Melissa Lambrecht


Ronnie Ryals

  RONNIE RYALS OTTUMWA-Ronnie Marion Ryals, 77,  formerly of Ottumwa, died at 10:30 p.m. May 20, 2015 at Davis Center  in Bloomfield.  He was born September 29, 1937 in Ottumwa to Otis Andrew Thomas and Marjorie Elizabeth Gee Ryals. Ronnie had lived in Ottumwa until 1947 when his family moved to Davis  County where he helped on the  farm.  He also had worked in Iowa City at a restaurant. He attended and accepted the Lord at Mark Baptist Church in Mark, IA. Surviving is a sister, Sandra Marie (Jack) Cook ofRead More

Carl Carr

CARL CARR Douds Carl L. Carr, 73, of Douds died at 5:21 P.M. Tuesday May 19, 2015 at University Hospital, Iowa City.  He was born April 6, 1942 in rural Douds to Stephen P. and Melva Pearson Carr and married Carol Ann Williams November 20, 1966 in Ottumwa.  She died November 27, 2008. Carl graduated from Douds High School and served as a artillery instructor in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He farmed the family farm south of Douds, worked at the Libertyville School and retired from BarkerRead More

Joyce Waters

  JOYCE WATERS BLAKESBURG-Joyce A. Waters, 76, of 6931 230th Ave., went to meet her Lord at 2:13 p.m. May 17, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born August 13 1938 in Chicago, IL to Lee and Dorothy Boehnke McMurray.  She married Wayne Waters on March 9, 1973. Joyce was a graduate of Munford High School in Munford, TN, of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL and of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis, TN.  Joyce was a registered nurse at MethodistRead More

Thressia A. Brandt Murphy

  THRESSIA MURPHY OTTUMWA-Thressia A. Brandt Murphy, 71, of 11620 Rabbit Run Rd., died at 1:42 a.m. May 18, 2015 at the Knoxville Rehab Center in Knoxville. She was born March 10, 1944 in Iowa to Frederick William and Mary Ann Thomas Brandt Sr. A graduate of Blakesburg High School,  Thressia had worked as a CNA at Ottumwa Regional Health Center for 21 years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and had been a volunteer for Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties. Surviving is herRead More

Linda Murphy

  LINDA MURPHY BLOOMFIELD-Linda Sue Murphy, 58, of 22756 160th St., died at 5:46 p.m. May 17, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born July 17, 1956 in Anniston, AL to Wayne and Emma Collins Heckethorn.  She married Daniel James Murphy on August 26, 1977. Linda enjoyed working with crafts and her plants.  She was an animal lover, having adopted many, but most importantly loved spending time with her family. Surviving is her husband, Dan; a son, Jacob, of Ottumwa; her parents, Wayne and Emma Heckethorn ofRead More

Bearda M. Stiles

BEARDA STILES OTTUMWA – Bearda M. Stiles, 86, of Ottumwa died at 12:27 p.m. May 15, 2015 at Ridgewood Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born November 16, 1928 in Queen City, MO to Shirley W. and Eudora Lovekamp Yearns.  She married Floyd Stiles July 20, 1947 in Kirksville, MO.  He preceded her in death February 21, 2015. A graduate of Queen City High School, she had been a resident of Ottumwa since 1948.  She worked at St. Joseph Hospital, Ottumwa Regional Health Center, and from 1966-76 at South OttumwaRead More

Class of 2015 graduation rate: 90%

Ottumwa High School Class of 2015 will graduate May 24th at Bridge View Center at 2:00 P.M. Dr. Davis Eidahl, Superintendent of the Ottumwa School District said today on the KBIZ Dialogue Program that the class of 2015 represents another step forward in the improving graduation rate in the Ottumwa District. Eidahl noted that this year’s rate is 90% of the high school seniors, the highest it has been in years. Only a few years ago, the graduation rate at OHS was 69% of seniors. Also, Eidahl noted, there has beenRead More

Fairfield 2015 Seniors

Sidney Adam Tracy Andermann Madison Aplara Paris Bickham Douglas Bonnett Jolea Burkhart Dillan Carlson Kolt Carlson Andrew Chatfield Ulen Chavez Alex Christensen Laura Clemons Harley Cook Zechariah Cook Hailey Coop Austin Corrick Cody Craff Tanner Deao Edwin Denny Trenton Dunbar Amanda Elkins Jasmine Elmore Savannah Fear Alyssa Fitch Logan Fleeman Sabryna Gilmore Leonor Gonzalez Ian Gottshall Caleb Granaman Francesca Greco Landen Greiner Bryana Gridley Drew Grunwald Austin Hagans Carrigan Haile Gannon Haile Rayna Hall Audry Hammes Michaela Hanen Katlyn Haney Ashlee Hardeman David Haynes LaQuan Hill Elena Hirschmann Nicholas HovorkaRead More

Debra Lynn Collins

Debra Lynn Collins, age 59, of Chariton, Iowa formerly of Centerville died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. Arrangements will be announced from the Lange Funeral Home & Crematory, Centerville, Iowa.

Doris Craft

  DORIS CRAFT OTTUMWA-Doris M. Craft, 89, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 11:38 a.m. May 13, 2015 at the Village at Legacy Pointe in Waukee. She was born September 30, 1925 in Ottumwa to Raymond and Minnie Lessen McDaniel.  She married Donald W. Craft on January 6, 1946.  He preceded her in death on December 1, 2011. A graduate of Ottumwa High School, Doris had been a resident of Ottumwa all of her life before she and her husband moved to the Des Moines area in 2002. She was a memberRead More

Lee Taylor Gobble II

Lee Taylor Gobble II, 100, of Fairfield departed this life at 1:20 A.M. Monday April 27, 2015 at Parkview Care Center, Fairfield. Lee had donated his body to University of Iowa Department of Anatomy for scientific study. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday May 16, 2015 in First Presbyterian Church, Fairfield with Rev. Joseph Phipps officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield upon completion of the study. In Lieu of flowers memorials to First Presbyterian Church, Fairfield Little league or Carnegie Museum FoundationRead More

Harmony 2015 Seniors

Rhonda Brown Hannah Conrad Taryn Counts Patrick Douthart Trenton Drummond Bryan Dye Alexis Franklin Richard Franklin Chance McCracken Christopher Pilcher Trevor Poole Stephen Stocker Tessa Story Stephen Townsend Cheyenne Troutman Winston Wallingford Alena Whitaker Dalton Wood Bo Younker.

Ottumwa 2015 Seniors

Aurora Aldaba Arlind Aliu Carleigh Aljets Dylan Allman Andrew Altfillisch Marissa Alvarez Gerardo Andrade Jr. Ismar Argueta Christian Arnold Chandler Bain Ashley Bainbridge Austin Bakalar Michael Bastron Edward Bell Storm Beltran Caitlynn Belz Angela Benge Brett Bennett Deanna Bennett Dorthea Bennett Hope Bitner Wyatt Blegen James Bradley Jr Isabella Brauhn Michal Brauhn Austin Braun Michaela Breeding Lance Breon August Brown Aundria Burton Dakotah Burton Trenton Butler-McCall Alyssa Byrum Isaiah Campbell Ashley Capetillo Arlenne Cardenas Caroline Carlson Claire Carlson Baylie Carnahan Shelbi Carnahan Paul Cartwright Kristi Cary Nathan Cary Alyssa CashRead More

Edward ‘Ted’ Wilson

Edward ‘Ted’ Wilson, age 82, passed away May 7, at his home in Fairfield, after a long illness. Visitation will be at the Behner Funeral Home, Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Burial will be at the Evergreen cemetery, Wednesday, May 13, 9:30 am. Ed was born on August 6, 1932 in Sharon, Pennsylvania to his parents James S. and Beatrice Mae Wilson.  He had seven brothers and one sister. Two of Ed’s brothers served in the military during World War 2.  His oldest brother was a crewman onRead More

Red Collier

  RED COLLIER OTTUMWA-Lloyd L. “Red” Collier, 83, of 11620 Rabbit Run Rd., died May 10, 2015 at his home. He was born September 16, 1931 in Hilltop, MO to William and Ollie Mae Pickens Collier.  He married Charlotte L. Collett on June 19, 1957.  She preceded him in death on November 15, 1996. Red was a graduate of Ottumwa High School, and served with the U.S. Army in Germany from 1952 to 1953. He had worked at John Morrell & Co. until 1973 when he and his wife moved toRead More

David Thompson

DAVID THOMPSON OTTUMWA- David Kendel Thompson, 61, of Olean, NY, formerly of Ottumwa, died April 19, 2015 at his home. He was born December 13, 1953 at the Air Force Regional Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany, the son of Charles Kendel and Anita Yvonne Thompson.  On April 17, 1981 in Norfolk, VA, he married Gail M. Runkle. Dave grew up in Ottumwa and resided in Olean, NY since 1998.  A U.S. Navy veteran of both Vietnam and the Gulf wars, he served for 26 years and retired as a master chiefRead More

Jean Hem

   JEAN  HEM OTTUMWA – Jean LaVonne Hem, 77, of Ottumwa died at 4:23 a.m. May 10, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa. She was born July 11, 1937 in Ottumwa to John W. and Pansy L. Bower Hartman.  She married James Robert Dean “Bob” Hem on July 8, 1956.  He preceded her in death on October 1, 2005. A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1956, she had worked at the Ottumwa Courier as the Classified Ad Manager, retiring after 30 years. She was a member ofRead More

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 2015 Seniors

Bailey Baker Sadie Baugher Nathaniel Bay David Beason Cody Brown Sylina Busch Dexter Clark Amber Davis Gage DeLaCruz Gabriel DeWitt Courtney Durst Nicholas Edge Bailey Edmonds Talya Evans Taylor Evans Emily Flaig Sean Fowler Cayla Glosser Jeren Glosser Mathew Glosser BriAnna Hardy Emma Haselhuhn Katelyn Herr Emily Hoover Olivia Hotchkiss Jordan Huff Jevin Jensen Josh Johnson Hunter Johnston Caleb Kelderman Hunter Kelderman Annie Larkin Daniel Larkin Grace Lee Jreyton Linderman Jake Long Cierra Lopez Austin Lorenz Allison Loving Rachel Maloy Nathan McGinnis Roseanna Miller Madeline Mock Vesta Blair Moore BaileyRead More

Aug. 7 – Golf Outing

Cardinal 2015 Seniors

Jessica Dannielle Acosta Alexis Lynn Adam Tyler Ambrose Albert Amy Lynette Beattie Emilee Ray Beattie Taylor Alen Blunt Kalin Wyatt Brown Nicole Renea Cale Ashley Marie Collett Chase Allen Courtney Alyssa Janae Davis Connor Anthony Davis Kalie Marie Day Jacob Michael Duffy Kaleb Robert Durflinger Madison Ann Durflinger Samantha Ann Evans Austin Lee Fisk Jesse Kay Garber Brianna Jean Giberson Adam Michael Giltner Trenton Ray Goodell Grant Thomas Grooms Dalis Makayla Grosekempber-Bride Dylan Lane Guiter Casey Lynn Gustafson Kenndal Arlene Hafele Brittany Michelle Harland Ashley Marie Hart Quinn Evan HonomichlRead More

Van Buren 2015 Seniors

Braxton McKenzie Bainbridge Ryan Kay Booth Dalton Shane Brombaugh Jocelyn Quinn Carr Athena Dade Coffman Wyatt Dean Cole Alison Yoo-Jung-Kim Dickinson Samuel William Dickinson Sierra Allison Edmundson Lucas John Francis Elfers Shayla Ranae Filson Savannah Mae Findley Sarah Renae Frey Jesse Lee Fuller Pedrick  Mason Garrett Mariah Elizabeth Giberson Crystal Marie Grimm Vaughn Nathaniel Helling Allison Celeste Hendricks Courtney Dawn Horn Kolton Lewis Horn Tyler James Hyde Kaitlyn Marie Johnson Dakota Lee LaRue Nolan Brett Lydolph Kourtney M. McKinney Brandon Michael Plecker Garrett Lee Saunders Brayden Elijah Starnes Kaylee AnnRead More

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