Melissa Lambrecht

 

Doris Drummond

Doris Ruth Forsythe Drummond, age 84 of Centerville, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday at Lange Funeral Home, with the family present from 6-8 PM.  Interment will follow in the Sunset View Cemetery, Moulton, Iowa.  In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the family of Doris Drummond and may be mailed to Lange FuneralRead More


Rudolph “Rudy” William Blozovich

Rudolph “Rudy” William Blozovich, age 100, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am, Friday, July 31, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville with Father Mike Volkmer officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Centerville.  A visitation will be held at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville on Thursday, with the family greeting friends from 6-8 pm.  A Rosary will be conducted at 7 pm.  In lieu of flowers,Read More


Linda Proctor

Linda Proctor, age 66 of Melrose, Iowa, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at her home. An open visitation will be held at Lange Funeral Home in Moravia, Iowa, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 9 am-3 PM, with the family greeting friends from 1-3 pm.  Cremation will follow the visitation.  Inurnment of the cremains will take place at a later date in the Brushy Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to either HCI (Formerly Hospice of Central Iowa) or to the Family of Linda Proctor and may be mailed toRead More


Tim Montegna

Tim Montegna, age 51 of Allerton, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Father Mike Volkmer officiating.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday at Lange Funeral Home, with the family present from 6-8 PM.  Cremation will follow the funeral service.  Inurnment will follow at the Oakland Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the funeral expenses of Tim Montegna and may beRead More


Aug. 8 – Taste of Bonaparte


Aug. 2 – Grass Between the Rails

BLAKESBURG—With funding from Humanities of Iowa, Blakesburg Historical Preservation Society is sponsoring “Grass Between the Rails” with presenter Denny Rehder, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 2, at Blakesburg Elementary Cafeteria, located on Wilson Street at the south edge of town. Anyone interested in the story of railroad development in Iowa will enjoy the unique blend of stories and original folk songs describing development of railroads in Iowa including local stories of “Worst Wreck Ever”, remembrance of “The One Elephant Circus” and the rollicking “Doodlebug”.   Also featured will be informationRead More


July 30 – Sweet Corn Serenade


Victoria DePaula

Victoria DePaula, age 63 of Cincinnati, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Oakwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Albia, Iowa. Services are pending at this time. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com, or mailed to Lange Funeral Home 1900 S. 18th St. Centerville, Iowa 52544.


Betty Poland

Betty Poland, age 89 of Unionville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday July 22, 2015, at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.   Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 25, 2015 with Pastor Gene Weece officiating.  A memorial has been established to the St. Johns Cemetery and may be left at Lange Funeral Home or mailed to St. John Cemetery Association, c/o Gary Godfrey, Treasurer, 31907 State Hwy F, Unionville, MO, 63565.  Condolences may be left atwww.langefh.com


July 31 – Brews and Brushes

Hotel Ottumwa presents “Brews and Brushes” fundraiser for the American Gothic House Center   Ottumwa— Join Hotel Ottumwa for the “Brews and Brushes” fundraiser on Friday, July 31 from 6-9 p.m. in the hotel’s grand and spacious ballroom. Spend an evening painting alongside local artist Chris Abigt as she provides step-by-step instructions to complete your own masterpiece. The painting is an original work by Abigt titled “American Gothic Flowers”, which will make a lovely addition to any home. All paint and supplies will be provided. Doors open early at 5 p.m. with food and full-bar available forRead More


Helen Eva Moore

                    HELEN MOORE OTTUMWA-Helen Eva Moore, 103, formerly of 425 N. Hancock, died at 7:46 p.m. July 20, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. She was born June 18, 1912 in Avery, IA to Charles W. and Effie Eloral Pyle Stewart.  She married Galen E. Moore on January 27, 1945.  He preceded her in death on April 21, 2001. A graduate of Colfax High School and Ottumwa Beauty Academy, Helen was a hairdresser in Ottumwa for 29 years.  She had workedRead More


Charles Patrick Kaake

              PAT KAAKE OTTUMWA – Charles Patrick Kaake, 65, of 722 Lee Ave. died July 18, 2015 at his home. He was born May 31, 1950 in Amarillo, TX to Charles Hamilton Kaake and Irene Paris. A resident of Ottumwa most of his life, he worked as a forklift operator for John Deere Ottumwa Works, retiring in 2003. He had been a devoted bell ringer and volunteer for the Salvation Army. Surviving are two sons, David Yeoman (Stacey Harland) of Ottumwa, Jim Kaake (AmandaRead More


Susan Ellingson

Susan Ellingson, age 68 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday July 21, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Services are pending at this time.  Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com or mailed to Lange Funeral Home 1900 S. 18th St. Centerville, Iowa 52544


Cornelius “Neil” Harriss

 NEIL HARRISS OTTUMWA-Cornelius “Neil” Harriss, 94, of Ottumwa, passed away July 21, 2015 at Vista Woods Care Center. He was born October 3, 1920 in Du Quoin, IL to James Cornelius and Mary Evelyn Whitlock Harriss.  He married Mary I. Harriss on July 25, 1945.  She preceded him  in death on March 20, 2015.  This Saturday they will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in the presence of their Lord. A graduate of Du Quoin Township High School in 1939, Neil served with the Army Air Corps 487th Heavy Bomber GroupRead More


Aug. 8 – Davis County Rural School Reunion

Davis County Iowa Rural School Reunion Drakesville City Park Shelter Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. Bring covered dish Drinks are furnished


July 31 – Aug. 1 – Trains, Planes, Boats, and Automobiles


Aug. 8 – BaconTown


Topsy Ogden

 TOPSY OGDEN OTTUMWA-Nellie Marie “Topsy” Ogden, 84, of 1220 Lillian St., passed away at 12:05 p.m. July 20, 2015 at Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield. She was born September 10, 1930 in Ottumwa to Charles and Nellie Yates Rupe.  She married the love of her life, Herb H. Ogden on January 9, 1950. A 1948 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Topsy was a homemaker. She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #114 Auxiliary. She gave 54 years of dedication and service to the Working Man’s Christmas PartyRead More


Owanda Blakley

 OWANDA BLAKLEY SIGOURNEY- Owanda Blakley, 68, of Sigourney, formerly of Ottumwa, died July 17, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. She was born on March 25, 1947 in Ottumwa to Orlo Arthur and Emily Rebekah Brando Penrod. Owanda was a 1965 graduate of Ottumwa High School and had been a resident of Sigourney for over 20 years.  She had worked as a nursing assistant at several  nursing homes and had been employed at First Resources in Sigourney. She was a member of the WashingtonRead More


Roger McElderry

Roger McElderry, age 69 of Exline, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Comfort Hospice House in Pella, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 pm, Friday, July 24, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville. An open visitation will follow the service at the funeral home until 5 pm. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Exline Cemetery, Exline, Iowa. Memorial contributions have been established to the Roger McElderry Family and may be mailed to Lange Funeral HomeRead More


Yvonne Wardrip Kirsch

Yvonne Wardrip Kirsch, age 80 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Private services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to HCI Hospice Care Services and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.  Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Kirsch Family.


Ruth Esther Haifley

 Ruth Esther Haifley, age 88 of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield, IA. Visitation for family and friends will be 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, July 23, 2015 at Church of the Nazarene prior to the service. Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Howard Innis officiating.  Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery,  Fairfield, IA. Memorials can be made to the family or Church of the Nazarene.  Cards and memorials can be sentRead More


Leah J. Pilkenton

Leah J. Pilkenton age 87 of Mystic, Iowa, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville.  Inurnment will take place in the Highland Cemetery, Mystic, Iowa at a later date.  Memorial contributions have been established to the family of Leah Pilkenton and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.  Condolences may be shared onlineRead More


Sheri Guthrie

 SHERI GUTHRIE OTTUMWA – Sheri Lynn Guthrie, 57, of Ottumwa died at 2:31 p.m. July 17, 2015 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born September 20, 1957 in Ottumwa to James Oscar and Vetra Melrose Padget Covert.  Growing up in the Ottumwa area, she had a happy and loving c  childhood.  Sheri had four children, Wendy (Jess) Covert Mills, Shannon Smith, James (Dawnie) Smith and Joshua Ware.  Sheri was also blessed with six  grandchildren. Sheri was a kind and loving mother, grandma, aunt and sister.  She wasRead More


Kimmie Fiedler

 KIMMIE FIEDLER OTTUMWA- Kimmie Lou Fiedler, 47, of 4680 118th Ave. died at 4:32 p.m. July 17, 2015 at her home. She was born January 3, 1968 in Iowa City to James and Bonnie Brooks Sellwood.  She married Henry Eugene Fiedler August 8, 2008. A resident of Ottumwa all of her life, she had worked at the Canteen and Casey’s on W. Second Street.  She loved her animals, enjoyed fishing and taking nature  walks. Surviving is her husband; a son, Gregory S. (April Rowe) Guffey of Ottumwa; two step-daughters, KristiRead More