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.
Steven Johnson, age 77 of Seymour, Iowa, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 in his home following a brief illness. Steve will be missed by friends and family members who are invited to a memorial gathering at the Seymour Community Center on Saturday, August 1 at 11:00 am. There are no scheduled services at this time. The Family has entrusted Lange Funeral Home with the care of Steven and his family. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com. Memorials may be sent to Lange Funeral Home 1900 S. 18th St. Read More
BBQ Rib Cook Off and Apple Pie Contest Come to the KD Center in Eldon on Saturday, August 1st, for some scrumptious ribs and delicious apple pie. Enter the rib cook off or apple pie contest or come for the meal that follows the judging. A pie auction will be held after the contests. Ribs, cole slaw, baked beans, apple pie, tea and lemonade will be served from 5:00 to 6:00. Come to Eldon to relax, set in the shade, visit with friends, make new friends! The event is sponsoredRead More
ROYLENE JOHNSON OTTUMWA-Roylene May Johnson, 77, of 288 E. Rochester, died at 12:51 p.m. July 26, 2015 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. She was born May 26, 1938 in Iowa City to Roy L. and Rose M. Cerny Scott. She married Virgil Johnson Jr. on November 11, 1989. A 1956 graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Iowa City, Roylene moved to Mt. Pleasant then to Ottumwa in 1964. She was co-owner of West End Drug, Professional Medical Supply and the Card & Camera in Ottumwa which were soldRead More
ADAM HERRICK OTTUMWA – Adam Wesley Herrick, 29, of Ottumwa died Friday July 24, 2015 at his home of natural causes. Adam was born July 19, 1986 to F. Dean and Linda L. Steen Herrick in Burlington, IA. He was a 2005 graduate of Ottumwa High School and a graduate of Indian Hills Community College as a Paramedic Specialist. Adam found his calling and worked as a Paramedic for Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He loved his job and had a passion for helping others. Adam was a true blessing toRead More
CAROLE BACHMAN OTTUMWA-Carole A. Bachman, 71, of 1112 S. Lillian, died at 5:15 a.m. July 24, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. She was born February 15, 1944 in Ottumwa to Cam and Edna Archer Loving. She married Larry D. Bachman on April 4, 1964. A 1962 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Carole enjoyed playing bingo, cards and dice with special friends and family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and taking rides with her husband in their 35 Ford Truck on Sunday afternoons. Surviving is her husband,Read More
DICK SCOTT OTTUMWA-Dick L. Scott, 74, of 1312 Casper, died at 3:35 a.m. July 23, 2015 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN. He was born November 19, 1940 in Bloomfield, IA to Harry S. and Maggie Jane Johnson Scott. He married Brenda Frazier on July 1, 1958. A graduate of Ottumwa High School, Dick lived in Kansas City, MO and Jefferson City, MO from 1985 to 2004, when he returned to Ottumwa. He had worked as a locomotive engineer for the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroads. DickRead More
Victoria DePaula, age 62 of Cincinnati, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Oakwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Albia, Iowa. A memorial service will take place at 2PM, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville, Iowa, with Father Mike Volkmer officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date. . In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the family of Victoria DePaula and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be sharedRead More
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, 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, 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, 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
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
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, 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