Floyd A. Shinn, age 94, of Centerville, Iowa, died August 8, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab, Centerville. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Micaiah Stanley officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in the Sharon Chapel Cemetery, Centerville. A visitation will take place on Thursday at the funeral home, with the family greeting friends from 11am-1 pm. Memorials have been established to the Appanoose County Veterans Affairs and may be mailed toRead More
VIRGINIA FITCH OTTUMWA-Virginia Fitch, 85, of Ottumwa, died at 3:17 a.m. August 6, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. She was born August 3, 1930 in Hector, AR to George and Myrtle Ann Pritcher Poe. She married Fremont Fitch on April 18, 1947. He preceded her in death. A resident of Des Moines most of her life, Virginia had worked in housekeeping at Bankers Life and in private homes. Surviving is a daughter, Judy Brown of Ottumwa; two grandchildren, George (Minnie) Brown Jr. of Ottumwa and Becky Brown; three great-grandchildren, Beth,Read More
MARY KOPSIEKER HEDRICK-Mary Elizabeth Kopsieker, 71, of Hedrick, died August 4, 2015 at her home. She was born May 29, 1944 in Ottumwa to Clarence and Lela Osterfoss Kopsieker. A graduate of Hedrick High School and William Penn College, Mary earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She taught in Hedrick Community Schools and Area Education Agency in Elkader. Mary retired from Mt. Pleasant Community Schools after 20 years of service where she started the Gifted and Talented Program. She enjoyed presenting Laura Ingalls WilderRead More
Lee Carlberg, 75, of Eldon, IA passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015 at his home. As were Lee’s wishes, his body will be cremated. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Kremer Funeral Home in Eldon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be used for his grandchildren’s education. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.kremerfh.com.
PHILLIP GATES OTTUMWA-Phillip Benjamin Gates, 76, of 506 W. Fourth St., died at 8:05 p.m. August 4, 2015 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He was born November 17, 1938 in Ottumwa to William Avery and Bessie Ellen Holton Gates. He married Gladys W. Mallory on November 5, 1960. A 1958 graduate of Ottumwa High School, he served 13 years with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and also served with the Iowa Army National Guard. He worked for 28 years for Ottumwa Police Department, retiring as Chief of Police in 1989. Read More
Beverly Smith, age 81, of Seymour, Iowa passed away Wednesday, August 05, 2015. Cremation has been accorded and there are no scheduled memorial services at this time. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Smith family. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
Phillip Craig Foglesong, age 60, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 6 pm, Friday, August 7, 2015 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Centerville with Rev. Jeremy McElvain officiating. A visitation will take place at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church from 3-6 pm on Friday. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville. Memorials have been established to either theRead More
CONNIE DICKEY HEDRICK – Connie Lou Dickey, 72, of Hedrick died at 6:45 p.m. August 1, 2015 at Ridgewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Ottumwa. She was born February 17, 1943 in Sigourney to Raymond and Ruth Souer Snakenberg. She married Loren Lee Dickey September 20, 1958. He preceded her in death February 13, 2002. Having attended Hedrick High School, Connie was a homemaker and helped her husband farm. She also worked with Julie McKay making crafts and candles. She enjoyed attending the Iowa State Fair, could mend anything andRead More
DENNIS PENCE OTTUMWA – Dennis R. Pence, 65, of Ottumwa died at 9:10 p.m. August 1, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa after a courageous battle with ALS. He was born March 17, 1950 in Ottumwa to Rayburn and Lucile Pilcher Pence. He married Debra Anne Terrell on November 7, 1970. A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1968, he served in the Iowa Army National Guard from 1969 – 1975. He had worked for Bimco in Bloomfield and for 36 years at Winbco Tank Co. in Ottumwa, retiring inRead More
RHONDA DENATO OTTUMWA-Rhonda Kay Denato, 49, of 524 Bryan Rd., died August 2, 2015 at Philip Hospital in Philip, SD as a result of a motorcycle accident on her way to Sturgis, SD. She was born May 17, 1966 in Trenton, MO to Ronald Dean and Carolyn Kay Bucy Hammack. She married Rick Bennett and they later divorced. She married Craig Denato on July 1, 2004. A 1984 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Rhonda earned an Associate Degree from Indian Hill Community College. She worked at her family’s business atRead More
CLIFFORD BEAVER OTTUMWA- Clifford Louis Beaver, 95, of 1009 Lillian, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was born October 14, 1919 in Durham, IA to Samuel Louis and Hester Van Alst Beaver. He married Leta M. Johnston on December 20, 1941 in Unionville, MO. They had been together 70 years when she preceded him in death on September 6, 2012. He attended schools in Eureka and Harvey, IA, and lived in Harvey before moving to Ottumwa. He wasRead More
FRANCIS HARBOUR OTTUMWA -Francis Hardy Harbour, 95, of Ottumwa, died at 8:40 a.m. August 3, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. He was born on December 16, 1919 in Davis County, IA to Logan and Eva Vern Hardy Harbour. He married Helen Louise McCreery on June 21, 1943 in Boston, MA. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2006. Francis attended the Davis County public schools, and on December 4, 1941 he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, serving two enlistments. While in a Marine hospital, his ship,Read More
Marvin Walter, age 93 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Monday August 3, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, August 7, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Reverend Steven Lloyd Hanson officiating. Interment will follow in the Zoar Cemetery in Exline, Iowa with full Military Honors. A visitation will held on Thursday at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory from 9 AM-7 PM, with the family present from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been establishedRead More
Hazel Adams age 87 of Humeston, Iowa, formerly of Cincinnati, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Circle of Life Hospice in Chariton, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 02:00 PM, Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Sharon Johnson officiating. A visitation will be held on Saturday at Lange Funeral Home from 9AM-6PM, with the family present from 4-6 PM. Interment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to theRead More
KATHY JONES OTTUMWA-Hazel Kathleen Jones, 59, of 518 E. Main, died at 3:05 p.m. July 30, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. She was born February 7, 1956 in Red Oak, IA to George Donald and Mabel Elizabeth Allen Hood. A resident of Ottumwa most of her life, she had worked at APAC for 8 years and then at Taco Bell for 7 years. Kathy enjoyed playing in a pool league and crocheting. Surviving are two daughters, Dawn Walters of Galesburg, IL and Jennifer Scott of Ottumwa; two sons KyleRead More
JOYCE HECKART OTTUMWA-Joyce A. Heckart, 80, of #5 Bell Dr., died July 30, 2015 at her home. She was born August 25, 1934 in Ottumwa to Louis H. and Lenna Stocker Morrell. She married Robert L. Heckart on March 1, 1952. Joyce had worked as secretary for Bud Heckart & Sons, Inc. After she was diagnosed with cancer, she became an avid supporter for “Relay for Life”. She was a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene. She treasured her family, loved her grandchildren and her Lord. Surviving is herRead More
SAMUEL STEWART OTTUMWA- Samuel J. Stewart, 59, of 21451 132nd St. died at 3:27 p.m. July 29, 2015 at his home. He was born July 9, 1956 in Ottumwa to Rex and Rose Mary Johnston Stewart. He married June Cortesio. A graduate of Eddyville High School, he farmed and raised cattle. He had worked at Klodt Elevator, Tolle Feed Service, C&J Bulldozing, and owned and operated his own trucking business prior to his illness. Sam was a member of the NRA and was an outdoor person. He enjoyed hunting withRead More
CRAIG MORAIN OTTUMWA-Craig William Morain, 64, of 827 Albia Rd., died at 7:13 p.m. July 29, 2015 at Ridgewood Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born November 4, 1950 in Ottumwa to Keith and Margie Carnes Morain. He attended North Dakota State University and Iowa State University, Craig had worked at Wingers, had farmed and owned and operated the East End Country Club. Surviving is his mother, Margie Bitner of Ottumwa; a son, Dustin William Beberstein of Bloomfield; and a grandson, Tevor Smith. He was preceded in death by hisRead More
CLEO SYLVESTER HEDRICK- Cleo Francis Sylvester, 78, of Hedrick and formerly of Highland Center died at 9:55 p.m. July 29, 2015 at the Keokuk Co. Health Center in Sigourney. He was born on April 12, 1937 in Ottumwa, IA to David M. and Alva Sauer Sylvester. A graduate of Hedrick High School in 1956, he farmed most of his life north of Highland Center. Surviving are two brothers, David Deane Sylvester of Hedrick and Lloyd Sylvester of Cedar Rapids and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death byRead More
DOROTHY CHILES OTTUMWA- Dorothy L. Chiles, 90, of Ottumwa, died at 2:45 p.m. July 29, 2015 at Vista Woods Care Center. She was born August 22, 1924 near Pleasant Plain, IA to Walter and Etha Mae Statler Bray.. She married William R. Chiles on January 3, 1949. He preceded her in death on February 19, 1999. A graduate of Pleasant Plain High School, she attended Iowa Success School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ottumwa Regional Health Center Auxiliary, Ottumwa Police Association Auxiliary and Ottumwa Women’sRead More
John Douglas “J.D.” Downard, age 66 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home in Moravia, Iowa with Pastor Dennis Doud officiating. Burial will follow in the Haines Cemetery, north of Centerville. A visitation will take place at the funeral home on Monday, from 10 am-8 pm, with the Downard Family greeting friends from6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, an open memorial has been established inRead More
The Birmingham Volunteer Fire Department will host its 8th Annual Fun Run and Benefit Ride Sat. Aug. 8th. Sign in at 10 ride starts at 10:30 at Pam’s Place in Birmingham with 6 stops then back to Birmingham for an auction, dinner and D.J.
Thurs., July 30 Sweet Corn Serenade & Craft Show Downtown Oskaloosa noon to 9 pm. Music by Diana Upton-Hill is sponsored by Bank Iowa from 5:30 – 7:30. Enjoy food, craft and product vendors beginning at noon. Kid’s events to start at 4 pm include Fun with Mahaska County Farm Bureau, YMCA, Community 1st Train rides, Balloons by Terrific Tom, Giant Slide and pedal tractor pull. Registration for the Hawkeye Pedal Pull is from 5:30 – 6, with the pull beginning at 6 pm. Pie baking contest begins at 5:30Read More
The Centerville Fire Department will be hosting the 9th Annual Car Show this Saturday on the square. It will be from 8-5, registration will be from 10 to noon with trophies given away at 4:00. They will be having a dunk tank, specialized vendors, a jump house for kids and a poker walk.