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Carol "Ossie" Sobotka - August 28, 2014

Carol Wayne Sobotka, better known as Oss, was born on November 25, 1935 in Creston, Iowa to Otto and Albena (Jezek) Sobotka and passed away August 28, 2014. Oss graduated from Diagonal Community School in 1953, and in the fall he enlisted in the service and spent part of his tour of duty in Japan during the Korean Conflict. Oss often told "interesting" stories from these years. On February 11, 1956, Carol married Arlene (Butt). Their life...

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Norma Beggs - August 25, 2014

Norma Beggs, 83, of Clearfield passed away August 25, 2014 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Clearfield United Methodist Church. Rev. Shurmaine McAlpine and Rev. Tim Maxa will officiate the service. Visitation will follow the memorial service on Friday at the Clearfield United Methodist Church. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date. Memorials are...

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Judy Fletchall - August 22, 2014

Judy Ann Fletchall, daughter of Albert R. and Helen G. (Hamilton) Stevens, was born at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Missouri on June 24, 1949. Judy grew up at Grant City and on June 1, 1965, she married Charles Leroy Fletchall. Judy and Charlie lived in Grant City and she worked at the Grant City Cap Factory before the birth of her son, Jeff. Shortly after the birth of Jeff, the family moved to Mount Ayr which would become her home. The...

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Georgia Etta "Grandma GG" Kinne - August 22, 2014

Georgia Etta Kinne was born March 26, 1921 to Roy Francis and Geneva Elnora (Neely) Hainey in Barnard, Missouri during a blizzard. She departed this life on August 22, 2014. The Hainey family ran a family dairy business with Georgia Etta serving the role of delivery girl. She graduated from Barnard High School and attended some college in Maryville. On March 30, 1940, she was united in marriage to Donald Ross Kinne in Troy, Kansas. This...

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Lowell Schaefer - August 20, 2014

Lowell Raymond Schaefer was born the third of four children to Bernice Lewie (Madison) and Harold William Schaefer on September 15, 1923 at their homestead near Creston, IA. He attended Country School around the Creston area. On August 1, 1942 he was united in marriage to Lois Maxine Collier in Rockport, Missouri. To this union five children were born. Carl Raymond, Gerald Lee, Gwendolyn Kay, Kenneth Dale and Michael Dean. In 1944,...

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Jerry "Oscar" Bowen - August 19, 2014

Jerry Max Bowen, better known as Oscar or "Big O", was born at the home in Benton, Iowa on August 28, 1948 to James and Ruby (Smith) Bowen. After graduating from Mount Ayr High School, Oscar lived and worked in Cedar Rapids and Fort Madison, Iowa. He returned to Mount Ayr and operated the Phillips 66 for several years. Oscar married Donna Powell and they have a son, Clint. They later divorced. Oscar then went to work for Bud Beymer at...

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Gerald R. "Newt" Gardner - August 11, 2014

Gerald Roy Gardner, better known as Newt, passed away in the Mount Ayr Health Care Center August 11, 2014 at the age of 91. Gerald, one of five boys born to Roy and Madge Gardner, was born November 8, 1922 in Mount Ayr, IA. He graduated from Mount Ayr in 1940 and on January 22, 1950, was united in marriage to Mary Jane Huddleston in Hiawatha, Kansas. They were blessed with five children, Richard, Jerry, Linda, Pat, and Lynn. Gerald was...

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Helen Banks Padgitt - August 7, 2014

Helen Mae Banks Padgitt was born June 14, 1938 in Leon, Iowa, to Glen and Hazel (Harris) Banks. She passed away at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa on August 7, 2014 at the age of 76. Helen suffered an injury at birth, which caused her lifelong physical disability. Though she battled physical limitations, they never dampened her enjoyment of life or her many accomplishments. Not only did Helen learn to speak and walk, she...

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Vera M. Carson - August 2, 2014

Vera Madeline was born August 6, 1918 to John F. and Anna C. (Holms) Haidsiak in the family farm home near Bedford, Iowa. There were two world-wide crisis at this time – World War I and the deadly flu epidemic, but Vera made the world better bringing sunshine and happiness to her parents and six older siblings. She had always heard that her siblings had all been born in Nebraska and on her first memorable trip there and hearing Dad say, ...

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Charles E. Black - July 29, 2014

Charles E. Black, 76, of Canton, Illinois passed away at 8:23 pm Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton, Illinois. He was born June 9, 1938 in Mt. Ayr, Iowa to Ernest and Sadie (Hensley) Black. They preceded him in death. Surviving are two children, Missy (Joel) DeTella of Mokena, Illinois and Craig (Annie Kormick) Black of West Peoria, Illinois; two grandchildren, Mia and Michael DeTella; and four sisters, Betty...

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