Melissa Lambrecht


Centerville 2015 Seniors

Alexander, Cole Winston Allen, Jessica LeAnna Ballalatak, Tristan Bradley Bauman, Brett Michael Belloma, Dayton James Bieber, Michael Benjamin Bratz, Kathryn LeAnn Buckallew, Sydney Morgan Budiselich, Elizabeth Nicole Butcher, Patience Elizabeth Ann Butler, Mindy Jo Clawson, Mariah Elizabeth Coatney, Noah Aron Michael Cope, Michael James Cortesio, Gabrielle Michelinna Cossolotto, Michaela Ann Crockett, Cody William Dabney, Blake Benjamin Dommer, Sydney Mercedes Draper, William O Eddy, Eli Christopher Eddy, Lucas James Evers, Tyler Robert Felkins, Hunter Marie Foster, Amanda Jean Gill, Marshall Lewis Gilman, Kellee Shae Glosser, Devon Jacob Grenko, Stephanie Nicole Guerrero,Read More

Sigourney 2015 Seniors

Taylor Lea Albaugh Bethany Jean Bailey Bryce Alan Brown Mary Elizabeth Calhoun Jordan Elizabeth Carter Dallas James Clubb Stormy Leann Clubb Kacey Quinn Marie Cranston Andrew Michael Decker Adam Douglas DeRegnier Kaitlyn Marie Dillon JC Daniel  Dumont Madison Lee Fairchild Zachary Dwayne Fox Nathan Michael Fritz Cassandra Rose Gott Adam Lee Gragg Gage Michael Greiner Courtney Jean Herman Abdul-Ghani Ibrahim Jammal Cory James Jarmes Abby Lynn Johnson Colby Michael Kerkove Hayley Irene Kitzman Curtis Lee Klett Blane Benjamin Long Lithanieum Daniel Lough McCoy Keegan Douglas Michel Colton James Powers Terra LizabethRead More

Pekin 2015 Seniors

Tanner Reed Adam Paige Marie Baetsle Madelyn Jeanette Baker Skylar Baker Kayla Renee’ Barton Brad Allen Beam Avery Joel Bennett Matthew Cecil Bollinger Jeffrey Allen Brain Mary Margaret Brown Cassie Marie Clubb Lane Robert Cox Austin Crochet Torrent James Decker Baylie Cheyenne Dimmitt Gabrielle Elise Earnest Scott Entsminger II Ligeia R. Ervin Samantha Kay Fink Bridget Marie Fritchen McKenna Lynn Gambell Gretchen Anne Greiner Billie Daniel Griffin Jordan John Hinshaw John David Hollingsworth Whitney Ann Horras Jerica Lynn Ingle Erica Sue Johnson Matthew Leo Jones Micaela Renae Knapp Logan ChristopherRead More

Debra Ann Wood

Debra Ann Wood, age 59 of Fairfield, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City, IA. Per her wishes her body has been cremated. Visitation for family and friends will be 9:30 am – 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at New Life Community Church prior to the memorial service.  Memorial service will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at New Life Community Church with Pastor Tim DeVries officiating.  Burial of cremains will be at a later date. Memorials can be madeRead More

Jerry Joseph Schillerstrom

Jerry Joseph Schillerstrom, age 73 of Fairfield, passed away at his home Wednesday, May 7, 2015.Prayers for a Christian wake will be 5:30 pm, Sunday, May 10, 2015 prior to the visitation at St Mary Catholic Church.  Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Monday, May 11, 2015 at St Mary Catholic Church with Father Nick Adam officiating.  Burial with military rites will be at Memorial Lawn, Fairfield, Iowa. A memorial has been established.  Cards and memorials can beRead More

Philip Junior “P.J.” Valentine

   PHIL VALENTINE OTTUMWA-Philip Junior “P.J.” Valentine, 86, of 519 Osceola, formerly of Munterville, died at 1:15 p.m. May 6, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. He was born September 13, 1928 in East Moline, IL to Philip Earnest and Myrtle DeMoss Valentine.  He married Eunice Van Tassel on June 11, 1950. A 1948 graduate of Ottumwa High School, he served in the U.S. Army in Korea.  Phil worked at John Morrell & Co. until 1973, and then worked at John Deere Ottumwa Works until he retired. He had beenRead More

Sheila K. Shepherd Routh

SHEILA ROUTH OTTUMWA-Sheila K.  Shepherd Routh, 58, of Rogersville, MO formerly of Ottumwa, died May 5, 2015 at her home. She was born September 17, 1956 in Ottumwa, IA to George R. and Donna Randall Shepherd. She married Johnny Routh on September 3, 2000. A 1975 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Sheila had been a resident of Springfield, MO before moving to Rogersville in 2013. She was a Seventh Day Adventist. Surviving is her husband, Johnny; two sons, Ricky  and daughter-in-law, Trina  Mobley of Springfield, MO and Justin and daughter-in-law,Read More

Davis County 2015 Seniors

Kyle Kelly Bales Kate Lynn Birchmier Blair LuAnn Bodkins McKayla Renea’ Boyd Bethany Ann Bremer Alexander Justin Brown Chandler David Burns Keagen Lee Campbell MacAllister Ray Chilton Natasha Lynn Clawson Dakota Collier Conner James Davidson Anthony Austin Davis Sheridan Michael Duffield Spencer Ryan Duffield Sheridan Dani Elizabeth Dunlavy Heather Danielle Eaton Brady Wesley Fenton Janel Renee Fenton Kenzie Flanigan Ryan Lee Fowler Dillon Levi Garrett Coty Edward Good Allison Jo Gooden Saban Tracy Goodson Macy Claire Grooms Camile Diane Guiter Joey Layne Gunter Justin Clay Hamaker Marissa Lura Elizabeth HamburgRead More

Albia 2015 Seniors

Austin Armstrong Brett Baker Matthew Baker Braedyn Baylor Tyler Beary Noah Belt Macenzie Billings Elijah Bishop Justin Bossard Taegen Bossard George Brady Keegan Bruess Nathan Burkman Cody Carlson William Carver Sarah Clark Natalie Corbine John Cross Emma Dinneen Colton Dorpinghaus Holly Duncan Ashley Emanuel Marcos Ferreyra Baylie Ford Jordan Fry Hunter Gerths Jade Golden-Little Paige Golden-Little Caleb Gradeless Caleb Gray Makenzie Griffin Mariah Hamilton Nathaniel Haveman Jay Heaton Ryan Heaton Cyrus Heffron Nathan Herz Marissa Hugen Kaylynn Jamieson Jacob Jensen Kaytelyn Jerasa Kole Jones Kieran Judge Issiaha Keegel Mary Kent Dylan Knowles Lea Kunkel Kacie Lahart Alicia Lancaster Jacob Lenger Maria Maddy Mikyla Martin Bradley Martinez Taith May Jordon McAvoy Connor McDonough Abby McGee Alison McGrath Cassidy Moore Tyler Pasut Jordan Pope Cheyenne Pottorff Tiara Powers Angel Reaves Kasey Reed Antonio Rios Richie Runnells Luke Sarver Ryan SarverRead More

Jimmy D. Cole

Jimmy D. Cole, 79, of Bentonsport died at 2:50 P.M. Monday May 4, 2015 at home.  He was born September 2, 1935 in Pittsburg to Morris J. and Vergil M. Robbins Cole.  Jimmy grew up in Pittsburg and lived his adult life in Bentonsport.  He enjoyed antique cars, motorcycles and attending auctions.  Most of all he enjoyed his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving are his wife, Elaine, a son, Rickie D. Cole and a daughter, Vicki J. Randolph all of Bentonsport, a brother, Ronald Cole of Elma, WA,Read More

Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Starr

Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Starr, age 70 of Birmingham, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at Parkview Care Center, Fairfield, IA. Per her wishes she has been cremated. Visitation for family and friends will be 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Friday, May 8, 2015 prior to the memorial service at Suburban Heights Baptist Church. Memorial service will be 11:00 am, Friday, May 8, 2015 at Suburban Heights Baptist Church with Pastor Ed Parker officiating.   Private burial of cremains will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can beRead More

Edith Gonterman

Edith Gonterman, 86, of Bonaparte died at 6:58 A.M. Friday May 1, 2015 at the home of her son, Marty Gonterman in rural Bonaparte.  She was born July 26, 1928 in rural Bonaparte to Carl R. and Martha M. Murphy Mellen and married Jack Gonterman June 3, 1950.  He died July 1999.  Edith grew up outside Bonaparte on the family farm, graduated from Bonaparte High School in 1945 and University of Iowa with an accounting degree in 1949.  Edith and Jack lived and farmed the family farm until 1994.  SheRead More

James A. McAllister

  JAMES McALLISTER OTTUMWA-James A. McAllister, 89, of McKinley Ave. , died at 6:50 p.m. April 30, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. He was born October 21, 1925 in Hedrick to Albert Ross and Emma Ryals McAllister.  He married Gladys Reed on January 11, 1948.  She preceded him in death on November 9, 1995. A resident of Ottumwa most of his life, he was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He had worked at John Morrell & Co. for 30 years until the plant closed in 1973.   he thenRead More

Donna Taube

Donna Taube, 74 of rural Douds, went home to be with her Lord at 5:20 A. M. Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at home. She was born February 28, 1941 near Douds to Kenneth and Ruby Nedrow Knecht and married Daniel E. Taube October 3, 1959 at Zion Lutheran Church, now known as Zion Bible Church. Donna graduated from Douds- Leando High School in 1958 and from Iowa Success School, Ottumwa in 1959. Following graduation from Iowa Success she worked in the office at John Morrell & Co., Ottumwa.  In 1970Read More

Jeannette Truman

  JEANETTE TRUMAN OTTUMWA-Jeanette Marie Pearson Truman, 81, of 15505 Rock Bluff Rd., died at 9:55 p.m. April 26, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. She was born May 28, 1933 in Ottumwa to Everett and Ella Marie Dunning Pearson.  She married John “Jack” Truman on August 5, 1975. Jeanette had worked as a secretary at Harper McIntire Wholesale Hardware, John Morrell & Co., John Deere Ottumwa Works, and was agent/operator for Burlington Northern Railroad. She had been a member of Sunnyslope Care Center auxiliary and also was past secretary forRead More

B. Edward Kuntz

  ED KUNTZ OTTUMWA- B. Edward Kuntz, 84, of Ottumwa, died April 28, 2015 at his home. He was born February 21, 1931 in Brooklyn, IA to William Bevan and Effie Attelson Kuntz.  He married Betty J. Day on August 18, 1958.  She preceded him in death on April 10, 2000. A graduate of Brooklyn High School, Ed earned a B.A. from William Penn College and a M.A. in Guidance and  a M.A. in Administration from Drake University.  From 1954 to 1956 he served with the U.S. Army Intelligence. His careerRead More

Shirley Barton

SHIRLEY BARTON ELDON-Shirley “Shirls” J.  Davis Barton, 64, of 115 Selma St., died at 12:42 a.m. April 29, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 20, 1951 in Ottumwa to Russell and Carolyn Calhoun Davis. Shirley was a 1969 graduate of Cardinal High School and a graduate of  the beauty school in Burlington.  For the last several years she had worked in the Wapello County Attorney’s office. Shirley had a love for animals and her dog and her kitties were theRead More

Laura Alice Lunsford Thomas

Laura Alice Lunsford Thomas, 85, formerly of Milton died peacefully at 3:37 A.M. Tuesday April 28, 2015 at Davis County Hospital, Bloomfield.  She was born August 20, 1929 in Troy to Bernie and Pearl Decker Lunsford and married Cleo Thomas in 1947, they later divorced and he died August 21, 2004. Then she married Don Kirby and they divorced and Gary Santee and they later divorced.  Laura attended Troy High School and then moved to Milton and then to Texas.  She had spent the last several years of her lifeRead More

Shirley Anne Smith

Shirley Anne Smith, age 83 of Birmingham passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at her home. Per her wishes she has been cremated. There will be a visitation for family and friends from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Birmingham Lions Building. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Birmingham Fire Department or Hospice Compassus.  Cards and memorials can be mailed to: Howard Smith, 2700 Hwy #1, Birmingham, IA 52535. Shirley was born February 4, 1932 to James and Matilda (Essary) Wilson in Eldon,Read More

Lawrence Schmitz

LAWRENCE SCHMITZ, 78, of rural Kirkville Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial in Westview Cemetery in Kirkville. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home.  A Christian Wake will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday with the family present until 8 p.m Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, Wapello County Rural Volunteer Fire Department, Wapello County Historical Society or Hospice serving Wapello & Davis Counties

Jeanette Truman

JEANETTE TRUMAN, 81, of 15505 Rock Bluff Rd. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday.  The family will be present one hour prior to the service In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties

Lynnsey Michelle Donald

Lynnsey Michelle Donald, 29, died on April 21, 2015 in Marion. A memorial service will be at 7:00 pm, Friday, April 24, 2015 at Marion First United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Morgan officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Behner Funeral Home prior to service. The Funeral Service will be Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Morgan officiating.  Burial will be at a later date. In – lieu of flowers,Read More

Mary Dell Swaim

MARY DELL SWAIM, 98, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Sunday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or American Heart Association

Bob Clark

BOB CLARK, 86, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday April 30 at Reece Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post 3 American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post 775 Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Church of the Nazarene

William & Delores Ekwall

WILLIAM EKWALL, 89, and DELORES EKWALL, 87, formerly of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with inurnments in Ottumwa Cemetery The family will be present one hour prior to the service