Nadine McDonald, age 96 of Unionville, MO died Saturday, June 06, 2015, at the Putnam County Hospital, Unionville, MO. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the First Assembly of God Church in Unionville, Missouri with Rev. Howard Luscan officiating. Interment will follow in the Unionville Cemetery. A visitation will take place on Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church from 1 PM until time of service. Online website condolences may be shared at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville hasRead More
Emmet Davis, age 78 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. There will be a Celebration of Life on June 11th, 2015 at 3:00pm at the Faith United Methodist Church, 23851 Hwy5 in Centerville, IA. There will be refreshments to follow.Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Davis Family.
The soul of Thomas C. Forth of Centerville, Iowa left this earth to be with his Lord on Friday, June 5, 2015. Family will greet friends from 2-4 PM, Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the FirstUnited Methodist Church in Centerville. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Newell-Fay Funeral Chapel in Manlius, New York. A visitation will take place prior to the service from 1-2 PM on Thursday at the Newell-Fay Funeral Chapel. Interment with military rites will follow in the Watervale Cemetery, Watervale, New York. In lieuRead More
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DONALD UMPHRESS OTTUMWA-Donald Dean Umphress, 83, of 102 W. Finley, died at 11:05 p.m. June 4, 2015 at the VA Central Health Care System in Des Moines. He was born August 26, 1931 in Osceola, IA to Earl Raymond and Lelah Louise Marvin Umphress. He married Rosemary McGregor on August 21, 1953. They later divorced. He married Ilene Mae Davis on April 1, 1977 in Rock Island, IL. Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He had worked for Acco CableRead More
BILL PAYNE OTTUMWA-William H. “Bill” Payne, 84, of Ottumwa, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He was born January 11, 1931 in Centreville, MD to Romie and Clara Anderson Payne. Bill married the love of his life, Anola Boulton on May 6, 1955. They had just celebrated 60 years of love together. Bill served in local ministries in the Ottumwa area for 45 years, includingRead More
Linda Kay Ritz, 73, of rural Fairfield, formerly of Douds, died at 2:50 A.M. Wednesday June 3, 2015 at Sunnybrook Living Care Center, Fairfield. She was born October 21, 1941 in Polk County, Iowa and named Lorene Maxine Uhlman. She was adopted by Kenneth and Lucile Emmack September 28, 1945 and grew up on the family farm in Jefferson County northwest of Fairfield. Linda married Jack Lefever Ritz December 31, 1960 in the chapel of First Methodist Church, Fairfield, Rev. J. Roland Carandall officiating. Linda and Jack lived in Douds-LeandoRead More
MARY FAYE CLINGMAN HEDRICK-Mary Faye Clingman, 94, of Ottumwa, formerly of Hedrick, died at 8:15 a.m. June 3, 2015 at The Haven in Ottumwa. She was born April 26, 1921, north of Ottumwa to Roy and Ethel Spurgeon Harter. She married Merle Arthur Clingman on March 16, 1940 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He preceded her in death on November 28, 2014. She was a 1938 graduate of Fremont High School, and played in the State High School basketball tournament. Mary Faye andRead More
Raymond Gene Rupe, 94, of Eldon passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Jefferson County Heath Care Center in Fairfield. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Eldon Christian Church. A luncheon at the church will be served immediately following the visitation. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 6, 2015 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Eldon Christian Church with burial to follow in the Fiedler Cemetery. Kremer Funeral Home of Eldon is in charge ofRead More
Chris Maddaleno, age 68 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday June 8, 2015 at 11AM at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa, with Reverend Dennis Gilbert officiating. A visitation will be held on Sunday June 7, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville from 12-7 PM, with the family greeting friends from 5-7 PM. A fellowship gathering will be at the First Methodist Church in Centerville, following the service. InRead More
Keith A. Smith, 91, of rural Douds died at 2:30 PM Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at University Hospital, Iowa City. He was born August 19, 1923 in rural Douds to Kermit A. and Ruth Nedrow Smith and married Marilyn Rose Gire December 26, 1948 at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Douds. Keith graduated from Douds High School with the class of 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In the navy he traveled around the world andRead More
Ernest L. Clark, age 79, of Centerville, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. A Graveside Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Haines Cemetery, north of Centerville at a later date. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Clark Family.
JERRY CARPENTER OTTUMWA – Jerry Carpenter, 72, of Ottumwa died at 8:20 a.m. May 31, 2015 at Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center in Oskaloosa, IA. He was born September 22, 1942 to Paul and Artie Campbell Carpenter. He married Norma Ware on December 27, 1975. She preceded him in death on August 8, 2012. A graduate of Ottumwa High School, Jerry was a well known auctioneer in the area for over 50 years. Jerry had been a member of the Odd Fellows LodgeRead More
BETTY CROWE OTTUMWA – Betty Jean Crowe, 86, of 101 N. Willard St. died at 4:26 p.m. May 30, 2015 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. She was born July 4, 1928 in Ottumwa, IA to Alonzo “Lonnie” and Laura J. Swope Best. She married Floyd N. Clark on July 15, 1945. He preceded her in death on October 28, 1995. She married Richard K. Crowe on April 24, 1998. She was a foster parent for infants through Ottumwa Home Finding. She was a member of DavisRead More
Ernest L. Clark, age 79, of Centerville, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. Services are pending at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa.
WILLIAM FREDRICKSEN OTTUMWA – William “Fred” Fredricksen, 91, formerly of 1604 Albia Rd. died at 2:35 a.m. May 31, 2015 at Ridgewood Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born September 4, 1923 in St. Paul, Nebraska to William C. and Iva Z. Myers Fredricksen. He married Thelma M. Carter on November 25, 1949. A graduate of Cushing High School in Cushing, NE, he served in the U.S. Navy abroad the USS Chandeleur in the Pacific during World War II from 1943-45. A resident of Ottumwa most ofRead More
TIMOTHY McKAY OTTUMWA-Timothy J. McKay, 64, of Ottumwa died at 4:25 p.m. May 29, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. He was born June 10, 1950 to Charles A. and Lucille D. Pechacek McKay. Tim was a 1968 graduate of Ottumwa Walsh High School, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of University of Notre Dame in 1972 and a graduate with high distinction from the University of Iowa Law School in 1975. He was a member of the Coif and the Iowa Law Review. He worked as a law clerk forRead More
MARTHA MERRINGER OTTUMWA-Martha M. Merringer, 93, of Ottumwa, died at 8:01 p.m. February 16, 2015 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Her body was cremated. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jane Martinez officiating. Inurnment will be in Ottumwa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church. Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FRANK AKERS OTTUMWA-Frank Lee Akers, 75, of Ottumwa, died at 7:43 p.m. May 27, 2015 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He was born October 1, 1939 in Indianola, IA to Harvey Lee and Nola Gladys Ellson Akers He married Linda Marie Vandello on August 15, 1964. She preceded him in death on May 26, 2014. Frank attended Des Moines East High School, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Frank was a route salesman for Schlitz and Coca Cola. He owned and operated Morrow’s Bakery, and had worked securityRead More
WANETA HILL OTTUMWA-Waneta Ann Hill, 84, formerly of Ottumwa and Fairfield, died at 1:40 a.m. May 19, 2015 at the Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk. Her body has been cremated. Graveside services and inurnment will be 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
PHILLIP PENNISTON Sr. OTTUMWA-Phillip A. “Dolly” Penniston Sr., 78, of 831 W. Main St., died May 26, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. He was born August 24, 1936 in Ottumwa to Loren H. and Elsie M. Johansen Penniston. He married Jeraldine L. “Jerry” French on June 28, 1959. She preceded him in death on March 29, 2001. He had worked at People’s Plumbing, John Morrell & Co., and worked at the power plant in Chillicothe. Dolly loved animals and gardening. Surviving are his children, Phillip (Sherry) Penniston Jr., JohnRead More
David Ray Fenton, age 84 of Fairfield, passed away, Monday, May 25, 2015 at Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield, IA. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Behner Funeral Home. A Masonic service will be held 5:30 pm, prior to the visitation. Funeral service will be 10:30 am, Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Bladensburg Christian Church, Bladensburg, IA with Pastor Larry Smith officiating. Burial will be at Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, IA. Memorials can be made to Bladensburg Christian Church. CardsRead More
C.R. JACQUINOT OTTUMWA – Clarence Robert Jacquinot, 90, of 15497 Rock Bluff Rd. died at 10:55 a.m. May 25, 2015 while in rehab at the Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa. He was born January 18, 1925 in Ottumwa to Jesse L. and Agnes Hartley Jacquinot. He married Betty Maxine Hoover on August 24, 1946. She preceded him in death on April 12, 1997. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked for 38 years for the Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring in 1988. He was a member ofRead More
JAMES WOOD OTTUMWA-James L. Wood, 75, of 205 W. Keota St. died at 12:11 a.m. May 23, 2015 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He was born April 25, 1940 in Ottumwa to Delbert and Effie Elaine Ashmead Wood. He married Peggy Rupe October 29, 1958. She preceded him in death August 7, 2008. A resident of Ottumwa most of his life, James served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958-1977, having served two tours in Vietnam and two in Okinawa, Japan. He had worked for McCurdy Seed in Fremont andRead More