriage to Richard Mosher on September 25, 1987 in Ankeny, Iowa. Sharon held numerous jobs...
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Opal Walden

April 19, 1925 - March 9, 2016

Opal Walden, age 90, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 09, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born April 19, 1925 in Truax, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Bertha (Rhoads) Malin. Opal graduated from Centerville High School. Opal was united in marriage to John Walden in Centerville, Iowa on December 25, 1944. They celebrated sixty five years of...
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Isabelle Gruwell

December 15, 1928 - March 4, 2016

Isabelle Gruwell, age 87 of Somerset, Kentucky passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Somerset, Kentucky. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa has been entrusted with caring for the family. Condolences...
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Jimmie Ritter Harris

May 24, 1928 - March 3, 2016

Jimmie Ritter Harris, age 87, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 03, 2016 at the Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa. Jimmie was born in Centerville, Iowa on May 24, 1928, the son of James P. Harris and Ruth Ritter Carmer. He attended Centerville High School and graduated with the class of 1945. He then attended A.I.B. in Des Moines, Iowa. He was united in marriage to...
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Larry Junior Foglesong

April 17, 1944 - February 20, 2016

Larry Junior Foglesong, 71 of Moulton, Iowa, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by loved ones. Larry was born on April 17, 1944 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Ira and Juanita (Smith) Foglesong. He was raised on the family farm near Moulton, Iowa, a childhood that included working the farm field and milking the cows. Larry enjoyed his time being a student in the...
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Larry Eugene Bruce

July 19, 1940 - February 17, 2016

Larry Eugene Bruce, age 75 of Queen City, Missouri, went to be with his Savior on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri, due to a rare form of leukemia. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Pat) Wilmot Bruce of fifty five years and five months of Queen City, Missouri; a daughter, Penny Teresa Eddy and husband Christopher of Centerville, Iowa; a son,...
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Robert "Bob" Sacco

December 31, 1938 - February 10, 2016

Robert "Bob" Eugene Sacco, age 77 of Cincinnati, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at his home. Bob was born in Clarkdale, Iowa on December 31, 1938, the son of Charley and Mary (Valentine) Sacco. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Gwendolyn "Candy" McAfee on August 16, 1958 at St. Mary's in Centerville. To their marriage, they were...
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Betty Mae Shaffer

August 23, 1937 - February 10, 2016

Betty Mae Shaffer, age 78 of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at her home. There are no scheduled services at this time. Condolences may be expressed online at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.
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Twillia Rose Williams

January 3, 1934 - February 8, 2016

Twillia Rose Williams, age 82 of Newton, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Monday, February 08, 2016 at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa. Twillia was born to Paul and Carrie Hedgecock January 3, 1934 in Monroe County. Twillia spent her younger years in between Des Moines and Centerville, Iowa. She met and married Don Williams on August 19, 1950 at The Centerville Church of...
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Mary O'Donnell

October 10, 1941 - February 8, 2016

Mary O'Donnell, age 74 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, February 08, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born on October 10, 1941 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Pearl and Emma Ruth (Freeborn) Harris. Mary was a housewife most of her life. One of her favorite hobbies included reading books, especially westerns, mysteries, and Stephen King novels. Mary also...
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Perley Bennett

January 11, 1959 - February 5, 2016

Perley Bennett, age 57, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Friday, February 05, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.
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Dorothy "Dottie" Cornett

September 19, 1914 - February 4, 2016

Dorothy "Dottie" Cornett, age 101 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born in Appanoose County, Iowa on September 19, 1914, the daughter of Edward and Muriel (Fowler) Collins. Dottie graduated from Centerville High School. She served her country faithfully in the Navy during World War II. Dottie was united in marriage...
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Andrew "Andy" Lowe

February 17, 1946 - February 1, 2016

Andrew (Andy) Franklin Lowe, of Unionville, Missouri, passed away February 1st, 2016 in Columbia, Missouri, just 16 days away from his 70th birthday. Andy was born in Centerville, Iowa, February 17th, 1946 to Floyd and Wanda Lowe. He attended Putnam County Schools until graduating in 1964. After graduation, he moved to Kansas City, Mo and attended Diesel Mechanic School. In 1965, Andy was...
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Marietta McCannon

May 1, 1927 - February 1, 2016

Marietta McCannon, age 88 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Monday, February 01, 2016 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. Marietta was born May 1, 1927 to D.D. (Dot) and Mary (Matthews) Longley in Centerville, Iowa. She first attended school in Udell, Iowa, and later graduated from Centerville High School. Marietta was united in marriage to George McCannon on May 25, 1947. In 1951 they...
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Lillian Fenton

January 10, 1958 - February 1, 2016

Lillian Fenton, age 58 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Monday, February 01, 2016 at her residence. There are no scheduled services at this time. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.
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Daunita E. (White) Ash

May 12, 1932 - January 17, 2016

Daunita E. (White) Ash, age 83, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. She was born on May 12, 1932 in Caldwell Township, the daughter of Robert and Grace (Adams) Knott. Daunita received her education in the Exline Schools. She was united in marriage to Jesse White on June 19, 1949 in Chariton, Iowa and they were blessed with...
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Opal Blumer

January 3, 1917 - January 10, 2016

Opal Blumer, age 99 of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia, Iowa. She was born January 3, 1917 in Appanoose County, the daughter of Olin B. and Nannie (More) Swaim. She graduated from Unionville, Iowa High School in 1935. She was united in marriage to Clell Blumer on October 28, 1939. Opal enjoyed making quilts, gardening and canning...
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Micaela L. Wilson

June 17, 1934 - January 9, 2016

Micaela L. Wilson of Columbia, MO passed away January 9, 2016 at her home in Columbia. Micaela (Marjorie) was born June 17, 1934 in Concord, IL to Glen and Lela Eagle of Moulton, IA. Micaela worked most of her life in nursing and retired as a nursing home administrator. Her family moved to Moulton when she was very young and she spent most of childhood growing up in Moulton. ...
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Harold A. Lowe

March 31, 1917 - January 9, 2016

Harold Andrew Lowe, age 98, of Cincinnati, Iowa passed away Saturday, January 09, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. He was born in Brazil, Iowa on March 31, 1917, the fourth son of Edwin and Emma (Allison) Lowe. He went to school through the third grade in Brazil. At the age on nine his family moved to a two hundred sixty acre farm southwest of Cincinnati. Harold went...
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Karol Kimm

March 3, 1940 - December 27, 2015

Karol Kimm, age 75, of Numa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at his home in Numa, Iowa. He was born in Numa, Iowa on March 3, 1940, the son of William and Clara (Desper) Kimm. Karol graduated from Cincinnati (Iowa) High School in 1959. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Ver Steegt on June 5, 1959. The couple were blessed with five children, Barbara, Karl Robert "Bob,"...
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Vera L Stafford

August 2, 1919 - December 27, 2015

Vera Louise Stafford, age 96, of Centerville, Iowa, formerly of Seymour, Iowa, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab, Centerville. Vera was born August 2, 1919 in Mendota, Missouri to John and Antonietta (Saccaro) Sebben. She was united in marriage to Gerald Edwin Stafford on October 5, 1939 in Liberty, Missouri. From this union, they had two children, Gary...
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Josephine Vola

October 20, 1919 - December 24, 2015

Josephine (Gnatta) Vola, 96, passed away Thursday, December 24 2015, in Clive, Iowa. Jo, or Pena as her family called her, was born in Streepyville, Iowa, October 20, 1919 and is the daughter of Tony and Lena (Cardani) Gnatta. She lived in Seymour, Iowa, graduating from Seymour High School. She married John Vola, moved to Numa, Iowa and raised two children, Jean and Tony. Her...
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Virginia Rhoads

November 17, 1961 - December 23, 2015

Virginia Rhoads, age 54 of Melrose, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the Legacy Lodge in Chariton, Iowa. There will be no scheduled services at this time. Condolences may be expressed online at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.
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Jerry Morelock

April 30, 1964 - December 15, 2015

Jerry Morelock, age 51 of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at his home. Jerry was born April 30th, 1964 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of David and Evelyn (Stickler) Morelock. He was raised in Centerville and attended Centerville Schools. Jerry held numerous labor positions throughout his lifetime. He loved to spend time with family and...
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Virginia Meng

April 3, 1933 - December 15, 2015

Virginia L. Meng, 82, a longtime resident of Centerville, IA, died Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA. She was born on April 3rd, 1933 in Appleton, MN to Elizabeth (Chester) and Fred Waterfall. She graduated High School in Dawson MN and attended Mankato State University, majoring in Home Economics. Virginia was a millinery buyer for a large department store in...
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Ruth Benz

June 23, 1928 - December 5, 2015

Mrs. Betty Ruth (McCoy) Benz, age 87, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 5, 2015, in Littleton, Colorado, where she has resided for the last 2 ½ years. Ruth was born on June 23, 1928 to Taylor and Iva McCoy in Centerville. She was married to her husband, James Edward Benz in 1946. They lived for a short time near Moulton, Iowa, after their...
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Ronald Gene Rowe

July 12, 1943 - December 4, 2015

Ronald Gene Rowe, age 72 of Ottumwa, Iowa passed away Friday, December 04, 2015 at his home after a brave battle with Kidney Cancer. Ronald was born July 12, 1943 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Margorie Elliott. He served his country in The United States Army from 1960-1963. He was united in marriage to Linda Breckenridge on October 11, 1964. He was a carpet and flooring installer for over...
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Russell S. Swafford

July 21, 1924 - December 2, 2015

Russell S. Swafford, age 91 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born in Centerville, Iowa on July 21, 1924, the son of Gus and Gwendolyn Swafford. Russell entered the United States Navy on November 4, 1943. He served his country faithfully during World War II. Russell was honorably discharged from the Navy on May...
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Heather McClurg

February 28, 1973 - December 1, 2015

Heather Dawn McClurg age 42 of Exline, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Mayo's St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, after a long battle with Lupus. Heather was born February 28, 1973, the daughter of Ernest and Lynda (Ogden) Koltis. She attended Davenport West High School until her junior year. She graduated from Washington High School, in Washington, Iowa, the Class...
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Mary Lou Morrow

July 17, 1930 - November 28, 2015

Mary Lou Morrow, age 85 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away of natural causes peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, November 28, 2015 at The Continental/Homestead Assisted-Living in Centerville, Iowa. Mary Lou was born July 17, 1930 in Appanoose County Iowa to Verl and Marvel (Withrow) Perkins. She attended school in Exline, Iowa, and graduated from Centerville High School, Class of 1947. She did...
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JoElla Elaine Coatney

January 13, 1950 - November 27, 2015

JoElla Elaine Coatney, age 65 of Brazil, Iowa, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at her home. She was born January 13, 1950 in Albia, Iowa, the daughter of William Eugene "Gene" and Eleanora Elaine (Campbell) Watts. JoElla married Jerry H. Coatney on September 16, 1966 in Unionville, Missouri. To this union of marriage, they were blessed with three children, Jerry M., Kimberley J., and...
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Kathy Varner

March 11, 1953 - November 17, 2015

Kathy Varner, age 62 of Mystic, Iowa passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at her home. She was born March 11, 1953 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Twilah (Hunt) McVeigh. Kathy was united in marriage to Laurel Varner in Mystic, Iowa on April 1, 1972. They were blessed with two children, Chad and Tony. Kathy held numerous job positions throughout her lifetime. She first...
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Bonnie Jean Opperman

March 19, 1932 - November 12, 2015

Bonnie Jean Opperman, age 83 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at her home. Bonnie was born in Perry, Missouri on March 19, 1932 to James Newton Lowry and Arville Jane Patterson Lowry. She was united in marriage to Henry C. Opperman in Hannibal, Missouri on April 19, 1948. She enjoyed cooking for her family, canning, and working in her garden. Bonnie always...
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Helen L. Frakes

June 24, 1930 - November 9, 2015

Helen Lucille Frakes, age 85, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville. Helen was born June 24, 1930 in Genoa, Iowa, the daughter of Bill and Bertha (Himes) Sleeth. She was united in marriage to Doyle Frakes in Ottumwa, Iowa on March 20, 1974. Helen, along with her brothers and sisters, attended State School in...
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Willa Eleanor Moore

June 16, 1923 - November 8, 2015

Willa Eleanor Moore, age 92 of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Sunday, November 08, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville, Iowa. Eleanor was born June 16, 1923 in McLeansboro, Illinois, the daughter of Olin Dale and Retta Louise (Woodruff) Gammon. She graduated from McLeansboro High School in 1941. Following high school, Eleanor worked for a brief period of time as a...
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Trish Norquist-Jones

May 4, 1951 - November 6, 2015

Trish Norquist-Jones, age 64 of Exline, Iowa, passed away Friday, November 06, 2015 at her home. Trish was born on May 4, 1951 in Leon, Iowa, the middle child of J.B. Kelley and Valdene Clark. A sister of Mike and Dan, this beautiful red haired girl would begin her amazing journey of life! Raised in Centerville, Trish attended the Centerville School District, graduating from Centerville High...
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Pauline Sumpter

January 16, 1915 - October 30, 2015

Pauline Sumpter, age 100 of Claremont, California, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Pilgrim Place in Claremont, California. Pauline was born January 16, 1915, in Cincinnati, Iowa, the daughter of John and Goldie Mae (Starnes) Huffman. She graduated from Centerville High School and was a resident for 49 years until moving to California in 1964. ...
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Charles Edwin Herr, Sr.

August 17, 1925 - October 29, 2015

Charles Edwin Herr, age 90, of Centerville, passed away Thursday October 29, 2015 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab in Centerville. Charles Herr was born in Plano, Iowa to Vern and Alma Herr on August 17, 1925. He attended school in Plano and Centerville. At 17 he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Seabees during WWII. He served in New Zealand and other islands in the area. After returning...
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Kathy Cullor

October 14, 1949 - October 16, 2015

Kathy Cullor, age 66 of Cincinnati, Iowa passed away Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville, Iowa. She was born October 14, 1949 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Lyle and Glenna (Hawkins) Wells. Kathy graduated from Centerville High School in 1967. She was united in marriage to John Cullor on June 10, 1967 in Kirksville, Missouri. Kathy and...
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Steve Knorr

December 21, 1949 - October 16, 2015

Stephen Jon Knorr, 65, of Centerville, passed away quietly and peacefully early Friday morning on October 16, 2015, at his home with his family present. He was born December 21, 1949, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Centerville to George A. Knorr and Kathryn (Buban) Knorr Houser. Steve was raised in Centerville and graduated from Centerville High School in 1968, and from Centerville Community...
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Jacquetta "Jackie" Zemo

March 12, 1930 - October 12, 2015

Jacquetta "Jackie" Ilene Zemo, age 85 of Centerville, passed away Monday October 12, 2015 at her home. Jackie was born on March 12, 1930, in Pulaski, Iowa, the daughter of Isaac and Grace (Walter) Guinn. She graduated from Pulaski High School, in Pulaski, Iowa. Jackie was united in marriage to Rudolph (Rudy) Zemo in Unionville, Missouri. They recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. She...
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Charles Ralph Turner

March 18, 1937 - October 11, 2015

Charles Ralph Turner, age 78 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at his home. He was born March 18, 1937 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Bert Alonzo and Dorothy (Broshar) Turner. Charlie graduated from Moravia High School in 1955. He later earned his Bachelor's degree in Engineering. He was united in marriage to Helen JoAnn Moore in Moravia, Iowa on March 23, 1958 and to...
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Rosemary Mikels

March 5, 1937 - October 10, 2015

Rosemary Mikels, 78 of Centerville, Iowa passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Oct 10, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Rosemary was born on March 5th, 1937 in Centerville, Iowa, to Beulah(Boyer) Quick and Charles Quick. She attended Centerville High School. Rosemary was united in marriage to Martin (Whitey) Burkland in 1954, with this marriage came two daughters, Dana...
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Leona Stock

April 9, 1938 - October 7, 2015

Leona M. Stock, age 77 of LeClaire, Iowa, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at her daughter's home. Leona was raised by her Aunt and Uncle, Carl and Nora Fenton of Jerome, Iowa. She graduated from Mystic Public High School in 1956. Leona married Larry Foster of Brazil, Iowa, and they had three children. She retired from Alcoa in 1993. Leona later...
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Edna Downard

June 24, 1924 - October 6, 2015

Edna Luciel Downard, age 91, of Moravia, Iowa passed away Tuesday, October 06, 2015 at the Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born June 24, 1924 on her family's farm south of Moravia, Iowa, the daughter of Doug and Elizabeth (Miller) Turner. Edna and her family attended Sunday school and church services at the Wesley Chapel Church, south of Moravia near Hiattsville. Her...
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Barbara Montenegro Armstrong

October 25, 1924 - October 4, 2015

Barbara M. Armstrong, age 90, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Sunday, October 04, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. There will be no funeral services at this time. Lange Funeral Home of Centerville has been entrusted with caring for Barbara and her family. Memorials for the family may be sent to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th Street Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may...
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Rose Pratte

July 24, 1941 - October 3, 2015

Rose Pratte, age 74 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Rose was born July 24, 1941 in Numa, Iowa, the daughter of Truman and Avel (Stevens) Collins. Rose worked for Golden Age Care Center, Easters, Hy-Vee Kitchen, and Centerville Schools. She enjoyed being out in the public. Her hobbies included Quilting, Scrapbooking,...
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Mariam "Lorene" Lowe

September 8, 1924 - October 2, 2015

Mariam "Lorene" Lowe, age 91 of Cincinnati, Iowa, passed away Friday, October 02, 2015 at her home. Lorene was born September 8, 1924 in rural Cincinnati, Iowa, the daughter of Marion and Izetta (Ross) Hudson. She grew up outside of Cincinnati, and graduated from Cincinnati High School in 1942. Lorene then began teaching in the country schools around Cincinnati. Later, she taught third and...
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Penny Dawson

May 10, 1957 - September 30, 2015

Penny Dawson, age 58 of Centerville, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at the Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa. Penny was born May 10, 1957 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Peggy (Crowder) Coady Sr.. She worked as a supervisor for many years at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. She married Dave Dawson on November 1, 1975, in Centerville, Iowa. Her favorite...
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Craig Stater, DMD, DDS

May 27, 1947 - September 20, 2015

Craig D. Stater, DMD, DDS, age 68 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at his home. Craig Douglas Stater was born to Delbert & Mildred Stater on May 27, 1947 in Ottumwa, IA. In his early years, he enjoyed pestering his older sister Connie Jo (Craig Burnside) and riding along on Lowenberg Bakery deliveries with his dad. He was proud to have achieved the rank of Eagle...
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Rick Harper

August 12, 1952 - September 20, 2015

Rick Clay Harper, age 63, of Moravia, Iowa passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. He was born August 12th, 1952 in Bloomfield, Iowa, to Deverre Harper and Mattie Mills. He graduated from Davis County High School and then later received a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and Landscape Design from Iowa State University. Rick was able to spend 22...
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Ivan J. Walter

October 14, 1915 - September 13, 2015

Ivan J. Walter, a long time resident of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Long Term Care in Centerville, Iowa at the age of 99 years and 11 months. Ivan was born October 14, 1915 to John and Estella (Sheilds) Walter in Wyoming where his family owned a horse ranch. Ivan was the 8th and last child born to John and Estella, and the only boy. When Ivan was 9 his father...
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Laura E. Shondel

August 15, 1958 - September 10, 2015

Laura E. Shondel, age 57 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. She was born August 15, 1958 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Jim and Angeline (Brookhart) Bennett. Laura graduated from Davenport West High School in 1976. She was united in marriage to Virgil Shondel, Sr. on December 31, 1978 in Rock Island, Illinois. Virgil...
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Wayne Red Sampson

July 9, 1936 - September 6, 2015

Wayne "Red" Sampson, age 79 of Moravia, Iowa, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa on September 6 after a valiant 13 month battle with leukemia. Red was born on July 9, 1936 in Carroll, Iowa to Lillian (Scharnweber) Sampson and Clarence Sampson. He spent his boyhood days in Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1954. Carroll is also where he began a long career in...
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Lois E. Yates

August 23, 1922 - September 2, 2015

Lois Elisabeth Yates, 93, of Moravia, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Monroe County Care Center in Albia, Iowa. She was born August 23, 1922 in Flat, Missouri to Elias Abraham O'Dell and Frances Eugenie (Tomlinson) O'Dell. She graduated from Tuscumbia High School in Tuscumbia, Missouri. Lois married LaMoine Omer Yates on May 23, 1942 in Lancaster, Missouri. Lois was a member...
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Larry D. Hiatt

December 29, 1947 - September 1, 2015

Larry Hiatt, age 67 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Larry was born in Centerville, Iowa on December 29, 1947, the son of Carl and Lela (Davis) Hiatt. He grew up in Moravia, Iowa and graduated from Moravia High School in 1966. He was united in marriage to Mary Kay Spencer on November 23, 1968 in Moravia, Iowa, and to...
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Joseph Price

November 2, 1961 - August 27, 2015

Joseph Price, age 53 of Unionville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. There are no scheduled services at this time. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Price Family. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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Francis Clyde "Chew" Strickler

April 21, 1931 - August 21, 2015

Francis Clyde (Chew) Strickler, age 84, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, took his final trip on the highway to heaven on August 21, 2015. His trip originated at the Pax Villa Hospice in Edinburg, Texas. Clyde enjoyed gardening and watching the birds come to his feeder, especially the parrots. He loved growing his flowers. If it didn't bloom, he didn't plant it. Clyde also held precious the...
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Mary E. Coffman

May 14, 1938 - August 21, 2015

Mary E. Coffman, age 77 of Exline, Iowa passed away Friday morning, August 21, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Mary was born May 14, 1938 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Cecile and Lucile (Vogt) Delp. Mary enjoyed life. She loved attending numerous Exline community events held at the Exline Community Center, such as the annual Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine's Day...
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Harold Hayes

November 11, 1950 - August 20, 2015

Harold Eugene Hayes, age 64, of Centerville, passed away August 20, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Central Iowa at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Harold was born November 11, 1950 in Centerville to Orville and Vera (Anderson) Hayes. He grew up and attended school in Centerville. Harold served his country in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Carol Ramsey and to...
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Virginia Clark

October 18, 1931 - August 18, 2015

Virginia Clark, age 83, of Mystic, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Virginia was born on October 18, 1931 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Martin and Lillian "Lillie" (Roby) Clemons. She was united in marriage to James C. Clark, Sr. on October 18, 1946 in Mystic, Iowa. From this union, five children were born, John, James, Janis,...
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George Kruzich

August 15, 1937 - August 17, 2015

George Kruzich, age 78, of Seymour, Iowa, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. George was born August 15, 1937, in Diamond, Iowa, the son of John Paul and Rose Elizabeth (Watts) Kruzich. George attended country school in Diamond, Brazil, Plano, and graduated from Centerville High School in 1955. He was united in marriage to Hazel Anne Ferren on November 1,...
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Joe N. Wilson

November 1, 1922 - August 13, 2015

Joe Wilson, age 92 of Centerville, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. Joe was born on November 1, 1922 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Delazon "Dell" and Lucy "Glenn" ( Guernsey) Wilson. He graduated from Unionville High School in Unionville, Iowa, went to Centerville Junior College, and took Electrical Engineering Courses while in the Naval...
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Mildred Bankson

July 25, 1927 - August 11, 2015

Mildred Bankson, age 88, of Mystic, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Homestead of Centerville, Iowa. Mildred was born July 25, 1927 in Pollock, Missouri, the daughter of Alfred and Jessie (Glasgow) Crouse. She married Don Bankson on December 31, 1953. She was employed through McGraw Edison for many years. She loved to fish, cook, and holding babies. She enjoyed gardening...
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Floyd Shinn

October 15, 1920 - August 8, 2015

Floyd A. Shinn, age 94, of Centerville, Iowa, died August 8, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab, Centerville. He was born October 15, 1920 in Livonia, Missouri, the son of Eldress and Myrtle (Garr) Shinn. Floyd entered the United States Army on October 19, 1942. He served his country faithfully in the 127th infantry during World War II. Floyd was honorably discharged on November 4,...
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