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Murphy, Ora Irene
Murphy, Ora Irene
October 17, 1912 - July 05, 2014
Amana, Iowa

Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. August 15, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. August 15, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery, Hedrick, Iowa

Ora Irene Murphy, 101, of Amana, formerly of Hedrick, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Colonial Manor in Amana. She was born October 17, 1912 in Deep River, the daughter of Clarence and Edith McWilliams Wilson. She graduated from Deep River High School in 1930, Iowa State Teachers College in 1932, and attained her BA degree at William Penn in 1959. On June 28, 1939, Ora was united in marriage to Harold Murphy at Brandon, Iowa. In 1941, Harold and Ora moved to the Hedrick area. She taught at country schools for several years prior to her marriage and later returned to her chosen career, teaching for a total of 33 years, including 3 years in Hedrick and 20 years in Ottumwa. She retired in 1975. She was an active member of Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church. Ora was instrumental in the creation of the Hedrick Memorial Library, was a charter board member, and remained active and passionate about the work of the library for over 50 years. She was also a 50+ year member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Order of the Eastern Star. Ora’s spirit of humility, gentle living and giving, patience, and appreciation of each person she encountered remained constant throughout her life and will remain a model for loved ones. Beautiful whistling, delicious homemade noodles and cinnamon rolls, and good books will forever be cherished reminders of Ora. She is survived by her son Michael (Pat) Murphy of Fruita, Colorado; daughters Molly (Ray) Cramer of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Mary (Ron) Capps of Cedar Rapids; much loved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; two nieces, a nephew, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996; a granddaughter, Heather Cramer Reu; her parents; and sister, Mary Johnston. Memorial services will be held Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. until service time, with the family present to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Hedrick Memorial Library, Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church, or Essence of Life Hospice of Amana.




Witt, Daverne
Witt, Daverne
March 12, 1937 - May 14, 2014
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 11:00 A.M.- Christian Vigil Service at 5:00 P.M. Family present from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. May 16, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. May 17, 2014 at Mass of the Christian Burial St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Interment: White Oak Cemetery. Military rites by members of the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard and the Oskaloosa American Legion and V.F.W.

Harlan Daverne Witt, 77, of Cedar passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born March 12, 1937, in Mahaska County, the son of Harlan L. and L. Louise Wright Witt. He graduated from Cedar High School with the class of 1954. Following high school graduation he entered the United States Marine Corps, and was stationed for eleven months in Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1956. Following his discharge he returned to Iowa. He was united in marriage to Marla Young, September 13, 1958, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oskaloosa. In December of 1958, he began taking classes at Truman State University. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from there in 1961. Following college Daverne began working for McGladrey C.P.A. as an accountant. In 1964 he earned his Certified Public Accountant distinction. That same year, the family moved to a farm north of Ottumwa and Daverne farmed with his dad. In 1968, they moved to a farm near Cedar where he continued to farm and prepare taxes in the "off season". Daverne loved farming. He helped his family with the harvest in 2013. He was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oskaloosa where he was involved in the 3rd degree of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a life member of the Mahaska County Sheriff Posse, American Institute of C.P.A. and Iowa Society of CPAs. He was also a member of the American Legion. He served as a board member on several boards including: Fremont Funeral Chapel, eleven years on the Eddyville School Board, and Hedrick Savings Bank board of directors for fifteen years. He enjoyed farming and golfing and most of all his family. He is survived by his wife of over 55 years: Marla Witt of Cedar, five sons: Jeffrey (Lynette) Witt of Ames, Douglas (Sue) Witt of Cedar, Ronald (Barb) Witt of New Sharon, Michael Witt (Dawn Scott), of Willmar, Minnesota, Robert Witt (Stevie Nelson) of Fremont. Two daughters: Sherrie (Frank) Stanton of Fremont and Debbie (Calvin) Swank of Newton. nineteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. five sisters: Donna Lappin of Oskaloosa, Linda (Lee) Scharff of Stevensville, Montana, Sandra (Robert) Reed of Suwanee, Georgia, Judy (Larry) Walker of Gilbert, Arizona, and Marcia (Jack) Carman of Burlington; a very close family friend, Henrietta Olson of Denmark; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Daverne was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law: Doug Lappin; and a nephew, Steve Lappin.

Memorials may be made in his name to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Oskaloosa, Iowa.



Underwood, Beverly
Underwood, Beverly
August 01, 1932 - May 06, 2014
Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. May 09, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. May 10, 2014 at Ollie Baptist Church
Interment: Ollie Cemetery, Ollie, Iowa

Beverly Underwood, age 81, of Ollie, Iowa, passed away May 6, 2014, at her home in Ollie. She was born Monday, August 1, 1932, in Ollie, the daughter of Howard and Vera Jane Northup Weber. She graduated from the Ollie Consolidated High School with the class of 1950. On December 23, 1953, Beverly was united in marriage to Richard Underwood at the Ollie Baptist Church. She was a devoted and hard working farm wife. Beverly was a 50 year charter member of the Ollie Eastern Star and was happy to serve her community and church. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards with her friends and grandchildren, mushroom hunting, and never missed a good ball game. Beverly cherished her friends and family. Beverly's family includes a daughter: Rebecca (Allen) Wilcox of Carlisle, Iowa; two sons: Bruce (Joelle) Underwood of Woodruff, Wisconsin, and Brent Underwood of Cupertino, California; four grandchildren: Megan and Sarah Wilcox and Alec and Jared Underwood; two great grandchildren: Rylee and Kendrick Wilcox; a sister: Darlene (Phil) Morris; and several nieces and nephews. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents.




Hutton, Edna Ruth
Hutton, Edna Ruth
August 17, 1919 - May 01, 2014
Dubuque, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 12 noon Sunday with the family present from 1 - 3 P.M. May 04, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. May 05, 2014 at Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, IOwa

Edna Ruth Hutton, 94 a resident of Bethany Home in Dubuque, Iowa and formerly of Martinsburg, Iowa, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 5, 2014, at 10:30 A.M. in the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church in Hedrick, Iowa, with Pastor Carl Benge and Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon Sunday, May 4, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Edna was born August 17, 1919, in Hayesville, Iowa, the daughter of Howard and Catherine (Keasling) VanOrsdall. Edna was raised by Maggie Conger from the time she was seven years old. Edna was grateful for everything Maggie did for her. She was united in marriage to Ralph Verland Hutton in 1936 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He passed away in 1976. Edna lived in Martinsburg, and Vinton, and has lived in Dubuque since 1994 in order to be closer to her daughter. Edna was a telephone operator in Martinsburg, owned and operated Hutton's Cafe in Hedrick, Iowa and was a scale operator for BL Anderson. She is a member of the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church and past Eagles Club member in Vinton. She is survived by a son: Cloyce (Linda) Hutton of Linby, Iowa; a daughter: Margaret "Marge" (Dick) Coble of Dubuque, Iowa; five grandchildren: Russell (Diane) Coble, Sherri (Larry) Tschamer, Rick Coble, Jeff Hutton and Tracy Hutton; six great-grandchildren: Jimmy, Austin, Christopher, and Triston Coble, Nicole Tschamer and Kara (Russell) Simon; and a sister: Vada Byrum. Edna was preceded in death by her parents; Howard and CatherineVanOrsdall, her husband, Ralph; two brothers: Grant and Leslie VanOrsdall, three sisters: Lucille and Fern VanOrsdall, and Wanda Conger.




Weber, Lucille M.
Weber, Lucille M.
June 08, 1912 - April 25, 2014
Sigourney, Iowa

Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. May 03, 2014 at Ollie Baptist Church
Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. May 03, 2014 at Ollie Baptist Church
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Lucille M. Weber, age 101, formerly of Ollie, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at Manor House Care Center in Sigourney, Iowa. She was born June 8, 1912, in Chelahis, Washington, the daughter of Harry and Gertie Spurgeon Shy. She graduated from Ollie High School in 1928. Lucille was united in marriage to Walter Weber, February 14, 1931, in Ottumwa, Iowa. He passed away February 27th, 1978. She worked for most of her life helping on the farm in addition to being employed as a cook at Keokuk County Hospital currently known as the Keokuk County Health Center, in Sigourney, for 18 years before retiring. Lucille was a very talented seamstress, a marvelous cook, and enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star which she thoroughly enjoyed, and a past member of the Ollie United Methodist Church. Lucille was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and an overall great person. Lucille is survived by her two sons: Frank (Norma) Weber of Milan, Illinois, Larry (Joyce ) Weber of Ollie; and a daughter: Trilla (Forrest) Christner of Ollie; a half brother: Henry (Hank) Shy of Yuma, Arizona; three grandchildren: Lisa Weber of Milan, Illinois, Cecilia Adam of Fairfield, Iowa, and Mark (Tycene) Weber of Batavia, Iowa; seven great-grandchilden: Nicolas Petri, Jordan, Alex and Toby Weber, Aaron and Angela Adam, and Briale Kessel; and a grand-daughter-in-law: Sandra Weber. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter; her parents; step-mother: Edna Shy; a brother: Raymond Shy; three grandsons: Cris Kessel, Rick Kessel, and Frank Weber Jr.; two sons-in-law: Clyde Kessel and Keith Wonderlich. As was her wish, Lucille's body has been cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be held on May 3, 2014, at the Ollie Baptist Church, with Reverend Carla Nelson officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M., May 3, 2014, and continue until the time of the service at 11:00 A.M.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Ollie Baptist Church, Manor House Care Center, Sigourney, or Iowa Hospice*



Wissler, Ernest E. Jr.
Wissler, Ernest E. Jr.
January 10, 1937 - April 16, 2014
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. April 21, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. April 22, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery

Ernest was born January 10, 1937, in DesMoines, Iowa, the son of Ernest and Frances Crawford Wissler, Sr. He attended the Waukee High School. He was united in marriage to Linda Lou McCombs on September 18, 1955. Linda passed away July 4, 1999. He later married Debra Matthies on December 10, 1999. Ernest worked for Budweiser, driving delivery trucks and also worked as a dealer for Liggett Myers Cigarettes. He owned and operated the DX Station in Fremont for a time before being employed by Jerry Smith's Motorcycle Shop and then Green's Ford Dealership in Oskaloosa, later known as Carriker Ford. After being involved in a motorcycle accident, Ernest was employed as a mechanic at the Carriker Ford Dealership where he was later shop foreman. He loved camping, riding motorcycles, mowing his yard, and pushing snow. Ernest was a volunteer for the Fremont Fire Department and Ambulance Service, and was a member of the Mahaska County Sheriff's Posse. Ernest is survived by his wife, Debra Wissler, of Fremont; a son, Allen Wissler, of Oskaloosa; two daughters: Cheryl (Chuck) Eklofe, of Fremont, and Brenda Watters of Yakima, Washington; a sister, Nelva Allen, of Bloomington, Minnesota; eight grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda; his parents; a brother, Bill Wissler; and a great-granddaughter, Shaylee Kelderman.

Memorials may be directed to his family.



Caves, Harlan
Caves, Harlan
May 23, 1940 - April 10, 2014
Fremont, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 12 noon Sunday with the family present from 1 - 3 P.M. April 13, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. April 14, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery

Harlan L. Caves age 73, of Fremont, formerly of Cedar Rapids passed away April 10, 2014 at the Serenity Hospice House in Oskaloosa. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 13, open after 12:00 noon at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present from 1:00 until 3:00 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 14, at 10:00 A.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery.

Harlan was born May 23, 1940 in Fremont, Iowa the son of Donald and Maude Krusemark Caves. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1958. Harlan was united in marriage to Francis J. Brown on May 31, 1958 in Bloomfield. They were the parents of three sons. They later divorced and he remarried Nancy Green from Lamont, Iowa they later divorced.

Harlan worked for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids in the paint department and lastly in the Maintenance Department retiring in 1995 after working 34 years.

Harlan is survived by his three sons; Nick (Amy) Caves of Alburnett, Iowa, Bruce (Ruth) Caves of Fremont and Todd (Christine) Caves, Port Byron, Illinois. Fourteen grandchildren; Josh, Gavin, Dillon, Ashley, Taylor, Colton, Morgan, Bryan, and Erin Caves, Nikki Rowe, Lindsey Lansing, Casey Gordon, Heather Davis, and Tucker Paris, eleven great grandchildren; Hunter, Savannah, Laken, Daxle, Lane, Landyn, Wyatt, Ryker, Rory, Tempest & Odelia. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson Joshua Frail.

Harlan was an avid Nascar follower and admired #48 Jimmie Johnson Racing. He loved High Performance cars and trucks along with any kind of racing. He enjoyed watching sports on a daily basis, especially football and basketball. Harlan enjoyed the adventures he and his best buddy "Wimp" had, running errands and dining out at different eateries. He especially loved his pineapple shakes. The family would like to send out a special thank you to all the caregivers that helped Harlan over the past four months. Ottumwa Hospital, Mercy Iowa City, and especially the staff at the Mahaska County Serenity Hospice House in Oskaloosa for their dedication and loving care of our loved one. Our gratitude to all of you. Memorials may be directed to the family.



Moore, Rhoda
Moore, Rhoda
May 08, 1922 - April 07, 2014
Bloomington, Illinois

Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. May 03, 2014 at Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery
Interment: Private family graveside service.

Rhoda Mae Moore, age 91, of Bloomington, Illinois, formerly of the Cedar/Oskaloosa area, passed away April 7, 2014 in Bloomington. She was born in Schuyler County, Missouri, May 8, 1922. She moved to the Mahaska County area as a young girl and lived there until her marriage to Harold W. Moore in 1939. He passed away February 11, 2009 shortly after his 87th birthday. Harold and Rhoda were married for 69 1/2 years. Rhoda's family includes her son: J. Wes Moore (Kathy) of Bellevue, Washington; a daughter: Twila (Larry) Sears of Bloomington, Illinois; two grandchildren:Chad Sears and Tiffanie Sears Mendiola both of Bloominton, and three great grandchildren: Chancellor, Armani and Oliva, two sisters: Margaret Ashman of Pella, Iowa and Donna (Jim) Carr of Winter Haven Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold, a sister, Rose Nicholson and brothers, Keith and Karl Walker. A private graveside service for family members was held on May 3, 2014 in the Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, with Pastor Bud Lane officiating.




Garrels Howe, Beverly
Garrels Howe, Beverly
December 09, 1934 - March 23, 2014
Ottumwa, Iowa

Beverly Garrels Howe, age 79, passed away March 23, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. As was her wish her body has been cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date.

Beverly was born December 9, 1934 in Ottumwa the daughter of Ben and Pansy Brown Richards. She graduated from Ottumwa High School. Following graduation she was united in marriage to Clarence Garrels he preceded her in death.

Beverly worked as a CNA for several years at Sunnyslope Care Center in Ottumwa. She enjoyed crocheting, fishing, mushroom hunting and traveling but her greatest joy was her family.

She is survived by four sons; David Smith of Farson, Clarence "Inky" (Glenda) Garrels of rural Hedrick, Ronald (Suzanne) Garrels of Farson, and William (Peg) Garrels of Ollie. Two daughters; Yvonne Tatar of Buffalo, Missouri and Cindy (Brad) Nau of Ottumwa. Stepsons; Donnie (Simone) Soloman, Jimmy, Larry, Bernard and Clark Garrels, and two step daughters; Mae Schimmelpfenning and Ulala Conger. Eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren a sister; Jewel Mitchell, and a very special friend; Jack Kellog. She was preceded in death by four brothers; Robert, Ray, John, and Thomas Richards, and two sisters; Kathryn Russell and Thelma Shaver, a step-daughter; Sherry Bowers, a grandson; Brandon Garrels, and a great-grandson; Keaton Garrels.

Memorials may be made in her name to the family in care of: Cindy Nau 1802 Albia Road Ottumwa, Iowa 52501



Shaw, Doris Mildred
Shaw, Doris Mildred
August 18, 1914 - March 20, 2014


Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. March 24, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. March 25, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Abel Cemetery

Oskaloosa-Doris Mildred Shaw age 99, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Hedrick, passed away March 18, 2014 at Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oskaloosa. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Monday, March 24, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to greet family and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in Abel Cemetery near Fremont. Mildred was born August 18, 1914 in Keokuk County the daughter of Jesse and Alvina Bruns Tygart. She graduated from Sigourney High School in 1932 and subsequently earned her teaching certificate. She taught country school for three years at Lancaster Township before her marriage to Waldo Shaw April 25, 1936 in Sigourney, Iowa. Following her marriage she was a homemaker and helped her husband Waldo on the farm. She was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star, a member of the Nazarene Church in Oskaloosa, long time past member of the Hedrick Christian Church where she was very active and where her entire family attended church for generations, she also was Sunday School Superintendant for many years and was a member of various neighborhood clubs. Her hobbies included crafts, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, music especially playing the piano, reading mostly Religious and History books. She and her husband enjoyed traveling, wintering in South Texas, and they had traveled to every state except Alaska and Hawaii. Her greatest delight was her family. She is survived by her son; Lyle (Janice) Shaw of Southbury, Connecticut, son-in-law; Ed Shultz, four grandchildren; Greg (Vicky) Shaw, Christine (John David) Cowart, Robin (Bill) Spooner, and Tad (Beth) Shultz and eight great grandchildren, sisters-in-law; Pearl Tygart and Georgana Hutton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Waldo, a daughter; Linda Shultz, and a brother; James Tygart.

Memorials may be made in Mildred's name to Alzheimer's Association The Greater Iowa Chapter 1730 28th Street West Des Moines, Iowa 52066



Clark, Leland
Clark, Leland
August 17, 1944 - March 14, 2014


Memorial Service: 1:00 p.m. March 20, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Visitation: 5:00-7:00 p.m. March 19, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Fremont- Leland "Lee" Keith Clark age 69, of Fremont, passed away March 14, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 19, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel open after 12:00 noon, with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. with a Masonic Service at 7:00. Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 20, at 1:00 P.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Lee was born August 17, 1944 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Keith Clark and Dorothy Pfannebecker Clark. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1963. Following graduation he worked at John Deere Ottumwa Works as a Field Test Mechanic for 30 years before retiring in 1994. He was united in marriage to Diane Schroeder in Vero Beach, Florida July 28, 1984. Lee served on the Fremont City Council, the Volunteer Fire Department in Fremont and also coached Little League for the Fremont-Cedar areas. He was a member of the Fremont Jaycees., the Kirkville-Eddyville Masonic Lodge, and was a volunteer at the Knoxville Hall of Fame. He organized and ran the Greater Southeast Iowa Tractor ride as well as headed the Fremont car shows. As a hobby, Lee also restored antique cars and tractors and owned a auto body and repair shop in Fremont. Lee is survived by his wife Diane of Fremont, a daughter; Tina (Shawn) Gallagher of Cedar Rapids, a son; David (Ginger)Clark, of West Des Moines. four grandchildren; Chase and Corbin Gallagher and Natalie and Cole Clark, two step-daughters; Susie (Elix) Coleman of Sarasota, Florida, and Beckie (Billy) Swantek of Brandon, Florida. A step-son; John (Jill) Schroeder of Odessa, Florida. five step-grandchildren; Travis and Satchel Coleman, Jordan and Justin Shroeder, and William Swantek, and a step-great-grandchild; Satchel Morgan, and a sister; Kathy Clark of Apache Junction, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents. As was Lee's wish his body has been cremated. In lieu of flowers, Lee's family has requested that memorials may be made in his name to Mahaska County Hospice Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.




Paxton, Rosella
April 30, 1926 - February 27, 2014
Muscatine, Iowa

Mrs. Paxton has bee cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.




Pope, Frances Marie
March 21, 1924 - February 23, 2014
Fremont, Iowa

Visitation: 9:30 AM Until 10:45 AM March 01, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM March 01, 2014 at Graveside service Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery (South)
Interment: Fremont, Iowa

Frances Marie Pope, age 89, of Fremont passed away February 23, 2014 at her home in Fremont. She was born March 21, 1924 in Fremont to Charles Emery and Edith Blanche Brown Davis. She attended school in Fremont. On August 6, 1943 she was united in marriage to Mervin Pope. He died January 18, 1986. She enjoyed watching the birds and doing crafts. Frances is survived by her two daughters: Connie Letner of Ten Mile, Tennessee and Edith (& Don) Kurth of Brunswick, Georgia; a son: David (& Deb) Pope of Hedrick; 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a brother: David "Jay" Davis of Sun City, Arizona; and a sister: Alice "Jean" Boozé of Pella. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters: Kathryn Witt and Ruth Adams; and four brothers: Paul, Wayne, Chuck and Lloyd "Tubby" Davis.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials may be given to the Fremont Rescue Unit.



Wonderlich, Milford
Wonderlich, Milford
May 11, 1926 - February 22, 2014
Fairfield, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 12 noon Monday with the family present from 4 - 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives February 24, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. February 25, 2014 at Ollie Baptist Church
Interment: Ollie Cemetery

Milford Wonderlich, 87, of Ollie passed away February 22, 2014 at Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney, Iowa. Milford was born May 11, 1926 Northwest of Ollie the son of Jacob L. and Grace Charlotte Rice Wonderlich. He graduated from Ollie Consolidated High School in 1943. He served in the United States Navy and was a Veteran of WWII serving in the South Pacific. On March 21, 1948 he was united in marriage to Betty Lou Shy at the Methodist Church in Ottumwa by Dr. Leonard. Following his discharge from the Navy he helped his twin brothers, Robert and Charles, farm then began working for Hoak Construction in Sigourney. He put up light poles for the power company, first digging the post holes then as a lineman until 1951. Milford moved from Dennison to Ollie to farm with his brother-in-law. Milford later rented the farm to Norm Gott in 1983 and continued to help on the farm. In 1988, he moved to Tempe, Arizona and lived there until 2007 when he moved to Fairfield. Milford was a long time farmer, and worked for Farm Bureau Insurance as a salesman and agency manager of Keokuk & Mahaska counties, John Morrell Company in Ottumwa, and retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield. He was a member of the Ollie Baptist Church since June 6, 1946, Grace Community Church in Tempe, Masonic Lodge #230 in Ollie, Pekin Ruritans, KAABA Shrine, Fremont Funeral Chapel Board of Directors, American Legion Post #504 in Richland, and Fairfield Lions Club. Milford was a firm believer in educating his children on the history of our nation and took them on many trips to visit national parks and historic sites across the country.

His family includes his two sons: Dennis Wonderlich of Ollie and Randy (& Debbie) Wonderlich of Des Moines; two daughters: Janis (& Salvatore) Sciarrotta of Wichita, Kansas and Karen (& Mark) Pomeroy of Lincoln, Nebraska; a brother: Jacob "Lee" Wonderlich of Centerville; a sister: Marilyn (& Gordon) Gott of Marion; 6 grandchildren: Travis Coop, Jason and Shawn Wonderlich, Steve, Aaron and Tim Pomeroy; and 8 great grandchildren.

Milford was preceded in death by his wife: Betty Lou Wonderlich on August 9, 2011; his parents; two brothers: Charles and Robert Wonderlich; two sisters-in-law: Norma Gene Wonderlich and Marion Wonderlich; and a nephew: Roger Wonderlich.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. in the Ollie Baptist Church in Ollie with Pastor Frosty Van Voorst and Reverend Carla Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Ollie Cemetery Northwest of Ollie. Graveside military rites will be given by members of the Richland American Legion Post #504. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Monday after 12 noon in the Fremont Funeral Chapel and the family will be present at the funeral chapel Monday from 4 - 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Ollie Baptist Church or Bill and Jan Kilgore at Mission Aviation Fellowship.




Curtis, Raymond "Virgil"
Curtis, Raymond
July 26, 1923 - January 19, 2014
Richland, Iowa

Visitation: 9:00 AM untl 10:00 A.M. January 22, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. January 22, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Ottumwa

Richland-Raymond "Virgil" Curtis, 90, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at his home in Richland. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 22, at 10:30 AM at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM Wednesday and will continue until 10:00 AM when Masonic Rites will be offered by Ollie Justice Lodge #230. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 Wednesday with Rev. David Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Lawn Cemetery near Ottumwa with military honors provided by Richland American Legion Post #504. . Virgil was born July 26, 1923 in Ollie, the son of George Leroy and Hannah Edith Chacey Curtis. He grew up in the Ollie Community, and graduated from Ollie High School. On August 17, 1947, he was united in marriage to Doris Sipes at the Methodist Church in Lancaster, Missouri. He was a farmer for 50+ years, and a salesman for Knight Enterprises, after poor health forced him from farming. He has been a resident of Richland since 1982. Virgil was a member of the Ollie United Methodist Church, Past Master of the Ollie Justice Lodge #230, a Past Worthy Patron of the Hedrick O.E.S. and a member of the Ollie Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Past member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Oskaloosa, member of American Legion Post #504, and a WWII Veteran. He also served on the previous Ollie Consolidated School Board, and Pekin Community School Board of Packwood, and the Ollie election board for a number of years. Virgil also served on the Richland City Council. He enjoyed camping, was an avid fisherman, woodworking, square dancing, playing Cribbage, Dominos, photography, and being with his family. His greatest enjoyment was attending the grandchildren's activities. He is survived by four daughters and their families; Janice (Robert) and Anderson of Wayland, Iowa; Elaine (Craig) Woosley of Bloomfield, Iowa; Cheryl and Edward Loring of Danville, Iowa and Linda O'Rourke of Ospry, Florida. Eight grandchildren; Emily Anderson of Eagle, Colorado, Kevin Anderson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April and Sara Woosley both of Bloomfield, Iowa, Brandi Loring of Davenport, Iowa, Brandon Loring of Danville, Iowa, Julie O'Rourke of Parker, Colorado, and Joey O'Rourke of Flower Mound, Texas, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Doris, and a daughter, Patrice Elaine. Memorials may be made in his name to either First Responders of Richland, Hospice Compasses, or Prairie View United Methodist Church, Ollie, Iowa. .




Capps, Patricia
April 10, 1938 - January 09, 2014
Ballwin, MIssouri

Visitation: 9:00 AM until the time of service at 10:00 AM January 14, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM January 14, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa.

Patricia Ann (Brooks) Capps, 75, of Ballwin, Missouri and formerly of Ottumwa, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. Patti fought a short, brave battle with cancer. Born on April 10th, 1938 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of the late Beatrice and Everett Brooks. Patti was married to the late Roger Capps for 50 years. Patti and Roger made their home in Carlinville, IL, where Patti was an active member of the Carlinville Methodist Church, Carlinville Country Club, and Hospital volunteer throughout the years. After Roger’s death in 2006, Patti moved to St. Louis to be near her daughters. She was very active until her recent illness. She was a volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital, was active at the Green Trails Methodist Church. She loved to travel, golf, and spend time with her grandchildren. Patti’s family would like to thank St. Luke’s hospital staff for their loving care in her final days. Patti and Roger are survived by their three children, Kim Capps, Ballwin, MO, Greg Capps (Carole), of Rocky Point, New York, Jill Capps-Meiners (Rob), of Naples, FL. She was beloved by her 5 grandchildren, Amanda, Christopher, and Aimee of Rocky Point, NY. Laura and Mallory of Naples, Florida. Patti is also survived by her sister -in- law Cheryl (& Don) Craft and her brother-in-law, Ron (& Mary) Capps.. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Memorials may be made in her name to the donors choice.



Sheraden, Betty
Sheraden, Betty
March 14, 1922 - January 08, 2014
Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: Visitation will be in the Packwood Christian Church after 1:30 P.M. and the family will be present at the church from 2 - 4 P.M. to greet friends and relatives January 12, 2014 at Packwood Christian Church, Packwood, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. January 13, 20 at Packwood Christian Church
Interment: Ollie Cemetery

Betty Lou Sheraden, 91, of Ollie died Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. She was born Tuesday, March 14, 1922 near South English in Keokuk County, the daughter of Clarence "Pat" and June Audrey Shipman Glandon. She attended school in the Webster area. Following school, Betty worked various places. On July 24, 1943, Betty was united in marriage to Alva Paul Sheraden and he died June 14, 1980. Following her marriage, Betty worked first at Downey's Prairie Home and Dugger's Prairie Home. She then went to work as a cook at Pekin School for 5 years. Later, Betty worked at Dickey's Prairie Home and lastly at Mike's Prairie Home. Betty became a member of the Pekin Methodist Church in 1944 and was currently a member of the Prairie View United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, a 65 year member of the Royal Neighbors, and one of the last members of the Jolly Janes Club. Betty was a Popcorn Reader for 15 years and was still attending the sewing club at Ollie Baptist Church until just before Christmas. Betty loved to cook and bake and spent her life in the kitchen.

She is survived by a son: Alva Lee Sheraden of Packwood; two daughters: Donna Wolf of Packwood and Linna (& Mike) Ament of Richland; 8 grandchildren: Rhonda (& Brian) Schultz, Tony (& Ann) Wolf, Matthew (& Lisa) Wolf, Todd (& Rachel) Ament, Kelly (& Alan) Townsend, Angela (& John) Martin, Lisa Wallace, Tracey (& John) Garrison; 20 great grandchildren: Kaleb Watson, Erik, Garrett, Paige, Gavin, Aaron, Brennan, Callie Wolf, Halie and Emily Ament, Kevin and Megan Adams, Ashley and Lindsay Sanders, Joah and Damaris Wallace, and Taylor, Mackenzie, and Blake Webster; a great great granddaughter: Sophie Sanders; a sister; Phyllis Renner of Sigourney; a brother: Robert Glandon of Washington; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter: Clyda Berry; two brothers: Lyle and Marvin Glandon; and a sister: Madge Gapen.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. in the Packwood Christian Church with Pastor Frosty Van Vorst and Reverend Carla Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Ollie Cemetery in Ollie. Visitation will begin Sunday after 1:30 P.M. in the Packwood Christian Church with the family present at the church Sunday from 2 - 4 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to Jefferson County Relay For Life or Prairie View United Methodist Women.




Andeway, Chloe
Andeway, Chloe
January 09, 1935 - January 01, 2014
Fairfield, Iowa

Visitation: family present from 1 - 3 P.M. to greet friends and relatives January 05, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. January 06, 2014 at Ollie Baptist Church
Interment: Richland Friends Cemetery, in Richland

Chloe A. Andeway, age78, of Richland passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Sunnybrook Living Care Center in Fairfield. Visitation with the family present will be held from 1 - 3 P.M. Sunday at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10 A.M. at the Ollie Baptist Church in Ollie, Iowa. Burial will be in the Friends Cemetery near Richland, Iowa.

Chloe was born January 9, 1935 in Putnam County, Missouri the daughter of Pearl V. and Nola O. Hogue Ruggles. She graduated from Pleasant Plain High School and Parsons College in Fairfield. She taught Second Grade in Ollie, and then from 1962 until 1995 taught First Grade at Pekin Community School.

In 1953 she was united in marriage to Richard Fritchen. He passed away in October 1988. On November 23, 1991 she was united in marriage to Leonard Andeway at the Ollie Baptist Church.

In January 1996, she and Leonard began wintering in Texas. Her hobbies included handiwork, gardening, playing with her grandchildren and traveling. Chloe was a member of the Ollie Eastern Star, Ollie Baptist Church, Retired Teachers Association, Jefferson County Reading Association, Iowa Reading Association & National Education Association and the Ollie Baptist Women's church group.

She is survived by her husband; Leonard, of Richland, sons; Walter (Lori Siegrist) Fritchen of Cedar Rapids, Brian Jay (Kathy) Fritchen of Fort Dodge, Jeffrey (Mary Schill) Andeway of Hedrick, Kelly Andeway of Ollie, daughters; Margaret Bosley of Kansas City, MO., Suzanne Andeway of Boston, MA., and Denise (John) Nelson of Richland. Twelve grandchildren; Amber & Amanda Bosley, Bree (Travis) Scheidecker, Bailey (John) Hook, Mandy (Robert) Tranquillo, Skye Steenhoek, Justin Stevens, Adam (Karen) Stafford, Rebecca (Matt) Weaver, Rachel Shoemaker, Brandon Andeway and Nicholas Andeway, Arian Wickenkamp-Andeway, and many great-grandchildren, a brother; Roger (Anna) Ruggles of Alamo, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Richard, a son David Fritchen and a sister in law, Donna Ruggles.



Ingle, (Leland) Dale
Ingle, (Leland) Dale
February 29, 1924 - December 31, 2013
Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: Opens after 12 noon with the family present at the funeral chapel from 5 - 7 pm to greet friends and relatives January 03, 2014 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 am January 04, 2014 at Ollie Baptist Church
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery

Leland "Dale" Ingle, age 89, of Ollie, entered into rest at 12:25 AM, December 31, 2013 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a brief illness. Dale was born February 29, 1924, in a log cabin northwest of Ollie to Mart and Ella McWilliams Ingle.

He was a graduate of Ollie High School with the class of 1941. Dale enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served a year overseas near Japan. After his discharge in 1946, he met Evelyn Ruth Shipley of Delta. They were married April 18, 1948. Evelyn preceded him in death March 13, 2010 after almost 62 years of marriage. Dale farmed his entire life in the Ollie area. He was a 50+ year member of the Masons, KAABA Shrine, 32 degree KCCH Consistary, Eastern Star, served on the Pekin School Board for many years, was a Jackson Township Trustee, and a member of the Ollie Baptist Church.

Dale is survived by his three sons; Jim & Ruth Ingle of West Des Moines, Jack & Dondra Ingle of Ollie, and Marty Ingle of Ottumwa, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Evelyn, two brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 3, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Fremont Funeral Chapel followed by a Masonic service beginning at 7:00 PM. Friday at the funeral chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 10:00 AM in the Ollie Baptist Church, with Rev. Carla Nelson officiating. Military honors will be provided by Richland American Legion Post #504. Burial will follow in Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his name to either the Ollie Baptist Church or the Sigourney Care Center.




Molkenthin, Phyllis
Molkenthin, Phyllis
March 15, 1929 - December 22, 2013
Iowa City Hospice House

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. December 26, 2013 at Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie, Iowa.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. December 27, 2013 at Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie, Iowa.
Interment: Pennington Cemetery near Sigourney, Iowa

Phyllis Jean Molkenthin, 84, of Ollie passed away December 22, 2013 at Iowa City Hospice House in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born March 15, 1929, in Washington County to Elmer and Alta Guenther. She graduated from Washington High School, Washington, Iowa, in 1947 and from Paris Beauty School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1949. On February 25, 1951 Phyllis was united in marriage to Herbert Molkenthin In Washington, Iowa. She was a member of Prairie View United Methodist Church, Mahaska County Traveling Chiefs and the Ottumwa Card Club. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds, playing Sudoku, camping at the Iowa State Fair for 50+ years, but her greatest love was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Molkenthin; a son, Robert (Gail) Molkenthin both of Ollie, four grandchildren, Sandra (Shawn) McBeth of Hedrick; Micheal Molkenthin of Alexandria, VA; Trenton Molkenthin of Ollie; Kelsey Molkenthin of Des Moines; four great grandchildren, Kaden, Kale, Kory, "baby girl to be" McBeth, all of Hedrick, and a brother, William (Carolyn) Guenther of Washington. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Herbert, and a sister Maxine.

Memorials may be made in her name to the family.



Hackert, Ralph
Hackert, Ralph
March 26, 1926 - November 07, 2013


Visitation: 6:00-8:00 P.M. November 14, 2013 at Richland United Methodist Church
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. November 15, 2013 at Richland United Methodist Church
Interment: Reed Family Cemetery

Richland- Ralph J. Hackert of Richland died Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Maplewood Manor in Keota. He was born on March 20, 1926, on the family farm south of Pella, Iowa, the son of Cornelius and Grace (DeZwaart) Hackert, the youngest of five children. He attended Richland School by Pella. On December 19, 1946, Ralph was united in marriage to Mary Carpenter near Reasor, Iowa. They were married for over 66 years. Mary passed away in February of this year. Ralph and Mary established the family farm north of Richland in 1957, together they worked on the farm for many years. Ralph had many talents, that coupled with a strong work ethic and the spirit of an entrepreneur brought on many other family businesses. Ralph's greatest joy was working with his family. He and Mary enjoyed square dancing and Ralph was an excellent pool player. Ralph had a beautiful tenor voice and was approached several times to sing professionally. He and Mary provided music for many occasions. He was a member of the Richland United Methodist Church. He is survived by his four children; Bonnie (Dale) Ingersoll of Richland, Sharon (Mark) Traner of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rhonda (Mike) Noel of Richland and Craig (Darcy) Hackert of Richland, seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, his parents and siblings: Carl Hackert, Edna VanDenBerg, Ruth Steinhoek, and Florence VanGorp. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, November 14, from 6-8 at the Richland United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be Friday morning, November 15, at 10 a.m. at the Richland United Methodist Church with Pastor Willy Morfitt and Reverend Carl Benge officiating. Burial will follow in the Reed Family Cemetery located on the family farm near Richland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Lewy Body Dementia Association or Hospice Compassus. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.




Grade Baxter Vogel, Olive
Grade Baxter Vogel, Olive
March 21, 1916 - November 06, 2013
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: 5-7 P.M. November 08, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. November 09, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery

Oskaloosa-Olive Irene Grade Baxter Vogel, age 97, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa. She was born March 21, 1916, in Fremont, the daughter of J. Earl Grade and Sadie Breon Grade. She attended school in Fremont. Olive helped her dad on the farm, and drove the pony when they hauled water during thrashing season. She was united in marriage to Filby Baxter, August 2, 1932. Following her marriage she and her husband moved to Farson and resided there until 1947 when they moved north of Hedrick. Filby died June 29, 1965. Olive was united in marriage to James Joseph Vogel, February 11, 1970, he died September 29, 1997. Olive was employed at Dickey's Prairie Home Restaurant for many years. She moved to Melrose, Iowa in 1970, and in 1989, moved to Moravia. She was active in school sports, enjoyed reading, working puzzles, gardening, being outside, and was known by the family for her famous raisin pies. Olive was a member of Farm Bureau and a leader of 4-H of Keokuk County. Olive is survived by her sons; Earl Joe (Mary Lou) Baxter, of Marion, Illinois, and Donald LeRoy (Jean) Baxter of Kingman, Arizona. Four daughters; Pauline Louise (Kenneth) Seaba of Webster, Marjorie Marie (Jim) Van Polen of Bussey, Linda Lee (Gary) Tedrow of Salem, and Janice Arlene (Steven) West of Fremont, 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great grandchildren, and a sister; Eva Gertrude Echelberry of Hedrick. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a son; David Ray Baxter, three granddaughters, one great granddaughter, two brothers; Ward Gilbert Grade, and Glenn Robert Grade, and Two sisters; Doris Lola Baxter and Hildred Mae Baxter. Visitation will be Friday, November 8, from 5-7 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 9, at 10:00 A.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lois Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawn Cemetery near Ottumwa. Memorials may be made to Crystal Heights Nursing Center or MHP Serenity House. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Winn, Norman
January 21, 1932 - November 04, 2013
Ollie, Iowa

Norman Winn, 81, of Ollie, died Monday, November 4, 2013, in Ollie. He was born January 21, 1932, in Mahaska County, the son of Afton and Zola Woody Winn. He graduated from Ollie High School with the class of 1949. Following graduation he served four years in the United States Navy. Following his discharge he returned to Ollie. On October 4, 1954, he was united in marriage to Joan Flynn. Norman spent his entire working life operating heavy equipment. He retired from being an operating engineer in 1978 due to his failing eye sight. In retirement he worked for his brother and cousin in the field tile business for 25 years. He was also the maintenance man at Senior Housing in Ollie for the past 16 years. He loved to fish and enjoyed many trips to Canada. He was a member of the Ollie Baptist Church, the Eagles, and the American Legion. His family includes his wife of over 59 years Joan Winn of Ollie; two daughters, Debra Ann Brown of Tempe, Arizona and Denise Rosalie (& Milo) Greiner of Keota; three grandchildren, Amy Griener, Beau Sieren and Brady Sieren; four great grandchildren; a brother; Lyle (& Genevia) Winn of Sigourney. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Dennis James Winn; two brothers, Merlyn Winn and Roger Winn, and a sister; Helen Jean Blake. As was Norman's wish, his body has been cremated and no services are planned. Burial of the cremated remains will be in the Ollie Cemetery at a later date




Hart, Richard
December 19, 1924 - October 26, 2013
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Memorial Service: 1:30 PM. November 08, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: To be conducted at a later date.

Oskaloosa-Richard J. Hart, 88, of Oskaloosa died Saturday, October 28, 2013 at the Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa. He was born Friday, December 19, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Michael and Wilma Slinker Hart. He attended high school in Saginaw, Michigan where at the age of 13 became the state tennis table champion. He then studied Latin at Western Michigan University. After college he joined the Navy serving as a radio operator during WWII. On July 15, 1951, Richard was united in marriage to Joyce Gifford in Saginaw, Michigan. He worked as an insurance claims manager in the Oskaloosa area for most of his working life. Richard enjoyed ham radio, even having his own radio tower at his home and was the first person to ever work all 50 states on two meters. He was an avid tennis player, playing even into his 80's. He also enjoyed watching old westerns, republic serials, and listening to music. His family includes his wife; Joyce Hart of Oskaloosa; two sons; Kelly (Marilyn) Hart of Windsor Heights, and Sterling Hart of Marion. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 8, 2013, at 1:30 P.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont with Father Charles Fladung officiating. Memorials may be made in his name.




Schrader, Karolyn "Kate"
Schrader, Karolyn
September 28, 1931 - October 19, 2013
Ollie, Iowa

Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. October 23, 2013 at Prairie View United Methodist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Visitation: opens after 1:00 P.M. with the family present at the funeral chapel from 5:30 - 7:30 P.M. October 22, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Karolyn (Kate) Schrader, 82, of Ollie died Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. She was born Monday, September 28, 1931 in Ollie, Iowa the daughter of Bret and Kit Davis. On October 27, 1955, Kate was united in marriage to Harold G. Schrader in Sigourney. She lived in Ollie on the same block all of her life. She worked for a time at Farm Bureau Insurance in Fairfield and sold Avon in the Ollie town and country area for nearly 20 years. She later worked as a bookkeeper for Bub Hoskins in Richland and at Deitrich Grocery Store in Ollie. Her most recent contribution to the community was 25 years of writing the Ollie News for the Richland Clarion Plainsman Newspaper. Her family and friends were her life line that sustained her through 13 years of dialysis. She enjoyed listening to Friday night football games on the radio that her son Randy coached. Kate also enjoyed visiting at Miss Kitty's Barber Shop and her Sunday morning friends; Garry and Larry. Kate always left the porch light on for you and everyone was always welcome at her home.

Her family includes husband: Harold Schrader of Ollie; two sons: Randy (Denise) Schrader of Cherry Valley, Illinois and Scott Schrader of Ollie; a daughter: Kitty (& George) Snakenberg of Ollie; a brother: Junior (& Carol) Davis of Fairfield; 4 grandchildren: Memorea of West Des Moines, Mike of Cherry Valley, Brandin (& Sarah) of Fairfield, and Schuyler (& Angela) of Keota; 5 great grandchildren: Jacob, Jonah, Wyatt, Paisley, and Maverick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Bill and Francis Davis; three sisters: Fern Darby, Betty Reynolds, and Jean Vest; and a granddaughter: Whitney Snakenberg.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10 A.M. at the Prairie View United Methodist Church in Ollie with Pastor Dave Peterson officiating. Visitation will be held at the Fremont Funeral Chapel Tuesday, October 22, 2013 after 1 P.M. and the family will be present at the funeral chapel Tuesday from 5:30- 7:30 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. As was her wish, Kate’s body has been cremated and no burial is planned at this time. Memorials may be made to the Southeastern Renal Dialysis Center or sent to the family.




Lopez, Mildred
Lopez, Mildred
March 06, 1932 - October 10, 2013
Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 1 P.M. with the family present at the funeral chapel from 5 - 7 P.M. October 14, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. October 15, 2013 at Ollie Baptist Church
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie

Mildred Neola Lopez, 81, of Ollie died Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Keokuk County Health Center. Mildred was born March 6, 1932, in What Cheer, Iowa the daughter of Clarence and Ruth Ulin Andeway. She graduated from Ollie Consolidated High School in 1950. Following graduation Millie moved to Davenport and worked retail. She managed Three Sisters dress shop in Davenport. Millie was united in marriage to Joseph R. Lopez, April 16, 1952, in Davenport, Iowa. Together she and her husband opened a Bridal Shop called Joelle's Bridal in Davenport, which they managed for approximately 8 years. Following this she and her husband, moved to the Ollie area. Millie raised poultry, managed a Hy-Vee Deli for 25 years, was retired for 5 years and then worked for Wal-Mart for 12 years retiring again in 2010. Millie enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, puzzles, flowers and plants, but her true love was her family. She was a member of the Ollie Baptist Church, the Baptist Sewing Club, and the I'll Be Seeing You Club.

Millie is survived by her son; John Lopez (Marcia) of Prole, Iowa, two brothers; Leonard (Chloe) Andeway of Richland, and Richard (Janet) Andeway of Ollie. Four sisters; Donna Clingan of Sigourney, Judy (Garry) Deitrich of Ollie, Linda (John) Courtney of Libertyville, and Vicki (George) Husk of Denver, Colorado, three grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter; Melissa Lopez, and two brothers: Gilbert and Allen Andeway.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at the Ollie Baptist Church in Ollie with Reverend Carla Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie. Visitation will begin Monday after 1 P.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel and the family will be present at the funeral chapel from 5 - 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Ollie Baptist Church or to Hospice of Keokuk County.




Baker, Yvonne
Baker, Yvonne
August 13, 1944 - September 22, 2013
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: 9:30 A.M. until the time of service. September 26, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. September 26, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery (South) Fremont, Iowa

. Yvonne Elaine Baker, age 69, of Fremont passed away Sunday, September 22, at Hospice House in Ottumwa, Iowa. Yvonne was born, August 13, 1944 in Nebraska City, Nebraska the daughter of Marion and Ella Sarvis Tyson. She attended school in Nebraska City. She was employed in a private nursing home in Agency, Linden's Factory in Ottumwa until they closed, Pleasant Park Estates, and retired from Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa. Yvonne was united in marriage to Everett Baker, September 1, 1961 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Her greatest joy was her family. She is survived by her husband: Everett Baker of Fremont; a daughter: Denisa (Mick) O'Leary of Ottumwa; four grandchidlren: Jessica, Mickey Jr., Kassidy, and Aarron O'Leary; and two great grandchildren: Mikey Simmons and Molly MacIntire. Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Donald Baker; and a granddaughter: Misty O'Leary.




Miller, Betty
September 14, 1930 - September 22, 2013
West Burlington, Iowa

Funeral Service: 11:30 A.M. September 25, 2013 at Graveside service at Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery (South) Fremont, Iowa

Betty Miller, 83, of West Burlington, Iowa and formerly of Fremont died Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Hospice House in West Burlington. She was born Sunday, September 14, 1930 in Oskaloosa, the daughter of John and Marcella Maughan Kilfoil. She graduated from J. Sterling Morton High School in Cicero, Illinois. Following school she went to work as a nurse's aide in Berwyn, Illinois. In 1951, Betty was united in marriage to Richard Stock and they later divorced. On October 10, 1953, she was united in marriage to Raymond Miller in Fremont, Iowa and he died October 6, 2001. Following her marriage to Raymond, Betty stayed at home to raise her family. She enjoyed crocheting, camping with Ray, watching T.V., playing games with her grandchildren and spending time with her family. Her family includes a son: Rick (& Darla) Miller of Marshalltown; two daughters: Karlene Carr and Teri (& Tim) Eagen all of West Burlington; 9 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her twin sister: Beverly Cowman.




Heaston, Charles
December 18, 1930 - September 18, 2013
Hedrick, Iowa

Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. October 03, 2013 at McCormick Cemetery
Interment: Highland Center, Iowa

Charles Lander "Chuck" Heaston, 82, of Hedrick died Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at his home in Hedrick. He was born Thursday, December 18, 1930, the son of John and Helen Lander Davidson, in Hutchinson, Kansas. He graduated from Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas with the class of 1949. Following graduation, Chuck joined the Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, Chuck moved back to Hedrick and went to work at Morrell's. On January 29, 1955, Chuck was united in marriage to Jean Dimmitt in Las Vegas, Nevada, she died September 15, 2008. He later farmed on Jean's parents farm for many years and worked various other jobs including Pamco in Oskaloosa and driving truck for Don Beck's. In the fall of 1983, Chuck went to work at Hackert's Wood Products in Richland until his retirement on January 7, 2007. When he was younger, Chuck enjoyed playing softball, going to stock car races, watching sports on T.V. and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye's fan. His family includes his two daughters: Darcy (& Craig) Hackert of Richland and Donna K. Heaston of Hedrick; a son: Charles D. Heaston of Hedrick; 6 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents.

Memorials may be made in his name to American Alzheimer's Association.



Jones, Eugene
Jones, Eugene
March 16, 1946 - September 16, 2013
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. September 18, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. September 19, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa.

Eugene was born March 16, 1946 in Oskaloosa the son of Floyd H. and Eileen E. Ferns Jones. He graduated from Pekin High School in 1965. Following graduation he worked at Hayesville Lumber, Fairfield Aluminum, and John Deere Ottumwa Works retiring from there in 1999. He was united in marriage to Juanita Conger in Richland, Iowa June 6, 1965. Eugene enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, arrow head and relic hunting, woodworking, and spending the winters in Arizona. His greatest love was his family and his constant companion "Buffy." Eugene is survived by his wife Juanita of Martinsburg, his son Gene and his wife Tina of Ollie, two grandchildren; Cody and Heidi both of Ollie, a step-granddaughter; Tiffany Hummell. a step great-granddaughter, Gracie. A sister Caroline Seaba and her husband Donald of Atalissa, Iowa, many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a great niece.

Memorials may be made in his name to the family.



Arendt, Warren
Arendt, Warren
August 08, 1950 - September 16, 2013
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. September 19, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. September 20, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa.

Warren was born August 8, 1950 in Ottumwa, the son of Willis J. and Zora Ruth Miars Arendt. He grew up on the family farm where he raised and cared for animals. He was a graduate of Hedrick High School in 1969, and Indian Hills School of Nursing in 1971. Warren moved to Des Moines, and worked for the Veterans Hospital for several years and Iowa Methodist Hospital. He later worked in retail for 30 years. He moved to Missouri in 1990 with Hy-Vee and worked for them for 5 years. He was employed by Orschelin Farm and Home until 2006 when he became caregiver for his mom until she passed in 2007. On December 22, 2012, Warren was united in marriage to Gary Noble at the Ottumwa Country Club. Warren was one of the first gay single foster parents in Iowa in the 1970's and had a foster son for 9 years. He was an avid cook and opened two restaurants in Iowa before selling them and going to work for Hy-Vee. Warren entered the cooking contests at the Iowa State Fair in 1989 winning 52 ribbons his first year with one Best Of Show in pickles, and received a large amount of prize money. His recipes were published with Campbell's Soup and Best of Iowa. The following year he was a judge in the food category at the Iowa State Fair. As a hobby he catered and baked cakes and desserts for over 30 years retiring from baking after doing 500 wedding cakes and 900 birthday cakes. He had been working on his family cookbook of five generations. He was well know for his bacon fudge, and sour cream sugar cookies, his home canning and sharing his fresh veggies and canned goods with the elderly, his friends and family. His heart was large for the care and maintenance for animals and their well being. Warren is survived by his husband, Gary Noble, aunts Dortha Bartman and Linda Edmondson, niece; April Stevens, nephews; Carson Noble and Douglas Arendt, great nephews; Payton and Bryer Stevens, David and Dean Arendt, Jaxon and Griffin Noble, his brother; Bob Arendt, brother-in-law; Billie Noble (Jane) , and his dogs; Bailey, Yula, Yanny, Zo'e, Clo'e, Jo'e , Bella and Miss Hatt'e; his cats: T-Vee, Purdy, Lucky, Aunt Hally, Starr, Cinnamon, and Halo, and many more, plus his many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; John and Louise Korphage Arendt, Claude and Mae Arganbright Miars, his parents; Willis J. and Zora Ruth Miars Arendt, a sister and many pets; Dodo, Call'e, Cappie, Jake, Kitty, Gasper, Yoda, Yarra, Yonnie and Yancy.

Memorials may be made in his name to the heartland Humane Society in Ottumwa, Iowa.



Dinsmore, Kay E.
January 09, 1941 - August 15, 2013
Johnston, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 2:00 until 4:00 PM August 18, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. August 19, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery (South) Fremont, Iowa

Kay E. Dinsmore, 72, of Ottumwa passed away August 15, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Born Thursday, January 9, 1941 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of James Ward and Helen Fern Latham Dunn. She graduated valedictorian from Fremont High School with the class of 1959, where she participated in marching band, played basketball, and enjoyed riding her horse "Lady". On June 2, 1963, she was united in marriage to Larry Dinsmore and later divorced. Kay was proud of her banking career. She worked many years at Union Bank and Trust. Also working a time for First Star Bank, and later at Mahaska State Bank before retiring from South Ottumwa Savings Bank in 1997. She was a member of Business and Professional Women and The Red Hat Society, and attended the First United Methodist Church. Kay enjoyed going shopping, traveling, and collecting coins. She was very proud of her grandchildren and delighted in spending time with them and attending their activities. Her family includes her two wonderful daughters Brook (Ted) Baxter of Ankeny, IA, and Jana (Kerry) Lake of New Sharon, IA; four grandchildren, Kody and Kourtney Lake and Brandon and Ashley Baxter; a sister, Shirley (Rex) Baxter of Fremont, IA; and a brother, Gary (Dodie) Dunn of Waterloo, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made in her name the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association or The Salvation Army of Ottumwa, Iowa.



White, Kenneth
White, Kenneth
July 10, 1954 - August 08, 2013
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. August 12, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. August 13, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Burial at a later date.

Kenneth was born July 10, 1954 in San Lorenzo, California the son of Ronald Harr and Eleanor Louise Lavezzi . He was later adopted by Leonard Jasper White. He was united in marriage to Joan Dunn in Reno, Nevada on December 22, 1982. Kenneth attended high school in Caster Valley, California. He worked as a welder in California, Oregon, Nevada, and Iowa. He also was a mechanic. His last employment was at Benders in Sigourney, Iowa. His hobbies included Harley Davidson Motorcycles, old cars, fishing, collecting, gardening and being outdoors. He was a member of a fishing and hunting club. However, his greatest joy was his family. Kenneth is survived by his wife Joan of Hedrick, his mother Eleanor "Ellie" White of Hedrick, his stepchildren; Christina (William) Leach of Bloomfield, and Kelli Gregory (Tracy Fye) of Hedrick, four grandchildren; Ashley, Lisa, Tony and Trevor. He was preceded in death by his adopted father; Leonard White. Memorials may be made in his name to the family. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the family.



Paxton, Philip Jay
Paxton, Philip Jay
September 27, 1925 - June 23, 2013
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. June 27, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. June 28, 2013 at Ollie Baptist Church Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery Ottumwa, Iowa

Philip Jay Paxton passed away June 23, 2013 at Good Samaritan Care Center in Ottumwa. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon Thursday, June 27 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with family present to greet family and friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Services will be held Friday, June 28, at 1:00 P.M. at the Ollie Baptist Church in Ollie, Iowa. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa. Military honors will be presented by the Arendt Bolin Stubbs Post #83 of Hedrick. Phil was born September 27, 1925 near Ollie, Iowa in Keokuk County, to David and Edythe (Sonner) Paxton. He graduated from Hedrick High School in 1943. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He managed the Benteco Store in Hedrick, owned and operated a donut shop in Marshalltown and worked for John Deere Ottumwa for 30 Years. Phil was a member of Ollie Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee and on the Diaconate Board. He was a member of the American Legion Post #83 of Hedrick, a member of the Hedrick Lions and Fremont Lions. He married Mary Louise Williams on June 5, 1943 in Lancaster, Missouri. He enjoyed country living, raising cattle, fishing, camping and hunting. Most of all he loved being with his family. Phil is survived by his wife of 70 years Mary Louise, daughters; Marilyn (Larry) Anton of Carrollton, TX, and Judy (Rick) Grooms of Ottumwa, sons; Allen Paxton of Hedrick, Stan (LuAnn) Paxton of Eldridge, IA, and Dennis (Kristi) Paxton of Cedar Falls, IA. Eleven grandchildren; Bob (Michelle) Schertz, Bryan (Brenda) Schertz, Chris (Johanna) Goodwin, Joe (Tracy) Goodwin, P.J. Paxton, Coby Paxton, Aaron (Misty) Nolan, Eric (Lisa) Paxton, Jenny (Christopher) Green, Schuyler (Abbey) Paxton, Lauren Paxton. Three step-grandchildren; Chad (Jehan) Anton, Michael (Samantha) Grooms, Todd (Megan) Grooms. Eleven great-grandchildren; Jordyn (Steven) Hughes, Whitley Schertz, Taylor Schertz, Ashley Goodwin, Madison Goodwin, Sage Goodwin, Garrett Goodwin, Addyson Green, Emma Green, Peyton Paxton, Isla Nolan. Ten step-great grandchildren; Kiev Anton, Fiona Anton, Novak Anton, Paige Grooms, Navy Grooms, Macy Grooms, Elizabeth Grooms, Jack Grooms, Tanner Jones and Alek Smith. Three great-great grandchildren; Lylah Hughes, Kallan Goodwin, Allyson Lewis. Brother-in-law Gene (Joyce) Williams, sister-in-laws: Louise Paxton and Marian Paxton, and several nieces and nephews that he loved. Phil was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother David Paxton, brothers; Merritt Paxton and Loyal Roop, sisters; Letha Roop and Patricia Paxton. Memorials may be made to Keokuk County Fire and Rescue or Wapello County Hospice.




Else, Violet Maxine
Else, Violet Maxine
April 17, 1920 - June 20, 2013
Des Monies, Iowa

Visitation: 1:00 P.M. one hour prior to the service . June 25, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. June 25, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery (South) Fremont, Iowa

Violet was born April 17, 1920, in Spring Valley, Mahaska County, Iowa to Oscar German Stephen and Hettie “Maude” McCain Stephen. She grew up on her parents’ farm near Lacey, Mahaska County, Iowa. She graduated in 1938 from Lacey High School. On August 20, 1939, Violet was united in marriage to Earl William “Bill” Else in Kirksville, Missouri. She was an intricate partner with Bill on their farm in rural Cedar after they purchased and moved there in January 1941. Bill died April 16, 1975. Violet worked at restaurants in New Sharon and Oskaloosa. She was very active in activities at Cedar United Methodist Church, Cedar Township/Mahaska County Farm Bureau and the A.R.T.E. club. She was well known for her outstanding service in various offices, speaker, District officer and precise minutes. Her excellent baking/cooking skills were noted community-wide. Some people called her "the cookie lady". Violet is survived by Marcella Phillips of Des Moines and Darrell (Patricia) Else of Norwalk; four grandchildren: Michael Phillips, Lynn (Larry) Burt, Christopher Phillips and Jason Else; two great grandchildren: Benjamin Phillips and Breanna Else; sister Sylvia Criss; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son Gary Else; grandson Craig Else; brother Gail Stephen; and three sisters: Blanche Knowler, Pauline Tice and Ruby Gerard.




McCreery, Raymond
McCreery, Raymond
October 01, 1926 - June 07, 2013


Memorial Service: 1:00 P.M. June 13, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Raymond L. McCreery, 86, passed away peacefully in the company of a close family member and lifelong friend at Good Samaritan Center of Ottumwa. Ray grew up in small farming communities near Ottumwa and graduated from Hedrick High School in 1943. He obtained a degree in education from the University of Iowa and taught for a while in southeast Iowa school systems before serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Raymond married Francis Bernice Guthrie, a graduate of Fremont High School, and had their first son, Ronald, in 1951, while stationed at Lewis McChord Army Base in Tacoma, Wash. Two more sons would follow, Randall in 1954 and Rick in 1957. A career in insurance would require Ray and Bernie's young family to live at times in Decatur, Illinois., Peoria, Illinois., Royal Oak, Mich., and later returning to Illinois to live in Rockford and Freeport. When Ray and Bernie "retired," they opened a bed and breakfast in Lamoni and operated an antiques shop at the same location. When their first grandson, Michael was born in Michigan, Ray and Bernie were there as returning residents to Traverse City, Mich. They loved square dancing, family cook-outs, lots of reading and doting on their grandson, Michael. Ray was always known as a "gentleman," an intelligent, generous, well-spoken person of integrity. He moved to Ottumwa to be closer to family and friends after the passing of his wife, Bernie, in July 2000. Ray is survived by his three sons; a grandson; two sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews, their children and many friends in Michigan, Iowa and Illinois. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont. A luncheon will follow.

Memorial donations may be directed to Alzheimer's research for a cure.



Crow, Norman
Crow, Norman
March 23, 1931 - June 01, 2013
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 11 A.M. with the family present from 5 - 7 P.M. June 06, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. June 07, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Ottumwa Cemetery

Norman Phillip Crow, 82, of Hedrick died Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Iowa City V.A. Health Care Center in Iowa City. He was born Monday, March 23, 1931 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Everett and Delma Collins Crow. He attended school in Ottumwa. Following school, Norman worked in several grocery stores until joining the Navy. On October 10, 1951, Norman was united in marriage to Betty Penniston at the Nazarene Church in Ottumwa. He worked as the meat department manager at several grocery stores including Easter's Super Value and Benner's following his discharge. He later owned and operated a laundromat, a truck garden, and an antique store and also as the mayor of Hedrick for a time. He was a member of the Hedrick American Legion Post #83.

His family includes his wife: Betty Crow of Hedrick; two sons: Randy (& Connie) Crow and Michael (& Tina) Crow both of Hedrick; a daughter: Annette (& Jim) McKim of Herdick; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; a brother: Gary (& Jackie) Crow of Florida; and a sister: Janice (& Ralph) Van Zante of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Danny Crow; and a niece: Pam Crow.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Reverend Jim Eschenbrenner officiating. Burial will be in the Ottumwa Cemetery in Ottumwa. Graveside military rites will be given by members of the Arendt Bowlin Stubbs Post #83 of Hedrick. Visitation will begin Thursday after 11:00 A.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present at the funeral chapel Thursday from 5 - 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Heartland Humane Society in Ottumwa.




Marlin, Geraldine
Marlin, Geraldine
October 12, 1925 - May 28, 2013
Fremont, Iowa

Visitation: 11:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel and will begin again after 4:00 P.M. at the Fremont United Methodist Church. May 31, 2013 at
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. June 01, 2013 at Fremont United Methodist Church, Fremont, Iowa.
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery (South) Fremont, Iowa.

Geraldine “Gerry” Berniece Marlin, 87, of Fremont died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa. She was born Monday, October 12, 1925 in Tracy, Iowa, the daughter of William Worth “W.W.” and Emma Irene Dunsmoore McCarty. She graduated from Albia High School and A.I.B. in Des Moines and received an associate’s degree in business. On September 6, 1945, Gerry was united in marriage to Ernest A. Marlin in Indianola and he died July 10, 1996. Gerry worked at various businesses including John Morrell, and retired in the 1970’s. Gerry enjoyed crossword puzzles and was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church, U.M.W., the 60+ Club and numerous other church activities. Gerry cherished her family and her grandchildren were the center of her life. Her family includes a son: Max (& Pauletta) Marlin of Fremont; two daughters: Connie (& Larry) McCurdy of Fremont and Judy (& Larry) Lee of Mason City; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two sisters: Jean Chaney of Kirksville, Missouri and Jo (& Don) Rainer of Oskaloosa; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a daughter in infancy: Jacquelyn Marlin; a great grandson: Nicholas Lee; a brother: Cloyd Marlin McCarty; and a sister: Imogene Graham- Barnhart.




Mull, Marilyn
August 04, 1941 - May 26, 2013
Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney, Iowa.

Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. July 12, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Visitation: 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 P.M. July 12, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Private family disposition of cremains at a later date.

Marilyn Elizabeth Mull, 71, 0f Hedrick, passed away May 26, 2013 at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney. She was born August 4, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marilyn was a perfectionist. She loved to be challenged at work, SIEDA, where she was an executive assistant for 29 years. She was an avid gardener, constantly outdoors during the warmer season to ensure the beauty of her flowers. She also had a deep love for birds and reading. Those close to Marilyn knew there was always a book within arm's reach of her. Marilyn was passionate about her grandchildren, children and her work. They were her life, and she was very proud of each. Her family includes her three children, Patricia Wessel of Savannah, Georgia, Nichol (Bobby) Mallik of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Jonathan (Melissa) Breitenbucher of Des Moines; and five beautiful grandchildren, Aiden and Gabriel Breitenbucher and Meera, Annika and Nina Mallik. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne W. Mull; and a brother, Richard Schaffer. Marilyn's wish was to be cremated. A privat family disposition of cremains will be at a later date.




Burtlow, Martha
September 12, 1933 - May 24, 2013
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 2:00 pm with family present from 5 until 7 pm May 28, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 am May 29, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Doggett Cemetery near Lancaster.

Martha Burtlow, 79, of Hedrick died Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Mahaska Health Partnership Serenity House in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She was born Tuesday, September 12, 1933 in Hammond, Indiana, the daughter of Daniel and Margaret Sharp Stahl. She attended school in Hammond, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. On September 29, 1951 she was united in marriage to Melvin Burtlow Sr. in Wapello, Iowa, and Melvin passed away February 11, 1996. Martha was a homemaker for most of her life but later worked various jobs including Pioneer Seed, the Townhouse Restaurant in Sigourney, and was also employed by the city of Hedrick. Martha enjoyed playing cards, especially solitaire, science fiction movies, and loved spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her nine children: four Sons: Melvin Jr (& Eva) Burtow of Ollie, Martin Burtlow, Marshell Burtlow, & Mark Burtlow all of Hedrick; five daughters: Marjorie Lisk of Hedrick, Margaret (& Don) Kempf of Hedrick, Marcella Davis of Richland, Marsha (& John) Dickerson of New Sharon, and Melinda (& Bill) Coleman of Hedrick; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Martha was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Marvin Mitchell Burtlow; four grandsons; two brothers; and two sisters.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Fremont Funeral Chapel, P.O. box 276, Fremont, Iowa 52561



Simmons, Patricia Irene
February 28, 1950 - May 01, 2013
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM May 06, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM May 06, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery

Patricia Irene Simmons, 53, of Ottumwa died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Ottumwa. She was born Sunday, February 28, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Donald William and Carolyn Jean Silvers Simmons. She attended Oskaloosa High School. She later attended Indian Hills Community College and completed her CNA training. Pat received her trucking license and drove semi for various companies for approximately 5 years. She then went to work at Pella Corp. for about 10 years and worked lastly at Ottumwa Cab for two and half years. Pat enjoyed playing cards, flowers and gardening, and had a great love for her cat, “Chester”, her dog “Dallas”, and NASCAR. She was a very caring and loving person and was always available whenever you needed her. She volunteered at the Outreach Center in Ottumwa. Her family includes her son: Matthew Simmons of Ottumwa; a daughter: Melissa Baker of Des Moines; her father: Donald Simmons of Mount Ayr, Iowa; two sisters: Linda (& Gary) Rupprecht of Fremont and Theresa Wales of Oskaloosa; two brothers: William Edward Simmons of Mount Ayr, Iowa and Kenneth Wayne Simmons of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and her maternal and paternal grandparents. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11 A.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Pastor Josh Van Engen officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery south of Fremont. Visitation will begin Monday at 10 A.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel and the family will be present at the funeral chapel Monday from 10 – 11 A.M. to greet friends and relatives prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the Patricia Simmons Memorial Fund.




Shaw, Jr., James Edward
May 27, 1954 - April 02, 2013
Des Moines, Iowa

James Edward Shaw, age 58, of Fremont passed away April 2, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. As was his wish his body has been cremated and no services are planned at this time.




Holsten, Jon W.
Holsten, Jon W.
May 23, 1945 - March 23, 2013
Fremont, Iowa

Jon William Holsten, 67, of Fremont died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He was born Wednesday, May 23, 1945 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the son of Willis and Doris Johnson Holsten. Jon graduated from Humboldt Senior High School in Humboldt, Iowa. He then attended Wartburg College and graduated with a degree in Biology in 1967. Following graduation from college, Jon joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged following his service during the Vietnam War in 1972. After his discharge, Jon worked various places until going to work at McCurdy Seed and later becoming a plant manager at both the Fremont and Vinton, Iowa locations. On August 20, 1988, Jon was united in marriage to Linda Sue Ruskey in Mahaska County, Iowa. Jon worked lastly as a business agent for the Laborer’s Union Local 566 and as a public organizer for Union 353. Early on Jon coached girl’s basketball for several years. Jon loved fishing and spending time with his grandkids. He was a huge Green Bay Packers fan and traveled to several games with his son Mike. He was a member of the Laborer’s Union 566 and Union 353. Jon will always be remembered as a very loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife: Linda Holsten of Fremont; a son and his fiancée: Mike Benson and Christine Minks of Des Moines; 5 grandchildren: Jake, Grace, Megan, Peyton, and Austin; and 3 sisters: Gretchen Snyder of Dumfries, Virginia, Sue Levorson of Humboldt, Iowa, and Mary (& Mark) Duffy of Findlay, Ohio.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents.

As was his wish, Jon’s body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. No visitation is planned at this time. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be mailed to Jon’s wife Linda.




Conger, Edward
March 09, 1941 - February 26, 2013
Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: 5:00-7:00 p.m. March 01, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 9:30 a.m. March 02, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: VanOrsdall Cemetery

Ollie-Edward Lee Conger 71, of Ollie passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He was born March 9, 1941, in Linby, Iowa to Woodrow and Wanda (VanOrsdall) Conger. When he was young Edward walked from his parent’s home in Pekin, Iowa to the Prairie Home School to attend classes. In the 8th grade he transferred to Ollie Consolidated School. He was united in marriage to Linda Ruggles November 23, 1985 in the Ollie Baptist Church in Ollie, Iowa. He enjoyed nature, hunting and fishing which began in his early childhood. He worked over the years for many local farmers. One of his favorite pastimes was walking the fields in search of Indian Artifacts. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting. Edward is survived by his wife; Linda of Ollie, his daughter; Marlys Ruggles (&Marty Fleig) of Packwood; two grandsons: Derek Sharp of Ollie and Wyatt Sharp of Packwood, two great-grandsons; Sammuel Lee Sharp and Nolan Ryan Sharp. Six brothers: Dean (& Bev) Conger, Delbert (& Ruth) Conger, James (& Mary Lou) Conger all of Ollie, Robert Conger, Larry (& Janet) Conger both of Packwood, and Dale (& Kathy) Conger of Martinsburg. Five sisters; Arlene Shy of Dixon, Missouri, Juanita (& Eugene) Jones of Martinsburg, Joyce Kopsieker, Judy (& Bob) Ellis, and Carolyn Skinner all of Ollie. He was loved by numerous nieces and nephews. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Linda and Darlene Conger, three brothers; Paul, Raymond and Ralph Conger. His son Mickey Dean Ruggles and his granddaughter; Dena Lee Sharp. Memorials may be made in his name to Noah Conger or Reagan Kopsieker, for future medical expenses.




Plate, Ronald D.
Plate, Ronald D.
August 13, 1949 - February 22, 2013
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 1 P.M. with the family present from 5 - 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives February 25, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. February 26, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Union Cemetery, Bloomfield, Iowa

Ronald Dean Plate, 63, of Hedrick died Friday, February 22, 2013 at his home. He was born Saturday, August 13, 1949 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Paul and Velda Visser Plate. He graduated from the Fremont High School with the class of 1967. Following graduation he attended Indian Hills Community College for training as an automotive mechanic. On April 11, 1970, Ron was united in marriage to Marie Reese at Fremont Baptist Church in Fremont, Iowa. Ron worked as an auto mechanic at Century Motors in Sigourney and later at Duea Chevrolet in Albia for 3 years until he began farming with his dad. In 1975, Ron bought his own farm near the airport in Ottumwa and farmed it until 1988. During that time he also worked at General Truck Lease for a couple of years. He later drove semi over the road for FP Corp. in Omaha, Nebraska. Ron later worked at Crouse Cartage Company and lastly at Dickey Transport in Packwood for 25 years. Ron enjoyed reading, westerns, classic rock music, NASCAR, collecting Dale Earnhardt memorabilia, and farming on Facebook.

Ron is survived by his wife: Marie Plate of Hedrick; 3 sons: Tim (& Michelle) Plate of University Park, Scott (& Saskija) Plate of Ottumwa, and Jeremy (& Tawny) Plate of Nashville, Tennessee; a daughter: Deanna (& Troy) Bemis of Oskaloosa; 10 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; a step great granddaughter; a brother: Keith (& Carol) Plate of Iowa City and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister and her husband: Evelyn (& Gene) Severson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10 A.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Reverend Carla Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visitation will begin Monday after 1P.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel and the family will be present at the funeral chapel Monday from 5 – 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Ronald Plate Memorial Fund.




Hackert, Mary
January 09, 1927 - February 18, 2013
Richland, Iowa

Memorial Service: 10:30 A.M. February 21, 2013 at Richland United Methodist Church
Visitation: opens after 5 P.M. with family present from 5 - 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives February 20, 2013 at Richland United Methodist Church
Mary F. Hackert, 86, of Richland died Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Maplewood Manor in Keota. She was born Sunday, January 9, 1927 in rural Reasnor, Iowa, the daughter of Jesse and Sophia DeJong Carpenter. She attended the Richland Independent Country School near Reasnor. Early on Mary and her sister Cleora traveled all over the state of Iowa playing accordion and also played it on WHO as well. On December 19, 1946, Mary was united in marriage to Ralph Hackert near Reasnor. Ralph and Mary moved to the family farm north of Richland in 1957. Mary worked on the farm with Ralph and was an important part of the family business. She also worked as a bookkeeper in various ag businesses. Mary loved to play organ and she and Ralph provided music for many occasions. She also played piano and organ in the Richland United Methodist Church for many years. She was a member of the Richland United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, bird watching, flowers, gardening and working with the family.

She is survived by her husband of over 66 years: Ralph Hackert of Richland; 3 daughters: Bonnie (& Dale) Ingersoll of Richland, Sharon (& Mark) Traner of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Rhonda (& Mike) Noel of Richland; a son: Craig (& Darcy) Hackert of Richland; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister: Cleora Van Waardhuizen.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at the Richland United Methodist Church in Richland, Iowa with Pastor Carl Benge officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will begin Wednesday after 5 P.M. at the Richland United Methodist Church and the family will be present at the church from 5 – 7 P.M. Wednesday to greet friends and relatives. As was her wish her body has been cremated. Memorials may be made to the Richland United Methodist Church or Richland Pink Party for a Cure.




Grant, Duane Allen "Whitey"
March 12, 1934 - February 04, 2013
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Memorial Service: 4:00 until 6:00 pm February 06, 2013 at Copper Lantern Sigourney, Iowa
Duane “Whitey” A. Grant, 78, of Sigourney and formerly of Fremont died Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born Monday, March 12, 1934 in Newton, Iowa the son of Leslie P. and Ethel B. Nevins Grant. He graduated from Sully High School with the class of 1952. Following high school he attended a tech school in Minneapolis to become a railroad telegrapher. On June 28, 1954, Duane was united in marriage to Mary Schroeder at Bear Creek, Wisconsin. He then went to work for Chicago- Northwestern Railroad in Wisconsin until 1955 when he and Mary moved to Des Moines where he worked for Rock Island Railroad. In 1967, while still working for Rock Island, they moved to Marengo, Iowa and bought a bar named the Grant Ranch and he and Mary operated it for several years. In 1977, they moved to Keswick and bought a bar also named Grant Ranch. They owned and operated both restaurants until 1980 when they moved to Harper and ran the Harper House Restaurant. In 1981, they started working for Motel 6 in several different states and did that until 1996. From 1996 until 2000 they traveled around the country in their 5th wheel camper and worked where ever they were needed, mostly in restaurants. In 2000 they retired and moved to Fremont and lived there until 2009 when they moved to Sigourney. Duane enjoyed playing cards, dominos, drinking beer, and flower gardening. He was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife: Mary Grant of Sigourney; two sons: Scott (& Sally) Grant of Webster and Steve (& Dorita) Grant of Ollie; a daughter: Sherry Fisher of Sigourney; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and a sister: Bonnie (& Jim) Bryant of Fremont. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life service will be held at the Copper Lantern in Sigourney from 4 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. As was his wish his body has been cremated and no visitation is planned.




Veach, Phyllis
April 12, 1930 - January 31, 2013
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Phyllis Veach, age 82, of Rose Hill passed away January 31, 2013 at Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She was born April 12, 1930 in Mahaska County the daughter of Ray C. and Verda Shaw Loyd. She was united in marriage to Dale Veach December 5, 1953 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Phyllis was a nurse and a homemaker. She was also an avid gardener, enjoyed her collection of owl statues, was very compassionate with stray animals and loved her display of village houses at Christmas. She is survived by her husband Dale Veach of Rose Hill, two sons; Michael (Mary) Loyd of Hedrick and Bill Loyd of Fremont. A daughter; Linda Kilburn of Wapello, six grandchildren and two sisters; Beverly Hanson of Eddyville and Mary Eilliott also of Eddyville, and a brother Ray Robinson of Fremont. Phyllis has been cremated and no services are planned at this time.




Lisk, Gerritt Lynn
Lisk, Gerritt Lynn
September 28, 1942 - January 21, 2013
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 12 noon and the family will be present from 5 - 7 p.m. to greet friends and relatives January 24, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. January 25, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Coal Creek Cemetery, southwest of Oskaloosa

Gerritt Lynn Lisk age 70, of Hedrick passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at his home in Hedrick. He was born September 28, 1942 in Oskaloosa, Iowa the son of Myerl and Edna Shelton Lisk. He attended Fox Run and White Oak Country Schools, Hedrick School and Martinsburg School. Gerritt was employed at Steve’s Feed Service, Highway 92 Walnut, Zook Auction Service in Highland Center and Hackert’s Wood Products in Richland for the last 18 years. Gerritt was united in marriage to Marjorie Burtlow in Hedrick, Iowa, April 23, 1994. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, collecting antiques, listening to music, drinking coffee and Pepsi, attending garage sales, collecting Coke memorabilia, but most of all spending time with his three grandsons and other family members.

He is survived by his wife Marjorie Lisk of Hedrick, a son; Jim Keasling of Hedrick, a daughter; Kim (Mark) Weber of Sigourney, three grandsons; Keaton, Kyle and Karson Weber all of Sigourney. Four sisters; Shirley (Bob) Stock of Kansas City, MO., Virginia McCollum of Dalhart, TX, Lola Cain of Lansing, KS., Becky (Phil) McKinney of Eddyville, KY. Four brothers, Keith (Barb) Lisk of Higbee, MO., Walt Lisk of Kansas City, KS., Lee (Josephine) Lisk of Kansas City, KS., and Bruce (Sharon) Lisk Cahill of Clarinda, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sons; Gerritt Lynn Lisk, Jr., and Howard Duane Keasling.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 24, open after 12:00 noon with the family present between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 PM at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Friday, January 25, at 10:00 AM at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in the Coal Creek Cemetery Southwest of Oskaloosa. Memorials may be made in his name to the Gerritt Lisk Memorial Fund in care of the Fremont Funeral Chapel, Walnut and Main Street, Post Office Box 276, Fremont, Iowa 52561.




Dalbey, Floyd R.
Dalbey, Floyd R.
November 20, 1924 - January 19, 2013
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present fom 5:00 until 7:00 PM January 22, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM January 23, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery

Floyd Richard Dalbey, age 88, of Fremont, IA passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Hospice House in Ottumwa, IA surrounded by his family. He was born on November 20, 1924 at Highland Center, IA to Seaborn Vance and Elizabeth Cobler Dalbey, one of 16 children. He was joined in marriage to Virginia Ann Aldridge on March 26, 1949 in Altoona, IA., to which five children were born to this union. Floyd retired from John Deere Ottumwa Works on October 31, 1983 after 37 years of service. After retirement he helped several neighboring farmers with spring planting, fall harvest, and also had a small herd of cattle. He served in the Army during WWII and was a 50 year member of the American Legion OB Nelson Post #3 as well as a lifetime member of the UAW Local 74, and the Fremont United Methodist Church. He enjoyed the neighborhood card club, the 40’s club in Ottumwa, hanging with the guys at Waynes’s Tire and when they moved off their farm to Fremont the morning men’s coffee group in Fremont as long as his health allowed him. Floyd is survived by his wife of 63 years, Virginia; sons, Craig of Ottumwa, IA., Bryan (Sally) of El Cajon, CA; daughters, Paula (Tom) Greteman of Norwalk, IA, Lisa (Neil) Albertson of Fremont and Tracy (LeRoy) Dalbey Short of Independence, MO; 12 grandchildren, one step grandchild, 9 great grandchildren, three step great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.




Lee, Marguerite
Lee, Marguerite
December 08, 1913 - January 08, 2013
Parsons, Kansas

Visitation: 7:00 until 8:00 PM January 14, 2013 at Frenont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 PM January 15, 2013 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery Fremont, Iowa

Marguerite Lee, 99, of Parsons, Kansas, and formerly of Fremont, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at her home in Parsons. She was born December 8, 1913 at Fremont, the daughter of Walter and Nelle (Coen) Ehrenhard. She was raised in Fremont and attended school there, graduating from the Fremont High School in 1932. She then attended the William Penn College at Oskaloosa. She began her teaching career in a one-room school house in Fremont and taught there for five years. She then spent one year in California where she worked as a nanny. On March 20, 1938 she was united in marriage to Mac Lee at Fremont and he died on September 11, 1956. In 1963 she returned to teaching and taught fifth grade at the elementary school in Fremont, retiring in 1978. In 2000 she moved to Parsons, Kansas to be near her daughter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ottumwa, IA and attended First Baptist in Parsons. She was also a member of the Sew and So and Just a Mere sewing clubs in Iowa. Marguerite enjoyed gardening, reading, painting and antiques. She was interested in people and their lives. She was patriotic. Her loves were her church, family and friends. Her family includes: a son: James (&Lila) Lee of Topeka, KS; two daughters: Amy (& Don) Cunningham of Parsons, KS and Elaine Christy of Princeton, NJ; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and three brothers: Coen Ehrenhard, Erwen Ehrenhard, and Robert Ehrenhard.




Berry, Floyd F.
Berry, Floyd F.
July 08, 1926 - January 04, 2013
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. January 08, 2013 at Fremont United Methodist Church
Funeral Service: 3:00 p.m. January 08, 2013 at Fremont United Methodist Church
Interment: To be held at a later date.

Floyd Berry, 86, of Fremont died Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born July 8, 1926 in Hedrick, Iowa, the son of Ellis and Sylvia Berry. He graduated from the Hedrick High School in 1943. Following school he worked at John Morrell until joining the U.S. Marine Corp and was a survivor of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Following his discharge, Floyd went back to work at John Morrell for 30 years. On March 22, 1947, Floyd was united in marriage to (Delores) Patty Bever in Ottumwa, Iowa. When John Morrell closed he and Patty moved to Nebraska and Floyd went to work at Cornland Dressed Beef for about 10 years. He then started Oconto Feed lots in Oconto, Nebraska and operated it until his retirement at age 62. A few years after retirement Floyd and Petty moved back to the Fremont area. Floyd was one of the original founders of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Posse, the Mayor of Fremont for approximately 6 years, served on the Fremont City Council, and the Fremont Development Board, and served as a volunteer fireman for many years. He enjoyed golfing, watching sports of all kinds, and will always be remembered as a workaholic. He is survived by his wife of over 65 years; Patty Berry of Fremont; a son; Dr. Terry (&Louwanna) Berry of Four Seasons, Missouri; a granddaughter; Jena (&Mark) Ferguson of Aurora, Colorado; 3 step grandchildren; Benjamin & Nicholas Bloom of Springfield, Missouri, and Amber Bloom of Lake Ozark, Missouri; and 2 sisters; Julia Orser of Ankeny, Iowa and Ruth Morgan of Mesa, Arizona. Justin Estes joined the Berry family when he was 11 years old. He was married to Barbara and to this union there were two daughters born; Shelly and Lisa. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers; Ernie and Raymond Berry; and 2 sisters; Eva Berry and Martha Longacker, and Justin Estes. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Fremont United Methodist Church in Fremont with Reverend Ron Bupp officiating. A visitation will be held at the Fremont United Methodist Church in Fremont Tuesday from 2:00 until service time at 3:00 p.m. the family will be present at the church from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday to greet friends and relatives. As was his wish his body has been cremated and no burial is planned at this time. Following the service at the church an invitation is extended to join the family for a time of sharing and remembrance at the American Legion Hall in Oskaloosa, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House or the Fremont Ambulance.




Reynolds, Betty June
Reynolds, Betty June
March 07, 1930 - January 02, 2013
Ollie, Iowa

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. with Easter Star service at 10:30 a.m. prior to the memorial service. January 08, 2013 at Prairie View United Methodist Church
Interment: To be held at a later date.

Betty June Reynolds, 82, of Ollie, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at her home in Ollie. She was born March 7, 1930 in Fairfield, the daughter of Bret Hart and Treva Kit Stull Davis. She graduated from the Ollie High School with the class of 1947. On November 28, 1948, Betty was united in marriage to Gordon Reynolds at the Ollie Methodist Church in Ollie. Following marriage, they purchased a mobile home and traveled throughout Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska where Gordon found work as a crane operator. When they moved back to the Ollie area, Betty stayed home to raise their family and to help Gordon after they bought their farm. When her family was grown, Betty went to work as a certified nurse’s aid in Sigourney. Betty was a ball of energy and never knew a stranger. She was a member of the Ollie Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #549 for over 50 years, the Ollie Methodist Church and later the Prairie View United Methodist Church, a member of the Grandmother’s Club, the I’ll be Seeing You Club, the Ollie Betterment Committee, and worked many years volunteering on the Ollie Big Days Committee. She is survived by her husband of over 64 years: Gordon Reynolds of Ollie; 2 daughters: Pam Reynolds of Ottumwa and Lisa (& Steve) Roberts of Richland; a son: Dennis (& Kelly) Reynolds of Maryville, Illinois; 3 grandchildren: Bart J. (Teresa) Reynolds, Barry Reynolds, and Tyler (& Stefanie) Roberts; 3 great grandchildren: Jesianne, Delrae, and Porter Reynolds; a sister: Karolyn (& Harold) Schrader of Ollie; a brother: Junior (& Carol) Davis of Fairfield; and many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers: Frances and Bill Davis; and 2 sisters: Fern Darby and Jean Reynolds. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Prairie View United Methodist Church with Reverend Dave Peterson and Rev. Sharon Bennell officiating. An Eastern Star service will be held at 10:30 A.M on Tuesday in the sanctuary of the Prairie View United Methodist Church. prior to the service. As was her wish her body has been cremated and burial will be at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Betty Reynolds Memorial Fund., 301 S. First Street, Ollie, Iowa 52576.



Gambell, Marjorie M.
Gambell, Marjorie M.
March 09, 1820 - December 23, 2012
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 1:00 PM with family present from 4:00 until 6:00 PM December 27, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. December 28, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick.

Marjorie M. Gambell, 92, of Hedrick died Sunday, December 23, 2012 Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa. She was born Tuesday, March 9, 1920 in Hedrick, Iowa, the Daughter of John Burton and Freece Baldwin Swearingen. She graduated from Hedrick High School in 1937. Following graduation she attended Iowa Success Business School in Ottumwa and worked for O.W. Stoltz Brokerage Company. On September 6, 1939 she was united in marriage to Richard Gambell at Hedrick, Iowa. Richard passed away on December 15, 1988. Marjorie was a lifelong member of Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church and also a member of Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Women, along with being a 50 year plus member of Ollie Chapter Eastern Star. She also belonged to the ODO Club and the Friendly Hour Club. Marjorie was an avid gardener for many years and enjoyed cooking and baking, especially her angel food cake. She always made sure nobody left the house hungry. She enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes football and basketball teams. Marjorie was the ROCK and LOVE of the Family. Her family includes two sons: R. Stanley Gambell (Connie) of Hedrick and Lyle B. Gambell of Hedrick; a daughter: Janice (Lyle) Shaw of Southbury, CT; 4 grandchildren: Doug (Christy) Gambell of Hedrick, Brad Gambell of Hedrick, Greg (Vicky) Shaw of Williamsburg, VA, and Christine (John) Cowart of San Diego, CA; 9 great grandchildren: Andrew, Haley, Taylor, McKenna, Maci, Austin, Tyler, Philip and KayLeigh; 2 great great granddaughters: Carlie Rae and Carter Elaine, along with many nieces and nephews and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a sister: Helen Daniels

Memorials may be made in Marjorie's name to the Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church.



Woods, Ivan
June 23, 1929 - December 19, 2012
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 3:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. December 21, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. December 22, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Garrett Cemterey near Delta.

. Ivan L. Woods, 83, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Delta, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in Oskaloosa. He was born Sunday, June 23, 1929 in Williamsburg, Iowa the son of Darrell and Mabel Smith Woods. Following school he went to work at Elwood and Elwood Farm. He then was drafted in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge he worked at Amana Refrigeration for over 20 years. On February 27, 1959 Ivan was united in marriage to Leona Short in Delta and she died November 30, 1977. He then worked at William Penn College in Oskaloosa as a night watchman, retiring from there in 1978. Ivan loved fishing, hunting, trapping, mushroom hunting, and gardening. He was especially proud of his tomatoes. Ivan’s family includes his daughters: Brenda (& Michael) Thomas of South English and Denise Van Dee of Delta; 5 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a brother: Marvin Woods of Millersburg; and a sister: Carolyn (& Jerry) Ridenour of Marion. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and two sisters: Dorla Blair and Rita Neiderhisar; a brother-in-law: George Neiderhisar. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont with Pastor Henry Goetz officiating. Burial will be in the Garrett Cemetery in Delta. Graveside military rites will be given by members of the Oskaloosa American Legion and V.F.W. Visitation will begin Friday after 3 P.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present at the funeral chapel from 5 – 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Delta Methodist Church.




Leazer, Joan
Leazer, Joan
October 02, 1923 - December 16, 2012
Knoxville, Iowa

Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m. January 12, 2013 at Fremont United Methodist Church
Joan Ilene Leazer, 89, of Knoxville and formerly of Fremont, died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at West Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Knoxville. She was born Tuesday, October 2, 1923 at Rose Hill, Iowa, the daughter of Irvin and Hilda Hedge Prather. She graduated from the Fremont High School with the class of 1941. On November 11, 1945, Joan was united in marriage to Keith Leazer in Oskaloosa and Keith died September 3, 1996. While Keith was in the service they lived in Great Falls, Montana. In 1946 following Keith’s discharge they returned to Fremont. In 1956 they moved back to Great Falls, Montana and lived there until 1978 when they moved to Deming, New Mexico. While living in Great Falls, Joan worked as a nurse’s aid. Joan was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church.

Her family includes 3 grandchildren: Kevin Gordon and Darcy Lemus both of Tacoma, Washington, and Alicia Miekosz of San Diego, California; 4 great grandsons; a brother: Willard (& Susan) Prather of Knoxville, Iowa; and many cousins, nieces, nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a daughter: Carol Gordon.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Fremont United Methodist Church in Fremont with Reverend Ron Bupp officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Great Falls, Montana at a later date. As was her wish her body has been cremated. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the Fremont United Methodist Church.




Doak, Roger
December 23, 1929 - December 13, 2012
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Memorial Service: 1:30 P.M. December 16, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Roger Rease Doak, 82, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Hedrick, Iowa died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center in Oskaloosa. He was born December 23, 1929 in Hedrick, the son of Frank and Hillian Bender Doak. Roger graduated from the Hedrick High School with the class of 1948. Following graduation he worked with his father and brothers doing carpentry work. He then joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Manchester, England, Coos Bay, Oregon and later in McCook, Nebraska. On February 9, 1951 Roger was united in marriage to Joyce Best at Cheyenne, Wyoming. Following his discharge, Roger worked with Zlogar Construction in Ottumwa. In 1963 he went to work at John Deere in Ottumwa and worked there for 28 years until his retirement in 1991. Roger loved gardening and was known for his large flower and vegetable gardens. Roger also loved golfing and he passed that love to his sons and grandsons. On July 7, 2002, Roger hit his first hole in one on the par 3 Hole #5 at Harvest Point Golf Course in Oskaloosa, which was witnessed by his grandson Ben Doak and honored by Jeff and Lori Smith.

Roger is survived by his wife of over 61 years: Joyce Doak of Oskaloosa; two daughters: Carla Doak of Hedrick and Corby (& Ron) Phillips of Keota; three sons: David Doak of Bellbrook, Ohio, Douglas (& Tami) Doak of University Park, Iowa, and Glen (& Lisa) Doak of Hedrick; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and two sisters: Virginia Ramey and Regina Capps both of Ottumwa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Donald and Dallas Doak; and three sisters: Irene Bowlin-Gullett, Geneva Daughtery, and Frances Lint.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont, Iowa with Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Military rites will be given by members of the Oskaloosa American Legion and V.F.W. Burial will be at a later date in McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center. As was his wish his body has been cremated and no visitation is planned at this time. Memorials may be made to Mahaska Hospice or Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab.




Conger, Richard L.
Conger, Richard L.
September 22, 1929 - 02, 2012
Iowa City, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 PM July 05, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM July 06, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Burial of cremains will be at a later date.

Richard “Dick” Conger, 82, of Ollie, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He was born September 22, 1929 in Ollie the son of Farris and Laura Sipe Conger. He graduated from Ollie High School. In 1951 he joined the US Army and was stationed in Bamberg, Germany. While in Germany he met Margaret Seelmann and they were united in marriage on May 22, 1954 at Bamberg. In late 1954 he returned to the U.S. with his “war trophies”, his wife and infant daughter Linda. Following his return home he went to work at Kaser Rock Quarry and was foreman of the sand plant at Harvey, Iowa until his retirement in 1992. Following his retirement he worked some for the Winn brothers and did some mechanic work. He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, watching American Pickers on TV and loved Ford automobiles. Dick was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion in Richland. He is survived by his wife: Margaret Conger of Ollie; 4 daughters: Linda Wise, Lisa (& Gordon) Heady, Sonya Sharp all of Fairfield and Peggy (& Daren) Mathias of Richland; 3 sons: Bob (& Lynn) Conger of Fremont, John (& Diane) Conger of Wausau, Wisconsin, and Richard (& Jessica) Conger, Jr. of White House, Tennessee; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and a brother: Francis Conger of Keswick. He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter: Tiffany Renee Sharp; a son-in-law: Chuck Sharp; 2 brothers: Ronald “Butch” and Harold Conger; and 2 sisters: Shirley Ann Andeway and Velma Jean Conger.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Richard "Dick" Conger Memorial Fund.



Fullmer, Norman
Fullmer, Norman
December 18, 1934 - December 02, 2012
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 2:00 p.m. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present from 4 - 6 p.m. to greet friends and relatives December 07, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Norman Fullmer, 77, of Ottumwa died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at his home in Ottumwa. He was born Tuesday, December 18, 1934 in Hedrick, Iowa the son of Erma Fullmer. He attended Hedrick High School prior to receiving his diploma from the American School of Correspondence in Lansing, Illinois with the class of 1956. Following graduation he went to work at Kroehler Furniture in Naperville, IL. On June 6, 1954 Norman was united in marriage to (Dorothy) Carol Anderson at Martinsburg, Iowa. He later worked at Lyon Metal in Montgomery, IL for 34 years as a supervisor retiring in 1996. Norman enjoyed woodworking, billiards, and antique cars.

His family includes his son: Dennis Fullmer of Dedham, Massachusetts; two daughters: Cynthia (Lindsay) Barich of Dedham, Massachusetts, and Angela (Daniel) Keller of Chariton, IA; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; a sister: Bette (Frank) Wilson of Ottumwa; a niece: Deena (Randy) Raber of West Des Moines; and a nephew: Mike Wilson of Ottumwa. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and a brother: Raymon Fullmer.

A visitation will be held Friday, December 7, 2012 after 2 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present at the funeral chapel from 4 – 6 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. As is his wish his body will be cremated and no services are planned at this time. Burial will be in the Brooks Cemetery at a later date. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Bennett, Helen R.
September 24, 1946 - November 25, 2012
Washington, Indiana

Visitation: Open after 2:00 PM with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 PM November 29, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:00 PM November 30, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery (North)

Helen R. Bennett 66, of Washington, Indiana and formerly of Cedar, Iowa, died Sunday November 25, 2012, at her home in Washington. She was born September 24, 1946, in Galena, Illinois, the daughter of Franklin and Maydel Windmaker Robertson. She graduated from Aurora West High. On October 18, 1967, she was united in marriage to James Bennett at North Aurora, Illinois. They lived in the Cedar area for 40 years. Helen worked at Pella Corp and Home Health Care until 2007 when they moved to Washington, IN to be closer to their grandchildren. Helen enjoyed fishing and professional wrestling. Her family includes her husband; Jim Bennett of Washington, Indiana; 2 sons; Burce (& Megan) Bennett of North Dakota, and James Bennett of Iowa; a daughter; Doreen ( & Chad) Firtzgerald of Washington, IN. five grandchildren; Tisha (Eric) Dillman, Kimberly (Brandon) Hols, Jamerson Hols, Jacob Hols and Kaeleigh Fitzgerald, five siblings; Maryann, Terry, David, Frankie and Cindy; and many nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter-in-law; Michelle Bennett, and a brother; Teddy Robertson.




Moffet, Ginger
June 23, 1957 - November 09, 2012
Ottumwa, Iowa

Ginger Moffet, 55, of Ottumwa, died Friday, November 9, 2012 at her home in Ottumwa. She was born June 23, 1957 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Alvin and Elizabeth Baxter Moffet. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School with the class of 1975. Following graduation she attended Indian Hills and graduated from there in 1978 as a registered nurse. She worked at the hospital in Moberly, Missouri for several years until moving to Bloomfield. She then worked at Davis County Hospital and a nursing home in Ottumwa until retiring due to poor health. Ginger loved movies, playing cards and other games.

She is survived by her father: Alvin (& Kathy) Moffet of Boone, Iowa; a daughter: Stephanie (& Shawn) Moffet- Goodwin of Bloomfield; a brother: Randy Moffet of Kansas City, Missouri; a sister: Sally (& Michael) Sheresh of Minnesota; a ½ sister: Jacque Moffet of Pleasant Hill; a step dad: Lee Harkins of Albia; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a very special friend: David McMains.

She was preceded in death by her mother; a sister: Pam Turner; her paternal and maternal grandparents; a cousin: Martha; and two nephews.

As was her wish her body has been cremated and no services are planned at this time.




Paxton, Shirley A.
July 05, 1942 - November 03, 2012
Albia, Iowa

Visitation: open after 1 P.M. with the family present from 5 - 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives November 06, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. November 07, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Van Ordsdall Cemetery near Ollie

Shirley Ann Paxton, 70, of Albia and formerly of Fremont died Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Oakwood Nursing and Rehab in Albia. She was born Sunday, July 5, 1942 in Hayesville, Iowa, the daughter of Merle and Geneva Van Orsdall Paxton. Following school Shirley stayed home to help raise her brothers and sister. She also worked as a C.N.A. for a time, and later at Tenco, and provided in home care. She enjoyed playing cards, Bingo, embroidery work, and making hook rugs. She was a huge Iowa Hawkeye and Philadelphia Eagles fan, but most importantly spending time with her family, friends, and her extended family at Oakwood Nursing and Rehab.

She is survived by two daughters: Jennifer Paxton and Lucinda (& Norman) Blád both of Fremont; a son: Jayme Paxton of Fremont; 3 grandchildren: Allison, Vanessa, and Landen Blád all of Fremont; 4 brothers: Terry (& Nancy) Paxton and Richard Paxton both of Oskaloosa, and Dennis and Danny Paxton both of Fremont; and a sister: Deb Paxton of Fremont.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Larry, David, and Robert Paxton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 2 P.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in Van Orsdall Cemetery near Ollie. Visitation will begin Tuesday after 1 P.M. and the family will be present at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 – 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Shirley Paxton Memorial Fund.




Hutton, James D.
Hutton, James D.
June 25, 1921 - October 11, 2012
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 12 noon and the family present at the funeral chapel from 1 - 3 p.m. to greet friends and relatives October 14, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. October 15, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: at a later date at Brooks Cemetery

James Dallas Hutton, 91, died Oct. 11, 2012, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He was born June 25th, 1921, in Martinsburg to Hugh and Maude (Davis) Hutton and attended Martinsburg High School. He married Georgana Shaw Dec. 28th, 1941, at Kahoka, Missouri. A United States Marine Corps veteran, he served as Master Sergeant in the Pacific theater during the Second World War and reenlisted for the Korean War. He worked for G. W. Onthank and Ideal Ready Mix. His hobbies included sports, fishing, and golf.

He is survived by Georgana, his wife of over seventy years; his sister Mary K Perkins of Winston-Salem, NC; his son Stan (Frances) Hutton of San Francisco and daughter Argena (Michael) Cathey of Ottumwa; granddaughters Kristina (Charles) Miller of Ankeny, Joanna (Christopher) Fitch of Omaha, and Alice (Tristan) Sharp of Toronto; and great-grandchildren Benjamin and Lydia Miller and Madeline Fitch.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Hugh Stanley Hutton, and his grandson, Timothy Dallas Cathey.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Visitation will begin Sunday after 12 noon in the Fremont Funeral Chapel and the family will be present at the funeral chapel from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday to greet friends and relatives. His ashes will be interred at Brooks Cemetery, Hedrick, at a later date. Memorial contributions to Hospice of Davis and Wapello Counties, P.O. Box 1150, Ottumwa, IA 52501.




Conger, Wanda
Conger, Wanda
October 07, 1916 - September 26, 2012
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 1:00 p.m. with the family present from 5 - 7 p.m. September 28, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. September 29, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: VanOrsdall Cemetery

Wanda Mae Conger, 95, of Ollie died Tuesday, September 26, 2012 at the Sigourney Care Center in Sigourney. She was born Saturday, October 7, 1916, in Ollie, the daughter Howard and Vira (Lade) Keasling VanOrsdall. She was united in marriage to Woodrow Conger on March 22, 1933 at Lancaster, Missouri. Following school she began her family and stayed at home to help Woodrow on the farm. She loved music, flowers, gardening, puzzle books, and fishing.

Her family includes her 7 sons: Dean (& Bev) Conger, Edward (& Linda) Conger, Delbert (& Ruth) Conger, James (& Marylou) Conger all of Ollie, Robert Conger and Larry (& Janet) Conger of Packwood, Dale (& Kathy) Conger of Martinsburg; 5 daughters: Arlene (& William) Shy of Dixon, Missouri, Juanita (& Eugene) Jones of Martinsburg, Joyce Kopsieker, Judy (& Bob) Ellis and Carolyn Skinner of Ollie; 38 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; and two sisters: Edna Hutton of Dubuque and Vada Byrum of Packwood.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two daughters: Linda and Darlene Conger; 3 sons: Paul, Raymond, and Ralph Conger; 5 grandsons: David Conger, Larry Shy, Johnny Conger, Ryan Conger, Mickey Dean Ruggles; two great grandsons; two sons-in-law: Rick Skinner and John Kopsieker; two sisters: Lucille and Fern VanOrsdall; and two brothers: John and Leslie VanOrsdall.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont with Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in VanOrsdall Cemetery near Martinsburg. Visitation will begin after 1:00 P.M. on Friday in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present at the funeral chapel Friday from 5 – 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to Noah Conger or Reagan Kopsieker for future medical expenses.




Hedge, Rex Blair
Hedge, Rex Blair
December 22, 1918 - August 20, 2012
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present from 6:00 until 7:00 PM August 22, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM August 23, 2012 at Fremont United Methodist Church
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery

Rex Blair Hedge, 93, of Fremont, died Monday, August 20, 2012, at Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa. He was born Sunday, December 22, 1918 in Oskaloosa the son of Harry and Ava Blair Hedge. He graduated from Fremont High School with the class of 1936. Following graduation he began farming until joining the Navy 1942. Following his discharge he went back to the Fremont area to continue farming. On June 18, 1947 he was united in marriage to Bernice Ver Ploeg at her parent’s home west of Leighton. He continued farming until his retirement about 10 years ago. Rex was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church, a former board member of Leisure Living, Farmer’s Savings Bank in Fremont, Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont School Board and a township trustee. He enjoyed fishing, sailing, and traveling with Bernice. Rex’s family includes his wife: Bernice Hedge of Fremont; a son: Bruce Hedge of Big Lake, Minnesota; a daughter: Becky Sterling of Fremont; 4 granddaughters: Mackenzie Hedge of Big Lake, Minnesota, Nichole Sterling of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jennifer Sterling (& Peter) Krebs of New York City, New York, and Kara (& Chris) Gately of Palmer, Alaska; a brother: Kay (& Alleen) Hedge of Fremont; a niece and several nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Mary Ellen Hedge and Dorothy May Tungate.

Memorials may be made in Rex's to either the Fremont United Methodist Church or Nelson Pioneer Farm Oskaloosa,Iowa.



Johnson, Robert Donald
March 13, 1934 - August 11, 2012
Sigourney, Iowa

Funeral Service: 1:00 PM August 15, 12 at Memorial Lawn Cemetery Graveside service
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery

Robert Donald Johnson, 78, of Keswick and formerly of Bloomington, Illinois, died Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Sigourney Care Center in Sigourney. He was born Tuesday, March 13, 1934 in Wapello County, Iowa, the son of William and Maude Wooden Johnson. He graduated from the Ottumwa High School with the class of 1952. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1952 until his discharge in 1956. On June 18, 1956, he was united in marriage to Donna Kerr at the Methodist Church in Kirkville, Iowa and she died October 7, 1999. Bob attended the University of Iowa and received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1959. Following his graduation from the University of Iowa, he and Donna moved to Bloomington, Illinois where he owned and operated Bob Johnson’s Photography Studio until his retirement in 1997. He then worked part time at Map Auto Parts for a few years. Bob was a member of the Bloomington Camera Club, Calvary Baptist Church in Normal, Illinois, and volunteered at the Ministry and More Food Pantry in Normal. He was an avid wood worker, and enjoyed painting, rock collecting, propagating plants and was known for having a very green thumb. Bob is survived by a brother: Chuck Johnson of Mundelein, Illinois; a sister: Nina McAlister of Bellflower, California; many nieces and nephews; and his very special friend “Goofus” the cat. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; 4 brothers: Harold, John, Art, and William Johnson; and 4 sisters: Margaret Rounceville, Bertha Cavanaugh, Ruby Terrell, and Rosa Majors.

Memorials may be made in Robert's name to Hospice of Keokuk County.



Strunk, Maxine
Strunk, Maxine
May 26, 1919 - August 07, 2012
New Port Richey, Florida

Visitation: opens after 1:00 p.m. with the family present from 5 - 7 p.m. August 13, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. August 14, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery

Maxine Strunk, 93, of Holiday, Florida, and formerly of Fremont, Iowa entered into eternal rest, Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at Southern Pines Rehabilitation Center in New Port Richey, Florida. She was born Monday, May 26, 1919 at Farson, Iowa the daughter of Alva and Lucy Springer Steele. She graduated from the Fremont High School with the class of 1936. On November 26, 1942 she was united in marriage to Perl Strunk in Unionville, Missouri, he died on June 24, 1989. Maxine graduated from William Penn College in Oskaloosa with a teaching degree in elementary education and taught school in Ben Franklin Country School near Fremont, Eddyiville Elementary School in Eddyville, and Eisenhower Elementary School in Ottumwa. In 1964, she began working as a realtor in Ottumwa at Wapello Realty retiring in 1996 after 32 years. In 1997 Maxine moved to Florida and was very active in the Baptist Church there. She was also very active in community activities at Tahitian Gardens in Holiday, Florida, where she made her home for 18 years. She enjoyed writing and at age 88, she wrote a novel entitled “Such As I Have”, she also had written 3 cookbooks. Maxine is survived by two sisters: LaOra (& Ken) Miles of Nokomis, Florida, and Elnora Norris of Fremont; a brother: George (& Connie) Steele of Holiday, Florida and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers: David and LaVerne Steele; and two sisters: LaRue Knowler and Mary Ellen Steele. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont with Pastor Otto Hayes and Rev. Linzy Collins officiating. Burial will be Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. Visitation will begin Monday after 1:00 P.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel and the family will be present at the funeral chapel Monday evening from 5 – 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Maxine Strunk Memorial Fund in care of the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Donation in her name will be used to benefit the Fremont Community. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.




Glancy, Dennis Patrick
Glancy, Dennis Patrick
September 07, 1938 - August 04, 2012
Fremont, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 1:00 p.m. with family present from 4 - 7 p.m. August 07, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 7:00 p.m. August 07, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Dennis Patrick Glancy, 73, of Fremont died Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Hospice House for Wapello and Davis Counties in Ottumwa. He was born Wednesday, September 7, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of James and Eleanor Farrington Glancy. He graduated from high school in Bridgeport. Following school he served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1955 – 1957. Following his discharge he went to work at Sealtest Dairy in Bridgeport. On November 1, 1958, Dennis was united in marriage to Judy Kenny at Our Lady Of Good Council Church in Bridgeport. In the mid 60’s he began driving semi and worked several places including Global Van Lines, DRS Transport, and lastly he worked at Fedex in Ottumwa pulling doubles. Dennis retired in 2006. He loved motorcycles and going where ever he could on one, especially going to Key West, Florida. Dennis is survived by his wife: Judy Glancy of Fremont; two sons: Dennis Patrick (& Dee Dee) Glancy, Jr. of Burlington, Iowa, and Ronald William Glancy of Oskaloosa; a daughter: Cara Ann (& Russell) Waller of Ottumwa; 5 grandchildren: Nicholas Glancy, Ashlee Barnes, Ben Glancy, Sidney Waller, and Jake Waller; 2 great grandchildren: Logan Glancy and Lydia Barnes; 3 sisters: Elizabeth Glancy of Oskaloosa, Mary (& William) Jaques of Mt. Dora, Florida, and Eleanor (& John) Laska of Debary, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Neil Glancy. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont with Reverend Otto Hayes officiating. Visitation will begin Tuesday after 1:00 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 4 p.m. until service time at 7 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. Military rites will be given at the funeral chapel by member of the Oskaloosa American Legion and V.F.W. As was his wish his body will be cremated following the funeral service and no burial is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Hospice House serving Wapello and Davis County.




Kielkopf, Helen L.
Kielkopf, Helen L.
April 08, 1918 - July 17, 2012
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: opens after 1:00 p.m. with the family present from 4 - 6 p.m. July 20, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. July 21, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa.

Helen Lucille Kielkopf, 94, of Ottumwa and formerly of Hedrick died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Hospice House in Ottumwa. She was born Monday, April 8, 1918 in Highland Center, Iowa the daughter of Norton and Rennie Bottorff Davis. She graduated from Hedrick High School with the class of 1936. On September 1, 1937 she was united in marriage to Frederick “Edwin” Kielkopf at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and he died February 22, 2003. They farmed together their entire married life on their century farm west of Hedrick. She was a member of the Hedrick- Martinsburg United Methodist Church and a former member of the Eastern Star. Helen’s family includes her daughter: Renne Kay (& Ray) Robbins of Cedar Rapids; two granddaughters: Susan (& Kenneth) Gail of Cedar Rapids and Jennifer Robbins of Thornton, Colorado; 2 great grandchildren: Tyler and Brittany Gail; a sister: Ruth Green of Ottumwa; a niece and 2 nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister: Dorothy Arendt; and a niece: Rella Arendt Pilkington. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont, Iowa with Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa. Visitation will begin Friday after 1:00 P.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present at the funeral chapel from 4 – 6 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wapello County or the Hedrick- Martinsburg United Methodist Church.




Lee, Charles Michael "Mike"
December 30, 1945 - July 13, 2012
Bartlett, Tennessee

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM September 15, 2012 at Cedar Township Memorial (South) Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery

Charles Michael "Mike" Lee, 66, of Bartlett, Tennessee and formerly of Fremont, passed away July 13, 2012. Mr. Lee was a retired Navy Veteran. Visitation and services were held in Bartlett in July. Mike was the son of Dale and Harriet Lee of Fremont. Graveside Memorial Services and burial of his cremains will be held at Cedar Township Memorial (South) Cemetery in Fremont at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 15, 2012, with Pastor Dennis Durst officiating. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to gather at the cemetery.




, Willis J.
, Willis J.
December 22, 1922 - May 07, 2012
Bloomfield, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 6:00 until 8:00 PM May 10, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM May 11, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa.

Willis J. Arendt, 89, of Hedrick died Monday, May 7, 2012 at Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield. He was born Friday, December 22, 1922, at Hedrick the son of John and Louisa Korfhage Arendt. He graduated from Hedrick High School with the class of 1940. On November 27, 1941 he was united in marriage to Zora Ruth Miars at Lancaster, Missouri and she died February 4, 2007. Following graduation he went to work on the family farm and continued farming until his retirement in 1995. He also worked at Martinsburg Lumber for approximately 20 years. He loved puzzle books especially word searches. He was a very dedicated and loving husband and care giver to his wife for many years. Willis loved fishing, his dog Wheezer and his cats Pee Wee and Missy. He was a 50 year member of the Lions, a member of the Hedrick Band Boosters, Hedrick- Martinsburg United Methodist Church and held several offices within the church and taught Sunday school classes for several years. Willis is survived by his sons: Robert (& Sandy) Arendt of Ottumwa and Warren (& Gary Noble) Arendt of Hedrick; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 65 years: Zora Ruth Arendt; a daughter: Willa Mathews; his parents; a sister: Dorothy Kielkopf and a son-in-law: Hollis Hill. Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, May 12, 2012 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont with Reverend Melvin Reth officiating. Burial will be in Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick. Visitation will begin Thursday after 12 noon in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present at the funeral chapel from 6 – 8 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Hedrick- Martinsburg United Methodist Church or to Wapello County Hospice.




Johnson, Rex Harold
Johnson, Rex Harold
November 29, 1922 - April 30, 2012
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 PM May 03, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM May 04, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery near Ottumwa, Iowa

Rex Harold Johnson was born November 29, 1922 in Packwood, Iowa, to Adolph and Marie Rebecca Johannah Miller. He graduated from Farson High School in 1940. Rex was united in marriage to Dorothy Clingman June 3, 1944. He farmed his entire life in the Hedrick/Farson area until his retirement to Fremont in 1989. His interests included being an active member of the Wapello Chiefs Barbershop Chorus, Wapello Co. 4-H program as a leader for many years, and he sold Farmers Hybrid Purebred Boars and seed corn. Together he and Dorothy camped at the Iowa State Fair for 56 years and he was a ticket taker and gate supervisor there for over 40 years. Rex was an active member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hedrick for many years and was very involved with the Luther League program. Following retirement, he spent many hours on woodworking projects in “Grandpa’s Tinker Shop”. He operated “Grandma’s Snack Shack” at Sinnif Auction with his wife and daughter for 15 years, and was known there for his delicious homemade pies and cakes and for having quite a repoir with the customers!Rex was an active member of the Wapello Co. Pork Producers and was named Master Pork Producer. His recent accomplishment was authoring his personal memoirs “Harvest of Memories” and numerous poems. Rex is survived by his wife Dorothy, of Ottumwa, his children; Judy Kilmer,of Ottumwa, Lyle (Lorene) Johnson,of Cheyenne, WY., Dennis (Jeanine) Johnson, Allegan, MI., Diane Hall,Arvada, CO., and Karen (Ivan ) Roquet, of Hedrick. Grandchildren; Mindy (JD) Sinnif, Gary Kilmer, Tom (Melissa) Pedretti, Tony (Juli) Johnson, Matthew (Valerie) Johnson, Michelle Laintz, Elizabeth (Dave) Kaminski, Bradley (Carrie) Johnson, Jennifer (Dan) Cook, Tim Schwartz, Charity (Clayton) Beaman, Michael Schwartz, Sabrina (Bub) Knapp, and Eric (Katie) Roquet. Three step-grandchildren, Angie (Troy) Smith, Shelley Hall, Jessi (Justin) Wells, twenty three great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. A sister; Lucille Lowenberg, and two brothers; Loren (Theoris) Johnson and Kenneth (Genivieve) Johnson, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; Adolph and Marie Johnson, and two sisters; Helen Campbell and Ruth Cobler.

Memorials may be made in his name to the family.



Ralph, Conger
Ralph, Conger
October 09, 1951 - April 14, 2012
Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 PM April 17, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM April 18, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Van Orsdall Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Ralph Eugene Conger was born October 9, 1951 in Pekin, Iowa the son of Woodrow and Wanda Van Orsdall Conger. He attended Ollie Consolidated School. He was united in marriage to Colleen Eklofe, February 14, 1993 in Mahaska County, Iowa. Ralph worked on the railroad for 23 years. He also worked construction for Don Knotts in Ottumwa for approximately 7 years. He was employed by West Liberty Foods in Sigourney until they closed in 2009. He was most recently employed by Pekin School from 2009 until the time of his passing. He enjoyed hunting deer, raccoon, turkey, and fishing, shed hunting, mushroom hunting, gardening and took great pride in his yard. He was noted for always having a perfect yard. He is survived by his wife, Colleen of Ollie, his mother Wanda Conger of Sigourney, his children; Sasha Conger of Ollie, Troy (April) Conger of Hedrick, Andy (Stephanie) Conger of Packwood, Shawna Walker of Packwood and Sam (Becky) Conger of Ollie, 13 grandchildren; Zack, Tanner, Noah, Nathan, Brenna, Celsey, Quincy, and Shelby Conger, Holly & Drake Walker, Amber Sharp, Bonnie Becker and Clayton Culp; a great grandson, Sammy Sharp; 7 brothers: Dean Conger and his friend Bev, Edward (Linda) Conger, Delbert (Ruth) Conger, Jimmy (Mary Lou) Conger all of Ollie, Larry (Janet) Conger, Bobby Conger both of Linby, & Dale Conger and his friend Kat of Martinsburg; five sisters: Carolyn Skinner, Judy (Bob) Ellis, and Joyce Kospieker both of Ollie, Juanita (Eugene) Jones of Martinsburg and Arlene (Bill) Shy of Missouri, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Ralph was preceded in death by his father: Woodrow; two brothers: Paul and Raymond Conger and two infant sisters: Linda and Darlene Conger.

Memorials may be made in his name to the family.



Dinsmore, Keith
Dinsmore, Keith
July 21, 1943 - April 05, 2012
Des Moines, Iowa

Memorial Service: 1:00 P.M. April 11, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Visitation: 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M. April 11, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Burial of cremated remains at a later date.

Keith Dinsmore, 68, died April 5th, 2012 at his residence in Des Moines, IA. He was born July 21st, 1943, in Fremont IA, the son of Ruth and Deane Dinsmore. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1961, where he played baseball and basketball for the Fremont Wildcats. Keith served as editor of The Index as a sophomore and was sports editor of the Echo all 4 years while in Kirksville. During his last two years in college, Keith became the youngest sports editor of a daily newspaper in the nation when he accepted that position at the Kirksville Daily Express at the age of 20. Upon graduation, Keith joined the national headquarters staff of Sigma Tau Gamma and became editor of The Saga. A year later, he became the youngest chief executive of any national fraternity when he became Executive Director at the age of 22. During the next seven years in that office, he initiated an annual fundraising program, created an extensive network of volunteer leaders, launched an ambitious expansion program, chartered many alumni chapters, and was instrumental in creating the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation. He also wrote and edited A Chain of Honor, the membership manual for the national fraternity, and edited the first national membership directory. Keith continued to serve his home chapter by publishing its first alumni directory in 1966, and its first chapter history three years later. He founded the Goetze Educational Foundation in 1967, and helped establish a dozen annual scholarships for chapter members. He was instrumental in purchasing the founding site of the fraternity in Warrensburg and the eventual construction of the national headquarters building. In 1973, Keith bought his hometown newspaper in Fremont, Iowa, and returned there to establish the Dinsmore Publishing Co., which encompassed more than 20 community newspapers over the next seven years. His weekly column was widely revered as a shining example of small town values, and Keith’s unbelievable wit and wisdom. Stemming from his prowess in the publications arena, he was honored in 1978 by his alma mater, N.E. Missouri State Teachers College as its Outstanding Alumnus in Communications Award. Keith continued to serve his fraternity and was elected to the Board of Directors of Sigma Tau Gamma in 1976, becoming its 21st national president in 1980. The first endowment fund campaign in the fraternity’s history was launched during his presidency. In 1984, he edited Teacher Immortal, the biography of Dr. Wilson C. Morris, published by the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation. Keith also chaired the fundraising campaigns that resulted in the construction of Beta Chapter’s house and the addition of the Atterberry Brotherhood Center in 1996, when he chaired the Diamond Anniversary reunion. His third career after the fraternity and newspapers was in politics and media consulting. He worked for four presidential candidates, including President Jimmy Carter and recently Vice President Joe Biden. He has also served numerous candidates for governor, senator and mayors of Kansas City and St. Louis. Since surviving a bout with throat cancer in 2009, Keith focused on writing projects involving his family and his hometown as well as his beloved fraternity. Although he was still recovering from defeating cancer During 2011, Keith organized Fremont High School’s 50th reunion, which turned out to be a huge event and ended up encompassing Fremont graduates throughout history for a large gathering. He also recently helped to launch the Basil D. Hunt Memorial Scholarship within the Goetze Foundation. Keith is survived by his son: Bill Dinsmore of Columbia, MO and a brother: Rex Dinsmore of Tallmadge, OH. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Ruth Dinsmore, Father, Deane Dinsmore, and brother Larry Dinsmore. The Memorial Service The service will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday April 11th, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel, Walnut and Main Street, Fremont, Iowa. The Chapel open at 11:00 am for greetings with the family. Memorials may be made to the Goetze Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 414630, Kansas City, MO to support scholarships and educational programs for members of Beta Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity or Rebel's Cove Historical Society Scholarship Fund, Cindy Willcox,Secretary, RR 3 Box 179, Lancaster, MO 63548.




Bender, Inez Lucille
August 18, 1917 - April 03, 2012
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: 1:00 P.M. until the time of service. April 09, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. April 09, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery Fremont, Iowa

Inez Lucille Bender age 94, of Oskaloosa passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Monday April 9, 2012 beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continuing until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery (South) in Fremont. Inez was born August 18, 1917 in rural Wapello County the daughter of Goldie and Priscilla Matthews Kepler. She attended LaFayette Country School. She was united in marriage to Charles Piper who preceded her in death and later was united in marriage to James Bender he also preceded her in death. Inez worked at KFC, the Overall Factory, and Oskaloosa Food Products. She loved life and enjoyed being with friends and family. Her hobbies included crafts made out of plastic canvas, sewing, dancing, she loved bowling (on bowling leagues) and never missed bingo while a resident at the Oskaloosa Care Center. Inez enjoyed traveling especially with her son in his RV. She was a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodge. Her family includes her daughter; Kay (Pete) Stull of San Antonio, Texas, two granddaughters, Sherrie Rodriguez of San Antonio, Texas and Beth Stull of Flower Mound, Texas and four great grandchildren, Andrew and Miranda Rodriguez and Hannah and Sarah Stull. Inez was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a daughter: Patricia Piper; a son: Bob Piper; a sister: Marie Phelps; and a brother: Raymond Kepler.




Sharp, Jr., Charles Thomas "Chuck"
Sharp, Jr., Charles Thomas
March 13, 1968 - April 01, 2012
Fairfield, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 2:00 p.m. with the family present from 5 - 7 p.m. to greet friends and relatives April 05, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. April 06, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: at a later date.

Charles Thomas “Chuck” Sharp, Jr., age 44 of Fairfield passed away at his home Sunday, April 1, 2012. Visitation will be held on Thursday after 2:00 p.m. with family present to greet friends and relatives from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 6, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel Reverend Harlan Van Voorst officiating. Cremation will follow the service and interment of the cremated remains will be at a later date. Chuck was born March 13, 1968 in Fairfield, Iowa the son of Charles Thomas Sr. and Judy Paulette Paxton Sharp. He graduated from Pekin Community High School with the class of 1986. Chuck was united in marriage to Sonya Conger July 4, 1987 at the Ollie Baptist Church in Ollie, Iowa. He was employed by Louis Rich in Sigourney, Kaiser Rock in Ollie, and for the last 16 years was working for the Jefferson County Road Department in Fairfield. Chuck enjoyed riding his Harley- Davidson, mushroom hunting and NASCAR. He was a H.O.G. member, and a member of the Ollie Baptist Church. Chuck is survived by his wife, Sonya, a son Kyle both of Fairfield, his parents Charles Thomas Sharp, Sr., and Judy of Ollie, a brother Tony Sharp of Knoxville, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dick and Margaret Conger of Ollie, many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter Tiffany Renee Sharp in 1994, his maternal grandparents Ed and Velma Paxton and his paternal grandparents Charles and Susie Sharp.




Curtis, Doris Kathleen
Curtis, Doris Kathleen
March 24, 2012 - April 01, 2012
Richland, Iowa

Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. April 05, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. April 05, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery near Ottumwa, Iowa.

Doris Kathleen Curtis, 87, of Richland died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. She was born Tuesday, March 24, 1925, at Ottumwa, Iowa the daughter of Otis B. and Gertrude Miller Sipes. She was raised in the Ollie area and graduated from Ollie Consolidated School with the class of 1942. Following school she worked as a department manager at A & P Grocery Store in Des Moines. She then attended Ottumwa School of Beauty. Following her graduation she worked at Merrill Beauty Salon in Oskaloosa for several years. On August 17, 1947, she was united in marriage to (Raymond) Virgil Curtis at the Methodist Church in Lancaster, Missouri. Together they farmed in the Ollie area for many years. In 1982 they moved to Richland when ill health forced Virgil’s retirement from farming. She was a past officer of the Hedrick Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Ollie Chapter of the Eastern Star, a member of the Oskaloosa White Shrine and Ollie Methodist Church. She will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother. Doris dearly loved baking (especially pies, cakes, cookies and candies) and fishing was her favorite pastime. She enjoyed caring for her garden and flowers and most enjoyed her grandchildren and going to their activities. Doris’ family includes her husband of over 64 years: Virgil Curtis of Richland; 4 daughters: Janice (& Robert) Anderson of Wayland, Iowa, Elaine (& Craig) Woosley of Bloomfield, Cheryl (& Edward) Loring of North Port, Florida, and Linda O’Rourke of Osprey, Florida; 8 grandchildren: Emily and Kevin Anderson, April and Sara Woosley, Brandi and Brandon Loring and Julie and Joe O’Rourke, Jr. and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter: Patrice Curtis. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont, Iowa with Reverend David Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time with family present to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Richland 1st Responders, Mercy Hospice Care in Iowa City or to a charity of the donor’s choice.




Hedge, Mary Ellen
Hedge, Mary Ellen
August 13, 1920 - March 28, 2012
Plano, Texas

Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. April 07, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. April 07, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Inurnment of cremains to be held at a later date.

Mary E. Hedge, a recent resident of Pennsylvania Place in Ottumwa, Iowa passed away at Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. She was born August 13, 1920 near Rose Hill, Iowa to Harry K. and Ava Blair Hedge. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Dorothy Tungate. She is survived by two brothers and their spouses, Rex B. and Bernice Hedge and H. Kay and Alleen Hedge both of rural Fremont, along with nieces and nephews. She attended Old Rose Hill School, Shiloh School; both located in rural Mahaska County, was a 1938 graduate of Fremont High School and attended Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa. In 1942 she moved to Chicago and was an employee of the Louis Melind Company having retired in 1991 as company president. Following her retirement she became a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico living there for 21 years and moved back to Iowa in 2011. In Santa Fe she served as a member of the Beinvenidos, the women’s service division of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, was active in the Old Santa Fe Trail Association, Santa Fe Republican Women and the Newcomer’s Organization. She was a business woman at heart and a world traveler during her adult life. A memorial service will be held at the Fremont Funeral Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012, with visitation being held at 10:00 a.m. for family and friends. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. The interment of the cremains will be held at a later date in the Cedar Township Cemetery, according to her wishes.




Dunaway, Helen
February 13, 1918 - March 23, 2012
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. March 26, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. March 26, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Wymore Cemetery

Helen Elizabeth Dunaway, 94, of Oskaloosa, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born February 13, 1918, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Charles M. and Alcia McLandsborough Dunaway. She was raised on the family farm near Ollie, Iowa, and graduated from the Ollie Consolidated School as class valedictorian in 1935. After graduating, Helen furthered her education at Chillicothe Business College in Missouri. She took her first job at an office in Des Moines. Helen then moved to Washington D.C. where she took a job with the FBI. She worked as an administrative assistant to one of the five FBI assistant directors under J. Edgar Hoover. Helen remembered being in her office at FBI headquarters when she heard the news about Pearl Harbor. While in Washington D.C., Helen continued her education and earned her A.A. in 1945, her B.A. in Political Science in 1950, and her Masters in Art in 1968. In 1974, after 34 years of service, she retired from the FBI so she could return to Oskaloosa to care for her ailing mother. Helen had a passion for art especially sculpture and painting which was evident by the many works of art she created. One such work was a life-sized painting of J. Edgar Hoover, which she was able to present to him in 1969. Helen was very proud of her career and service to the FBI. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Oskaloosa, and was active in the bell choir for many years. She was also a member of the Society of FBI Alumni, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a very proud Republican, and enjoyed sharing her views with anyone who would listen. She always looked forward to visits from her friends and caregivers, Mark and Jo Ford, Scott Stewart, and Lee and Retalee Grubb. Her family includes her brother, John W. Dunaway of Sigourney, two sisters: Phyllis Jean Barry of Arlington, Virginia and Mary Ruth Camp of Gaithersburg, Maryland; and several nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James M. Dunaway. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 26, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, with the Reverend Mike Omundson officiating. Burial will be in the Wymore Cemetery, northeast of Oskaloosa. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or to the Hospice Serenity House, both of Oskaloosa. Arrangements are by the Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont.




Roquet, Harold I.
Roquet, Harold I.
February 05, 1926 - March 10, 2012
Ottumwa, Iowa and formerly of Hedrick

Visitation: opens after 1 p.m., family present from 5 - 7 p.m. March 13, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. March 14, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Abel Cemetery east of Fremont

Harold Ivan Roquet, 86, of Ottumwa and formerly of Hedrick died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He was born February 5, 1926, in rural Hedrick the son of Glenn and Hazel Triplett Roquet. He graduated from the Fremont High School with the class of 1943. On August 15, 1945 he was united in marriage to Virginia Ann Catcott at the Union Chapel east of Fremont and she died November 16, 2005. He was later united in marriage to Gladys Anderson McDowell on July 4, 2007 at Ames, Iowa. He farmed his entire life in the Fremont and Hedrick area and it truly was his passion. He was very anxious to start the 2012 crop. In his early years he was very involved in showing purebred angus cattle. When he wasn’t farming he enjoyed carpentry. He also enjoyed spending time with his cows and deer and pheasant hunting. Harold delighted in the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and spending time with his friends at the condo, especially at Wednesday night game nights. He was a member of the Union Chapel Christian Union Church and served on various boards and committees on the local, state and national levels of the Christian Union. He also served on the Jericho Hills Campground in Lucas, Iowa. Harold was an active member of the Keokuk County Cattleman’s Association and Keokuk Farm Bureau. Harold is survived by his wife: Gladys Roquet of Ottumwa; a daughter: Leann (& Gary) Little of Houston, Texas; a son: Ivan (& Karen) Roquet of Hedrick; a stepson: Mark McDowell of Fort Collins, Colorado; two stepdaughters: Marcia McDowell of Ames and Linda McDowell of Fort Collins, Colorado; 6 grandchildren: Matthew (& Emily) Little of Columbus, Ohio, Amy (& Rob) Koon of Macclenny, Florida, Andrew (& Amanda) Little of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Michael Litlle of Gardenerville, Nevada, Sabrina (& Bub) Knapp of Ottumwa and Eric (& Katie) Roquet of Muscatine, Iowa; two step grandchildren: Stephanie Pollard of Des Moines, and Stacie Little of Rancho Cucamonga, California; 7 great grandchildren: Claire, Paige and Brooke Little, Brendon and Brylan Little, Karter Koon and Annie Knapp; two step great grandchildren: Austin and Madison Knapp; a brother: Gerald (& Joann) Roquet of Hedrick and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife: Virginia Roquet. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont with Reverends Harold McElwee and Chuck Whitmier officiating. Burial will be in the Abel Cemetery east of Fremont. Visitation will begin Tuesday after 1 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present Tuesday from 5 – 7 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Hedrick Fire Department, Carl Kraft Community Center in Hedrick or the American Cancer Society.




Smith, Lela Gwen
Smith, Lela Gwen
September , 1919 - March 09, 2012
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Opens after 2 p.m. with the family present from 6 - 8 p.m. March 12, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. March 13, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa

Lela Gwen Smith, 92, of Ottumwa and formerly of Hedrick, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa. She was born in Pekin, Iowa on September 5, 1919, the daughter of William Fredrick and Grace Leota Zepp McCreery. Lela graduated from the Martinsburg High School with the class of 1937. Following high school graduation, she attended Central College in Pella and received her teaching certificate. She then taught at Hartwick, North English, and Martinsburg schools before becoming a full-time homemaker. She taught Sunday School at the Pekin Methodist Church for several years. She enjoyed visiting with her many friends and family, reading, doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles and watching basketball games (and other sports) on TV. She was a member of the Hedrick -- Martinsburg United Methodist Church, the U.M.W., the Hedrick O.D.O. Club, and the Pekin Jolly Janes Club. On February 7, 1942, Lela was united in marriage to Harvey William Smith at Lancaster, Missouri with Don Campbell witnessing the ceremony and Harvey died August 11, 1999. Her family includes her son and his wife: Harold and Judy Smith of Victoria, Texas; a daughter and her husband: Nancy and Jerry Tarpley of Murphy, Texas; a granddaughter: Krista Tarpley of Dallas Texas; a sister: Freda Wade of North English, Iowa; a sister-in-law: Marion McCreery of Sigourney; a brother-in-law: Merle (& Patricia) Smith of Sun City West, Arizona and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Besides her husband, Lela was preceded in death by her parents; a sister: Lena Pearl Hayes; a brother: Keith McCreery and a sibling in infancy. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont with Reverend Kim Gates officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa. Visitation will begin at the Fremont Funeral Chapel on Monday after 2 P.M., and the family will be at the funeral chapel Monday from 6 – 8 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Pekin Dollars for Scholars or the Hedrick—Martinsburg United Methodist Church.




Norris, Robert L.
Norris, Robert L.
September 06, 1952 - March 08, 2012
Concord, North Carolina and Formerly of Fremont

Visitation: opens after 1 p.m., family present from 5 - 7 p.m. March 14, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. March 15, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery Fremont, Iowa

Robert LaVerne Norris, 59, of Concord, North Carolina and formerly of Fremont, Iowa entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Northeast Medical Center in Concord. He was born September 6, 1952 in Oskaloosa the son of Lee and Elnora Norris. Robert Married Roxanne Sieren in July of 1972 and they raised two children, Angela and Chad. He graduated from Fremont Community School in 1970 and attended Iowa State University for two years. He worked a short time with Binns and Stevens in Oskaloosa before returning home to farm with his parents. Robert enjoyed raising and showing hogs and farming near Fremont with his father. As a youth, he was active in the Cedar Livestock 4-H Club for eight years. He later served as a leader for the 4-H club and was a member of the Fremont Lions Club. In 1994 he moved to Concord, NC to join 600 Racing and later was a parts man for both Penske Racing and Red Bull Racing in Mooresville, NC. In 1998 he was united in marriage to Alishia McRorie. Robert welcomed the opportunity to share with his family and friends all that he knew about the racing industry, including race track tours, museums and shop visits in and around Charlotte and Concord. Recently he was employed for Showalter Construction. During this time he was diagnosed with cancer and succumbed to the disease after a few months of treatment. He was ever so grateful to his wife and fellow workers for helping make it possible for him to remain in his own home. Robert was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Concord, where he was very determined to attend both Sunday and Wednesday night services even when he became quite ill. He was firm believer in the mission work of his church. Robert’s family includes his wife: Alishia Norris of NC; his daughter: Angela (& Rick) Silliman of Fremont, IA; his son: Chad Norris of Concord, NC; a granddaughter: Kylee Silliman of Fremont; his mother: Elnora Norris of Fremont; two sisters: Lee Ann (& Ron) Failyer of Ottumwa and Judi (& Bob) Eilertson of Clive; a stepdaughter: Elizabeth (& Keith) Babb; a stepson: Daniel Martin; seven step grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Robert was preceded in death by his father; his paternal grandparents: John and Hazel Norris and his maternal grandparents: Alva and Lucy Steele. A memorial service was held March 9, 2012 at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in North Carolina. Funeral services in Iowa will be held Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont with Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. Visitation will begin Wednesday after 1 P.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present at the funeral chapel Wednesday from 5 – 7 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.




Smith, Alice
Smith, Alice
September 15, 1912 - February 21, 2012
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: One hour prior to the service February 24, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. February 24, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: West View Cemetery, Kirkville, Iowa

Alice C. Smith, 99, of Sigourney and formerly of Hedrick died Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at the Keokuk County Hospital in Sigourney. She was born Sunday, September 15, 1912, in Mora, Minnesota, the daughter of Thomas Carl and Chloe Belle Abernathy Fairchild. Her family moved to Chillicothe, Iowa in 1926 and later to Kirkville. She attended school in Minnesota and Chillicothe. Following school she worked on her family’s farm near Chillicothe. On November 5, 1932, she was united in marriage to Walter Smith and he died in 1982. They lived in Chillicothe for several years until moving to Selma, Iowa where they farmed in Van Buren County for 24 years. They moved to Hedrick in 1974. In 1998, Alice moved to Hedrick Housing where she lived until December of 2011 when she moved to Sigourney Care Center in Sigourney. She was a homemaker most of her life. She was a member of the Chillicothe Methodist Church in Chillicothe until it closed and served as treasurer there for many years. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting, puzzles and playing cards. She loved any time she got to spend with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters-in-law: Evy Harris and Karen Smith both of Hedrick; 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a brother: Frank (Myrta) Fairchild of Eddyville; and a sister: Roberta Petra of Port Orange, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 3 sons: Walter Eugene, Charles Eugene and Gary Wayne Smith; two brothers: Don and James Fairchild; and 6 sisters: Doris Jones Guiter, Gladys Harter, Marjorie Fairchild, Phyllis VanWinkle, Lucille Baker and Berniece Andersen.




Jones, Eileen E.
February 14, 1925 - February 20, 2012
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 a.m. with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. February 23, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. February 24, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery Fremont, Iowa

Eileen E. Jones, age 87, of Hedrick passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 23, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel open after 10:00 a.m. with family present between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 24, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. Eileen was born February 14, 1925, in What Cheer, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew Jackson Ferns and Clara Edith Bechtel Ferns. She attended Country School near What Cheer. She was united in marriage to Floyd H. Jones December 21, 1940, in Lancaster, Missouri. Following marriage she cared for her aunt and cousin. Following Floyd’s return from the service they moved to Fremont. In the spring of 1953, they moved to Martinsburg and later returned to Fremont, before moving to the Hedrick Housing in Hedrick. Eileen was a dedicated wife and mother. Eileen worked at the television factory in Washington, and later in Ottumwa. She also worked at the Continental Overall Factory in Oskaloosa. Her last employment was sorting seeds seasonally for McCurdy’s in Fremont. She retired in the early 1990’s. She and Floyd enjoyed wintering in Texas while they were able. Eileen enjoyed crocheting, sewing, fishing, mushrooming and especially dog sitting “Buffy.” She is survived by a daughter; Caroline (Donald) Seaba of Atalissa, Iowa, a son; Eugene (Juanita) Jones of Martinsburg, Iowa. Four grandchildren; Gary Seaba, Scott Seaba, Lisa Allen, and Gene Jones, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, three sisters-in-law; Opal Jones, Pauline Ferns and Joan Ferns. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Floyd, four brothers; Andy, Dale, Louie and Russell Ferns, a half-sister; Maude, and six half-brothers; Bill, Lloyd, Ray, Claude, Carl and Harold, a step-brother Ernest, and a great-granddaughter; Brittany Anne Seaba. . Memorials may be made in her name to the Fremont Fire and Rescue Unit.




McCoy, Frank M.
McCoy, Frank M.
03, 1936 - February 02, 2012


Visitation: 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM February 05, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM February 06, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brook Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa

Hedrick-Frank M. “Red” McCoy, age 75 passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012 at his home in Hedrick. He was born September 3, 1936 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Fred and Violet Kight McCoy. He graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1954. Frank worked at his dad’s gas station in Ottumwa throughout his school years. Following high school he joined the Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. After receiving his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, he was united in marriage to Melva Lavonne Talbott, on December 7, 1958 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Frank worked construction at various places. He then began working at John Deere Ottumwa Works, retiring from there after 30 years in 1993. He was chairman of the U.A.W. Local #74 and remained a current member until his passing. He went to Black Lake, Michigan and was an instructor there for one year. He was a past member of the V.F.W. and American Legion in Ottumwa, and was a Hedrick City Council Member. Frank loved to fish and travel with Lavonne in their RV. He is survived by his wife, Lavonne of Hedrick, three sons; David G. (Tere) McCoy of Fairfield, Frank Daniel (Wendy) McCoy of Ottumwa, and Dennis (Eric) Lopp of Fairfield. A daughter, Sheri (Daryl) Dehne of Hedrick. Seven grandchildren; Jason (Ashly) Dehne, Erika (Michael) Sieren, Mackenzie, Hunter, Brenna, and Brooke McCoy, and Mollie Cutler. Three great-grandchildren, Levi, Gabi and Isaac Dehne, and soon to be Noah Sieren. Two brothers; Jack (Gerada) McCoy of Council Bluffs, Robert (Martha) McCoy, of Minnetonka, MN, and a sister; Shirley Jean (Duane) Shultz of Minnetonka, MN. ; a sister-in-law; Alma Carr of Tuscon, AZ., ; brother-in-law; Jerry Talbott of Bloomfield and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 5, from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 6, at 10:30 AM in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Hornback officiating. Internment will follow in Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick with military honors provided by the Arendt Bowlin Stubbs Post # 83 of Hedrick. Memorials may be made in his name to Keokuk Mahaska County Hospice.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Keokuk/Mahaska County Hospice.



Plate, Marjorie Marie
Plate, Marjorie Marie
November 06, 1925 - January 28, 2012
Marshalltown, Iowa

Visitation: 9:30 - 10:30 AM 31, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM January 31, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa

Marjorie M. Plate age 86, of Marshalltown formerly of Hedrick, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 31, at 10:30 AM at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until service time. Internment will follow in Memorial Lawn Cemetery near Ottumwa. Marjorie was born November 6, 1925 in Hedrick, Iowa the daughter of Henry and Emma Korfhage Miller. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1944. After graduating she provided child care for a few years, and also worked at Pella Corp. and the Oskaloosa Overall Factory. She was united in marriage to Sidney Plate on January 14, 1950 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Following her marriage she and her husband farmed in rural Hedrick. In 1979, they retired from farming and built a new house in the town of Hedrick and wintered in southern California for a few years. In 1994 she moved to Marshalltown and in 2000 moved to the Iowa Veterans Home. Her hobbies included sewing, gardening, crossword puzzles, sorting corn at Pioneer, playing Bingo, and picture puzzles. She was also an avid Chicago Cub and Iowa Hawkeye fan. She was a member of the Hedrick Christian Church and the Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF). She is survived by her daughter-in-law Patricia (Russell) Miller of Marshalltown and a granddaughter, Emily Christine Plate of Fairfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers: Harold and Raymond Miller; two sons: Harold and Dwight Plate; two daughters: Susan Elaine and Kay Ann Plate. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangement.




Smith, Dorotha Blanche
Smith, Dorotha Blanche
December 02, 1922 - January 14, 2012
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Opens after 12 noon with the family present from 5 - 7 pm January 17, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 pm January 18, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Garrett Cemetery near Sigourney, Iowa

Dorotha Blanche Smith, age 89, formerly of What Cheer/Delta area passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel open after 12:00 noon with the family present from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Garrett Cemetery near Sigourney, Iowa. Dorotha was born December 2, 1922, in Delta, Iowa the daughter of Roy and Delphina Dean Moore. She attended What Cheer High School graduating in 1940. She was united in marriage to Kay Smith on December 24, 1940 at the Methodist Parsonage in Delta, Iowa and he died June 27, 1986. Dorotha was a housewife and mother. She enjoyed embroidering, crafts, playing cards and Bingo. She is survived by her sons: Larry (Susan) Smith of Schaumburg, Illinois, David (Cindy) Smith of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Dennie (Marsha) Smith of Deerfield, Kansas; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a son: Leonard “Chic” Smith; 5 brothers: Estel, Gerald, William, Roy and Mitchell; 5 sisters: Bonnie, Grisenia, Irma, Leola and Gladys. Memorials may be made in her fame to the American Lung Association.




Lappin, Steven D.
Lappin, Steven D.
August 08, 1958 - November 23, 2011
Cedar, Iowa

Visitation: 1 - 7 p.m. November 25, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 p.m. November 26, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery

Steve is survived by his wife: Brenda Lappin of Cedar; a daughter: April (& Troy) Conger of Hedrick; 5 sons: Kyle Lappin of Oskaloosa, Steven Lappin of Waukee, Levi Lappin of Cedar, Darren and Cody Gregson of Des Moines; his mother: Donna Lappin of Fremont; two brothers: Rodney Lappin of Fremont and Todd Lappin of Oskaloosa and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; Douglas Lappin; maternal grandparents: Harlan and Louise Witt and paternal granparents: Dale and Alta Lappin.

Steven Douglas Lappin, 53, of Cedar died Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at his home in Cedar after a long battle with cancer. He was born Friday, August 8, 1958, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Douglas and Donna Witt Lappin. He graduated from Eddyville High School with the class of 1976. In 1977 he joined the Army. Following his discharge he went to work at various area businesses driving semi including Foodliner, Kelderman Manufacturing, and PFS. Lastly he worked at Vermeer until illness forced his retirement in 2009. On October 17, 1992 he was united in marriage to Brenda Ward at Cedar. He was a member of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Posse and the American Motorcycle Association. He enjoyed racing and riding motorcycles and he ran a sharpening business in his free time sharpening various cutting tools including knives, saws, drill bits, lawn mower blades, and chain saws.



Hervey, Thelma
Hervey, Thelma
February 19, 1936 - November 11, 2011
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 12:00 O'clock noon with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 PM November 14, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. November 15, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: The body will be creamted following the service and burial of the cremains will be in Books Cemetery near Hedrick at a later date.

Thelma C. Klyn Hervey, 75, of Hedrick passed away November 11, 2011, at her home in Hedrick. Thelma was born February 19, 1936, near Albia, the daughter of Marion and Bessie Theurer Klyn. She grew up in the Albia-Eddyville area and graduated from Eddyville High School with the class of 1952. On December 22, 1958, she was united in marriage to Don Hervey in Des Moines. She worked as a telephone operator for five years in Albia until her marriage to Don. Together they owned and operated Don Hervey Trucking in Hedrick where she worked as the bookkeeper. Thelma was a den mother for Boy Scouts as well as a member and treasurer of the South English Methodist Church. After moving to Hedrick she helped with congregate meals and was a member of the United Methodist Women at Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church and the ODO Club. Thelma’s life could best be summed up by her love of family and friends. She enjoyed no place as much as being at home surrounded by those she loved. When not with her family she could be found with a good cup of coffee, reading a book or playing on her computer. She also enjoyed square dancing and camping at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion with her close friends and family. Thelma is survived by her husband Don, of Hedrick; a daughter, Susie Fowler, of Sigourney; five grandchildren, Amanda (Dave) Smothers, Sara Fowler, Trenten Hervey, Cody Fowler and Samantha Hervey; three great-grandchildren; Payton Hammes, Lyla Smothers and Aiden Smothers; a sister, Sandra Vikto, of Albia; and a brother, Glen (Evelyn) Klyn, of Ottumwa. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard “Rick” Hervey; a great-grandson, Teagon Fowler; and two brothers, Max and Lloyd Klyn.

Memorials may be made to the Thelma Hervey Memorial Fund.



Sea, Phyllis M.
November 16, 1941 - October 24, 2011
Ottumwa, Iowa

Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. November 05, 2011 at Point Of Grace Church located at 2501 North Courth with Pastor Paul Hughes officiating.
Phyllis M. Sea, age 69 passed away October 24, 2011 at her home in Ottumwa, Iowa. Her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Point of Grace Church located at 2501 North Court in Ottuwma,Iowa with Pastor Paul Hughes officiating.




Ellis, Lance Edward
November 27, 1965 - October 15, 2011
Providence, Rhode Island

Lance Edward "Eddie" Ellis, age 45, of Providence, Rhode Island passed away October 15, 2011 in Providence. He was born November 27, 1965 in Iowa City, Iowa. Eddie graduated from Pekin High School in 1984. Following graduation he enrolled at Lincoln Tech in the Diesel Tech Program graduating in 1988. He was a member of the Washington, Iowa National Guard. Eddie was employed by Asplundh Tree Service for several years. He also worked various jobs including bulldozing, and at Hackert Sawmill. He moved to Connecticutt in 2009 and most recently was residing in Rhode Island. He loved the outdoors especially fishing, and anything mechanical. He is survived by his parents; Larry and Patty Ellis of Ollie, a sister; Lacee and her husband Mike Cummings of Heron, MI., a nephew; Craig Cummings and a niece; Carrie Cummings, his grandmother; Margaret Ellis of Ollie, two sons; Vance and Calvin Ellis and a granddaughter; Jacquin Ellis. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather; Ralph Ellis and his maternal grandparents; Paul and Anna Schultz. His body has been cremated and no services are planned at this time.




Woodard, Melinda Lu
Woodard, Melinda Lu
April 16, 1959 - September 21, 2011
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: From 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. September 26, 2011 at Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church in Hedrick, Iowa.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. September 27, 2011 at Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church in Hedrick, Iowa.
Interment: The body has been cremated there will be no burial at this time.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Melinda Woodard Memorial.



Morrow, Barbara Janet Aspinwall
December 13, 1920 - September 17, 2011
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 10:30 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. September 20, 2011 at Union Chapel-Christian Union Church near Fremont, Iowa.
Funeral Service: 11:00 O'clock A.M. September 20, 2011 at Union Chapel-Christian Union near Fremont, Iowa.
Interment: Tioga Cemetery near Rose Hill, Iowa.

Janet was born December 13, 1920, in Geneva, Illinois, to Hugh and Helen Mann Aspinwall. She grew up and attended school in Wheaton, Illinois, graduating in 1938. Attending Wheaton College in Illinois, she knew students Ruth and Billy Graham. Janet was a lieutenant officer in the Salvation Army in California and served with them in the 1950's. She earned her BA degree, majoring in Bible, at Vennard College at University Park, Iowa. Janet was ordained in the Evangelical Methodist Church and was recognized by the Church of the Nazarene. Throughout her life, Christian service was her main goal. Being a WWII veteran, she served in the US Navy WAVES from 1944-1946. Janet enjoyed music and sang in the Navy Choir. Janet married Dwight Thomas Morrow on May 4, 1962. Janet and her husband, Dwight, lived on their farm south of Delta until 2006, when they moved into the Delta Housing. In February, 2011, they moved to the Sigourney Care Center. Her ministerial profession was a daily blessing. Churches she pastored were in Arcata, California, Marengo, Iowa, and Corydon, Iowa. Her last ministry was as an interim pastor at Union Chapel-Christian Union near Fremont, Iowa. She retired from full time ministry in 1983, but never ended her service to God. Prayer was her daily habit, finding great enjoyment in praying for her family, friends, our nation and the world. Janet loved to write poetry and in 2002 published a collection of her works "Through All These Years". She had been a member of the Delta Federated Women's Club and the Delta Garden Club. Janet earned the title of Master Gardener by completing the course work and enjoyed flowers and gardening. Her husband, numerous nieces and nephews, and many Christian friends survive Janet. Janet was preceded in death by her parents, sister Nancy Westley, and brother Hugh Aspinwall. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Union Chapel-Christian Union Church near Fremont. Visitation will be at 10:30 AM prior to the service. A procession will leave the church at 1:00 PM for burial in Tioga Cemetery, near Rose Hill, Iowa at 1:30 PM. Memorials may be made to Keokuk County Hospice at 420 N. Main Street, Sigourney, Iowa.




Meier, Helen Jakson Wimpsett
March 09, 1922 - September 09, 2011
Davenport, Iowa

Visitation: 12:00 O'clock noon until 1:00 PM September 14, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:00 PM September 14, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Abel Cemetery near Fremont, Iowa

Helen was born March 9, 1922 in Bladensburg, Iowa the daughter of Ambrose Henry and Leola Scherer Jackson. Mrs. Meier was a homemaker and mother. Helen was legally blind for 57 years but was a very independent woman who did her own cooking, and lived alone until she moved to the Bloomfield Nursing Home. She later transferred to the Good Samaritan Care Center in Davenport. She loved to crochet for hours even though she was blind. She was a very hard worker and overcame many hardships. She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Bloomfield. Helen is survived by two sons; John Meier of Lake View, Iowa, and Merl (Cindy) Meier of Creston, Iowa, two daughters; Janice Carroll of Davenport, Iowa and Janet Katzin of Agency, Iowa, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, and a brother Verl Jackson of Ottumwa. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers; Merl, Gene, Glen, Clair “Doc”, and Leonard Jackson, three sisters; Fern Hawk, Edith Knott and Minnie Withers, two sons; Richard Withers and Wesley Wimpsett and a daughter; Judy Davidson, and three companions; Homer Wimpsett, Loren Meier, and Lawrence McCreery.

Memorial may be made to the Helen Meier Memorial Fund.



Glick, Dorothy
March 10, 1927 - August 25, 2011
Iowa City, Iowa

Dorothy “Dot” Glick passed away August 25th, 2011 at Briarwood Healthcare Center in Iowa City, after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Dot faced many health challenges in recent years but remained a strong and independent personality to the end of her life. Dot was born on March 10, 1927 on a farm near Pekin, Ia to James and Hilda Douglas. On December 6th, 1944, Dot married Carl Glick. They lived on a farm near Hedrick for most of their lives. Dot moved to Fairfield after Carl’s death in 1989 and lived there until retiring in 1992. Dot moved to Iowa City in 1995 to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law. Dot had many interests throughout her life but especially enjoyed sewing, baking, gardening and cooking. She will be remembered for many delicious meals, homemade Christmas candies, beautiful quilts, crocheted afghans, and many beautiful flowers. Dot was active in the Hedrick chapter of Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron in 1973 and 1974. Dot loved watching sports on television with Hawkeye basketball and Nascar racing among her favorites. Dot also loved the Game Show Network and especially the show Lingo. Country music was a lifelong love and David Church brought her many hours of enjoyment. Her biggest pleasure in life was spending time with family and friends and enjoying her “grand dogs”. Dot is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Steve Clark of Coralville and Sadie, (her “grand dog”) along with two sisters, Donna Soeten of Medford, Or. and Ann Bottorff of Moline, Il. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl, her parents, a brother, William Douglas, and two sisters, Martha Sieren and Betty Greene along with her dogs Brandy and Jason and “grand dogs” Emily and Maddie. At Dot’s request there will be no services. Memorials can be made to Iowa City Hospice. March 10, 1927 – August 25, 2011 “The dash between the dates represents all the time she spent on earth. Only those who knew and loved her, know what that little line is worth.”




Phillips, Jr., Everett
June 27, 2011 - August 22, 2011
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'Clock noon with family present from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM August 24, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:00 O'Clock PM August 25, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery (South) Fremont, Iowa

Everett “Junior” C. Phillips, 86, of Fremont, passed away August 22, 2011, at Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa. He was born June 27, 1925, in Mahaska County the son of Everett C. and Florence Harkins Phillips, Sr. He attended Fremont High School and before his graduation he was drafted into the United States Army to serve during World War II. He received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Following his discharge he worked for Burlington Northern Railroad as a telegraph operator for 36 years until his retirement. He also farmed in the Fremont area. He was a member of the Eagle’s Lodge, Union Chapel and the V.F.W. He enjoyed collecting John Deere tractors and traveling. In 1978 he was united in marriage to (Marian) Susann Jaynes at Las Vegas, Nevada. Together he and Susie visited every state except Hawaii and Alaska. His family includes his wife Susann; three daughters: Billye Parcel of Plainfield, Illinois, Patti (& Kendall) Sines of Fremont and Kathy Phillips of Galesburg, Illinois; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two sisters: Madaline Stanley of Moravia, Iowa and Doris Pearson of Albia, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents; a step daughter: Linda Brewer and two brothers-in-law: Joe Pearson and Dewayne Stanley.




Gray, Reba
April 21, 1916 - August 10, 2011
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: 1:00 PM August 22, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 PM August 22, 2011 at Graveside services at Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery (South) in Fremont, Iowa.
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery.

Reba was born April 21st, 1916 in Macon, MO., the daughter of Wells E. and Irene Murr Floyd. She was baptized as a young girl in the Episcopal Church in Macon, MO. by Bishop Tuttle. She was united in marriage to Robert “Cain” Howard on December 2nd, 1934. They moved to the Fremont area in 1936 where they farmed until retiring. On January 14, 1964 they moved into Fremont. She was employed at the Fremont Funeral Chapel for two years. Cain preceded her in death on April 29, 1964. On October 21, 1966 she was united in marriage to Harold Gray. Together they owned and operated Gray’s Drug Store in Hedrick for eight years. Following their retirement they moved back to Fremont in 1974. Harold passed away on January 11, 1995. She is survived by several cousins, and close friend and long-time care giver, Clair Albertson of Fremont. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and a brother, Wells Earl Floyd.




Wonderlich, Betty L.
Wonderlich, Betty L.
October 15, 1929 - August 09, 2011
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 1:00 PM with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 PM August 12, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM August 13, 2011 at Ollie Baptist Church
Interment: Ollie Cemetery

Betty Lou Wonderlich, 81, of Sigourney and formerly of Ollie died at the Manor House in Sigourney. She was born Tuesday, October 15, 1929, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Opal Sheraden Shy. She graduated from Ollie High School with the Class of 1947. Following school she worked as a mother’s helper to the Raymond Brown family in Packwood for several years. On March 21, 1948, she was united in marriage to Milford Wonderlich in Ottumwa. Following marriage she traveled with Milford when he was working as a lineman. In 1951 they moved back to the Ollie area and lived on the farm with her Uncle William C. Shy. Together they farmed here until 1987. She was a full- time care giver to her Uncle Bill until his death in 1968. They began wintering in Arizona in 1984 and moved there full-time in 1987. In January 2007 they moved back to Iowa. She always had a homemade snack ready for her kids when they got off the school bus. She was a member of the Ollie Baptist Church and had a very deep love for her Lord Jesus Christ. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, raising chickens and most of all caring for her family. Her family includes her husband: Milford of Sigourney; two sons: Dennis Wonderlich of Ollie and Randy (& Debbie) Wonderlich of Des Moines; two daughters: Janis (& Salvatore) Sciarrotta of Florida and Karen (& Mark) Pomeroy of Lincoln, Nebraska; 6 grandchildren: Jason and Shawn Wonderlich, Travis Coop, Steve, Aaron and Tim Pomeroy; 8 great grandchildren and two brothers: Donald Keith (& Thelma) Shy of Ollie and William “Bill” (& Arlene) Shy of Dixon, Missouri.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Ollie Baptist Church.



Ahrens, Agnes
Ahrens, Agnes
October 24, 1922 - July 22, 2011
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM July 25, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM July 26, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery North

Agnes was born October 24, 1922, southwest of Fremont, the daughter of Wayne and Edna Caves Ahrens. She was raised and educated in the Fremont area graduating from Fremont High School in 1940. Agnes was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Oskaloosa. She was also a member of the Mahaska County Farm Bureau serving as a former Women's County Chairman, former Cedar Township Chairman, a member of the Harrison Cedar Women, life member of the Mahaska County Historical Society, life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars,lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and served as a Cedar Township Trustee. Agnes also worked as curator at Nelson Pioneer Farm in Oskaloosa for many years. Agnes and her brother Willis, lived together for their entire lives except for the two year period when Willis served in the United States Army during WWII and a period of two years, when Agnes worked away from the family farm. She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters; Maude Evelyn Storm, Kathryn Hamilton, Eunice Grubb, Ellen Kellett, and Ruth Davis, and her brother; Willis Ahrens who passed away in 2008. She is survived by two brothers in law; Mayo Grubb, and Gilbert Hamilton; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Memorials may be made in her name to either the Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa, or the First Presbyterian Church, Oskaloosa.



Ebelsheiser, (Ruby) LaRayne
Ebelsheiser, (Ruby) LaRayne
February 15, 1929 - July 16, 2011
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: 9:00 - 11:00 AM July 20, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:30 AM July 20, 2011 at Graveside services at Brooks Cemetery
Interment: Brooks Cemetery

LaRayne Ebelsheiser, 82, of Hedrick died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born Friday, February 15, 1929, in Burt, Michigan, the daughter of Roy and Rosa Morse Rumsey. She graduated from Tacoma, Washington High School with the class of 1947. Following school she went to work for AC Delco in Flint, Michigan, until it closed. On June 28, 1962, she was united in marriage to Dallas Ebelsheiser at Folkston, Georgia and he died July 23, 2006. Following her marriage she worked at Barnett Bank in Jacksonville, Florida until 1971. Lastly she worked for Children’s Home Society as a social worker for foster children until her husband became ill and she retired to care for him. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Cloggin’ Grannies and the Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and playing the organ. She is survived by her three daughters: Ginnie King of Hedrick, Bobbie (& Chris) Bradley of Anamosa, Machelle Parrish of Monticello, Kentucky; a son: Stephen Roy of Flint, Michigan; a sister: Jeanie Jagel of Flint, Michigan; 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson; two brothers; Roy Rumsey and Richard Rumsey, and four sisters; Leona Gray, Leota Larson, Phyllis Dodd and Dawn Wagnor. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at 11:30 am at Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick with Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Visitation will be held at the Fremont Funeral Chapel Wednesday after 9 am and a procession will form at 10:45 am to go Brooks Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.

Memorials may be made in her name to Serenity Hospice House in Oskaloosa, Iowa.



Ellis, Landon Garrett
March 22, 2011 - July 12, 2011
Brighton, Iowa

Visitation: 1:00 PM prior to a procession forming at 1:45 PM and traveling to Van Orsdall Cemetery for graveside services. July 16, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:30 PM July 16, 2011 at Graveside services at Van Orsdall Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa.
Interment: Van Orsdall Cemetery

Landon was born March 22, 2011, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He is survived by his parents Jeff and Liz Ellis of Brighton, a sister; Kali Brigham of Brighton, grandparents; Bob and Judy Ellis of Ollie, and David and Teresa Brigham of Charlotte, North Carolina, great grandparents; Margaret Ellis of Ollie, Wanda Conger of Sigourney, and Robert & Mary Brigham, of Warrensburg, Missouri, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousisns. He was preceded in death by his grandfather; Gary Steffgen, great-grandparents; Don and Rose Lepley, Floyd and Vivian Steffgen, Ralph Ellis and Woodrow Conger.

Memorials may be made to the Pekin Day Care Center, Packwood, Iowa, in Landon's name.



Sutton, Cleo A.
Sutton, Cleo A.
September 15, 1910 - July 05, 2011
Unionville, Missouri

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 PM July 08, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 O'clock PM July 08, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa.

Cleo was born September 15, 1910, in Keokuk County to Henry D. and Blanche Halfrety Schmidt. She was raised by her paternal grandparents John & Augusta Schmidt. She was united in marriage to Orville Sutton on October 11, 1927 in Sigourney, Iowa. Mrs. Sutton was a homemaker and farm wife. She enjoyed taking care of her family and her home. Together she and her husband farmed in the Martinsburg, Pekin areas until 1969 when they retired and moved into Hedrick. She was a former member of the Jolly Jane Club, O.D.O. of Hedrick, a confirmed and past member of Hedrick Lutheran Church and attended the Hedrick- Martinsburg United Methodist Church. Mrs. Sutton is survived by her children: Dorothy (Carl) Gilbert of Apache Junction, Arizona, Phyllis (Jim) Thompson of Alamo, Texas and Waldo (Beverly) Sutton of Unionville, Missouri; a son-in-law: Eugene “Jeep” Vogel of Hedrick; 8 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter: Lela Vogel; and three grandsons: Roger & Stanley Vogel and David Thompson.




Baxter, Ruth Virginia
Baxter, Ruth Virginia
January 18, 1920 - June 22, 2011
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM June 25, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM June 25, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery Fremont, Iowa

Ruth Virginia Baxter, age 91, of Oskaloosa passed away, Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She was born January 18, 1920, the daughter of Ralph and Minda Ferguson Derby. On January 18, 1937, she was united in marriage to Clifford Baxter at Ottumwa. Early on they lived in Oskaloosa and Ruth worked at Don’s Diner. Later they moved to a farm near Blakesburg where Ruth stayed home to care for her children and home. In the late 1970’s they moved back to Oskaloosa and she went to work for the Y.M.C.A. for a time. She enjoyed watching television: especially soap operas and baseball. She also enjoyed playing cards and Bingo. She will be remembered as a very loving mother and great grandmother and was always very generous to her family. She is survived by her two daughters: Cheryl (& Ron) Ferree of Oskaloosa and Karen Fleagle of Mt. Pleasant; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 14 great great grandchildren; a brother: Everett Derby of Sigourney; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two daughters: Virginia Baxter and Elizabeth Harkins; a son: Clifford Baxter; a grand daughter; a great grandson; a great great grandson; four sisters; and a brother.




Vander Linden, Norman
Vander Linden, Norman
January 21, 1924 - June 19, 2011
Fremont, Iowa

Visitation: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. June 21, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. June 22, 2011 at Hedrick- Martinsburg United Methodist Church
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Leighton, Iowa

Norman Vander Linden, age 87, of Fremont, died Sunday, June 19th, 2011, at Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Visitation will be held after 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with family present from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 22, at 10:30 AM at the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church in Hedrick, with Rev. Kim Gates officiating. A procession will form at 12:15 PM at the church to proceed to Evergreen Cemetery near Leighton, Iowa, for interment. Norman was born January 21, 1924, in Marion County, Iowa, the son of Rueben H. and Sarah Ada Dykstra Vander Linden. He graduated from Pella High School with the class of 1942. Following graduation he began working on the family farm with his dad. He was united in marriage to Edith Brummel, March 28, 1945, at the Ebenezer Reformed Church in Leighton, Iowa. After their marriage, Norman farmed and worked in the Leighton area for the first two years. In 1948, he purchased his own farm north of Hedrick and continued to live and farm there for 50 years, until his retirement in 1998. In 1997 Norman and Edith moved to their home in Fremont. Norman loved the land and appreciated what it meant to be entrusted to till the soil. He raised row crops and hogs for most of his farming career. He loved horses, and owned draft horses and two mule teams. Norman won multiple awards showing his favorite black mules, “Jim and Jan”. He enjoyed his involvement in the Fremont Saddle Club, camping at the Iowa State Fair, woodworking projects, and checking out the horse sales. He was a faithful member of the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church and served for many years on the Hedrick School Board. Without question, his greatest love was his family, and he will always be remembered as an exemplary husband, father, and grandfather. His influence as a man of integrity and Godly character has impacted his family in immeasurable ways. His lessons included the realization that if you would like to leave a mark on this world, you’d better wear your work boots. Several of his grandchildren have continued his legacy, having pursued farming and agricultural careers. Norman is survived by his wife Edith, three daughters; Jean (Ron) Brown of Milan, IL., Janet Wonderlich of Shelbyville, KY., and Joni (Steve) Roquet of Fremont, IA; seven grandchildren, Brian (Amy) Brown, Scott (Shannon) Brown, Ryan (Holly) Wonderlich, Kortney (Rob ) Ryan, Grant (Leslie) Wonderlich, Brett Roquet and Bryce Roquet. and five great-grandchildren; a brother; Herman L. (Erma) Vander Linden of Oskaloosa,IA. and a sister; Lorraine (Melvin) Vander Hoek of Bettendorf, IA. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Roger Wonderlich, and his parents. Memorials may be made in his name to the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church or the Serenity Hospice House of Oskaloosa.




Kaufman, Geneva Mae
Kaufman, Geneva Mae
June 22, 1925 - June 10, 2011
Fremont, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with famiy present from 5:00 until 6:00 PM June 16, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM June 17, 191 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Van Orsdall Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Geneva Mae Kaufman, age 85, of Fremont passed away, Friday, June 10, 2011 at her home in Fremont. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Thursday, June 16, with the family present from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 17, at 10:00 AM at the Fremont Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Bill Hornback officiating. Interment will follow at Van Orsdall Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa. Geneva Kaufman, was born June 22, 1925, in Ollie, Iowa, the daughter of Sherman and Bessie Jacobs Van Orsdall. She was united in marriage to Merle Paxton on September 15, 1941; they later divorced. She then married Kenneth Coble on May 17, 1963; he died on September 24, 1968. On April 8, 1973, she was united in marriage to Don Kaufman in Fremont; he died February 18, 1998. Geneva was a full time homemaker and mother to her nine children. She enjoyed family gatherings, fish fries, baking, making “special” birthday suppers for her children to include their favorites, spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, crocheting, country music, especially attending the Country Music Shows at Lake Rathbun when she was able, being in contact daily with her children, and was a "forced" Iowa Hawkeye fan. Geneva is survived by her children; Shirley Paxton of Albia, Terry (Nancy) Paxton of Oskaloosa, Richard Paxton of Oskaloosa, Dennis, Debra, and Danny Paxton all of Fremont, seven grandchildren: Penny (Brian) Lingle, Bridgette (Christian) Shilling, Jeff, Jayme, Jennifer, and Ron Paxton, Lucinda (Norman) Blad; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sons; Larry, David and Robert Paxton.




Welch, Carolyn Kay
Welch, Carolyn Kay
January 08, 1943 - June 09, 2011
Fremont, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 6:00 until 8:00 PM June 13, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM June 14, 1911 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Missouri

Carolyn Kay Welch was born January 8, 1943 at Burlington, Iowa the daughter of Basil and Iola Phyllis Warren Hyde. She graduated from the Memphis High School with the class of 1961, and from the Ottumwa Beauty Academy. On November 11, 1962, Carolyn was united in marriage to Larry Welch in the Memphis Christian Church in Memphis, Missouri. Three children were born to this union, Kevin, Kim and Penny. Later Carolyn and Larry divorced. Carolyn was a homemaker and an Avon representative. She also owned and operated Carol's Town and Country Beauty Villa in Fremont for twenty years. She was a member of the Fremont Nazarene Church; Eagles Auxiliary of Ottumwa; the Eric Heatherly, Storm Seymour, and Grand Ole Opry Fan Clubs, and was active in the Democratic Party. She loved her cats, country music, Elvis, cooking and camping. Her family includes her children: Kevin (& B.J. )Welch of Albia, Kim (& Jim) Koellner of Eddyville, and Penny (& Darren) Hance of Oskaloosa; five grandsons and two granddaughters; a great granddaughter; and her step mother, Loretta Hyde of Pella. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents;and her fiancee; Delmer Collier. Memorials may be made to the Animal Humane Society.




Jones, Floy L.
Jones, Floy L.
July 13, 1909 - April 11, 2011
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: After 3:00 P.M., with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. There will be an Eastern Star service beginning at 6:30 P.M. April 12, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. April 13, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Brooks Cemetery, near Hedrick, Iowa

Floy was born July 13, 1909, in Clearfield, Iowa, to Martha Grace Shafer and Harry Baker; she was raised in North Dakota and graduated from Fessenden High School in 1926. Two years later while working at Northwest Telephone Company, she met Ralph E. Jones, who was a teacher in Carrington, North Dakota. Ralph later accepted a position in Grinnell, Iowa, and on New Year’s Day, 1934, they were united in marriage in Grinnell, Iowa. After taking over operation of the Hedrick Journal in Hedrick, Iowa, Floy and Ralph published the Hedrick Journal newspaper for 40 years. Floy also served as interim postmaster in 1957 and was a substitute postal clerk for 15 years. She was a member of the Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church, served on numerous committees, and sang in the church choir for many years. She was a 50-year member of the Hedrick Order of Eastern Star, and served as an officer for over half of that time. Her love of the community was shown in many ways, but Floy’s participation in the Hedrick Granny Cheerleaders at Hedrick High School in the 1980’s was the most enjoyable. The granny squad performed at local basketball games, cheered the Hawkeyes in Iowa City, Iowa, and was interviewed on ABC’s Good Morning America television show. Floy was a faithful supporter of the community she called home for seven decades. Whether she was attending an athletic event with her husband, going fishing or hunting with her sons, checking out yard sales with her daughter, Helen, making quilts for the grandchildren, or working on a Hedrick Booster project, Floy was indeed a remarkable woman. She could be seen riding her bicycle around town until she moved to the Care Center in 2003. “Remarkable” describes her well. Floy is survived by her two sons: Gary (Shirley) Jones of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Allen (Luanne) Jones of Batavia, Iowa; her son-in-law: Vern Ball, of Bloomfield, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; her parents; a daughter, Helen Jones Ball; an infant granddaughter, Debbie Diane Ball; a sister, Ruth Slusher; and two brothers: Clarence Baker and Glen Baker. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Memorials have been established to the Carl Craft Civic Center or the Hedrick Community Center.



Lappin, Douglas D.
Lappin, Douglas D.
January 29, 1934 - April 10, 2011
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 3:00 P.M., family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. to greet friends and relatives April 13, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. April 14, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery South, Fremont, Iowa

Douglas was born January 29, 1934, in Mahaska County, Iowa, the son of Dale and Alta Lane Lappin. He graduated from Cedar High School in 1951. He was united in marriage to Donna Witt on June 28, 1953, in Cedar, Iowa. Douglas farmed with his father in the Cedar area. In November, 1954, he enlisted in the United States Army. Following discharge, he worked construction, building roads; helped with the construction of I-80; and worked at Offett Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska. Douglas then returned to the Fremont area and farmed until opening Lappin Oil Company, which he owned and operated until 1991. Doug drove trucks for five years after closing the gas station until his retirement. He continued to help farmers in the area until his health failed. Douglas was a Charter Member of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Posse in the 1960’s, remaining a member for over 40 years; a member of the Pilots Association; Iowa Oil Jobbers Association; did aerial photography for the United States Government ASCS office for seven years; and was a member of the Cedar United Methodist Church. While his children were growing up, he enjoyed riding horses, carpentry work, riding motorcycles, camping at Lake Rathbun, and snow skiing. Doug is survived by his wife, Donna, of Fremont, Iowa; three sons: Rodney Lappin of Fremont, Iowa; Steven (Brenda) Lappin of Cedar, Iowa; and Todd Lappin of Oskaloosa, Iowa; eleven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four sisters: Lillian Hynick of Ottumwa, Iowa; Virginia Clark of Ottumwa, Iowa; Ila (Paul “Bud”) Osborne of Albany, Missouri; and Lola (Sanford) Owens of Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law: Homer Hynick and Jim Clark.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Hospice Serenity House, 630 N. 12th Street, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577, or to the Cedar United Methodist Church, Cedar, Iowa 52543.



Withers, Richard "Rocky" Wilford
Withers, Richard
March 07, 1940 - April 02, 2011
Martinsburg, Iowa

Visitation: 3:00 to 5:00 P.M.,with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. April 05, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. April 06, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Martinsburg, Iowa

Richard “Rocky” Wilford Withers, 71, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, Iowa. He was born March 7, 1940, in Des Moines, Iowa. As a baby, Richard was adopted by Harry and Minnie Jackson Withers. On October 20, 1956, he was united in marriage to Barbara Bagley. He had various jobs, including: School bus driver and custodian at the Hedrick Community School, and delivering for MeJon Fertilizer in Hedrick. In 1969, he started working in the foundry for Clow Valve in Oskaloosa. He remained employed there until 1982, when he became disabled as a result of an automobile accident. Richard enjoyed woodworking, raising cattle, and fishing. He also enjoyed visiting and sharing his faith with people; he especially enjoyed visiting with those in care facilities. He was a devoted husband and family man. Richard will be remembered as having a good sense of humor and being very quick-witted. He was also very giving and always concerned about the well being of others. He was a former Martinsburg City Councilman. Richard’s family includes his wife of over 54 years, Barbara Withers, of Martinsburg, Iowa; three daughters and their husbands: Cathy and Keith Moore of Dayton, Ohio, Nancy and Tim Baker of Winterset, Iowa, and Pam and Richie Muntz of Agency, Iowa; a son and his wife: Terry and Kim Withers of Indianola, Iowa; ten grandchildren: Joey Richardson, Jessica Beal, Jennifer Johnston, Melissa Baker, Vanessa Muntz, Breanna Muntz, Elijah Muntz, Elizabeth Smith, Tasha Miller, and Teah Miller; his biological mother: Helen Meier of Davenport; two half-sisters; and two half-brothers.He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents; a brother, Gene Grandstaff; and a grandson, Jeffrey Muntz. The Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Richard Withers Memorial Fund.



Shaffer, Shawn
Shaffer, Shawn
February 17, 1972 - March 31, 2011
Fremont, Iowa

Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., with family present from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. April 03, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. April 04, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Cedar Towship Memorial Cemetery South, Fremont, Iowa

Shawn Shaffer age 39, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011, as a result of an automobile accident near Eddyville, Iowa. He was born February 17, 1972, in Mahaska County, Iowa, the son of Earl Shaffer and Jema Jewell. He was united in marriage to Jodi Junkins. They later divorced. He then married Deora Babcock on May 7, 2005, at Grace Lutheran Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Shawn graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1993. Following graduation from high school, he served in the United States Navy for nine years. He served on the U. S. S. Eisenhower for six years in the Persian Gulf. He later worked as a recruiter in Ottumwa, Iowa. Following discharge from the Navy, he attended Indian Hills Community College for two years and then worked as an independent welding contractor. He currently was employed by Relco Locomotive as a supervisor. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Shawn enjoyed playing golf, frisbee golf, pool, card games, and fishing. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Deora; sons: Gage Shaffer, Gavin Shaffer, Griffin Shaffer, Garrett Shaffer, Andrew Shaffer, and Alex Shaffer; his mother: Jema Degarmo of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and his father and stepmother: Earl and Diana Shaffer of Oskaloosa, Iowa; two grandmothers: Lucille Shaffer and Berta Venter; sisters and brothers: Lori (Jason) Glasgow of Oskaloosa, Iowa; Mike Shaffer of Denver, Colorado; Amie Johnston Lindsay of Columbus, Ohio; Chasity (David) Johnston Lewellen of Dallas, Texas; many aunts and uncles, including an aunt with whom he was very close: Tena (Tim) Carpenter of Tulsa, Oklahoma; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Shawn was preceded in death by grandparents: Velma and Lloyd Rice, Earl Shaffer, Sr., and Sarge Venter, Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Shawn Shaffer Memorial Fund in care of Bank Iowa in Fremont, Iowa.



Appleget, Clarys Elois
Appleget, Clarys Elois
September 22, 1907 - March 15, 2011
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 2:00 p.m., with family present between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. There will be an Eastern Star service at 6:30 p.m. March 18, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. March 19, 2011 at Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church, Hedrick, Iowa, with Reverend Kim Gates officiating
Interment: Pennington Cemetery near Sigourney, Iowa

Clarys Appleget, 103, formerly of the Hedrick and Ollie communities, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Keokuk County Health Care Center in Sigourney, Iowa. Clarys was born September 22, 1907, the daughter of Frank and Elsa Marie Snakenberg Moore, in Keokuk County, Iowa. She graduated from Sigourney High School in 1925, and attended normal training at Iowa State Teachers College. She taught in country schools in the Sigourney area for two years. She married Dale Appleget on May 7, 1927, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Following marriage, Clarys was a homemaker, raised her family, and helped her husband on their farm near Ollie, Iowa. She enjoyed embroidery, and focused upon her church, participating in 44 mission trips in the Appalachians with Red Bird Missions. She was a very passionate member of Eastern Star and the United Methodist Women. Clarys worked with the Keokuk County Hospice for several years. She also enjoyed gardening. Clarys is survived by two sons: John (Mary) Appleget, of Williamsburg, Iowa; and Jim Appleget of Mitchellville, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Lois (Paul) Appleget of Waukee, Iowa; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, in 1981; a son, Paul Appleget; a granddaughter, Mary Charline Appleget; a daughter-in-law, Lois (Jim) Appleget; her parents; a sister, LaRue Jacobs; and two brothers, Jim and Richard Moore.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church.



Scott, Jackie F,
August 21, 1932 - February 22, 2011
Davenport, Iowa

Visitation: 11:00 A.M. until the time of service. February 28, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 1:00 O'clock P.M. February 28, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont, Iowa.
Interment: Brook Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa.

Jackie F. Scott age 78, formerly of the Farson/Hedrick area, passed away February 22, 2011, at Genesis West Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. He was born, August 21, 1932, near Hedrick, Iowa to Earl and Dorothy Deuser Scott. He attended Farson High School graduating in 1952. Jackie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from John Deere Planter Works after 26 ½ years. He is survived by a sister, Agnes Owings of Bolivar, Missouri; a niece, Linda (Bruce) Stauff of Canton, Georgia; and his ex-wife and special friend, Marjory Chase Scott of Davenport, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother-in-law, Lawrence Owings.




Gott, Diana
Gott, Diana
July 28, 1958 - February 02, 2011
Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: Family present from 1-4 p.m. February 06, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. February 07, 2011 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Ollie Cemetery, Ollie, Iowa

Diana was born July 28, 1958, in Fairfield, Iowa, the daughter of O. Dean Cary and Doris E. McIntire Cary. She graduated from Pekin Community High School with the class of 1976. She was united in marriage to Jerry Gott, April 2, 1977, at the Ollie Baptist Church. Early on Diana was employed at Dexter Corporation. Later she was a homemaker and spent her time being what she enjoyed the most a full time Mom. After her children were raised Diana began working at Gentry Insurance of Ollie and was currently employed there at the time of her passing. She enjoyed playing the piano at church, flowers, photography but her main love was her husband, children and especially their grandchildren. Diana was a member of the Ollie Baptist Church. She was a three time Cancer Survivor. She beat her cancer with a positive attitude, strong faith, fantastic medical care, and the support of her family and friends. She was known for showing people how much they meant to her by sending cards, letters, and making phone calls, and most recently texting; for all occasions. She is survived by her husband Jerry Gott of Ollie, sons, Ryan (Stephanie) Gott, and Aaron Gott all of Green Bay, Wisconsin, a daughter, April (Eric) Walker of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, four grandchildren, Emma, Ava and Grady Gott and Brecken Walker. A sister, Becky (Steve) Turner of Fairfield, a brother, Pastor Danny (Laura) Cary of Fairfield, her mother-in-law, Betty Gott of Ahwatukee, Arizona, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her father-in-law, Norman Lee Gott. Memorials may be made in her name to either the Ollie Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.




Smith, David L.
Smith, David L.
June 13, 1951 - January 14, 2011
Chicago, Illinois

Memorial Service: 1:00 P.M. July 14, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Ollie Cemetery

David L. Smith, born in Ottumwa, Iowa on June 13, 1951, passed away in Chicago on January 14th, 2011, after a nine-month battle with lung cancer at the age of 59. David received his AA degree from Ottumwa Heights College of Iowa (1973), his BA and BS degrees from the University of Chicago in 1997. David married Rebecca Gray Schmidt on November 5th, 1988. He was employed as a supervisor in the City of Chicago Department of Law, Aviation, and Environment & Regulatory Division from 1991 until his death. His primary projects with the city were the O’Hare Airport Modernization and the Chicago River Clean-up; he had a passion for statistics and the social sciences, and used his extensive knowledge to serve the citizens of the City of Chicago. David and Rebecca were active members of the Field Museum of Chicago, the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and the Art Institute of Chicago. David is survived by; his spouse Rebecca Gray Schmidt Smith, his daughter, Katrina Smith Beeston, his grandchildren Robert Alexander Beeston and Haley Morgan Beeston, and his cousins Elizabeth Coble and Isabel Coble Stubbs. His parents, Icephine Marie Ruby Smith and John Michael Smith preceded him in death. His cremated remains will be distributed in select locations of: Chicago, England, France and Belgium, as per his wishes. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his honor to one of the following institutions: The University of Chicago Alumni Association, The University of Iowa, Ottumwa Indian Hills Community College, the Field Museum of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Church of St. Peter’s in the Loop (Chicago), or the Church of St. Mary’s of the Visitation (Ottumwa, IA). Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 14, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Father Bernie Weir officiating. Burial will be in the Ollie Cemetery near Ollie. No visitation is planned. “David was always available to assist us no matter how important a matter he was working on. We will miss his supple mind and impressive intellect and most of all, his gentleness, honesty, and kindness.” City of Chicago Law Department colleagues.




Emry, Betty
Emry, Betty
March 10, 1925 - January 06, 2011


Visitation: 12:00 Noon until 4:00 P.M., with family present to greet friends and relatives from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M., January 09, 2011 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. on Monday, January 10, 2011 at Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church, Hedrick, Iowa, with Reverend Kim Gates officiating
Interment: Friends Cemetery in Oskaloosa, Iowa

Betty Anthony Northcutt Emry, 85, of Martinsburg, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She was born March 10, 1925, at Haydock, Iowa, the daughter of Clifford J. and Nina B. Thomas Anthony. She attended school at Oskaloosa. Upon the death of their mother, Betty became a second mother to her brother and sister. As a teenager, she supported them by working at the old Continental Overall Factory in Oskaloosa, Iowa. In later years, she enjoyed working at the SIEDA Neighborhood Center in Sigourney, Iowa, as a receptionist. On June 5, 1943, she was united in marriage to Clark Northcutt. They had four children: Randy, Gregory, Sheila, and Barbara. They later divorced. In March, 1964, Betty was united in marriage to Robert S. Emry. They later divorced. They had a daughter, Danyce "Dee". Betty was a member of the Sigourney Christian Church, the Let’s Get Together Club of Taintor, Iowa, the Hedrick American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sigourney Ladies' 10 Point Pitch Group. She enjoyed playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, reading, and crocheting. She will be remembered as an excellent seamstress and cook. She delighted in spending time with her family. Betty is survived by two sons: Randy E. (Bill Surbrug) Northcutt, of Searsboro, and Gregory C. (Becky) Northcutt, of Montezuma; three daughters: Sheila D. (John) Clubb of Sigourney, Barbara S. (Stanley) Echelberry of rural Hedrick, and Danyce "Dee" J. Emry, of Martinsburg; 10 grandchildren: Darcy McMillan, Joely Anderson, Robyn Agu, DeAnna Garber, Melissa Ogan, Heather Northcutt, Amy Clubb, Brandon Clubb, Shawn Echelberry, and Susie Deo; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Clifford J. Anthony, of Payson, Arizona; a sister, Beatrice Watson, of Summerville, South Carolina; and both husbands.

Memorials may be made to the Betty Emry Memorial Fund. The Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.



Deutschle, Larry L.
Deutschle, Larry L.
June 11, 1941 - January 06, 2011
Fairfield, Iowa

Visitation: 1:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Monday with family present to greet friends and relatives from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. January 10, 2011 at fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Cedar Memorial Township Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa

Larry L. Deutschle, 69, of Fairfield, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at his home surrounded by his children. He was born June 11, 1941, to Loraine and Margaret Williams Deutschle, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He graduated from Fremont High School with the class of 1960. In 1961, he was united in marriage to Maryellen Benell. They later divorced. He was married to Janice Kuntz Dugger on October 20, 1985, in Fairfield, Iowa. He was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Packwood Lions. He worked at Sutherland Lumber in Ottumwa, Kaiser in Hedrick, the Packwood Elevator, Wakes Feed in Packwood, and WLD Trucking of Fairfield until his retirement in 2008. He loved all cars (especially old cars), John Deere tractors, visiting with his friends and especially being with his family. Larry is survived by his wife, Janice; daughters: Tami (Doug) Doak of University Park, Tina (Deb) Deutschle of Columbia, Missouri; sons: Tony (Cheryl) Deutschle of Hedrick, and Todd (Misti) Deutschle of Agency; step-daughters: Tammy Dugger of Tremont, Illinois, and Diane (Guy) Mitchell of Brighton; sister: Nita (Ken) Hackman of Cresco, Iowa; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.



Memorials may be made in his name.



Reinier, Patricia Ann
Reinier, Patricia Ann
December 09, 1920 - December 03, 2010
Fairfield, Iowa

Visitation: 12:00 Noon to 7:00 P.M., with family present to greet friends and relatives from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday evening, December 07, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday December 08, 1910 at Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery , Ollie, Iowa

Patricia Ann Reinier, 89, formerly of Ollie, died Friday, December 3, 2010, at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa. She was born on December 9, 1920, in Scott County, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn E. and Ora Jane Johnston Middlekauff. Patricia graduated from the Ollie High School with the class of 1937 where she was valedictorian. She then attended college for two years at William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and taught in country schools in the Ollie area. On December 21, 1940, she was united in marriage to Rex C. Reinier at Ottumwa, Iowa. Rex passed on April 29, 2001. Following their marriage, the couple moved to a farm near Ollie. She was a homemaker and worked on the farm with her husband. Patricia was a member of the Ollie Eastern Star, the Prairie View United Methodist Church, and the I’ll Be Seeing You Club. She enjoyed camping and especially the Iowa State Fair, gardening, crafts, and wiener roasts. She and Rex wintered in the Pleasant Valley Trailer Park in Alamo, Texas, for many years. Patricia’s family was the center of her life. Her family includes her children and their spouses: Glendajayne and Jim Latcham of Hedrick, Nancy and Bob Winn of Ollie, Kevin Reinier of Ollie, Norman and Grace Reinier of Newton, and Patty Sue Barnes of Ottumwa; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Norman and Betty Middlekauff of Cedar Rapids; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Tim Hutton; a son-in-law, Bob Hutton; and her step-mother, Lucyle Middlekauff.

Memorials may be made to the Rock Creek Cemetery Renovation Fund, Ollie, Iowa; the Prairie View United Methodist Church, Ollie, Iowa; or the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa.



Wagler, Ronald Wright
April 03, 1933 - November 14, 2010
Delta, Iowa

Visitation: after 1:00 P.M, with family present from 5 :00 to 7:00 p.m. November 16, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. November 17, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont, Iowa
Interment: White Oak Cemetery west of Oskaloosa, Iowa

Ronald Wright Wagler, 77, of Wright died Sunday, November 14, 2010. He was born April 3, 1933, the son of Harry and Florence Wright Wagler, in Pekin, Illinois. He graduated from the Oskaloosa Senior High, he then joined the United States Navy. Following his discharge he worked various jobs including: a blood bank in the Peoria, Illinois, area, managed a boat store, and was paper carrier for the Oskaloosa Herald, the Des Moines Register, and the Ottumwa Courier. For the last 27 years, he worked at flea markets in the area selling items he bought at auctions. On December 18, 1981, he was united in marriage to Ellen Souer at Elk Point, South Dakota. He enjoyed listening to the Leo Greco radio show and going to State Center, Iowa, on Labor Day and Memorial Day to listen to the country music shows. He also enjoyed horses, gardening, and bowling in the bowling leagues in Oskaloosa. His family includes his wife: Ellen Wagler of Delta; a son: Brian Wagler of Delta; four daughters: Debra Wagler of What Cheer, Cathy Wagler of Arbela, Missouri, Donna (Austin) Brown and Christine Wagler both of What Cheer; a grandson: Blake Brown and a niece: Sherry (Harold) Dawson of Mount Pleasant. Ron was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Ruthie Wegner; and an uncle: Lawrence Wright.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald Wagler Memorial Fund.



Sonner, Klara L.
Sonner, Klara L.
April 28, 1925 - November 12, 2010
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: 6 - 8 p.m. November 16, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. November 17, 2010 at Abel Cemetery
Interment: Abel Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa

Klara Lisbeth Sonner, 85, of Sigourney and formerly of Hedrick died on Friday, November 12, 2010, at the Manor House in Sigourney. She was born on Tuesday, April 28, 1925, at Konigsberg, East Prussia, the daughter of Otto and Berta Wichmann. During WWII she worked in hospital units caring for wounded soldiers. Following the war she worked in a clock factory making watches and clocks until moving to the United States in 1955. On September 6, 1958, Klara was united in marriage to Hubert Sonner at Hedrick, they later divorced. Following her marriage she worked as a nanny and a housekeeper. Klara’s family includes her son and his wife: Pete and Linda Sonner of Hedrick; three grandchildren: Ryan, Joanna and Jennifer Sonner; two sisters: Elsbeth Reinart of Washington, Iowa and Helga (& Waldie) Tober of Bowling Green, Ohio and two nephews: John (& Rebecca) Reinart of Fairfield and Mark (& Brenda) Tober of Bowling Green, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents and her ex-husband: Hubert Sonner. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Abel Cemetery near Fremont with Pastor Bill Hornback officiating. Visitation will be held at the Fremont Funeral Chapel Tuesday after 1 p.m., with the family present at the funeral chapel from 6 – 8 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Klara Sonner Memorial Fund.




Winn, Audrey Pearl
Winn, Audrey Pearl
December 30, 1917 - November 10, 2010


Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service November 15, 2010 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. November 15, 2010 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Ollie Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Audrey Pearl Winn, age 92, of Osceola and formerly of Ollie, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola,Iowa. Audrey was born December 30, 1917, in Clarke County, Iowa, the daughter of Charles Everett and Margaret Cornelia Sloan Mason. She graduated from Woodburn High School, Woodburn, Iowa, in 1936. She was united in marriage to Don Winn on October 27, 1938, in Unionville, Missouri. He preceded her in death, August 26, 1971. She and Don were members and were baptizedin the Ollie Baptist Church, April 13, 1952. Audrey was employed by Universal Producing Company in Fairfield, Iowa, for 22 years until her retirement. She also worked at the Ollie Telephone Office. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and being with her family. Audrey is survived by her children: Garth (Bonnie) Winn, of Somerton, Arizona, Shirley (Jerry) Winn Howes, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Yuma, Arizona, and Gary Winn of Ollie, Iowa; four grandchildren: Edmond Winn, Marcy Winn Lopez, Brian Howes, and Shelley Howes; several great-grandchildren; three sisters: Lucille Goodale, of Moreno Valley, California, Dorothy Woods of Osceola, Iowa, and Cleta Spencer, of Lucas, Iowa. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Don; two sisters: Lillie Mills and Gladys Gray; six brothers: Laverne, Verle, Joseph, Ivyl, Deloss, and Danny Mason. Memorials may be made in her name. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.




Pauline, Ward
July 16, 1921 - October 21, 2010


Visitation: 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service October 23, 2010 at the Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. October 23, 2010 at the Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie
Interment: the Ollie Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Pauline Ward, 89, formerly of Fairfield and Ollie, died Thursday, October 21, 2010, at the Manor House Care Center in Sigourney. She was born on July 16, 1921, at Richland, Iowa, the daughter of Leo and Leona Frederick Oswalt. Pauline graduated from the Richland High School with the class of 1938. On September 1, 1940, she was united in marriage to Darrell E. Ward at Sigourney. Darrell died November 25, 1996. Following their marriage, the couple moved to a farm near Ollie. Pauline remained in the home to care for her family until the children were in school; she then began working as a cook at the Ollie Community School. She was a member of the Ollie Eastern Star, the Prairie View United Methodist Church, and was active in United Methodist Women. Pauline was also a part of the Grandmother’s Club and the Friendly Four Club. She also enjoyed square dancing. Pauline’s church and family were the center of her life. Spending time with her grandchildren was always a highlight. Pauline’s family includes her children and their spouses: Danny and Helen Ward of Ollie, Shirley and Fred Wolf of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Marshia and Bob Hunter of Rockford, Illinois; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Hotle of Fairfield. In addition to her husband, Pauline was preceded in death by her parents. The Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Prairie View United Methodist Church.




Paxton, Robert Eugene
December 19, 1947 - October 17, 2010


Visitation: Open after 10:00 AM with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM October 20, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM October 21, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Van Orsdall Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Robert Paxton, 62, of Ottumwa died Sunday, October 17, 2010, at the V.A. Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born on December 19, 1947, at Hayesville, Iowa the son of Merle and Geneva VanOrsdall Paxton. On February 25, 1970, he enlisted in the United States Army, he did two tours of duty in Vietnam before being discharged on January 31, 1973. He returned to Fremont and worked various jobs. It was later determined that he was disabled due to his service to his country. Robert loved to go fishing at the river in Ottumwa, he also enjoyed visiting with his friends at the coffee shops. He enjoyed doing leather crafting. He had a deep love for the Lord and truly enjoyed witnessing to people. He was a member of the First Church of the Open Bible in Ottumwa. He will be remembered as a loving son, brother and a great friend.. He is survived by his mother Geneva Kaufman of Fremont; four brothers: Terry (& Nancy) Paxton of Oskaloosa, twin brother, Richard Paxton of Oskaloosa, Dennis Paxton and Danny Paxton both of Fremont; two sisters: Shirley Paxton of Albia and Debra Paxton of Fremont; two step brothers: Rod Paxton and Norm Paxton both of Muscatine; nieces and nephews: Jeff Paxton, Ron Paxton, Penny Lingle, Bridgette Schilling, Jayme Paxton, Jennifer Paxton, and Lucinda Blad; many great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. Robert was preceded in death by his father; two brothers: Larry and David Paxton; and his step father: Don Kaufman. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in the VanOrsdall Cemetery near Ollie. Graveside Military Rites will be given. The Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Wednesday morning after 10 a.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel on Wednesday evening from 6-8 to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Robert Paxton Memorial Fund.




Harlock, Janie M.
September 15, 1921 - September 21, 2010
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Janie M. Harlock age 89, of Fremont, Iowa, and formerly of Vero Beach, Florida passed away September 21, 2010, at Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Mrs. Harlock was born September 15, 1921, in Perry, Florida, the daughter of Olin James Henderson and Bessie Jane Woods Henderson. She graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1939. She was united in marriage to Arthur Harlock, January 29, 1949 at Folkston, Georgia. Mrs. Harlock made her home in Fremont, Iowa living at the home of her daughter, Diane (Lee) Clark for the past five years. Janie was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Vero Beach, Florida. She is survived by her daughters: Diane (Lee) Clark of Fremont, Iowa, Judy Henderson of Cordele, Georgia, and Debbie (Scott) Wright of The Woodlands, Texas; a son: David (Kathy) Harlock of Conyers, Georgia; her grandchildren: Susan Coleman, John Schroeder, Rebecca Swantek, Shelli Rice, Amy Harlock, Jackie, Heidi, and Laurie Bauer; five great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two brothers: Herbert Henderson of Vero Beach, Florida and Hiram (Judy) Henderson also of Vero Beach, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Arthur, two brothers, Richard Henderson and Lawton Henderson, and two sisters, Ruth Raymond and Margaret Buchanan. Memorials may be made in her name to Mahaska Hospice of Oskaloosa, Iowa. As were her wishes her body has been cremated and servcies will be held at a later date. Fremont Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with local arrangements.




VanDePol, Lena Mae
VanDePol, Lena Mae
August 04, 1924 - September 03, 2010


Lena Mae (Allsup) VanDePol was born on August 4, 1924, to Floyd Franklin and Mary Allena (Hackley) Allsup in Rose Hill, Iowa, and died on September 3, 2010, at Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation in Altoona, Iowa. She attended school in Oskaloosa, White Oak, and Cedar, graduating as valedictorian at Cedar High School in 1942. She attended Wright Community Church, Hedrick United Methodist and Hedrick Christian Churches. Stanley Richard VanDePol married Lena Mae on May 23, 1942, in Junction City, Kansas, where Stanley’s brother, Robert, was stationed with the United States Army. They raised three boys on a farm near Hedrick and spent over 30 years in Fremont. They lived for five years in Oskaloosa before moving in 2006 to the nursing home in Altoona. She spent years being the “typical” farm-wife, sometimes helping in the field, preparing meals for the workers, tending a large garden and canning the produce, raising chickens and selling the eggs. Nobody enjoys their home more than Lena Mae did and she was forever decorating and making it welcoming to relatives and friends. Lena Mae was a hot lunch worker at Hedrick Community School and also worked at the Hedrick Y Café, Fremont Gazette, Graham’s Department Store in Ottumwa, and especially enjoyed her 27 years as an Avon representative. She was a member of Avon’s President’s Club and Honor Society and was proud of those accomplishments. She and Stanley operated the Wagon Wheel Café in Fremont in the mid 1970’s. Her favorite thing was time spent with her boys, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Lena Mae is survived by her three sons, Ronald Lee (Lyn) of Ankeny, Terry Lane (Mary) of Altoona, and Stanley Alan (Rose Lee Richards) of Lexington, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Bret and Mark (Tina) of Ankeny, Kurt (Angee) of Spring Hill, Kansas, Kent (Sara) of Tea, South Dakota, and Kelly (Jon) Anonson of Ankeny; 14 great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by Stanley in December, 2006, her parents, step-father, George Dewey Ladley, step-mother, Margaret Fern (Lott) Allsup, sister, Mary Lucille (Bill) Barnard, great-grandson Braden Lane VanDePol, and granddaughter-in-law, Tracy (Carle) VanDePol. Memorial contributions may be directed to Iowa Hospice, 5650 NW Johnston Drive, Johnston, Iowa 50131, or Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation, 200 7th Avenue SW, Altoona, Iowa 50009. There are no services planned at this time. Burial of the cremains will take place at a later date. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




Bailey, Jeffrey Lynn
Bailey, Jeffrey Lynn
November 19, 1965 - August 17, 2010
DesMoines, Iowa

Memorial Service: 11:30 A.M. August 21, 2010 at Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie, Iowa
Visitation: 9:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. August 21, 201 at Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie, Iowa
Jeffrey Lynn Bailey, 44, of Urbandale and formerly of Ollie died at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines on August 17, 2010. He was born November 19, 1965, at Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Dave and Julie Roop Bailey. He graduated from Pekin High School with the class of 1984. He furthered his education at Indian Hills Community College with a degree in computer programming. Following school he worked for 20 years at various places as a machinist. He also owned and operated Bailey’s Corner in Ollie. Lastly, he sold cars at Toyota of Des Moines. On July 26, 2008, he was united in marriage to Tori Jo Adam at her parents’ home in Fairfield, Iowa. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, playing baseball, spending time with friends and family, watching westerns, the Travel Channel and the History Channel, gardening, and cooking. He had a passion for all aspects of music, especially playing the drums, guitar, keyboard, and singing. He was a very loving and caring man and loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. Jeff’s family includes his wife, Tori Jo Bailey of Urbandale; two sons: Jarid and Jordan Bailey of Ottumwa; his parents: Dave and Julie Bailey of Ollie; a brother: Phil (and Jennifer) Bailey of Omaha; a sister and her fiancé: Jenni Bailey (and Todd Brothers) of Omaha; a niece and nephew: Sydney and Tyler Bailey of Omaha; his parents-in-law: Jim and Mary Adam of Fairfield; two sisters-in-law and their husbands: Michelle (and Cory) Garvin of Wilton, Iowa, and Jill (and Kurt) Stuecker of Houghton, Iowa; a brother-in-law: Matthew Adam of Iowa City; five nephews: Chase, Joshua, Benjamin, Evan and Jaxsen; two grandmothers: Virginia Roop of Ollie and Pauline Bailey of Ottumwa; and a grandmother-in-law: Mary Theresa Adam of Fairfield. Jeff was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Loyal Roop and Ed Bailey. Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 21, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. in the Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie. As per his wishes, Jeff’s body has been cremated. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie. Memorials may be made to the Jeff Bailey Memorial Fund for Organ Donor Awareness and his children’s education.




Nicholson, Rose Mary
Nicholson, Rose Mary
June 18, 1930 - July 13, 2010
Oskaloosa Care Center, Oskaloosa, Iowa

Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M., July 16, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Visitation: 12:00 Noon until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., June 15, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 16, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery South in Fremont, Iowa

Rose Mary Nicholson, age 80, of Ottumwa and formerly of Cedar, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Oskaloosa Care Center. She was born June 18, 1930, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of Dow and Lois Bacon Walker. The family moved from Rose Hill to Cedar, Iowa, when she was four years old. She attended Cedar School and graduated from Cedar High School in 1948. Rose was united in marriage to Irvin Nicholson on October 24, 1948, at the Cedar United Methodist Church. Rose worked as a substitute postal clerk in Cedar for nearly 20 years. She was a postmaster in Martinsburg, Iowa, for two years and in Kirkville, Iowa, for two and a half years, retiring from the postal service in 1992. She was a member of the Cedar United Methodist Church and the 2 O’clock Club. She loved gardening and flowers, crocheting, playing cards, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, and most of all spending time with her family. Rose did not know a stranger and always had a positive, up-beat attitude despite her many struggles. Rose is survived by her daughter, Cammie and her husband Doug Richards of Ottumwa; two precious grandchildren, Anthony J. (A. J.) Richards and Lindsey Nicole Richards; and a great-grandson, Landon William Richards; three sisters, Rhoda Moore of Bloomington, Illinois, Margaret Ashman of Pella, Iowa, and Donna (James) Carr of Winter Haven, Florida; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of loving friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Nicholson; her son, Anthony (Tony) Nicholson; her parents; twin brothers, Keith and Karl Walker; a sister-in-law, Diana Stout; and two brothers-in-law, Harold Moore and Brice Ashman. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel, opening after 12:00 noon, with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 16, 2010, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa, with Reverend Remigio P. Panlaqui officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Township Memorial South Cemetery in Fremont. Memorials may be made in her name to either the Cedar United Methodist Church or to a scholarship fund at Indian Hills Community College. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




Wonderlich, Robert L.
Wonderlich, Robert L.
July 30, 1918 - June 29, 2010
Manor House Care Center, Sigourney, Iowa

Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. July 02, 2010 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Visitation: 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, with family present from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. July 01, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 11:00 A. M. on Friday July 02, 2010 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Ollie Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Robert L. Wonderlich, 91, of Ollie, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the Manor House Care Center at Sigourney, Iowa. He was born July 30, 1918, west of Ollie, Iowa, the son of Jacob and Grace Rice Wonderlich. He graduated from the Ollie High School with the class of 1936, of which he was the last living. Following high school, he farmed and did custom threshing work with his twin brother, Charles. Robert enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and served his country until 1945. On May 25, 1944, he was united in marriage to Norma Gene Brolliar at Ollie during a furlough from the Army. The day after he was discharged from the military, he and Norma Gene moved back to the Ollie area where they farmed and made their home. They remained on that farm until moving into town in 1991. Norma Gene preceded him in death on November 9, 2000. Robert was a very active member of the Ollie Baptist Church and served the church in several capacities, including treasurer for several years. He was also a member of the Richland American Legion and the Farm Bureau. He served on both the Ollie and Pekin Community School Boards. Robert was active in organizing reunions for the 20th Armored Division; keeping close with his division comrades was important to him. He enjoyed gardening and working outside. He also enjoyed driving around his farm and checking on the crops. He loved the Lord, his family, and agriculture. Robert’s family includes his three sons and their wives, Arlen and Karlene Wonderlich of Ames, Iowa, Chris and Nancy Wonderlich of Waterville, Iowa, and Rob and Corinna Wonderlich of Ollie, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Janet Wonderlich of Shelbyville, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren: Annalie (Chris) Thies, Kirscha (Brent) Gray, Ahren (Heather) Wonderlich, Kristen Wunderlich, Megan (Don) Ernst, Elizabeth (Frank) Rozycki, Ryan Wonderlich, Kortney (Rob) Ryan, Grant (Leslie) Wonderlich, Jacob Wonderlich, and Rachel Wonderlich; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Milford (Betty) Wonderlich, and Lee (Marian) Wonderlich; a sister, Marilyn (Gordon) Gott; and one sister-in-law, Neoma Wonderlich. In addition to his wife Norma Gene, he was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Roger Wonderlich; and one brother, Charles Wonderlich. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 2, 2010, at the Ollie Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Ollie Cemetery near Ollie. Visitation will be at the Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa, on Thursday, July 1, 2010, from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., with family present from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to the Ollie Baptist Church or the Pekin Community Schools Dollars for Scholars. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




Bayliss, Clarence E. "Skip"
Bayliss, Clarence E.
May 08, 1922 - June 17, 2010
Sigourney, Iowa

Memorial Service: Monday, June 21, 2010, at 10:00 A.M. , at Holy Trinity Parish-St. Mary's Church, Keota, Iowa
Visitation: 2:00 to 4:00 P.M., Christian Wake Service 2:00 P.M. June 20, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. June 21, 2010 at Holy Trinity Parish-St. Mary's Church, Keota, Iowa
Interment: Holy Trinity Cemetery-Keota, Keota, Iowa

Clarence E. “Skip” Bayliss age 88, formerly of Fremont, died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at the Sigourney Care Center in Sigourney, Iowa. He was born May 8, 1922, north of Keota, Iowa, the son of Tom and Theresa Hammon Bayliss. He was valedictorian of his graduating class from Keota High School in 1940. He was united in marriage to Luvina Sieren on September 20, 1949, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Clear Creek. She preceded him in death on March 8, 2000. Following high school, Clarence farmed and worked as a carpenter building homes and doing corn shelling. He enjoyed reading, ushered at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa for many years. He enjoyed traveling and visited 49 of the 50 United States. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and was a member of the Marion Council #4108 of the Knights of Columbus. He was also involved in 4-H when his children participated. Mr. Bayliss is survived by three daughters: Judy Skinner of Richland, Iowa, Gloria (Lonnie) Sytsma of Fremont, Iowa, and Melody (Jack) Breon of Ottumwa; two sons: Dale Bayliss of Ankeny, Iowa, and Ross (Jan) Bayliss of Fremont, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luvina; his parents; an infant son, Wayne Bayliss; a grandson, Nicholas Bayliss; a sister, Christina Bohr; and a brother, Leonard Bayliss. A Christian Wake Service will be held on Sunday, June 20, 2010, at 2:00 P.M., in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Father Charles Fladung officiating. Visitation is from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with family present. Funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Parish-St. Mary’s Church in Keota, Iowa, at 10:00 A.M., June 21, 2010. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery-Keota. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made in his name to: The Clarence Bayliss Trust or Fremont Community Center.



Gecho, William Frank
Gecho, William Frank
July 09, 1947 - June 12, 2010
Fremont, Iowa

Memorial Service: 10:30 A.M. June 18, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Visitation: 10:00 A.M. on Thursday with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. June 17, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. June 18, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont, Iowa
Interment:

William Frank Gecho, 62, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at his home in Fremont, Iowa. He was born July 9, 1947, in Roundup, Montana, the son of Mike and MaryEllen Gecho. He graduated from Roundup High School in Roundup, Montana, with the class of 1968. On October 9, 1971, he was united in marriage to Phyllis McCracken of Prairie du Chein, Wisconsin. He worked for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, and Soo Line, as a machine operator, crane operator, and as an equipment technician. He retired from the railroad in 1987. Bill was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way and the Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks; he was also a member of the North American Fishing and Hunting Club. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a fan of NASCAR, especially the late Dale Earnhardt, and enjoyed woodworking. Bill's biggest joy was spending time with his grandchildren, since having been unable to spend much time with his daughters because of his work and travel with the railroad. In retirement, he enjoyed giving back to the community; he especially enjoyed being active with the Fremont Little League. His family includes his wife, Phyllis Gecho, of Fremont; two daughters: Christina Barnett of Fremont and MaryEllen Gecho (and Josh Wiley) of Hedrick, Iowa; four grandchildren: Cheyenne, Dakota, and Trenton Barnett, and Thomas Wiley; two sisters: Ruthmary Campbell and Rose Marie (Larry) Banka all of Brady, Montana; a brother: John (Paula) Gecho of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, William Frank Gecho, Jr.; his father-in-law, Wayne McCracken; and his brother-in-law, Bud Campbell. As was his wish, his body has been cremated. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made by the donor's choice to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 8033 University Boulevard, Suite A, DesMoines, Iowa 50325; or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 702 South Gilbert Street, Suite 105A, Iowa City, Iowa 52240; or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202.



Jensen, Maxine Louvaine
Jensen, Maxine Louvaine
October 12, 1918 - April 24, 2010
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 Noon, with family visition from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. April 27, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. April 28, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont, Iowa
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa.

Maxine Louvaine Jensen passed away, Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney, after being cared for there for the past 5 months. She was born October 12, 1918, in Hedrick, Iowa, the daughter of Berel and Hazel Snooks Anderson. She lived her entire life in Hedrick, graduating from the Hedrick Consolidated High School in 1936. Following graduation, Maxine enrolled in the Ottumwa Beauty Academy from which she graduated in 1937. On February 24, 1940, she was united in marriage to Kenneth R. Jensen of Waverly, Iowa. He was a butter maker for the Waverly Dairy Company. They made their first home in Waverly and after two years moved to Hedrick where they remained. Together they built and operated the 3 J’s Roller Rink for 25 years. Maxine also returned to the Ottumwa Beauty Academy and worked as an instructor for a time. In 1950, Maxine opened the Nu Charm Beauty Shop in her home; she owned and operated the shop for over 60 years. She was a member of the Hedrick Christian Church, and had recently been attending the Open Bible Church in Ottumwa. Maxine thoroughly enjoyed socializing; she especially enjoyed getting together with the “Good Time Club” and playing Cheat Your Neighbor. Maxine will be remembered as a very talented, award winning, and published poet, writing many poems for special occasions. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenny on November 24, 1996; her brother, Orville Eblen; and her sister, Geraldine Joyce Anderson. She is survived by her son, Raymond; a grand-daughter and her husband, Kimberly and Bill Shelton; a great-grandson, Joshua Shelton, all of the Chicago, Illinois, area; and her very special friends and caregivers, Marcia and Larry Heninger of Martinsburg, Iowa, and Bill and Mary Bradshaw of Hedrick, Iowa. Casket bearers were Larry Heninger, Bill Bradshaw, Randy Abel, Frank Wilson, Mike Wilson, and Norman Fullmer.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Hedrick Library or the Hedrick First Responders.



Jeannetta M., Bycroft
Jeannetta M., Bycroft
July 27, 1933 - April 07, 201
Des Moines, Iowa

Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. April 14, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. April 14, 2012 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery near Ottumwa, Iowa.

West Des Moines, Iowa-Jeannetta M. Bycroft, 78, of West Des Moines and formerly of Gibbon, Nebraska died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Edgewater in West Des Moines. She was born Thursday, July 27, 1933 in Ottumwa, Iowa the daughter of John and Clara Osterfoss Schweitzer. She graduated from Hedrick High School with the class of 1951. She then attended Iowa State University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in 1955. On August 20, 1954 she was united in marriage to Ronald Bycroft at Hedrick, Iowa. After graduation Jeannetta taught school at Gravity, Iowa from 1955-1956. In 1956 they began farming in the Clarinda area until 1961 when they moved to Gibbon, Nebraska. In 1975 Jeannetta began teaching at the Gibbon High School until her retirement in 1995. Jeannetta continued to live in the Gibbon area until January 2012 when she moved to West Des Moines to be closer to her daughter. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska, the Gibbon P.E.O Chapter HR, several bridge clubs and a retired Gibbon Public Schools teachers group, a member of Gamma Phi Beta, and the International Farm Youth Exchange to Scotland. She loved traveling, shopping, reading, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her son; Dr. Bart (& Kate) Bycroft of Salina, Kansas; a daughter; Melanie (& Rick) Hopke of Urbandale; a sister; Marilyn (& Dr. Jim)Thatcher of Moline, Il; two grandchildren; Jonathan and Alex Bycroft; a niece Dr. Lonnette (& Dr. Tom) Breneman and two nephews; John Thatcher and Dr. Craig (& Dr. Leann) Thatcher, and multiple great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Reverend Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa. Visitation will be at Fremont Funeral Chapel on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the service time at 11:00 A.M. with the family present at the funeral chapel to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Gibbon Education Foundation or to Wesley Life Hospice.




Brollier, Marian Marvel
Brollier, Marian Marvel
November 23, 1910 - March 13, 2010
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Begins at 9:30 A.M. on Tuesday until the time of service March 16, 2010 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Ollie Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Marian Marvel Brollier, age 99, formerly of Ollie, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Manor House Care Center in Sigourney, Iowa. She was born November 23, 1910, in Lehigh, Iowa, the daughter of Dr. Horace M. and Sarah O. Coy Stanley. She was educated in the Creston Schools, Creston, Iowa, and received a B.A. Degree in Speech and Drama from the University of Iowa in 1935. Prior to receiving her college degree, she attended Carnegie Tech. in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to advance her love of acting. Following graduation from the University of Iowa, she taught school for seven years. Marian then became involved in newspaper advertising and worked in Iowa, Oklahoma, and California, eventually returning to Iowa. On February 25th, 1950, Marian was united in marriage to Clayton Brollier. Together they owned and operated a drug store in Kellogg and Walnut, Iowa. Due to her husband’s failing health, they moved to Florida and lived there four years, where they operated the North End Ft. Lauderdale Shopper. They returned to make their home in Iowa and reopened the drug store in Walnut, Iowa, and remained there until her husband’s passing. Marian's husband died in January, 1964. For several years, Marian took care of her mother, whose health required special care. In August, 1969, she moved to Ollie and worked at Prairie Home Café near Pekin and later at Cook's Drug Store in Sigourney, the Keokuk County Department of Human Services, for the Job Training Partnership Act (J.T.P.A.) in Jefferson, Keokuk, and Van Buren Counties. Marian also served as house mother for a fraternity in Ames, Iowa. Marian was involved in volunteer work and organized the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet in Keokuk County. She started the Over 55 Club in Ollie, and helped on the Ollie Community Retirement Corp. She was a member of the Ollie Chapter of Eastern Star #549,was a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Ollie Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for several years. Marian never gave up her love of acting, and always enjoyed being a Puppeteer. She belonged to the Puppeteers of America and the Prairie Guild Puppeteers of Nebraska and Iowa. She was known for clowning throughout the area as “Marvelo the Clown”. She especially enjoyed entertaining children with her clown routine. She also loved hats. Mrs. Brollier is survived by nieces of her late husband: Neoma Wonderlich of Ollie, Iowa, Ethel Pierce of McKinney, Texas, and Opal Smith of Naples, Florida, their families, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Horace M. Stanley, two nieces, Norma Jean Wonderlich, and Charlene Reighard.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa.



Ingle, Evelyn Ruth
Ingle, Evelyn Ruth
January 10, 1929 - March 13, 2010
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., and Eastern Star service at 7:00 P.M. March 16, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: Wednesday, at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Carla Nelson officiating; Casket bearers: Cory Ingle, Jason Ingle, Regan Ingle, Cody Ingle, Karolyn Ingle, Ashley Ingle, March 17, 2000 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Evelyn Ruth Ingle, age 81, of Ollie, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the Sigourney Care Center, Sigourney, Iowa. She was born January 10, 1929, to Howard and Lela Roberts Shipley, in Delta, Iowa. She graduated from Delta High School in 1946. She was united in marriage to Leland “Dale” Ingle on April 18, 1948, in Delta. Evelyn enjoyed baking cakes and made up to 300 cakes per year. She was a homemaker and her biggest joy was caring for her family. She also loved fishing, was a great cook, and enjoyed visiting with people on the C. B. radio, where her handle was “Catfish Kitty.” She was a member of the Ollie Chapter of the Eastern Star #549, and a member of the Ollie Baptist Church. Mrs. Ingle is survived by her husband, Dale,and three sons: Jim and Ruth Ann Ingle of West DesMoines, Iowa, Jack and Dondra Ingle of Ollie, Iowa, and Marty and Tracy Ingle of Ottumwa, Iowa; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and one sister. Memorials may be made in her name to either the Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa, or the Sigourney Care Center, 900 South Stone, Sigourney, Iowa.




Terrell, Roberta Arlene
Terrell, Roberta Arlene
July 12, 1919 - March 06, 2010
DeWitt, Iowa

Visitation: 10:00 A.M.until the time of the service, March 10, 2010 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa, Reverend Charles Comfort and Reverend Carla Nelson Officiating; Reverend William Hornback, Soloist; Casket Bearers: Carroll Kessel, Matthew Kessel; Joseph Monaghan, Rob Wells, Allen Monaghan, and William Monaghan
Interment: Ollie Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Roberta Arlene Terrell, 90, formerly of the Ollie and Hedrick areas, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at West Wing Place in DeWitt, Iowa. She was born, July 12, 1919, in Packwood, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Ethel Shibley Ryman. She graduated from the Packwood High School with the class of 1937. On December 24, 1937, she was united in marriage to Wilson D. Terrell in Ottumwa; he died June 17, 2001. Together they owned and operated Terrell Hardware in Ollie, the family business owned by the Terrell family for over 100 years. They sold the store and retired in 1979. They moved to Hedrick in 1993. Roberta was a member of the Ollie Baptist Church, the Ollie Betterment Club, and the I’ll Be Seeing You Club. She enjoyed gardening and delighted in spending time with her family. Roberta’s family includes her daughter and her husband: Janice and Carroll Kessel of Davenport; her son and his wife: Jess and Vickie Terrell of Martinsburg; three grandchildren: Matthew Kessel, Jeslyn and Joseph Monaghan, and Mary and Rob Wells; four great grandchildren: Alex and Andrew Kessel, and Allen and William Monaghan. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers: Donald, Clyde, Clifford, Jesse, Ronald, and Millard Ryman. Memorials may be made to the Ollie Baptist Church. The Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements.




Wright, Linda Elizabeth
August 12, 1940 - February 22, 2010
Ottumwa Hospice House

Linda Elizabeth Wright, age 69, of Fremont passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at Hospice House in Ottumwa, Iowa. She was born August 12, 1940 in Eaton Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Robert E. and Miriam Edwards Lee. Linda worked various jobs in Michigan until she lost her leg in an unfortunate automobile accident. This never held Linda back she enjoyed life to the fullest. She was a homemaker, loved playing darts, pool, the outdoors, the mountains, her pet birds, and was an avid Oakland Raiders fan, but her greatest joy in life were her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her extended family. Linda is survived by her son; Richard and wife Veronica Doxtader of Yuma, Arizona, daughters; Bonnie (Charles) Denham of Ottumwa, and Brenda Broooks of Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three sisters, JoAnn (Ken) Van Campen, Jackie (Archie) Hewitt, and Bobbi (Fred) Candiux and a half sister Cheryl (Lyle) Lester. Per her wishes Linda has been cremated and no services are planned. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.




Craft, Ollie Mae
July 24, 1915 - January 30, 2010
Iowa City, Iowa

Visitation: 11:00 a.m. until time of the service February 02, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:30 a.m., February 02, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa

Ollie Craft, 94, passed away on January 30, 2010, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Ollie was born July 24, 1915, in Dallas Center, Iowa, the daughter of John and Bessie Cornelius Abrams. Ollie graduated from Hedrick High School in 1933. She married Carl Craft on September 2, 1933, in Sigourney, Iowa. He passed away on December 12, 1991. She lived in Hedrick for 73 years and then moved to Lone Tree, Iowa, in 2003. Ollie worked at the Hedrick Community School in the hot lunch program for 25 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Hedrick. Ollie is survived by her son, Donald (Cheryl) Craft of Iowa City; five grandchildren, Rick (Rosemarie) Craft, Tracy (Julie) Craft, Diana (Bob) Rugg, Kalinda Knouse, and Mark (Sheri) Craft; thirteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons. In addition to her husband, Carl, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Craft; a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Craft; a grandson, Danny Craft; a granddaughter, Sherry Craft; and great-grandson, Kyle Craft. Memorials may be made to the Carl Craft Civic Center in Hedrick,Iowa. Services entrusted to Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa.




Christofferson, Ellyn Jean
August 15, 1946 - January 07, 2010
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 10:00 at the funeral chapel until time of service. January 13, 201 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 O'clock AM January 13, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Inurnment to follow at a later date.

Ellyn Jean Christofferson, age 63, of Hedrick passed away, Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. She was born August 15, 1946, in Henderson County, Illinois, the daughter of Fredrick and Dorothy Furnald Keever. She attended school at Biggsville, Illlinois. On July 6, 1989, she was united in marriage to Roy Christofferson, Sr., at Burlington, Iowa. Roy preceded her in death on February 9, 2004. She worked as a C.N.A. at various care facilities in Oskaloosa and Ottumwa. Ellyn also worked at Louis Rich in Sigourney. She enjoyed playing BINGO, reading and playing on the computer. Her family includes her four children: Audrey Kirkhart of Kirkville, Iowa, Carl (& Crystal) Christofferson, Roy Christofferson, Jr., and Rhonda Christofferson all of Hedrick; 10 grandchildren; Stephanie (& Andy) Conger, Travis (& Julie) Ehrman, Trisha (& Sven) Dahlstrom, Jason Ehrman, Katrina, Jamey, Tonya, Jessica, Brandon, and Tasha Christofferson; 9 great grandchildren; a sister: Larena Garnjobst of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and three brothers; Fredrick Keever, Jr., of Hedrick, Mark Keever of San Francisco, California and Joseph (& Marsha) Keever of Hedrick. Stepmother: Mabel Keever, Stepbrothers: Donald and Walter Peek, and a Stepsister:Frances Peek-Young. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; Margaret Shockley and Rhonda Sutton; and a brother; Alvin Keever. Memorials may be made in her name to Hospice of Wapello County.




Byers, Evelyn
Byers, Evelyn
August 27, 1915 - November 07, 2009
Fremont, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 AM with family present between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 PM November 09, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM November 10, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Evelyn Elizabeth Byers, 94, of Fremont died Saturday, November 7, 2009, at her home in Fremont. She was born August 27, 1915, near Ollie, Iowa the daughter of George and Laura Hardin Wonderlich. She graduated from the Ollie High School with the class of 1933. Early in her adult life she worked on C.C.C. projects. On August 9, 1939, she was united in marriage to Raymond H. Byers at Sigourney, Iowa, and he died January 5, 1995. Evelyn was a homemaker, and was a very faithful supporter of her husband in his professional career in education and on the farm. They lived in Farson from 1939 until moving to Fremont in 1949. Evelyn was very active in the Fremont and Farson Schools and was proud of her role as the “School Mom” gladly taking on all tasks from washing ball uniforms to organizing school trips. Evelyn's greatest joy in life was her children and grandchildren of whom she was very proud. She also enjoyed hand stitching, and was a devoted Iowa Hawkeye Sports Booster. Her, from scratch, Angel Food Cake, and homemade sweet pickles were her trademarks from the kitchen. She also enjoyed fresh veggies from the garden. Evelyn took a very active role in helping raise funds for community service projects in Fremont. She was an active member of the Fremont United Methodist Church; she served as an officer for several years in the United Methodist Women, Church Circle, and the 60+ Club. Her family includes her son and his wife, Robert and Nancy Byers of Ollie; a daughter and her husband, Susan and Randy Sieren of Fremont; four grandchildren, Kelli and Josh Clark, Dr. Jennifer Byers, Elizabeth and Jed Roe, and Andrew Sieren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Raymond and Lloyd Wonderlich; and a sister, Thelma Stanbrough.

Memorials may be made in her name to either the Fremont United Methodist Church or Iowa Hospice.



McFadden, Joel
McFadden, Joel
September 08, 1969 - October 17, 2009
Iowa City, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 pm October 20, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 am October 21, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial South Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa.

Joel L. McFadden, 40, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, October 17, 2009, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He was born September 8, 1969 at Oskaloosa, and was the son of Jim and Kay Slusher. He graduated from the Oskaloosa Senior High School with the class of 1987. He worked at several pizza restaurants in Oskaloosa, including Happy Joe’s and Pizza Hut for many years. He loved the Chicago Cubs and the Buffalo Bills, and sports in general, but especially car races. He set a goal to make every dirt track in the state of Iowa, and he accomplished that feat. His family includes his parents, Jim and Kay Slusher of Keokuk; a brother and his wife, Jason and Candy McFadden of Fremont; a stepbrother: Brandon Slusher of Keokuk; two nieces and a nephew: Tosh and Gracie McFadden and Hunter McFadden; and two uncles: Ralph Bradshaw of Scottsdale, Arizona and Mark (& Missy) Neff of Fremont. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph Bradshaw and Marilyn Neff; and an uncle, Chad Neff.

Memorials may be made to his famiy.



Reinier, Lorene
Reinier, Lorene
December 18, 1917 - September 29, 2009
Fairfield, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 noon with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 PM October 02, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM October 03, 1909 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Ollie Cemetery

Lorene was born December 18, 1917 in Keokuk County, the daughter of Lacey and Pearl Curtis Sheraden. She attended Ollie Consolidated School. Following the early death of her parents she continued to care for her younger siblings. She was united in marriage to Edwin Reinier, they later divorced. She worked as a cook at Ollie Consolidated School in the late 1950's and retired from Pekin Community Schools in 1983 where she was employed in the lunch service program. She enjoyed gardening when she was able, and working with her flowers. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Lorene is survived by her son; Nile (Carol) Reinier of Dover, Pennsylvania, daughters; Darlene Schillerstrom of Batavia, and Yvonne (Jeff) Wonderlich of Ollie, a daughter-in-law Wilma Reinier of York, Pennsylvania, 10 grandchildren, and many great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her Ex-husband, Edwin Reinier, a son, Vernon Reinier, two sisters, Mary McClure and Kathleen Johnson, and a great-grandson, Joey Krouse. Memorials may be made in her name to Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield, Iowa.




Garr, Charles Andrew
Garr, Charles Andrew
January 24, 1939 - September 15, 2009


Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. September 17, 200 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. on Friday September 18, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa

Charles Andrew Garr age 70 of Fremont died Tuesday, September 15, at his home in Fremont. Charles was born January 24, 1939, in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Cloydie and Grace Hartley Garr. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1956, and obtained a sharp shooter badge. Charles was united in marriage to Gwen Anderson Bethune, August 25, 1970, at Lancaster, Missouri. Their wedding vows were renewed August 22, 2009. He was employed for Carter Steel, Douds Stone, McCurdy Seed, and Clow Valve Company for over 25 years until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of Local 1498, International Association of Machinists. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He loved fishing and was active in Democratic Party politics, meeting Hillary Clinton in 2008. He is survived by his wife, Gwen; children (in chronological order) Samuel (Sharon) Bethune of Lincoln, Nebraska; Stephen (Lucile) Bethune of Independence; Sandra (Joe Owen) Eckley of Rose Hill; Scott (Beverly) Bethune of Ottumwa; Andy (Tina) Garr of Burlington; Shaun (Dyann) Bethune of Centerville; Sue (Aaron)Tonderum of Kelley; Roxanne (Tom) Duffy of Stronghurst, Illinois; Sherri Navratil of Ankeny; Shannon (Mary) Bethune of Fremont; Billy Garr of Burlington; and Christina (Mark) Kime of Fremont; brothers Everett (Diane) Garr of Chandler, Arizona; John Garr of St. Joseph, Missouri; sisters Beverly (Jerry) Wymer of Texas; and Sheila (Randy) Grim of Clearwater, Kansas; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Trenton and David, sisters Edna Hurt, Nita Raker, Betty Berry, and Mary Hurt, and two grandsons, Caleb and Jeremy Bethune. Family visitation will be held Thursday, September 17, 2009, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 18, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. in the Fremont Funeral Chapel at Fremont, with Pastor Mark Doland officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Township (South) Cemetery in Fremont. Graveside military rites will be given. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.




Eschenbrenner, Lois Jean
January 21, 1953 - September 11, 2009
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: 12:00 Noon until time of service, September 19, 2009 at Northgate Alliance Church, Ottumwa, Iowa
Funeral Service: 1:30 O'Clock P.M., September 19, 2009 at Northgate Alliance Church, Ottumwa, Iowa
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa

Lois Jean Eschenbrenner, 56, of Hedrick, completed life’s journey on Friday, September 11, 2009, at 11:50 a.m., when she died peacefully at her home. She was born January 21, 1953, at Omaha, the daughter of Paul and Edna Secrest Westbrook. She met Jim Eschenbrenner at St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College) and they were united in marriage on August 16, 1975. Although trained as an LPN, Lois chose to partner with her husband, and together they managed several Logos Bookstores and a marketing company before entering the ministry full time in 1987. Her motivating desire was to love and serve God by loving and serving her family which she accomplished with great enthusiasm, limitless energy, and unwavering commitment. Certain projects, usually connected to her family, also benefited from her nurturing skills. Of special note are the two and three year old Sunday School departments at Evangelical Community Church in Bloomington, Indiana, which Lois directed for three hours every Sunday for ten years; the bookkeeping office of Missions Outreach in Bethany, Missouri; the Pekin High School Music Boosters and Speech and Drama programs; the Pekin Ministerial Association REACH program; and Tri-State Camp. Lois and Jim have three children: Joy and Tony Latcham of rural Hedrick, Peter Eschenbrenner of West Des Moines, and Kari and Jeremy Hamilton, also of rural Hedrick. Lois was well-known for consistently referring to Tony and Jeremy as her “sons-in-love”. She had six grandchildren: Brady, Broc, Brandt, and Brently Latcham, and Sarah and Natalie Hamilton, all of whom referred to her as “BaBa”. Lois’s life was marked by some very special relationships: Clarice Eschenbrenner (Jim’s mother), of Manor House in Sigourney, who was always called “Mom” by Lois; Howard and Doreen Stribbell and their children, Timothy and Rebecca, who now live in Macau, China, all of whom Lois claimed as “her kids”; Donna Gerst of Hedrick; Deb Sanders of Hedrick; Kathy Bayless and Donna Bowden both of Bloomington, Indiana; Cheryl Wyllie of Martinsburg; Becca Brain of Hedrick; Kim Marshall of Gilman City, Missouri; Jessica and Emily Long of Montezuma; and Carol Giovanetto of Lindenhurst, Illinois. The family recognizes this list is not complete as Lois had a very open and loving heart which touched many others. In addition to the family members and friends mentioned above, Lois is survived by two sisters, Mary (& Richard) Bakken of New Richland, Minnesota, and Beth Rand of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and one brother: John (& Elaine) Westbrook of Ralston, Nebraska. Her parents and father-in-law, and a dear friend, Lena Wyllie, preceded her in death. There will be a special Celebration of Life service at Northgate Alliance Church, Ottumwa, on Saturday, September 19, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends and visitors both prior to the service beginning at Noon and following this service. There will be a private family graveside service to lay the body to rest at Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick with the Reverend Frosty Van Voorst officiating. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Pekin Ministerial Association, 205 West 4th, Packwood, Iowa 52580, or to Hospice of Keokuk County, 420 North Main Street, Sigourney 52591. Arrangements are by the Fremont Funeral Chapel. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------




Cochran, Blanche Hope
Cochran, Blanche Hope
October 26, 1917 - July 24, 2009
West Burlington, Iowa

Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until time of service July 28, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. July 28, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center, Iowa

Blanche Hope Cochran, 91, formerly of Hedrick, died Friday, July 24, 2009, at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington. Born October 26, 1917, in Fairfield, she was the daughter of Louis Frederick and Fannie Hope Hugus Hildebrand. On February 14, 1942, she married Charles M. Cochrane in Kahoka, Mo. He died December 13, 2004. Mrs. Cochran was a homemaker. She worked several years as a cook at Dickey’s Prairie Home Restaurant. She taught country school at Round Prairie, east of Fairfield, and at Center No. 9 and Blackhawk No. 8. She graduated from Birmingham High School in 1936 and attended Parsons College in Fairfield. She was a member of Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and V.F.W. Auxiliary in Hedrick. She volunteered with the congregate meals site in Hedrick, and was a former member of the Hedrick Housing Board. She enjoyed cooking, playing bingo, sequence board games and visiting family and friends. Survivors include one son, Steven Cochran of LeClaire; one daughter, Arlys Fritz of Burlington; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Frances Petty of Cameron, Missouri. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont. The funeral for Mrs. Cochran will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at Fremont Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kim Gates officiating. Burial will be in McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center. A memorial has been established.




Shultz, Ruth E.
October 05, 1916 - July 03, 2009
Winterset, Iowa

Visitation: 1 2:30 P.M . on Tuesday with family present from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M .Tuesday evening July 07, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. July 08, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa

Ruth E. Shultz, 92, a resident of the Winterset Care Center South, Winterset, Iowa, and formerly of Hedrick, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at the care center. She was born October 5, 1916, in Hedrick, the daughter of Clarence G. and Cora Mowrey Miller. On June 2, 1936, she was united in marriage to Chalmer Shultz at LaPlata, Missouri, and he died December 13, 2005. Early in her adult life, Ruth worked at the old Wimmers Department Store in Sigourney; later at the Hayesville Bank for a time; then stayed home to raise and care for her family and helped on the farm. She was a member of the Hedrick Christian Church, and had recently been attending the First Baptist Church in Winterset; Order of the Eastern Star, Ollie Chapter, and served as Worthy Matron for several years and in the Worthy Matron's Club; and enjoyed their neighborhood club and card club. Ruth enjoyed quilting and craftwork, crocheting, and helping at various church functions. She had been active in the Hayesville Community Church and various community activities. She also enjoyed wintering in Florida for many winters. She moved to Winterset eight years ago to be close to family. Ruth's family includes three sons and their wives: Ronald and Lois Shultz of Lakeland, Florida; Duane and Shirley Shultz of Minnetonka, Minnesota; and Marvin and Barbara Shultz of Winterset. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. In addition to her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Edith Waters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at 10:30 A.M., in the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont with Pastor Mike Carlson officiating. Burial will be in the Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick. Visitation will begin at the funeral chapel on Tuesday after 12:00 noon, and the family will be present Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Hedrick Christian Church.




Cowman, Jerry DeWayne
Cowman, Jerry DeWayne
August , 1946 - May 06, 2009
Delta, Iowa

Visitation: 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. May 09, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. May 14, 2009 at Delta United Methodist Church, Delta, Iowa
Interment: Tioga Cemetery

Jerry Dewayne Cowman age 62, of Delta died Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at his home in Delta. Family visitation will be held Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Delta United Methodist Church, at Delta, with Pastor Vince Homan officiating. The family will be present at the Delta United Methodist Church from 12 noon until service time on Thursday. Interment will follow at Tioga Cemetery near Delta. Graveside military rites will be given by members of the Oskaloosa American Legion, V.F.W. and D.A.V. Jerry was born August 14, 1946 in Oskaloosa, Iowa the son of Kenneth and Helen Lorenz Cowman. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1964. Following graduation he entered the U.S. Air force and served in Vietnam. He was discharged in 1968. Jerry was united in marriage to Mary Enlow in San Diego, Iowa, and she died June 8, 1999. On March 21, 2003, he married Deborah Little in Des Moines, Iowa. He was employed in Rose Hill at the feed mill, Arco Sinclair, farmed for Larry Hunt, purchased and ran a dairy farm near Delta. He was also in the feed business, drove trucks, and worked at Good Year Tire Company. In October of 2008, Jerry retired from Farm Service in Oskaloosa. His hobbies included collecting John Deere Toys, woodworking, doing yard work, and watching NASCAR racing. He was a member of the Delta United Methodist Church, past member of the American Legion, and past member of different bowling leagues. He is survived by his wife Deborah of Delta, his children, Scott (Jody) Cowman of Rose Hill, Christine (Buck) Clark of Barnes City, Mike (Nicki) Leathers, Jr., of Delta, Steve (Sara) Leathers, of Wellman, daughters, and Tina Leathers of Grinnell, eleven grandchildren, his brother, Danny (Deb) Cowman of Parnell, sisters, Sandra (Cecil) Banks of Knoxville, and Patsy (Larry) Stewart of Oskaloosa. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary, a brother Jeff, sister Joyce.




Hoskins, Sybil Jones
November 11, 1926 - May 05, 2009
Marshalltown, Iowa

Visitation: Monday, May 11, 2009 1:00 P.M. until the time of service at 2:00 P.M. May 11, 2009 at College Avenue Friends Church, Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. May 11, 2009 at College Avenue Friends Church, Oskaloosa, Iowa
Interment: Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Sybil Jones Hoskins, died Tuesday, May 5, at Grandview Heights in Marshalltown, Iowa. She was born November 11, 1926 in South China, Maine and grew up on a farm where prize-winning chickens were raised. Sybil attended Erskine Academy and graduated from Lincoln School of Providence, Rhode Island. Following a year of working as a telephone operator, she attended William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa for 3 years, majoring in Home Economics. She met Moses Hoskins while participating in a young adult fellowship group at College Avenue Friends Chruch. They were married in South China, Maine on August 27, 1949 and made their home on the Hoskins family farm near Fremont, Iowa. They were true partners for the 55 years they shared together. Sybil assisted Moses in the farm work and animal chores as well as tending a large garden and fruit trees. As an active member of College Avenue Friends Church, Sybil served on various committees including the United Society of Friends Women. She will be remembered for her hospitality and her ministry of encouragement throughout her community and in her church fellowship. Because of this the family would request that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to the Ecumenical Cupboard in Oskaloosa, Iowa or the House of Compassion in Marshalltown, Iowa. Her memory is honored by her daughters and their husbands, Marion and Steve Channell of Tucson, AZ and Margaret and John Good of Union, IA and grandson Isaac Good of Union, IA; extended family members; Win Wicke of Augusta ME, Ellis and wife Elva Hoskins of Springville, IA and Helen Hoskins of Oskaloosa, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband Moses Hoskins, sister Evelyn Wicke, and brother-in-law Joseph Hoskins. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, at College Avenue Friends Church in Oskaloosa. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Tom Palmer officiating. A graveside service will immediately follow at Forest Cemetery. On Tuesday, May 12, there will be a Celebration of Life service at Grandview Heights in Marshalltown from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. with a short program presented honoring Mrs. Hoskins.




Anderson, Doris S.
Anderson, Doris S.
May 26, 1908 - April 17, 2009


Visitation: Open after 12:00 Noon; family present from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. April 20, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. May 21, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township North Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa.

Doris S. Hix Anderson, 100, passed away on April 17, 2009, at the Manor House Care Center in Sigourney. She was born May 26, 1908, in Hedrick, Iowa, to Charles Sumner and Lily Myrtle Jones Hix. She was united in marriage to Carl Morgan Anderson on June 1, 1929, at the Methodist Church parsonage in Hampton, Iowa. Doris was a graduate of Martinsburg High School and a long time member and organist of the Martinsburg United Methodist Church. She lived 50 plus years in Martinsburg, and was a homemaker and assisted her husband in the operation of Anderson Produce until moving to Oswego, Illinois, in 1962, to be near their daughter Carol and family. She then worked at the Oswego Community School for several years and at the Oswego Library. In 1988, Doris and Carl moved to the Sandwich Manor Retirement Home, in Sandwich, Illinois, and observed their 66th wedding anniversary there. Carl died July 14, 1995. Doris moved back to Iowa in 1997, and lived at Hedrick Housing until moving to the Manor House. She was a member of the Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church. Doris is survived by a son and his wife, Don A. and Wanda Hill, of Windsor Heights, Iowa; 6 grandchildren: Dennis Fullmer, Cynthia (Lindsay) Barich, Angie Keller, Dr. Michael (Julie) Hill, Donna Sue (George) Dickerson, and Janet (Rick) Calhoun; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; her daughter, Carol Fullmer; her parents; a grandson, David Hill; a sister, Erma Gardner; a brother, Elwyn Hix; and a half brother, Paul Hix. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 8:00 P.M. Monday, April 20, 2009, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Services will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at 11:00 A.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Cedar Township Cemetery, north of Fremont. Memorials may be made to the Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church or the Sigourney Manor House Care Center. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.




Hawk, Phillip Keith
June 29, 1934 - April 14, 2009
Knoxville, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. at which time a procession will form for those wishing to attend the graveside service at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa. April 18, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. April 18, 200 at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa.
Phillip K. Hawk age 74, of Fremont, and formerly of Portland, Oregon and the Martinsburg/Hedrick area died Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Knoxville. He was born June 29, 1934 near Martinsburg the son of Edgar and Fern Ann Jackson Hawk. He attended Hedrick Consolidated School. On September 5, 1980 he was united in marriage to Audrey Menzies in Portland. Mr. Hawk served his country in the U.S. Army. Following his discharge from the Army he worked for Glenys Rice and later for Caterpillar in Joliet, Illinois. He then moved to Portlan and was a school bus driver for many years, and drove for North American Van Lines from which he retired. He enjoyed reading and will be remembered as a friendly, helpful person. He is survived by his wife Audrey Hawk of Fremont, step-sons, Jim and his wife Deanna Menzies of Atlanta, Georgia, and Bruce and his wife Kathy Menzies of Portland, Oregon, four step-grandchildren, Erin and Kellie Menzies and Kyle and Caitlin Menzies, a sister, Phyllis and her husband Oscar Derby of Elwood, Illinois, four nephews and a niece. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother.




Grace, Sheraden
Grace, Sheraden
July 18, 1908 - March 29, 2009
Sigourney, Iowa

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. April 01, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Ollie Cemetery, Ollie, Iowa

Grace Sheraden Sigourney. Grace Marie Sheraden, 100, of Sigourney and formerly of the Martinsburg area, died March 29, 2009, at the Manor House in Sigourney. She was born July 18, 1908, near Pekin, Iowa, the daughter of Averal and Bessie Black Spry. She graduated from the Martinsburg High School with the class of 1926. On January 15, 1927, she was united in marriage to Raymond Sheraden at Ottumwa; he died July 14, 1983. Together they farmed near Martinsburg until moving to Sigourney in the fall of 1980. She was a member of the Martinsburg Methodist Church, the Jolly Janes Neighborhood club, and a 75 year member of the Royal Neighbors of America. She enjoyed making quilts, gardening, and tending to her cats. Her family includes nieces and nephews: Donald (& Thelma) Shy of Ollie, Ida Mae (& Francis) Fye of Ottumwa, Betty (& Milford) Wonderlich of Fairfield, Richard (& Shirley) Northup of Beacon, Billie (& Arlene) Shy of Dixon, Missouri, Kay (& Iwanda) Haines of Muscatine, Beverly Christner of Sigourney, Judy (& Dan) Shryck of Moline, Illinois, Bob (& Maryetta) Sheraden of Rock Island, Illinios, Rachel (& Ron) Green of Peoria, Arizona, and Ruth (& Delbert) Conger of Ollie. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, 2 nephews and a niece.




Davis, Elva
Davis, Elva
November 29, 1908 - March 27, 2009
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: 10:00 A.M. March 31, 2009 at Fruneral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 O'clock A.M. March 31, 2009 at
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa

Hedrick-Elva Davis age 100, of Sigourney and formerly of the Hedrick/Martinsburg area passed away Friday, March 27, 2009 at the Manor House Care Center in Sigourney. Visitation will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 31, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Funeral services following at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, with Pastor Harlan VanVoorst officiating. Elva was born November 29, 1908 west of Hayesville, Iowa the daughter of Albert Ambrose Reinier and Mary Elizabeth Quick Reinier. She attended school at Carter School in Tick Ridge near Ollie. Elva graduated from South English High School in 1928. On February 15, 1929 she was united in marriage to Donald Ned Davis at the Ollie Baptist Church. She was a member of the Homemaker’s Club, the Birthday Club, United Methodist Women, and the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church. She and her husband owned and operated a general store and restaurants both in Martinsburg and Hedrick. She retired from the Martinsburg Post Office after 14 years serving as postal clerk. Elva is survived by her two daughters, Phyllis Dahlstrom of Martinsburg, and Janet (Bryan) Breon of Hedrick, 10 grandchildren, Erica Dawn (Mark) Hendrickson, Eric (Lisa) Dahlstrom II, Shawn (Jill) Dahlstrom, Shane “Blue” (Twyla) Dahlstrom, Shad Dahlstrom, Sage (Molly) Dahlstrom, Sven (Trisha) Dahlstrom, Staci (Stacy) Ruby, Brandon (Kelli) Brown, and Ashley (Jeremy) Atchison, 27 great-grandchildren, Myers, Davis, and Georgie Ann Hendrickson, Paris, Connor, and Gunner Dahlstrom, Kooper and Shea Dahlstrom, Elijah, Lily, and Noah Dahlstrom, Savannah & Kelsey Dahlstrom, Maggie, Paige and Sophie Dahlstrom, Makenzie and Sven Dahlstrom II, Ryan and Lucas Ruby, Alisha and Grace Brown, Allisa and Michael Brown, and Chase Atchison, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald in 1993, a grandson Aaron Brown, son-in-law, Eric “Swede” Dahlstrom, two brothers, Noah & Guy Reinier, four sisters, Nellie Higgins, Blanche Murray, Liza Payne, Ruth Cameron, one brother and two sisters, who died in infancy. Memorials may be made to the Elva Davis memorial. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.




Woodard, Charlene Louise
Woodard, Charlene Louise
April 24, 1943 - March 17, 2009
University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City

Funeral Service: 11:00 O'clock A.M. Private visitation and graveside service at Helm Cemetery near Fremont, Iowa. March 17, 2009 at
Charlene Louise Woodard age 65, of Fremont, went home to be with her personal Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born April 24, 1943, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Vera Hults. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1961 where she held the honor of being class valedictorian. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Arthur Woodard in Lancaster, Missouri, on April 23, 1960. Charlene loved the Lord, reading the Bible, playing piano, and singing Christian music. She enjoyed politics, but spending time with her family and grandchidlren was the love of her life. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd of Fremont, son Eric of Fremont, daughter Liana Woodard of Cedar Rapids, her mother Vera Hults of Fremont, sisters, Carol Hufferd, of Arlington, Texas, Connie Reynolds-Mathieson of Chandler, Arizona, and Crystal Randell of Oskaloosa, Iowa, many auts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Charlene was preceded in death by her father, Charles Junior Hults, in December, 2002. Private family visitation and services, with burial at Helm Cemetery near Fremont, are planned. Donations may be made in Charlene's name to her family.




Moore, Harold W.
Moore, Harold W.
February 03, 1922 - February 11, 2009
Bloomington, Illinois

Memorial Service: 10:00 O'clock A.M. April 17, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Harold Wesley Moore was born February 3, 1922, in Cedar, Iowa, to Eldon and Louie Moore. Harold graduated from Cedar High Shool in 1939. During those years, he played high school basketball and sang duets with classmate Percy Welch. Following graduation from high school, Harold married Rhoda Mae Walker on September 27, 1939, in Lancaster, Missouri. They lived all of their married life in the Cedar area until 2002, when they moved to Bloomington, Illinois, because of Harold's deteriorating health. For many years Harold farmed and also worked at Mahaska Industries in Oskaloosa. He installed and then sold automatic hog feeding systems. He was an active member in the Cedar United Methodist Church, and held several offices. He could always be counted on for special work detail to maintain the church building and grounds. Harold served on the board of the Fremont Funeral Chapel for over 30 years, and spent many holiday seasons selling Christmas trees on the Y Men's tree lot. Throughout his adult life he could fix, mend, and redo equipment and furniture which he contributed to his "fix-it" training in school and growing up on the farm. His daughter Twila has two tables that Harold made in manual training class in high school. Harold and Rhoda enjoyed traveling whenever they had the opportunity. Over the years, they visited all 50 states and most of the National Parks throughout the country. They were partial to Colorado and the West in general, roaming the back roads of Colorado when many of the mountain towns had a real "cowby" flavor. Long before antiquing became popular, Harold and Rhoda saw value in old things and over the years had various collections which they sold when the time seemed right to move them along to someone else. The last few years have been spent "driving Miss Rhoda" to garage sales, and helpig her set up for her own sales. Although he had his share of health problems over his 87 years, he didn't complain, and it was his nature to be optimistic and kind to everyone he met. As many folks who knew him have described him, "His life was well lived." That is one of the greatest compliments we can give to another person. His family and friends treasure the memories of him and are grateful for his generosity, patience, and support in their lives. Harold is survived by his wife, Rhoda, of Bloomington, Illinois, a son, J. Wesley (Kathy) Moore of Bellevue, Washington, and his daughter Twila A. (Larry) Sears of Blooomington, Illinois, two grandchildren, Chad Sears and Tiffanie Sears Mendiola, and two great-grandsons, Chancellor and Armani, also of Illinois, and a brother, Roy G. (Etta Mae) of Granbury, Texas. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ada Marie, and a brother, Clifford.




Shultz, Linda
January 09, 1942 - January 31, 2009
Brentwood, Tennessee

Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. February 03, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. February , 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Abel Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa

Linda Karen Shaw Shultz, 67, went to be with the Lord on January 31, 2009. Linda was born to Waldo and Mildred Shaw on January 9, 1942, in Hedrick, Iowa. She graduated from Hedrick High School in 1960. She attended American Institute of Business school in Des Moines following high school. Following her education, she married Ed Shultz and during their marriage they lived in Iowa, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Tennessee. During her lifetime, Linda enjoyed spending time with family, spoiling grandchildren, traveling around the world, managing their farmland, making lasting memories with friends, and working on charitable events. She was always looking for ways to serve others. In every community that Linda lived, she was active in the church, community events, and charitable organizations. If there was an event to organize, she was usually the one leading it. If there was a party to attend, she was always there (with a new pair of shoes), and if a friend was in need, she was usually the first to lend a helping hand or a listening ear. Her friends and family describe her as a woman of amazing faith who had the gift of ministering to others. Linda was a member of the Brentwood Baptist Church, the Brentwood Baptist Church Women’s Nurture Team, Brentwood Women’s Club, Brentwood Women’s Club Alumni Association, West Hills Women’s Club, Williamson County Republican Women’s Club, Friendship Club of Williamson County, Christian Women in the Marketplace, New Neighbors, Brentwood Birthday Club, Red Hat Society, Professional Education Organization, and various cancer support groups and Bible study groups. In 2007, she and Ed founded the Linda Shultz Charity Shoot for American Cancer Society. She was very proud of the Charity Shoot because she was passionate about finding a cure for cancer for others as well as herself. Linda is survived by her husband Lee E. “Ed” Shultz of Brentwood, Tennessee, daughter and son-in-law Bill and Robin Spooner of Kansas City, Missouri, son and daughter-in-law, Tad and Beth Shultz of Boston, Massachusetts, grandchildren Taylor, Jack and Avery Spooner of Kansas City, Missouri, mother Mildred Shaw, Nashville, Tennessee, mother-in-law Dorothy Shultz Gorman, of Sigourney, Iowa, brother and sister–in-law Lyle and Janice Shaw of Southbury, Connecticut, niece and her husband Christine and John David Cowart and their children Philip and KayLeigh, nephew and his wife Greg and Vicky Shaw and their children Austin and Tyler. Linda is also survived by an amazing group of friends who helped care for her during her battle with cancer. Their prayers, support, laughter, and times of fellowship kept Linda strong and supported; her family is so grateful for the love and friendship that they shared with her. Linda is preceded in death by her father Waldo L. Shaw and her father-in-law Rex Shultz, both of Hedrick, Iowa. Funeral services will be at the Fremont Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, at 10:00 A.M., with Reverend Daryl Dexter, a long time family friend from Michigan, will officiate the service. Burial will be at the Abel Cemetery near Hedrick. The Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements. Visitation with the family will be at the Fremont Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, February 3, 2009, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. A memorial service celebrating Linda’s full and abundant life will be held at the Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, on Friday, February 6, 2009, at 11:00 A.M. The service will be officiated by Gayle Haywood, a dear friend and Senior Adult Ministry of Brentwood Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Linda Shultz Charity Shoot, c/o of the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. The lives of all who were touched by her goodness, faith, and abundant love have been truly blessed.




Pfannebecker, Dwight
April 30, 1923 - January 24, 2009
Coralvillle, Iowa

Dwight Pfannebecker age 85, of Coralville, Iowa and formerly of Martinsburg, passed away January 24, 2009 at Windmill Manor in Coralville. Per his wishes cremation was accorded and no services are planned at this time.




Baker, Roger B.
May 31, 1936 - January 04, 2009


Roger B. Baker, 72, of Albia, formerly of Ottumwa, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2009, at Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation in Albia. He was born on May 31, 1936, in Wapello County, the son of Noel C. Baker and Zua F. Bottorff Baker. He is survived by two brothers, David (Sue) Baker, Jerry (Helen) Baker, both of Ottumwa; four sisters, Jane Baker and Jean Galpin, both of Ottumwa, Beverly (Dale) Coleman of Pella and Mary Davis of Centerville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Bill, Bob, Jim, Jack and Dick Baker and two sisters, Joanne Tortat and Betty Baker. No services are planned. Burial will be in McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center.




Conger, Beverly Joyce
Conger, Beverly Joyce
November 25, 1937 - January , 2009
Keswick, Iowa

Visitation: Family present from 5:00 to 7:00 pm January 22, 2009 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. January 23, 2009 at New Life Fellowship Church, Keswick, Iowa
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa

Beverly Joyce Conger, age 71, of Keswick, formerly of the Ollie area, entered into the Kingdom of God peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Beverly was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1937, near Ollie in Keokuk County, to Adna and Edna Patterson Hollingsworth. The family later moved to their farm near Sigourney, Iowa, in 1940. She was united in marriage to Francis Conger on August 7, 1955, in Packwood, Iowa. Beverly worked outside the home for a short time, but the biggest portion of her life was spent caring for her home, family, and friends. Beverly was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, cooking, and baking. Her true love was spending time with her family. Shw was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church in Keswick. Beverly is survived by her devoted husband, Francis Conger of Keswick; son, Jerry (Mitzi) Conger of Panama City, Florida; daughter, Susie (Michael) Peden of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren, Cory Popejoy of Keswick and fiance Sandra Kostic of Schwabich Gmund, Germany, Jessica (James) Isler of South Port, Florida, Patrick (Jesilee) Conger of Panama City, Florida, Dana (Gabriel) Cox of Waterloo, Iowa, Stephanie (Eric) Roberts of Panama City, Florida; great grandchildren Rachel Isler, Kaelyn Joyce Cox, Taylor and Lauren Dunn; sisters Virginia Bottorff of Silvis, Illinois, Maxine Chatwin of Glendora, California; brother Joe (Barb) Hollingsworth of Sigourney, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Roy, Rex, Melvin, and Marvin; sisters Lucille, Donna, Rosanna, Linda, and Lorraine.

Memorials may be made in her name to Hospice of Keokuk County.



Brand, Mary Louise
May 21, 1911 - December 20, 2008
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open visitation beginning at 10:00 am until 4:00 pm December 23, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 am December 24, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial South Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa.

Mary was born May 21, 1911 in Kirkville, Iowa to William Boyd and Mary Elizabeth Walker Nash. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1929 where she held the honor of being Valedictorian a title she maintained for several years. She was united in marriage to Carl Anderson May 21, 1930 in Eddyville, Iowa. He passed away in 1952. In 1952 Mary started working at the telephone company in Fremont as a switchboard operator and was employed there until retiring when the business was closed. She also helped at the Fremont Funeral Chapel for many years. She was united in marriage to Vernal Brand in 1964. He passed away in 1983. Mary enjoyed gardening, building doll houses, raising fowl, reading, word puzzles, current events and college basketball especially the Cyclones. She never missed attending the Fremont School Alumni Banquets until her health prevented her from going. She is survived by her sons; Rex (& Dee) Anderson of Rose Hill, Iowa, and Clair Anderson of Albany, Oregon, 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, a son; William Charles Anderson, a daughter, Joy Lee Anderson, and two grandsons, Allen & William Todd Anderson.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Fremont Fire and Rescue.



Brown, Ebba
August 13, 1933 - December 10, 2008
Fremont, Iowa

Ebba "Jean" Brown was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Allan and Mildred Lunquist Langhoff. She graduated from high school in 1952. Early on she worked in the business office of the Ottumwa Hospital. On March 20, 1965, she was united in marriage to Ronald Brown in Ottumwa. Jean is survived by her husband of 43 years, Ronald; her daughter and her husband, Glenda and Thomas McMillen of Cedar Rapids; two grandchildren, Jennifer Copple and Timothy Copple; and a brother and his wife, Dwight and Pat Langhoff of California. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Susan Grose.

As was Jean's wish, her body has been cremated. The Fremont United Methodist Church will be hosting a time of fellowship to honor Jean's life on Saturday, December 13, 2008, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the church. Memorials may be made in her name to either Mahaska Hospice, American Diabetes Association, or Fremont United Methodist Church.



Schultz, Virginia Lucinda
Schultz, Virginia Lucinda
September 30, 1932 - December 10, 2008
Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: Open visitation beginning at 12:00 Noon, December 13, at Fremont Funeral Chapel. For those wishing to go to the cemetery a procession will form at 1:00 P.M. December 13, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 O'Clock P.M. at Graveside Service December 13, 2008 at Ollie Cemetery
Interment: Ollie Cemetery, Ollie, Iowa

Virginia Lucinda Schultz was born September 30, 1932, in Washington County to the late Henry and Lucy Cavin Ash Mills. Her step-father was Jess Mills. She was united in marriage to Harold William Schultz on August 19, 1951, at the Ollie Baptist Church. Together they lived and farmed in the Ollie area for their entire lives. Her interests included gardening and yard work, but her great love was her family. Virginia loved to cook and her holiday meals were very special for everyone, from her homemade oatmeal buns and pies to the pudding in the cloud. She would prepare a favorite dish for everyone. She was always available to lend a hand and help her children and grandchildren in any way possible. She will be greatly missed. Virginia will be remembered for her devoted loyalty to the Pekin football team where she could be found in her “reserved” seat on the 50 yard line halfway up the bleachers. She attended every game in which her grandchildren participated for sixteen years. Virginia is survived by her son Gary (Cheryl), daughter, Cathy (David) Silvers, a sister Susannah G. (Frank) Estes, a half-brother, Jack (Peggy) Mills, sisters-in-law, Patricia (Larry) Ellis, Allenor Selck, a step-brother, Jess (Patricia) Mills, a step-sister, Vera Trourtwine, seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Lori) Schultz, Jared (Jerilynn) Schultz, Justin and Jason Schultz, Jim (Jill) Silvers, Latisha (Chuck) Yeoman, and Michael (Shaughnessy) Silvers, four great-grandchildren, twins Arron and Ian Silvers, Katelynn Schultz, and Conner Yeoman, and three step-great-grandchildren, Ceaira, Dustin, and Jaydon Yeoman, as well as many nieces and nephews. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 1998, her parents, her step-father, a half brother, Wilbur Selck, and a step-sister Betty Mills.

Memorials may be made in Virginia’s name to the Pekin Community Schools’ Dollars for Scholars, the Ollie Fire Department, or the Keokuk County Hospice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Fremont Funeral Chapel.



Gott, Norman (Norm) Lee
December 10, 1935 - November 27, 2008
Chandler, Arizona

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 PM December 05, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock AM December 06, 2008 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Ollie Cemetery, Ollie, Iowa.

Norman (Norm) Lee Gott, 72, passed away November 27, 2008 in Chandler, Arizona. He was born December 10, 1935 in Ollie, Iowa the youngest son of Glen and Maude Gott. He was a resident of Ahwatukee Foothills since 1993,following his retirement from farming in Iowa. He remained active with his job at The Arizona Grand Golf Course. Norm was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather to his family and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Betty, with whom he celebrated a 55th wedding anniversary on November 15th. His loving family includes siblings Charles Gott and his wife Betty, Gordon Gott and his wife Marilyn, Lucille Volkmann and her late husband Clarence; children include Charlotte Bosenberg, Jerry Gott and his wife Diana, Kent Gott and his wife Sharon, Larry (George) Gott and his wife Kathy, and TJ (his loyal yorkshire terrier buddy); grandchidlren include Ryan Gott and his wife Stephanie, April Walker and her husband Eric, Aaron Gott, Brandon Boesenberg and his wife Kiley, Amy Boesenberg, Kyle Boesenberg, Tyler Boesenberg, Amber Gott, Grant Gott, Anna Gott and Andrew Gott; great grandchidlren include Emma Gott and Ava Gott.Norm was preceded in death by his parents Glen and Maude, and siblings Don and Robert.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests your consideration of donations to either The American Cancer Society or the Ollie Baptist Church in his name.



Harlock, Arthur
July 25, 1925 - November 25, 2008
Marshalltown, Iowa

Arthur Harlock, 83, of Fremont and formerly of Florida, died Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was born July 25, 1925 in Fort Pierce, Florida the son of Edward Charles and Margaret Alma Emmitt Harlock. He graduated from the Vero Beach High School with the class of 1943. Following high school graduation he entered the United States Navy and served his country for 3 years. On January 29, 1949 he was united in marriage to Janie Henderson at Folkston, Georgia. Upon his return from the Navy he attended school for radio. He worked as a carpenter for many years specializing in cabinet making. He continued to enjoy woodworking throughout his life. In 2005 he and Janie moved to Fremont to be closer to their daughter. He loved to golf and enjoyed success in many tournaments. He also was in a bowling league and played softball. He was a member of the Elks. His family includes his wife of nearly 60 years, Janie Harlock of Fremont, three daughters: Diane(& Lee)Clark of Fremont, Judy Henderson of Cordele, Georgia, and Debbie (& Scott) Wright of The Woodlands, Texas; a son David (& Kathy) Harlock on Conyers, Georgia; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and a sister; Wanda Anderson of Vero Beach, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Robert and Charles Harlock; and a sister; Alice Hamilton. As was his wish, his body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Those wishing to send condolences to the family may send them to "The Harlock Family" c/o Fremont Funeral Chapel, Post Office Box 276, Fremont, Iowa 52561.



Baker, (Gladys) Irene
December 16, 1912 - October 24, 2008
Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, IA

Visitation: Beginning at 12:00 noon with family present between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. October 27, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock A.M. October 28, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Fell Cemetery near Libertyville, Iowa.

Irene ws born December 16, 1912 in Linby, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Hazel Adams Skinner. She was married to Ralph Dewey Baker July 16, 1930 in Memphis, MIssouri, Dewey died August 28, 1969. For several years she did housecleaning in many residences in Ottumwa. She lived just east of Ottumwa for 77 years and then moved into Good Samaritan Care Center in Ottumwa, July 2007. She attended the Midway Calvary Baptist Church in Bloomfield. She enjoyed tending her flower gardens, feeding birds, traveling, loved to visit on the telephone, reading, giving and receiving cards and her delight was her grandchidlren. She is survived by a son and his wife, Rev. Harold and Sally Baker of rural Bloomfield, six grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Jonathan Baker and a brother Harold Skinner.




Meier, Wynema
August 23, 1913 - October 21, 2008
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M. October 23, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel. For those wishing to go to the cemetery a procession will form at 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 1:30 P.M. October 23, 2008 at Graveside service Brooks Cemetery.
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa.

She was a member of the Baptist Church and had been attending the Christian Church in Hedrick. She loved her roses, animals, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Phyllis Sea of Ottumwa, a son, Larry and his wife Carol Sea of Hedrick, a sister, Ollie M. Craft of Iowa City; five grandchidlren, Tony Tarvin, Carol Thomas, and Scott, Steven and Marty Sea; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; both of her husbands; a brother, Harold Abrams; a daughter, Carol Ann Sea; and a son, Robert Sea.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her name to Heartland Humane Society of Ottumwa.



Simmons, Ruth Louise
Simmons, Ruth Louise
February 09, 1935 - September 22, 2008
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 3:00 PM with family present between the hours 5:00 & 7:00 PM September 24, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM September 25, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cremation will follow the service and inurment will be conducted at a later date.

Ruth was born February 9, 1935 in Fairfield, Iowa the daughter of Loran and Helen Elizabeth Benge Smith. She attended school in Fairfield. She was united in marriage to Ernest Canaday December 18, 1953 in Birmingham, Iowa they later divorced. She married Butch Simmons June 19, 1982 in Fairfield. Ruth held several jobs after high school in the Keosauqua and Fairfield areas. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her family. Ruth also enjoyed reading, crafts, traveling, bird watching, and gardening. She is survived by her husband Butch of Fremont, a son, Ronald Canaday of Packwood, daughters, Linda (David) Wilson of Des Moines, and Janice Neff of Ottumwa, two step-daughters, Christina Simmons and Regina (Daniel) Strickler, a brother Kenneth (Gay) Smith, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Clyde Smith and a sister Florence Hostetter. Memorials may be made in her name to Hospice of Mahaska County.




Heaston, Marilyn Jean
October 20, 1933 - September 15, 2008
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 3:00 PM with family present between the hours of 6:00 & 8:00 PM September 16, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. September 17, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center, Iowa

Marilyn Jean Heaston was born October 20, 1933 in Hedrick, Iowa the daughter of Forrest and Hazel S. Sauer Dimmitt. She attended Hedrick High School. Following high school she moved to California where she held several different jobs. She met her husband Charles in California, and they were married January 29, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1957 Jean lived in Texas with her husband while he was in the service. In 1960 they moved to Hedrick, where she raised her family. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, gardening, tennis, her pets, reading, cooking, and she and her sisters were avid “Harley” riders. Surviving are her husband Chuck of Hedrick, a son Charles Heaston of Hedrick, two daughters, Donna Heaston of Hedrick and Darcy (Craig) Hackert of Richland, a brother John Everett Dimmitt of Baldwin Park, CA., and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, Max Glenn Dimmitt, and three sisters, Ruth V. Houk, Betty Matherson, and Phyllis Edmonds.




Braden, H. Glenn
Braden, H. Glenn
January 12, 1917 - August 28, 2008
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with the family present between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 PM August 31, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM September 01, 2008 at Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church, Hedrick, Iowa.
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa

H. Glenn Braden was born January 12, 1917 near Martinsburg the son of Harry and Ida Chacey Braden. He attended Lake Erie Country School and graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1933. He was united in marriage to Wilma Sheraden February 19th, 1938 at the Sigourney United Methodist Church Parsonage. Following their marriage Glenn farmed his entire life until he retired from farming in 1987. Following his retirement he and his wife Wilma moved to Hedrick in 1994. He was a member of the Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methdoist Church; he served as Lay Leader at the Martinsburg United Methodist Church and was chairman of the Martinsburg United Methodist Church Administrative Board. He was a charter member of the Martinsburg United Methodist Men, also a member of the Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Men after the two churches joined. He helped with community and school projects and was a member of the Pekin School Board for five years. He served with his wife Wilma, for several years as counselors of the Martinsburg Youth Fellowship. He was a seed salesman for Funk "G" Hybrids for over 30 years. His memory is honored by his three daughters; Joyce (Harlan) Millikin of Hedrick, Janet Dunaway of Madison, Wisconsin, and Kathleen (Dave) Sterling of Batavia,Iowa, eight grandchidlren; Greg (Marianne) Millikin, Scott (Lisa) Millikin, Brent (Jennifer) Millikin, & Joel (Jenell) Millikin, Angie (Tim) Kaney, Monte (Teresa) Haufle, Chris (Jill) Sterling, Nikole (Martin) Johns, twenty-four great-grandchildren; Brittany, Cody, Brandy, Cameron, Kelsey, Abbie, Adam, Karly, Dalton, Tyler, Ella June, Ryan, Brady & Cole Millikin, Kalli,Brodie, Travis & Macie Kaney, Jack & Eli Haufle, Jacob & Jonah Sterling, Ella Nikole and Delaney Johns, one sister, Lela Zepp, a sister-in-law, Betty Sheraden, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Wilma in 2006.

Memorials may be made in his name to Pekin Dollars for Scholars, Hedrick Quick Responders, Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Chruch, or Wapello/Keokuk County Hospice.



Martin, Albert
Martin, Albert
January 16, 1938 - August 25, 2008
Ankeny, Iowa

Visitation: 1:00 PM August 30, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 PM August 30, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa

Albert Lee Martin age 70, of Ankeny and formerly of the Hedrick area passed away Monday, August 25, 2008 at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2008 beginning at 1:00 PM at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the service to follow at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg. Memorials may be made in his name to Iowa Hospice. Albert was born January 16, 1938 in Hedrick, the son of Riley and Frances Hawk Martin. He attended school in Ankeny, Iowa. Albert was employed by the city of Des Moines where he worked in the Library retiring after 30 years. After retirement he worked at Wal-Mart. His hobbies included golf, bowling, playing cards, ice skating, and roller skating. He was a member of the First Brethren Church in Des Moines, the Young Men’s Fellowship, and a singles group associated with his church. He received great pleasure in spending time with his family and especially teasing his nieces and nephews. He is survived by two brothers, Ralph (Susie) Martin of Indianapolis, IN., and Harold W. Martin of Des Moines, a sister Mary Lou Burk of Des Moines, five nieces, three nephews, and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Paul and Lawrence Martin, a sister-in-law, Jan Martin, and a brother-in-law, Clifford Burk.




Wagamon, Monty Robert
Wagamon, Monty Robert
April 10, 1962 - July 30, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

Visitation: 1:00 until 3:00 PM August 03, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock A.M. August 04, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa

Monty Wagamon was born April 10, 1962, in Sigourney, Iowa, the son of Gary and Dixie Davis Wagamon. He graduated from Hedrick High School in 1980. Monty was united in marriage to Carla Durflinger October 16, 1982 at the Bladensburg Christian Church near Ottumwa, Iowa. Monty joined the 224th National Guard Unit of Ottumwa between his Junior and Senior year in High School and served four years receiving an honorable discharge in 1983 at which time he began his career as an over the road truck driver for two years. He then became an independent trucker which he operated for Wapello County Grain until 1989. He then hauled gasoline for Home Oil and was involved in an accident in November 1990 which left him in a state of Quadriplegic. From 1991 until 1993 he began a Boy’s Youth Group in Hedrick. He later began working for Golden Furrow as a manager of the Hedrick Location. Due to health concerns, Monty retired in 2003. He was a member of the Hedrick American Legion, and a past school board member in the Pekin Community School District. In high school he was Punting Champion for the State of Iowa, and a record he held for 25 years. He will be remembered as a caring husband, a devoted son, a wonderful father, grandfather, and an outstanding athlete. His memory is honored by his wife, Carla of Hedrick, his parents, Gary & Dixie Wagamon of Hedrick, two daughters, Whitney Wagamon and Ashley Wagamon, both of Oskaloosa, three grandchildren, Tucker & Leah Ehrman, and Aliya Wagamon, a sister Dana (Darrin) Schmitz of Hiawatha, Iowa, grandmother, Grace Wagamon of Washington, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.




Brown, Rosemary
Brown, Rosemary
April 30, 1924 - July 29, 2008
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: 1 PM on Friday with family present from 6 to 8 PM Friday evening August 01, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 O'clock P.M. August 02, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial South Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa.

Rosemary was born April 30, 1924 in Kirkville, Iowa the daughter of Austin & Lucy Abernathy Failyer. She attended Kirkville and Cedar Schools. On November 8, 1941 she was united in marriage to Walter “Junior” Brown in Lancaster,Missouri. Rosemary was a housewife and helped run the family farm,and also helped her mother at the Kirkville Post Office, she enjoyed sewing quilting, cooking especially making pies, square dancing, raising Pekingese puppies, watching the Antique Road Show, but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family especially the grandchildren. Survivors include a daughter, Frances Teeter (Bob) of Ottumwa, two sons, Jim (Cindy) Brown of Fremont, and Mike (Janice) Brown of Sigourney, a brother Gene Failyer of Kirkville, and a sister Margaret Johnson of Hemet, CA. seven grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter “Junior”, a grandson, Aaron Brown, and an infant sister Alice Failyer.




Nelson, Ardith
Nelson, Ardith
May 22, 1914 - July 13, 2008
Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 PM July 16, 2008 at Packwood Christian Church
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. July 17, 2008 at Packwood Christian Church
Interment: Packwood Cemetery

Ollie-Ardith I. Nelson age 94, of Ollie passed away Sunday, July 13, 2008 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 16, at the Packwood Christian Church with the family present from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, July 17, at the Packwood Christian Church with Rev. Frosty Van Voorst officiating. Interment will follow at the Packwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Packwood Christian Church of Wapello County Hospice. Ardith Nelson was born May 22, 1914 in Ollie, Iowa the daughter of Glen & Luna Haines Bradfield. She graduated from Packwood High School in 1932. She was united in marriage to Marion Nelson December 31, 1934. She was a farm wife and care giver for many years. Ardith was a member of the Packwood Christian Church, and a 50 year member of the OES. Her joys included her family especially her grandchildren, all types of flowers, gardening, quilting during the winter months, and her church. Ardith will be remembered most for the hard work and determination it took to maintain her flower garden. Ardith is survived by a son, William Glen “Bud” and wife Dorothy Nelson of Mendon, Illinois, a daughter Susie Chambers of Ottumwa, five grandchildren; Jimmy (Missy) Nelson of North Vernon, IN., Kenneth & Annie Nelson of Bardstown, KY., Melinda Johnson of Bardstown, KY., Stefanie (Tyler) Roberts of Richland, IA., and Justin Chambers of Pella, IA. She was also blessed with five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two infant grandchildren, Charles Wayne and Cynthia Lynn Nelson.




Wonderlich, Charles
Wonderlich, Charles
July 30, 1918 - July 09, 2008


Ollie-Charles L. Wonderlich age 89, of Ollie passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the Hospice House in Ottumwa. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM. Monday, July 14, at the Ollie Baptist Church with Pastors Carla Nelson and Charles Comfort officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 13, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel beginning at 1:00 PM with the family present from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Burial will be at the Ollie Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Richland American Legion Post # 504. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ollie Baptist Church, American Baptist Missions, or the donor’s choice. Charles L. Wonderlich was born July 30, 1918 west of Ollie, the son of Jacob L. and Grace Rice Wonderlich. When he was 1½ years old, he moved to the farm where he lived 61 years until moving to Ollie in 1979. He attended grade school at Carter Country School and graduated from Ollie Consolidated Schools in 1936. He was active in 4-H in his youth and as a leader before enlisting in the Navy. He enlisted in the Navy in September 1942 and served on the U.S.S. San Pablo in the S.W. Pacific and the liberation of the Philippines during WWII. He was united in marriage to Neoma M. Brolliar on March 25, 1945. His joy was his children and his grandchildren. He was a grain & dairy farmer. He and his wife maintained a herd of registered Brown Swiss. He served as Jackson Township trustee for many years. His pastimes in retirement included following agriculture, gardening, reading and spending time with his family. Early in life he committed his life to Christ as his Savior. He was an active member of the Ollie Baptist Church, serving many years as deacon, 22 years as Sunday School Superintendent and on various committees. He served on many different boards of Mid-American Baptist Churches. He is survived by his wife, Neoma; his children, Norman (Marj) Wonderlich of Webster City, Lucinda (Jeff) Fuller of Des Moines, Verne (Bea) Wonderlich of Johnston; his grandchildren, Vince (Lisen) Wonderlich, Andrea (Matt) Harbaugh, Jessica Wonderlich, Sara Wonderlich; step-grandchildren, Amber Marez, Carrie (Nolan) Miller, Chris Fuller; step great-granddaughter, Claire Miller; his siblings Robert (his identical twin) Wonderlich, Milford (Betty) Wonderlich, Lee (Marian) Wonderlich, Marilyn (Gordon) Gott, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives that he was proud to call family, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister-in-law, Norma Gene Wonderlich and his double nephew, Roger Wonderlich.




Burtlow, Jerry
June 12, 1954 - June 17, 2008


Visitation: 1:00 PM June 23, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 O'clock P.M. June 23, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery in Hedrick, IA

Jerry Marion Burtlow was born the son of Gerald & Dorothy Fleming Burtlow on June 12, 1954, in Iowa City, Iowa. Jerry attended the Hedrick High School. In 1973 he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in California and served in the Philippine Islands as a machine gun operator aboard a helicopter. He was united in marriage to Carol Ann Burk on December 20, 1980 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa. His favorite T.V. shows were Gunsmoke, Sanford and Son, Bonanza, and Andy Griffith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being a grandpa. Grandpa was his name, spoiling was his game. Jerry will be remembered as the type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He was notable for telling his children “where there’s a will, there’s a way so never be afraid to ask for help.” Jerry will be remembered by his mother, Dorothy of Hedrick, three sons, Joe (Rhianna) Burk of Montezuma, Jerry Jr. Burtlow (Jessica Barnard) of Montezuma, and Porter Burtlow (Brittany Audas) of Montezuma, daughter Tanya (Matthew) McPherson of Montezuma, two brothers, Sidney Burtlow of Hedrick, and Gary (Mary) Burtlow of Waterloo. Jerry was also blessed with nine grandchildren and another one expected in August.




Hedlund, Mildred Maxine
Hedlund, Mildred Maxine
February 06, 1914 - May 20, 2008
Vista Woods Care Center, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Visitation: Beginning at 12:00 O'clock noon and running until the time of service at 2:00 PM May 22, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 O'clock P.M. May 22, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center, Iowa

Mildred was born February 6, 1914 in Mahaska County the daughter of James and Bonnie Lisk Phillips. She attended Tioga Schools. She was a housekeeper for various families. Mildred was united in marriage February 10, 1932 in Kirksville, Missouri to Ross Hedlund. They moved to Highland Center following their marriage and then moved to Hedrick in 1941 where they farmed. Mildred was a member of the Fremont Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing piano, singing, sewing, cooking, crocheting, and loved her family. Mildred is survived by her sons; Dale and Dan Hedlund both of Hedrick, a brother Jim Phillips of North English,two sisters, Doris McGee of Oskaloosa, Barbara Trenk of What Cheer, two grandchildren, Annette Myers, and Peggy Coplen and two great-grandchildren, Jennell and Matthew Coplen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ross, three brothers, Bill, John and Carl Phillips, four sisters, Lourene Lucille Phillips, Nellie Phillips, Irene Kelley, and Ruth Winner. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.




Davis, Virginia Lee
December 25, 1923 - May 20, 2008
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: 4:00 P.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 & 8:00 P.M. May 22, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. May 23, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa

Virginia was born December 25, 1923 near Hayesville, Iowa the daughter of John & Myrtle Darby Stein. She graduated from Sigourney High School. She was united in marriage to Dale Davis January 31, 1942 in Lancaster, Missouri. She traveled with her husband while he was serving in the U.S. Army, & later moved in with her parents north of Martinsburg until he completed his service. She was employed at the telephone office in Martinsburg, Dean's Grocery & Wilson Grocery, Square Deal Truck-Stop all in Hedrick, Iowa, Iowa Van & Storage as a bookkeeper, Bomart Furniture, Sears, and Ottumwa Country Club as office manager for 35 years. Virginia was a member of the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church and was a 50 year member of Arendt Bowlin Stubbs Unit 83 American Legion Auxiliary in Hedrick serving in many offices. She enjoyed sewing but most of all spending time with her grandchildren and family. Those left to honor her memory include her daughter Dixie (Gary) Wagamon of Hedrick, Jim (Marsha) Davis of Ottumwa, grandchildren, Stacie (Fred) Latham of Ottumwa, Stephanie (Adam) Cornish of Des Moines, Iowa, Dana (Darrin) Schmitz of Hiawatha, Iowa, Monty (Carla) Wagamon of Hedrick, five great grandchidlren, Daylin & Kylie Latham, Madison Schmitz, and Whitney & Ashley Wagamon, three great-great grandchildren, Tucker & Leah Ehrman and Aliya Wagamon, and a sister-in-law Helen Stein of Hemet, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dale in 1991, a brother Irvin Stein and a sister Esther Reynolds.

Mmorials may be made in her name to either the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church or Arendt Bowlin Stubbs Auxiliary Unit 83 of Hedrick.



Albertson, Billie Lou
Albertson, Billie Lou
June 26, 1929 - May 06, 2008
Hospice House, Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with the family present between the hours of 6:00 & 8:00 PM May 08, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. May 09, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial South Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa.

Billie Lou Albertson was born June 26, 1929 in Kirkville, Iowa, the daughter of Harry Loid and Louise Ruth Baker Lynch. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1947 and attended summer school at William Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa. She taught briefly in a country school before becoming a bookkeeper at the Farmers Savings Bank in Fremont. She later woked as a bank teller at the Oskaloosa Home Loan & Savings Bank before retiring to farm life. Billie was united in marriage to J. Clair Albertson February 26, 1950 in Fremont. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fremont, taught Sunday School since 1952, along with adult classes in more recent years. Billie also served as clerk, treasurer, and deaconess in her church. She is survived by her husband, Clair, two sons, Neil (Lisa), and Kerry (Rae Lynne) Albertson, both of Fremont,five grandchildren; Christopher (Becky), Dustin, Travis (Dixie), Casey, & Amy Albertson, two step-grandchidlren, Ryan (Heather) & Rick (Jessica) Thompson, and two step-great grandchildren; Chase and Carter Thompson. Billie was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Frank Storm.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Frist Baptist Church, Fremont, Iowa.



Knowler, Harold Lloyd
Knowler, Harold Lloyd
September 29, 1926 - April 28, 2008
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 PM May 01, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock AM May 02, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Garrett Cemetery, Delta, Iowa

Harold was born September 29, 1926 on the family farm near Rose Hill, Iowa the son of Marvin & Susie Ellen Leathers Knowler. He attended country schools in the Fremont area. Harold graduated from Fremont High School in 1945 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army. After returning from the service, Harold began farming. He was united in marriage to LaRue Steele on November 27, 1947 in Lancaster, Missouri. They resided in the White Oak community and in 1952 moved to a farm near Delta, where he continued farming until retiring.

Harold was involved in many organizations and community roles including Delta Mayor, Delta Ruritans, American Legion, Montezuma Sale Barn Board of Directors, Garrett Cemetery Board, Fremont Funeral Chapel Board and the Keokuk County Fair Board. Providing much enjoyment for Harold was attending auctions and collecting antiques. After retiring Harold enjoyed raising, working, and driving his draft horses in parades.

Harold is survived by a son, Calvin (Teddi) Knowler of Sigourney; two daughters, Carol Ann (David) Hardeman of Rose Hill and Cathy Knowler of Delta; three grandchildren, Rebecca Knowler of Oskaloosa, Thad (Julia) Hardeman of Tonalea, Arizona and Carrie Malin of Iowa City; and two great-grandsons, Samuel & Isaac Hardeman; three sisters, Ione Carl of Oskaloosa, Edith (Ed) Bridges of Oskaloosa,Linda Robertson of Delta; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, LaRue; three brothers, Floyd, Marvin, & Jack; one sister, Mary Lou Awtry; and a grandson, Mark Knowler. Memorials may be made in his name to Delta Town & Country or Delta Fire and Rescue.



Berry, Clyda Jean Sheraden
Berry, Clyda Jean Sheraden
November 04, 1946 - April 05, 2008
Rock Island, IL

Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 PM April 08, 2008 at Packwood Christian Church
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM April 09, 2008 at Packwood Christian Church
Interment: Ollie Cemetery, Ollie, Iowa

Ollie- Clyda Jean Sheraden Berry age 61, went to be with the Lord at 4:32 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2008 , at her home in Rock Island, Illinois following a gallant battle with cancer. She was born November 4, 1946, in Sigourney, Iowa to Alva Paul and Betty Glandon Sheraden of Ollie, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents Ralph & Pearl Zepp Sheraden and Clarence & June Shipman Glandon. Clyda was a resident of Marengo, Iowa for ten years before moving to Rock Island due to ill health in July. She held a management position at Rockwell Collins in Coralville, Iowa and had been employed there for twenty years prior to her early retirement in 2006. Ms. Berry attended Prairie Home Country School, Ollie Consolidated School, and graduated from Pekin High School with the class of 1964. She was a loving & caring mother of three daughters and nine grandchildren. She is survived by her mother, Betty Sheraden of Ollie, her three daughters, Angela Beatty (Sam) of Goochland, Virginia; Lisa Wallace of Rock Island, Illinois; Tracey Garrison (John) of Sterling Heights, Michigan, her brother Alva Lee Sheraden of Ollie; sisters Donna Wolf (Gary) of Packwood, Iowa, and Linna Ament (Michael) of Richland, Iowa; as well as nine grandchildren, Ashley & Lindsey Sanders, Joah & Damaris Wallace, Maegen & Kevin Adams, & Taylor, Mackenzey, & Blake Webster. She is also survived by five nieces & nephews, and their families, Anthony & Ann Wolf, Erik, Garrett, & Paige of Central City, Iowa; Rhonda Watson & Kaleb of Ollie, Iowa; Matthew & Lisa Wolf of Waukee, Iowa; Todd & Paula Ament, Haley & Emily of Ollie, Iowa, and Kelley & Allen Townsend of Iowa City, Iowa. Clyda cherished being a mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt and will be greatly missed. She was an avid Relay For Life supporter and walked on the Packwood Christian Church Team, "Frosty's Flock," each year raising money for cancer awareness. She will forever hold a special place in all our hearts. Clyda's family was her motivation in life, family gatherings and visits from her grandchildren were held dear to her. Visitation will be held at the Packwood Christian Church on Tuesday evening, April 8, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with family present during that time. Funeral services will be held at the Packwood Christian Church on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Frosty Van Voorst officiating. Interment will be at the Ollie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Relay for Life, American Cancer Society




Meeker, Marion
Meeker, Marion
February 14, 1927 - April 01, 2008
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 10:00 AM with the family present between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 PM April 04, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM April 05, 2008 at Graveside services Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa.
Interment: Mr. Zion Cemetery

Marion "Skip" Meeker was born February 14, 1927 in rural martinsburg, the son of Albert and Malissa Larimore Meeker. He was raised by Dick and Olive Meeker Puder due to his parents' death. He graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1944, and body and fender school in Chicago. Skip served in the U.S. Army during WWII stationed in Germany and Switzerland until 1946. He was united in marriage to Florine Rigler January 26, 1950 in Ottumwa, Iowa. He lived in Martinsburg until 1962 when he moved to Hedrick. During his life he was emplooyed at Sanchez Garage in Martinsburg, John Morrell & Company for 27 years in the ham line and as an electrician, Wausau Homes for seven years in the maintenance department and Everco for 11 years in maintenance and as an electrician until his retirement. He was a 50 year member of the American Legion Arendt-Bowlin-Stubbs post #83 of Hedrick, Fraternal Order of Eagles, coached Hedrick Lilttle League and was a Boy Scout Leader. He is survived by two daughters, Melissa (Tim) Deegan of Hedrick, and Judy (Mike) Meeker Murphy of Missouri, 14 grandchildrenDawn (Ron) Wheeler, Brian Souer, Will Souer, Laura Souer, Jennifer (Darrin) Yilek, Patricia (Jay) Bown, Kristen Meeker, Katelyn Meeker, Nick, Alyssa and Shelby Deegan, and Marcus and Maleya Meeker-Murphy, a step-granddaughter Holly Kauffman, and two great-grandchildren, Alexander Bown and Marsha Wheeler White. Two sons-in-law Wayne and Ken Souer, and two daughters-in-law, Kathy Meeker and Angela Meeker Beastle. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Florine, two sons, John and Wesley Meeker and two daughters, Lonna Souer and Wanda Souer, a granddaughter, Mikkala Renee Meeker, a sister, W. "Olive" Pude, three brothers, J. "Allen" Meeker, W.H. "Red" Meeker, and R. "Donald" Meeker.




Bottorff, Lucille
March 09, 1923 - March 14, 2008
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: 2:00 PM with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM March 17, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock A.M. March 18, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa

Lucille was born March 9, 1923 in Ollie, the daughter of Adna and Edna Patterson Hollingsworth. She was united in marriage to Warren Bottorff August 31, 1940 in Missouri. She attended Ollie High School. She was a member of the I'll Be Seeing You Club of Ollie, enjoyed china painting, doing crafts, sewing and mowing yards. She worked as her husband's right hand "woman" on their farm in the Packwood area. Lucille was also employed as a cook at the Pekin Community School, Dickey's Prairie Home, and the hospital in Sigourney. She is survived by a son, Carroll (Holly) Botorff of Eagle Point, Oregon, two daughters, Judy (Randy) Kellum of Branson, Missouri, and Dixie (Loyed) Singleton of Russell, Iowa. A brother, Larry Hollingsworth of Sigourney, four sisters, Virginia Bottorff of Silvis, Illinois, Maxine Chatwin of Glendora, California, Beverly Conger of Keswick, Iowa and Lorraine Sweet of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, seven grandchidlren and ten great-grandchildren. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Warren, a son, David, four brothers, Roy, Rex, Melvin and Marvin Hollingsworth, and three sisters, Donna Tressler, Roseanna Hamilton, and Linda Hahn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.



Robertson, Wanda
Robertson, Wanda
February 12, 1942 - March 13, 2008


Visitation: 2:00PM to 6:00 PM March 16, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM March 17, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: New Haven Cemetery, near Keota

Wanda Roberston was born February 12, 1942 in Pocahontas, Arkansas the daughter of Ruby Bell Scott. She was united in marriage to Terry Robertson April 7, 1972 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. The two of them moved to Scott City, Kansas where they resided until 1976 when they relocated to the Oskaloosa area eventually settling in Hedrick in 1987. Wanda was a dedicated homemaker she enjoyed sewing, cooking, shoe shopping, and watching birds especially hummingbirds. Above all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Wanda had a wild sense of humor and enjoyed life. She will be remembered most for always being there for her family. Her memory will be honored by two daughters, Lisa Ann (Rich) Wilkening of Sigourney, and Laura Ranee (David) Klima of Fremont, three grandchildren, Terry Allen Wilkening, Cody James Klima and Tyler Clinton Klima. Special friends include Barb and Max Curry and family, Lynn and LaVerne Reese and family, Dean and Debbie Reese and family, Ron and Marie Plate and family, Delores and Johnny Johnson and family, Larry & Janeitta Shepherd and family, Doug & Karen Chickering and family, Sherri and Kirby Pothast and family. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Terry, two brothers, J.W. Scott and Everett Scott, and three sisters, Opal Webster, Jewell Dean, and Agnes Scott.




Linsley, Vesta
Linsley, Vesta
January 30, 1911 - February 25, 2008
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 2:00 PM with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM February 29, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM March 01, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa

Vesta Linsley, 97 formerly of the Fremont Hedrick area passed away February 25, 2008 at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Vesta was born January 30, 1911 the daughter of Asa G. Phillippe and Carrie Amelia Lawson Phillippe. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1928 and attended William Penn College in Oskaloosa where she received her teaching certificate. She was united in marriage to Amos Claire Linsley May 22, 1941 near Cedar where they farmed until the government took over their farm to be used for an air base during WWII, at which time they moved to a farm near Hedrick. Following her husband's death Vesta moved to Fremont. Vesta was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and former member of the 60+ Club and the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by three nieces Sandra(LaVerne)Stewart of Oskaloosa, Lois (Lowell) McCracken and Elnora Norris both of Fremont. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair in 1972, a brother, Lee Phillippe, six sisters, Thelma Smith, Floy Perkins, Hazel Norris, Faye Simmons, Merle Hoffman, and Marie Linsley. Two nephews, Lee and Jay Norris, and a niece, Darlene Crookham.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Fremont United Methodist Church or Fremont Rescue Unit.



Gentry, Evyn
Gentry, Evyn
May 11, 2004 - February 23, 2008
Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, IA

Visitation: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm February 27, 2008 at Prairie View United Methodist Church, Ollie
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM 28, 2008 at Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie
Evyn Marie Gentry, age 3, of Ollie, Iowa, passed away Saturday, February 23,2008 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center following a brief illness. Evyn Marie was born May 11, 2004 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the "princess" of Christopher & Melissa Vink Gentry. She was baptized August 29, 2004 at the Prairie View United Methodist Church. Evyn attended the Pekin Child Care Center with her best friends, Sarah-Mia-MaddieBlack (prounounced three girls,one word). She was active in swimming and gymnastic lessons at the Ottumwa YMCA with her friend Kenna Wolbers. Evyn loved to swim in any body of water from the Caribbean Sea to her bathtub at home. She loved music and singing and had informed her parents that she was going to be a princess, a dancer, a rock star, a mermaid and a doctor when she grew up. Evyn enjoyed playing princess and loved shoes and handbags. She would run through the house or kick a field goal in mom's four-inch stilettos. The love of Evyn's life was her best friend and brother Isaac. Two of their favorite activities were playing football and playing "Bobbie Jo" (hair dresser). They enjoyed snuggling on the couch watching movies, running laps around the house, splashing half of the water out of the bathtub and chasing their buddy Izzie, their dog and pillow. When Evyn had her tonsils removed, laying on Izzie was the only place she found comfort. Evyn was very proud of her pink diamond earrings which she received when having her ears pierced the day after Christmas, 2007. Other special friends include Giovy Eekhoff and the Latcham boys. She adored her grandparents and asked daily when it would be Nana Moe-Day or Gramma-Day. Those left to honor her memory include her parents Chris and Melissa Gentry; little brother, Isaac; her dog, Izzie; thirteen grandparents, Arlyn & Louise Vink of Pella; Dave & Adrian Gentry of Ollie, Joe & Katie Daniel of Lidderdale, Iowa; Arie & Joyce Vink of Pella; Phyllis Harper of Panora, Iowa; Mary Gentry of Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania; Loretta Kuebler of Lidderdale; Martha Daniel of Lidderdale and Antonia Ryken of Pella; aunts and uncles, Jamey Gentry of Ames, Iowa; Beth & Matt Guise of Plainfield, Illinois; Lisa & Jeromy Sommerfeld of Lidderdale and Tyler Daniel of Lidderdale; three cousins, Ben & Abby Guise and Ally Sommerfeld; as well as her teachers and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father's first wife, Brenda Daniel Gentry; great-grandparents Clifford Harper, James Gentry, Howard & Nina Mills and one cousin, Elizabeth Sommerfeld. Evyn was the heart of her family and will be remembered every day of our lives by the many people who loved her. She brought joy, laughter and sunshine everywhere she went.

Memorials may be made in her name to either the Pekin Child Care Center or Central College "Evyn Gentry" Scholarship Fund.



Deutschle, Loraine
Deutschle, Loraine
August 02, 1916 - February 22, 2008
Ottumwa, Iowa

Funeral Service: Beginning at 2:00 PM, Family present 6-8 PM February 26, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Fremont-Loraine Deutschle age 91, formerly of Fremont, passed away Friday, February 22, 2008 at Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel beginning at 2:00 PM with the family present between the hours of 4:00 & 8:00 PM . Services will be held Wednesday, February 27, at 10:30 AM at the Fremont Funeral Chapel, Pastor Bob Morris of the Central United Methodist Church Oskaloosa officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery South in Fremont. . Loraine Deutschle was born August 2, 1916 in Fremont, Iowa the son of Lester and Eula Fuller Deutschle. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1934. On February 25, 1940 Loraine was united in marriage to Margaret Evelyn Williams in Ottumwa. He and his late wife farmed in the Fremont area until retiring in 1987. He enjoyed his family, chocolate candy, fishing, playing pool with his friends, and John Deere equipment. Loraine is survived by his son, Larry (Janice) Deutschle of Fairfield, Iowa, a daughter, Nita (Ken) Hackman of Cresco, Iowa, grandchildren, Tami (Doug) Doak of University Park, Tina (Debbie Coffman) Deutschle of Columbia, Missouri, Tony (Cheryl) Deutschle of Hedrick, Todd Deutschle of Hedrick, Shannon (David) Andera of Cresco, Teresa (Ian) McDevitt of Denver, Colorado, Andy (Ashley) Hackman of North Liberty, Iowa and Jeff (Katie) Hackman of Rochester, Minnesota, Diane (Guy) Mitchell of Brighton, Iowa , Tammy Dugger, of Tremont, Illinois, 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret in 1997, two sisters, Eva Darner, and Lois Hild, and several brothers and sisters-in-law. Memorials may be made in his name to his family.




Linsley, Marie G.
Linsley, Marie G.
November 08, 1908 - February 17, 2008
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 o'clock noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 & 7:30 PM February 20, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM February 21, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Marie Linsley was born November 8, 1908 in rural Fremont, the daughter of Asa George & Carrie Lawson Phillippe. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1926. Marie was united in marriage to Gerald "Jerry" Linsley, February 7, 1942 in Lancaster, Missouri. She was employed as a telephone operator in Fremont for 15 years and also worked for 15 years as a sales clerk at Sears in Ottumwa. She was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church, 60+ Club, United Methodist Women, and enjoyed doing Genealogy work. Marie is survived by her sister, Vesta of Oskaloosa, and three nieces, Sandra (LaVerne) Stewart of Oskaloosa, Lois (Lowell) McCracken and Elnora Norris both of Fremont. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gerald in 1971, a brother, Lee Phillippe, five siters, Thelma Smith, Floy Perkins, Hazel Norris, Faye Simmons and Merle Hoffman. Two nephews, Lee Norris and Jay Norris, and a niece Darlene Crookham.

Memorials may be made in her name to either the Fremont United Methodist Church or Fremont Rescue Unit.



Davis, Dorothy Mae
Davis, Dorothy Mae
July 04, 1925 - February 09, 2008
At the Oakwood Nursing and Rehab. Center in Albia

Visitation: Beginning at 12:00 noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. February 11, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM 12, 2008 at Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie
Interment: Ollie Cemetery, Ollie, Iowa

Dorothy Mae Davis age 82, formerly of Ollie, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albia, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 11, beginning at 12:00 O’clock noon with the family present between the hours of 6:00 & 8:00 PM at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at 10:00 AM at the Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie, with Rev. Dave Nolte officiating. Interment will follow in the Ollie Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to the family. Dorothy was born July 4, 1925 in Ollie, the daughter of Harry and Daisy Ingle Hubbs. She attended Ollie High School. Dorothy was united in marriage November 15, 1941 to Wilferd Dale Davis in Lancaster, Missouri. She was a member of the Prairie View United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, jigsaw puzzles and watching game shows on TV. Dorothy is survived by a son, Donald (Rose) Davis of Ollie, a daughter Diana Kay Keasling of Ottumwa, a brother, Willard “Skip” Hubbs and Miss Ruth, of Charleston, South Carolina, two daughters-in-law, Annie Moran and Lyndell Sheets, 11 grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wilferd, sons, Jackie Lee Davis and Joel Moran, three brothers, Wavern, Everett and Junior Hubbs, two sisters, Eileen Fitzgerald and Mildred Reinier, and a granddaughter Becky Moran.




Ahrens, Willis Wayne
Ahrens, Willis Wayne
August 20, 196 - January 22, 2008
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. followed by Masonic services conducted by Frank Wilson. January 26, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Dr. Dennis E. Morey officiating assisted by Rev. Hans Cornelder of the First Presbyterian Church of Oskaloosa, Iowa. January 27, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township North Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa.

Willis Ahrens was born August 20, 1926 southwest of Fremont, Iowa the son of Wayne Roscoe and Edna Caves Ahrens. He was raised in the Fremont area and attended Fremont and Cedar Schools. He graduated from Cedar High School in 1944 and later returned there to teach. He received his bachelor's degree from William Penn College, master's degree from Northeast Missouri State College in elementary administration and supervision, and later earned a master's degree in secondary education. He served as principal for Franklin, Lincoln, and Douma Elementary Schools in Ottumwa. He was named reading supervisor for the Ottumwa Central Office and was director of curriculum and personnel. He spent his last 10 years in education as the assistant superintendent in Ottumwa. Willis was a teacher, principal and personnel director during his 43 years of working in the education field. He was employed in Cedar, Fremont, Hedrick and retired from the Ottumwa Community School District. Willis served his country proudly in the U.S. Army from 1944 until 1946 in the South Pacific durring WWII, and also worked in the headquarter offices for General Douglas McArthus.

Willis was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa, a lifetime member of the Harry L. Anderson American Legion Post #34 and VFW Post #2237, Masonic Council Lodge #664 of Oskalossa and received his 50 year pin from the Masonic Lodge Council #664 April 30, 2003. He was a member of the Mahaska County Farm Bureau and a lifetime member of the Mahaska County Historical Society. He is survived by three sisters, Agnes Ahrens of Oskaloosa, Ellen Kellett & her husband Ray of Canyon Lake, California, and Ruth Davis & her husband Everett of Chariton, Iowa, two brother-in-laws, Mayo Grubb of Oskaloosa and Gilbert Hamilton of Omaha, Nebraska, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Maude Evelyn Storm, Eunice Grubb, and Kathryn Hamilton.

Memorials may be made in his name to either Hospice of Mahaska County or the First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa.



Dillon, Margery Grace
Dillon, Margery Grace
June 15, 1912 - December 23, 2007
Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, IA

Visitation: Open after 2:00 PM with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM December 27, 2007 at
Funeral Service: 11:00 O'clock AM December 28, 2007 at Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church, Hedrick, Iowa.
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Margery Dillon was born June 15, 1912, in Pekin, Iowa, the daughter of John Elbert & Bessie Belle Hayes Zepp. She was a 1930 graduate of Martinsburg High School. On December 25, 1930 she was united in marriage to Everett M. Dillon at the home of her parents. Three children were born to this union, Carl Everett & Clair Leon Dillon, and Mary Bell Dillon Wright. In 1937 Everett & Margery purchased the farm where she lived for 70 years, 30 of which as a widow. Margery was devoted to her husband, children and grandchidlren and had a special relationship to Tony & Angela Bond and their sons Stratton & Jared. She was employed at Scott's Browse Shop in Colorado Springs, Colorado for many summers, was a part time employee of the University Book Store in Des Moines, Iowa and for six years was a bus driver for the Pekin School. She enjoyed traveling in all 50 states, southern provinces of Canada, and most of the countries in Western Europe. For several winters she and her husband spent time in Arizona and in recent winters she and her son Carl shared a home in Sun City West where she attended the Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, and had many friends there. Margery gave her life to Jesus when she was fifteen in a revival meeting conducted by Rev. Lawrence Hight at the Pekin Methodist Church where she was a member until it closed. She then joined the Martinsburg United Methodist Church and later the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church. She became a member of the Pekin Ladies Aid in 1931,Martinsburg Women's Society and the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Women's group, she was a member of the neighborhood women's group known as the Jolly Janes for many years of which she was a charter member. Margery also taught Sunday School for many years. she and her husband beccame members of the Farm Bureau in 1934 and she still was a member at the present time. She attended county and township women's groups and served as township chairman. She was a leader of the Competine Peppy Pals Girls 4-H Club for four years. Mrs. Dillon is survived by her sons, Clair Dillon and his wife Jane of Agency, & Carl Dillon of Waverly, a daughter, Mary Bell Wright and her husband Richard of Hedrick, four grandchildren, Patricia (Eric) Simonton, Ross (Cherlyn) Wright, Roger Wright, & Pamela Hurley, eleven great-grandchildren, Benjamin Wallace, Tiffany (Mark) Spray, Whitney Wright, Caitlyn Wright, Lindy Wright, Jared Wright, Jordan Wright, Blake Wright, Abbie Leppert, Morgan Leppert, Dillon Leppert, and was anticipating the birth of a great-great grandson in March. Margery was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Everett in 1977, four brothers, Merle, H. Dwight, Rex and Ralph Zepp, and two sisters, Edith Garrels and Carrie May Utterback.

Memorials may be made in her name to her family.



Peden, William Thomas "Tom" Peden
Peden, William Thomas
August 30, 1936 - December 10, 2007
Ottumwa, Iowa

William Thomas "Tom" Peden 71 of Fremont died December 10, 2007 in Ottumwa, Iowa at the home of his son Mark. He was born August 30, 1936 in Ottumwa, Iowa to James Edward & Anna Orman Peden. He attended Catholic Central High School in Ottumwa. Tom served in the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1956 and was stationed in Germany. He drove a semi truck and was an owner/operator. He was last employed by Fry-Wagner in Kansas City, Kansas, and had also driven for Mayflower and North American Van Lines. Tom is survived by his children Bill (Diane) of Marshalltown, Mark (Liz Steinbach) and Troy (Tracy) of Ottumwa, Stacey Walter (Mike) of Urbandale and Minday Wieland (Chet) of Iowa City; grandchildren, Derek, Cory, Nicole, Megan, Kaitlynn, & Chris Peden, Mitchell, Nate & Ty Wieland, and Abby Walter, and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim of Fremont and four sisters, Kathy Katko of Davenport, Mary Tormey of Des Moines, Kris Ham of Ottumwa, and Judy Hawkins of Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service for Mr. Peden will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wapello County and may be sent to : Hospice 312 E. Alta Vista Ottumwa, Iowa 52501



Schuttlefield, Louis
Schuttlefield, Louis
November 01, 1923 - December 04, 2007
Keokuk County Health Center, Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM December 06, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Louis was born November 1, 1923 in Ottumwa, Iowa the son of Bert & Minnie Ragan Schuttlefield. He graduated from Fremont High School and completed two years at Iowa Success Business School in Ottumwa, Iowa. He was united in marriage August 31, 1944, at the First Congregational Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa to Dorothy Vander Heiden.

Louis served in the U.S. Army during WWII, following his discharge from the Army he began farming in 1947 in Wapello County. Louis was a member of the Arendt Bowlin Stubbs American Legion Post #83, Hedrick, Iowa. He enjoyed wintering in Zapata, Texas; however, his favorite pastime was attending sporting events and activities in which his grandchildren were participating. His family and farming were the most important things in his life. His memory is honored by his wife Dorothy, two sons, Warren (Janet) Schuttlefield of Ingleside, Illinois, and Jon (Dianne) Schuttlefield of Ottumwa, Iowa, five grandchildren, Jennifer, Jon (Melissa), Scott, Katherine and Laura Schuttlefield. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Willis and a sister Mary Tomlin.

Memorials may be made in his name to Arendt Bowlin Stubbs Post #83, Hedrick American Legion.



Vandament, Grace Edna
Vandament, Grace Edna
October 27, 1916 - November 25, 2007
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM November 27, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM November 28, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Van Orsdall Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Grace Edna Vandament was born October 27, 1916, near Ollie to Frank & Bernice Parrish Van Orsdall. The family moved to Minnesota where Grace attended school. When she was sixteen they moved back to their farm near Ollie. She was united in marriage to Elroy (Roy) F. Vandament at the Sigourney Christian Church parsonage, November 7, 1936. They farmed near Ollie and Cantril until retiring in 1976 when they moved to Hedrick. Mrs. Vandament is survived by three siters, Velda (Jim) Seevers of Sigourney, Wilma (Bill) Northup of Ollie, and Janet (Eugene) Peck of LaFeria, TX, and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roy, in 1992, two brothers, Glenn Van Orsdall & Ralph Van Orsdall, and two sisters, Lillian Helferty & Lena Steen.

Grace was a member of the Prairie View United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of her husband,farming and gardening.

Memorials may be made in her name to the family.



Andeway,
Andeway,
October 09, 1941 - November 14, 2007
Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 2:00 PM with family present between the hours of 6:00 & 8:00 PM November 18, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock AM November 19, 2007 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie

Gilbert was born October 9, 1941 near Hayesville, Iowa the son of Clarence & Ruth Ulin Andeway. He graduated in 1960 from Ollie Consolidated High School, the last class to graduate from Ollie. He was united in marriage to Shirley Conger, January 1, 1961 at the Ollie Baptist Church. He was a member of the Ollie Baptist Church, the Iowa Trappers Association, and the Empress Chinchilla Breeders Cooperative. He enjoyed hunting, fishing trapping, and mushrooming in the spring. Gilbert is survived by a son, Tony Andeway, of Ollie, three daughters, Tammy (Dayton) Baraw of Divide, Colordado, Terri (Todd) Freeman of Anamosa, IA., and Traci White (Jeff Fitzsimmons) of Ollie, two brothers, Leonard (Chloe) Andeway of Richland, & Richard (Janet) Andeway of Ollie, five sisters, Millie Lopez of Ollie, Donna Clingan of Sigourney, Judy (Gary) Deitrich of Ollie, Linda (John) Courtney of Libertyville, IA., & Vicki (George) Husk of Pheonix, Arizona, six grandchidlren & one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Shirley, and a brother, Allen Leroy Andeway.




Fankhauser, Skyler W.
September 19, 196 - October 17, 2007
Stuart, Florida

Memorial Service: 3:00 p.m. October 27, 2007 at Packwood Christian Church
Interment: Inurnment to follow at a later date.

Skyler W. Fankhauser, age 21, of Stuart, Florida, formerly of Ollie, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2007 due to a tragic auto accident. Cremation has been accorded and burial will be at a later date. Skyler was born September 19, 1986 in Fairfield, to Wayne Fankhauser and Christy Hadley. He enjoyed spending time with his father, Wayne, watching football, going to the beach and hanging out with his friends. Survivors include his father, Wayne Fankhauser, mother, Christy Hadley, three brothers, Nicholas, Patrick, and Coby, one sister, McKenzie, grandparents, Gerald and Helen Fankhauser, Michael C. Hadley,and Barbara J. Raska, great-grandparents, Clara Cox, and John & Eloise Hadley, and many uncles, aunts, cousins and a special friend Morgan.

A memorial has been established in Skyler's name to his family.



Herman, Rex Wilford
Herman, Rex Wilford
April 23, 1926 - October 11, 2007
Iowa City, IA

Visitation: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm with family present from 6:00-8:00pm October 14, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM October 15, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Rex Wilford Herman was born April 23, 1926 near Farson, IA, the son of Gaylord Andrew and Mary Harrison Herman. He graduated in 1943 from Farson High School. He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Norris, August 27th, 1949 in Chariton, Iowa. Rex farmed in the Hedrick and Farson areas. In 1981, he received the Century Farm Award. He retired from farming in 1988. Following his retirement, he kept busy with his wood working projects and refinishing antique furniture. Rex served on the Hedrick Housing for 15 years. He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen, two daughters, Linda Kay (Lyle) Bowlin of Lakeland, Florida, Janet Sue (Bill) VanBuskirk of Hedrick, two granddaughters, Amy Lynn Bowlin of Lakeland, Florida and Janell Ranea VanBuskirk of Ottumwa, and a sister, Pauline (Darrell) Davis of Farson. Rex was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.



Latcham, Minnie Esther
Latcham, Minnie Esther
June 25, 1915 - October 08, 2007
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 AM with family present between the hours of 6:00 & 8:00 PM October 11, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock AM October 12, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Minnie Esther Latcham was born June 25, 1915 in rural Cedar, Iowa, the daughter of George & Rachel Myers Ward. Minnie was raised & educated in Cedar & graduated from Cedar High School. She was a nursemaid for area families until her marriage to Reynolds Latcham January 1, 1938, after which she worked with her husband on the farm at Lancaster and lived for a short time in the Stony Point area near Sigourney before establishing their family farm near Hedrick in 1949. Minnie drove a horse drawn school bus along with her siblings for Cedar Consolidated School. Mrs. latcham was also employed as a cook for many years at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Ottumwa, Hedrick Schools, and St. Joseph Hospital in Ottumwa. Mrs. Latcham is survived by her son Jim (Glenda) Latcham of Hedrick, daughter, Janet (Larry Gene) Riley of Cedar, 17 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren. Minnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Reynolds in 1974, a son Ward Latcham, three brothers, Frank, Joe & Edwin Ward, two sisters, Alice Goltry & May Cockefair, a grandson, Tim Hutton, and a great-great granddaughter, Makayla Duesenberry.

She was a longtime Farm Bureau Member and enjoyed crocheting and quilt making for her grandchildren. Her love of baking & bread making was transferred down to her family members.

Memorials may be made in her name to her family.



McNabb, Rex Richard
25, 1933 - October 02, 2007


Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock A.M. October 05, 2007 at Garrett Cemetery, Delta, Iowa
Interment: Garrett Cemetery, Delta, Iowa

Rex Richard McNabb, age 74 of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2007 at Garrett Cemetery near Delta. Respecting the family's wishes there is no visitation planned. Military honors will be conducted by the James Murphy American Legion Post #319 of Keswick, Iowa. Rex was born September 25, 1933 in Delta, Iowa to John Raymond and Grace Marie Meeker McNabb. He attended the Mayflower School in Walton Township near Delta. He was united in marriage to Marsha Ross, August 14, 1961 in Kirksville, Missouri. Mr. McNabb is survived by his wife, Marsha, a daughter, Joy McNabb of Carrollton, Texas, four sisters, Marcella Martin of Oskaloosa, Lora Ann Anderson of Henderson, Nevada, Met Bown of Delta, and Doris Martin of Ottumwa, and one grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Larry David McNabb (1988).

Mr. McNabb served in the U.S. Army receiving an honorable discharge.

Rex enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushrooming, being outdoors, and above all he enjoyed spending time with his best friend and wife, Marsha. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Oskaloosa.




Spears, Kenneth Dewey
Spears, Kenneth Dewey
January 04, 1919 - September 18, 2007
Des Moines, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 AM with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM 20, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM September 21, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Kenneth Dewey Spears eldest son of Raymond & Beulah (Lisk) Spears was born January 4, 1919 in the home of his grandparents Mr. & Mrs. John Lisk. Kenneth was united in marriage to Frances Campbell in Lancaster, Missouri January 16, 1941. They have been honored with 66 years of marriage. He spent his entire life farming and after retiring still kept busy. There were always some jobs to do. Kenneth was a volunteer driver on the ground train at Old Threshers at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa for 24 years each fall, and received honors for his service, September 2000. Survivors include his wife Frances, two children Jim and wife Mary Spears of rural Hedrick, & Jone & husband Dennis Molyneux of rural Rose Hill. Three granddaughters, Janean (Curt) Dimmig of Madison, Wisconsin, Annette (Joe) Roe of Fremont and Devan (Curt) Lamberson of Rose Hill, five great-grandsons, Triston, Talon & Ty Roe, Cauyer & Tieron Lamberson, a brother; Melvin (Pauline) Spears of Hedrick a sister; Marilyn (Garold) Quick of Ankeny, and a sister-in-law; Mamie Spears of Mediapolis, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Doyle.

On August 25, 1942, he was drafted into the Army and sent to Camp Dodge. He attended basic training at Camp Robinson Arkansas then schooling at Mid West Motive Trade Institute in Bloomington, Ill. Kenneth received training for overseas duty at El Paso, Texas and spent 2 1/2 years overseas in the South Pacific serving through five campaigns, New Guinea, Admiralty Island, Luzon, Leytia and Manila of the Philippines where he was sent home on the point system and discharged on October 7, 1945.

He attended Tom Benton grade school for six years, South Honey Grove his 7th and 8th grade years and graudated from Delta High School in 1937.

Kenneth was a 60 year member of the Arendt Bowlin stubbs American Legion Post #83 of Hedrick. He also enjoyed going to Branson, MO and other travels when his health permitted. He enjoyed coffee time with frinds.

Memorials may be made in his name to either the Kenneth Spears Memorial, Hedrick Arendt Bowlin Stubbs American Legion Post #83, or Midwest Old Threshers.



Huckleberry, Wilbur Cecil
November 12, 1917 - September 17, 207
Hedrick, Iowa

Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock A.M. September 19, 2007 at Brooks Cemetery
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa

Wilbur Cecil Huckleberry, age 89, of Hedrick, passed away September 17, 2007 at his home in Hedrick. He was born November 12, 1917 in Galesburg, Kansas, the son of Cecil and Josephine Stringer Huckleberry. He graduated from Newton High School in 1935. Following graduation Mr. Huckleberry enlisted in the Nation Guard and in 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. On July 24, 1946, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Green, she preceded him in death September 25, 1979. Wilbur was employed in construction before retiring in 1985. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He was a member of the Arendt Bowlin Stubbs American Legion Post #83 of Hedrick and the Eagles in Ottumwa. Mr. Huckleberry is survived by his son, Bob Huckleberry of Des Moines, Iowa; a daughter Barbara Day of Ottumwa; a brother, Harold Huckleberry of Newton, Iowa; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.




Bottger, James Gilbert
Bottger, James Gilbert
November 08, 1926 - September 08, 2007


Visitation: Beginning at 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM September 10, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM September 11, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Ollie Cemetery, Ollie, Iowa.

James Bottger was born November 8, 1926 near Ollie, the son of Gerald and Edna H. Sipes Bottger. He made his home with his uncle and aunt Clarence & Ethel Reynolds living in the Hayesville & Farson areas.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. Following his discharge from the service he was united in marriage to Phyllis McDaniel on June 26, 1957 in Bloomfield, Iowa. He farmed his entire life in the Farson area.

Mr. Bottger graduated from Farson High School in 1944, and was Valedictorian of his class

James was a member of the the Good Time Club, the Abington Church of Christ, and was a member of the Hedrick American Legion for over 50 years. He was well liked and will be greatly missed by all who knew him

Memorials may be made in his name to the Abington Church of Christ, Abington, Iowa.



Reese, Jacob Lyle
January 04, 1920 - August 30, 2007
Bloomfield, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 2:00 PM with family present between the hours of 6:00 & 8:00 PM September 03, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock AM September 04, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Union Cemetery near Bloomfield, Iowa

Jacob Lyle Reese was born January 4, 1920 in Pulaski, Iowa the son of Elmer Roy & Lula Francis Reese. He was raised and educated near Pulaski. After completing the 8th grade he helped his father on the farm. He was united in marriage to Hazel Hancock January 20, 1943 in Memphis, Missouri. Mr. Reese entered the U.S. Army during WWII serving in Italy, France and Germany in the European Campaign. After returning he was employed as a bus driver for the Bloomfield School District, farmed, and was a retired trucker. He was a member of the National Quarter Horse Association, Fremont Saddle Club and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Reese in survived by two sons, Paul "LaVerne" (Lynn) Reese of Hedrick, and Dean (Debbie) Reese of Hedrick, Sherri (Kirby) Pothast of Palatine, Illinois, and Karen (Doug) Chickering of Bloomfield, 16 grandchildren & 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Hazel in 1994, a son-in-law Doug Messerschmitt, four brothers, Elmer Jr., Robert, Edward and Kenneth, and three sisters, Harriet Hancock, Alice Watson and Velma Reese.




Stanbrough, Thelma Grace
Stanbrough, Thelma Grace
April 16, 1912 - July 07, 2007
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 9:00 AM with family present one hour prior to service at 1:30 p.m. July 10, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 O'clock P.M. July 10, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Ollie Cemetery, Ollie, Iowa

Thelma Grace Stanbrough was born April 16, 1912 in Ollie, Iowa to George and Laura Hardin Wonderlich. She graduated from Ollie High School in 1931. On October 3, 1931 she was united in marriage to Lawrence Stanbrough in Sigourney, Iowa. Mrs. Stanbrough was employed at Ottumwa Hospital retiring in September 1977 as Assistant Director of Housekeeping and Laundry. Thelma was a longtime member of the Ollie United Methodist Church. She is survived by her sons, Fred (Marge)of Ft. Meyers, Florida and Lawrence Junior of Ottumwa, a sister Evelyn Byers of Fremont, several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren,and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lawrence, two brothers, Raymond and Lloyd Wonderlich and a grand daughter Cynthia Stanbrough.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Good Samaritan Center Activity Fund in Ottumwa, Iowa.



Nelson, Chester
February 17, 1911 - June 15, 2007
Farson, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM June 19, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM June 20, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Competine Cemetery near Farson, Iowa

Joseph "Chester" Nelson was born February 17, 1911 near Abingdon, Iowa the son of Joseph Ray and Clara Smith Nelson. On December 11, 1932, he was united in marriage to Maxine McWilliams in Ottumwa, Iowa, they were the parents of a daughter, Marilyn Jean Nelson. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Maxine in 1990, his daughter Marilyn Jean Nelson in 1963, three brothers, Wallace, Morris, and Merle, and a sister Martha Nelson. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Arlene Nelson of Fairfield, several nieces and nephews, and many friends he has made during his lifetime.

Mr. Nelson attended Devil Lake School north of Abingdon.

Chester was a farmer his entire life farming in both Jefferson and Wapello Counties. He greatly appreciated the outdoors, his farm, and his passion of raising and breeding Belgian horses. Because of his love for this magnificent animal he received the honor of being inducted into the Belgian Horse Breeders Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Chester was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Abingdon.




Johnson, David Andrew
Johnson, David Andrew
July 18, 1915 - June 12, 2007
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 AM with family present between the hours of 6:00 & 8:00 PM June 14, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM June 15, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa.

David Andrew Johnson, age 91, of Fremont, died June 12, 2007 at Ottumwa Hospice. He was born July 18, 1915, in Glenwood, Missouri, to Samuel D. and Anna M. Sinclair Johnson. He married Jewell E. Deierling on March 31, 1944 in Quincy, Illinois. She died March 28, 1992 in Ottumwa, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Dorotha F. Bartman on January 2, 1993 in Fremont, Iowa. David graduated from Glenwood High School, Glenwood, Missouri and worked for Soutwestern Bell Telephone Co. and Western Union.

David was inducted into the Army 3/17/1941 at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Basic training in Camp Wallace, Texas for three months. He was then sent to Arkansas National Guard 106 CA (AA) in Fort Bliss at El Paso, Texas. He was sent to Fort Lewis, Washington September 1941, then to Dutch Harbor, Alaska (the Aleutians) the same month. He was back in the states March 1944 stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas and then to Camp Livingston in October 1944, also Camp Polk. He was then sent to England January 1945, to France & Germany in March; Paris, France in July, Antwerp, Belgium in September 1945, returning to the states at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Mr. Johnson was discharged October 1945 serving four years, seven months, and two days. After serving in WWII, he was employed as Maintenance Superintendent for Lowenberg Bakery in Ottumwa, Iowa for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Dorotha of Fremont, a granddaughter, two great-granddaughters, four step-sons, Dr. Don Miller (Barb) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Max Miller (fiancee-Lorene) of Dallas, Texas, Glen Miller (Linda) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wayne Bartman (Marge) of Kendallville, Indiana, Max MacConnell (Mary Lou) of Dyer, Indiana,six step-grandchildren, 22 step-great-grandchildren, two brother and sister-in-laws, Bob & Betty Allen and Carson & Luella Hutchings all of Ottumwa, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jewell, a sister Mae Lucas and a son Richard.

Memorials may be made in his name to either Hospice of Wapello Couty or the Fremont United Methodist Church.



Knaak, Violet Mary
November 26, 1917 - May 26, 2007


Visitation: Open at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. May 29, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, with family present one hour prior to the service time. May 30, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Violet Mary Knaak was born November 26, 1917 in Ottumwa,Iowa the daughter of Charles & Vinnie Pearson Benedict. She was united in marriage to Paul Sheets in 1937, he preceded her in death in 1959. She was co-owner of Sheets Grocery Store working in the store for 28 years. Violet was united in marriage to Richard Knaak in Hedrick, Iowa on April 9, 1965. Mrs. Knaak is survived by her husband Richard of Martinsburg, a grandson, Chris Miller of Corinth, Texas, two great-grandsons, Ryan and Curtis Miller also of Corinth, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Connie Miller, a grandson, Curt D. Miller, one brother, Charles Benedict, three sisters, Nellie Brumbaugh, Inez Ray, and Doris Gilliland.

Violet graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1935.

She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, quilting, sewing, traveling gardening and her flowers.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Dialysis Unit at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.



Welch, Ronald William
March 15, 1940 - May 20, 2007
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 10:00 AM with the family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM May 23, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 11:00 Am May 24, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottuwma, Iowa

Ronald W. Welch age 67, of Fremont, died Sunday, May 20, 2007 at Ottumwa Hospice. He was born March 15, 1940 in Fremont, Iowa to John and Vivian Scherman Welch. He moved to Bourbonnais, Illinois in 1957 and worked construction for many years. On December 19, 1962 he was united in marriage to Cecilia "Sue" Mook in Momence, Illinois. They lived in Arizona where he worked in home construction and siding. Surivors include his wife Sue of Fremont, three sons, Brian (April) Welch of Mesa, AZ, Brit (Tabitha) Welch of Ottumwa, and Brice (Traci) Welch of What Cheer, a daughter, Brinda (Marty) Lawrence of Fremont, 13 grandchildren, a brother, Ralph (Judy) Welch of Bradley, IL, a sister Virginia Haggard of Chebanse, IL, A brother-in-law, Donald Kanouse of Kankakee, IL and a sister-in-law, Barbara Welch of Putman, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mary Ellen Dean and Delourese Kanouse, and two brothers, Wesley and Raymond Welch.

He attended school in Fremont.

He was a member of the Fremont Nazarene Church. Ronald enjoyed camping and spending time outdoors.

Memorials may be may in his name to Hospice of Wapello County.



Skinner, Jesse
Skinner, Jesse
June 24, 1918 - April 28, 2007
Farson, Iowa

Memorial Service: 10:00 O'clock A.M. May 01, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Jesse "Harold" Skinner, age 88, died Saturday, April 28th, at his home in Farson. Mr. Skinner was born June 24, 1918 in Farson, Iowa to Harry & Hazel Adam Skinner. On November 5, 1938 Harold was united in marriage to Myra Louise Porter. Harold's memory is honored by four sons, Donald Wayne (Jill) Skinner of Shreveport, LA, Larry Edward (Carol) Skinner of Ottumwa, David Lee (Janet) Skinner of Fairfield, Marshall Ray (Margaret) Skinner of Hedrick, three daughters, Linda Lou Davis, Marsha Kay (Mike) Fink, and Judy Kleinschmidt all of Hedrick, eighteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren,one great-great grandchild, and a sister, Irene Baker of Ottumwa. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Myra, an infant daughter Sandra Sue Skinner and his son-in-law, Gene Davis.

Harold attended school in Farson.

Mr. Skinner was a painter and carpenter. He enjoyed hunting and trapping and was an avid fisherman and a master gardener.

Memorials may be made in his name to his family or Hospice of Wapello County.



Cowman, Jerald D.
December 06, 1925 - April 03, 2007
New Sharon, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 AM with family present between the hours of 6 and 8 PM April 06, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. on Saturday April 07, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Jerry was born on December 6, 1925 near Sandyville, Iowa to Willard and HIlda Leathers Cowman. He married Beverly Goodwin on January 2, 1953 in Oskaloosa. He was a truck driver for many years and retired from Norris Construction in 1990. He was a fremont resident for most of his life. Mr. Cowman is survived by his two sons, R. Dennis (Mary) Goodwin and Randy Cowman both of Fremont; five gandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Handy of Fremont, Shirley (Melvin) Reed of Cedar, and Lucille Sheeley of Ottumwa. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Beverly, in 2003 and a brother, Kenneth.

Jerry attended Fremont Schools.

He mowed several yards in Fremont and enjoyed working on his mowers. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Fremont Coffee Club.

A memorial has been established in his name.



Northup, Dr. Lawrence "Eldon"
November 16, 1948 - April 01, 2007
Gainesville, Florida

Memorial Service: 10:00 O'clock A.M. April 23, 2007 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Eldon Northup was born November 16, 1948 in Ollie, Iowa to Lawrence Eldon "Dudley" and Maxine Cavin Northup. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force July 29, 1968, retiring in 1988. During his career in the Air Force he was stationed in Virginia, Texas, Michigan, New Mexico, Idaho, Okinawa, Viet Nam, Thailand, and Italy. while in the service he acquired two Bacherlor of Arts Degrees in Counseling and Education, two Master's Degrees, and a PhD.Doctorate of Philosophy. He was united in marriage to Maura Ameda D'Arcangelo in Alburquerque, New Mexico on December 23, 1974. He was blessed with two sons; Maurice of Alburquerque, New Mexico and Stephen of Hawthorne, Florida. Other survivors include his mother, Maxine Northup of Ollie, sisters; Dixie Jasper of Martinsburg, Iowa and Effie Fowler of Hallsville, Missouri, "Little Brother" George Northup of Ollie, Iowa and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and two infant sisters.




Murray, Susan Renee Fee
Murray, Susan Renee Fee
August 16, 1962 - March 21, 2007
at her home in Hedrick, IA

Visitation: 10 AM on Friday with family present from 6 to 8 PM Friday evening March 23, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. on Saturday March 24, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cremation will follow the funeral service.

Susan R. Fee Murray, age 44 of Hedrick, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at her home. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 24 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mark Doll officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation begins at 10:00 AM on Friday at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present from 6 to 8 PM Friday evening. Memorials may be made to the family. Susan Renee Fee Murray, daughter of Lester Dale and Carolyn Heaton Fee, was born on August 16, 1962 in Knoxville, IA. She was a 1980 graduate of Eddyville High School. On October 6, 1984, Susan was united in marriage to Craig Murray in Eddyville, IA. She had worked as a Nurse’s Aide and Rehab Aide at the Manor House in Sigourney before taking a position as a teacher’s associate at Pekin Schools. Susan was a member of the Bethel Christian Church in Eddyville. She enjoyed sewing, coaching tee-ball, gardening, reading, deer hunting and dressing as a clown at birthday parties, nursing homes, schools and Hedrick Barbecue Days. Her memory is honored by her husband, Craig of Hedrick; her two sons, Eric and Tim, both at home; her parents Lester and Carolyn Fee of rural Eddyville; and her brother, Scott Fee and wife Deb of rural Eddyville. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents and her brother, Gregory Dale Fee.




Meeker, Wesley A.
February 14, 1956 - March 18, 207
at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney.

Visitation: Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM March 21, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. on Thursday March 22, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg

Hedrick – Wesley A. Meeker, age 52 of Hedrick, died Sunday, March 18, 2007 at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 22 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bill Hornback officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg. Visitation begins at 10 AM on Wednesday at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present from 6 to 8 PM that evening. Memorials may be made to the family. Wesley A. Meeker, son of Marion F. “Skip” and Florine J. Rigler Meeker, was born on February 14, 1955 in Sigourney, IA. He was raised in the Hedrick/Martinsburg area and was a 1973 graduate of Hedrick High School. He received his A.A. degree from Ottumwa Heights College in 1976 and was working towards his B.A. degree at Buena Vista University. Wesley married Angela Brown on June 6, 1982 in Packwood, IA. They had two children together, Mikkala Reneé and Kristen Michelle. They divorced in 1991 but continued to share a deep and heartfelt friendship. On July 3, 1995, Wes married Katherine Kauffman in Sigourney, IA. They have a daughter, Katelyn LeaAnn. A Hedrick resident for most of his life, Wesley had worked for many years as a counselor for troubled youth at the Siddartha House in Ottumwa. For the past 25 years, he worked at the Pioneer Hybrid plant west of Hedrick. He enjoyed watching sports and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan as well as the New York Yankees and Chicago Bears. Wesley enjoyed listening to classic rock music and playing the drums. He is survived by his wife, Kathy of Hedrick; his father, Marion “Skip” Meeker of Hedrick; his daughters, Kristen and Katelyn both of Hedrick; two sisters, Melissa (Tim) Deegan of Hedrick and Judy Meeker of Missouri; his step-children, Ron (Chanel) Kauffman and Jessica and Holly Kauffman; two step-grandchildren, Avery and Zachary Kauffman, and many nieces and nephews. Wesley was preceded in death by his mother, an infant daughter, Mikkala; two sisters, Lonna and Wanda Souer and a brother, John Meeker.




Clark, Keith W.
Clark, Keith W.
January 28, 1918 - March 10, 2007
Ottumwa Hospice

Memorial Service: 11:00 AM Thursday March 15, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Visitation: 6 to 8 PM Wednesday March 14, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: The urn will be placed in a niche at Memorial Law Cemetery in Ottumwa immediately following the memorial service.

Keith Clark, age 89 of Fremont, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Ottumwa Hospice. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, Mar. 15 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Dean officiating. The urn will be placed in a niche at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa immediately following the service. The family will greet friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Wapello County Hospice. Keith Ward Clark, the only son of Faye and Gladys Grove Clark, was born near Delta, IA on January 28, 1918. He attended school at Delta and Barnes City. On June 15, 1941, Keith was united in marriage to Dorothy I. Pfannebecker. He farmed for several years in the Delta area and also worked at the John Deere Ottumwa Works for 25 years, retiring in 1981. Keith was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa, United Auto Workers Local #74 and the John Deere Bowling League. He enjoyed fishing, card games and was an avid camper and pool player. He had traveled extensively across the United States and had been to Europe three different times. An avid St. Louis Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes fan, Keith enjoyed baseball, football, college basketball and taking his grandchildren on vacations and to amusement parks. He also enjoyed antique tractors and the “Greater Southeast Iowa Tractor Ride.” Keith spent a great deal of time gardening and taking care of his lawn and was a man who loved God and his Church family. Keith’s memory is honored by his son, Leland (Diane) Clark of Fremont; his daughter, Kathy Clark of Tempe, AZ; four grandchildren, Tina Michelle Gallager, David Ryan Clark, Phillip Clark Estes and Christina Elane Estes; and four great-grandchildren, Corbin Shawn Gallager, Chase Robert Gallager, Natalie Joella Clark and Cole Ryan Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Dorothy on November 22, 2006.

Memorials may be made to Wapello County Hospice.



Phillips, Ada Marie
October 30, 1919 - February 26, 2007
Bentonville, Arkansas

Memorial Service: 10:30 AM May 19, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Ada Marie Phillips, 87, of Bentonville, Arkansas, formerly of Fremont passed away Monday, February 26, 2007, in Arkansas. She was born October 30, 1919 near Cedar the daughter of Eldon & Louie Moore. Ada Marie graduated from William Penn College in Oskaloosa, with a degree in teaching. She was united in marriage to Fred Phillips August 18, 1940 in Missouri. Ada Marie devoted her life to her family and her love of teaching. Following her retirement from Fremont Community School in 1981 she and her husband Fred moved to Arkansas. Ada Marie is survived by her loving husband of 66 years Fred, a daughter, Latressa Phillips, of Bentonvile, Ark, three sons, Fred (Chris) Phillips, of San Diego, CA, Robert (Irene) Phillips of Bentonville, Ark, and Terry (Susan) Phillips also of Bentonville, ten grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and two brothers, Glenn (Etta May) Moore of Texas and Harold (Rhoda) Moore of Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and Delores Moore. Ada Marie will be greatly missed by her family and the many friends who knew her.

Ada Marie was a longtime member of the Fremont United Methodist Church and most recently the First Unhited Methodist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her name to the Fremont United Methodist Church.



Whitehead, Mary Edith
March 19, 1921 - February 09, 2007
Ottumwa, Iowa

Mary Edith Whitehead, 85, of Fremont, passed away Feb. 9, 2007 at the Good Samaritan Center in Ottumwa. Mary was born to Ralph Leo & Pearl Tipsord Clark in the Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa on March 19, 1921. She was one of nine children. She married Elmo Whitehead on Aug. 3, 1940. Mary lived most of her life in Mahaska County where she worked as a housekeeper and laundress. She also worked for Fremont Funeral Chapel for a number of years. She is survived by her children, Jim (Laura) Whitehead of Eddyville & Dixie (Ron) Tucker of Ottumwa. She is also survived by the following grandchildren, Sandi Tucker-Stanbro of Oskaloosa, Ron Tucker of Fremont, Larry Tucker of Austin, Texas, Angela Whitehead of Ottumwa, Michelle Whitehead of Eddyville, Renee Davis of Eddyville and Jennifer Williams of Oskaloosa; plus numerous great-grandchidlren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, and her husband. The body has been cremated. Graveside inurnment services will be planned at a later date in New Sharon. Memorials may be made to the family.




Arendt, Zora Ruth
February 09, 1923 - February 04, 2007
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with the family present between the hours of 6:00 & 8:00 p.m. February 06, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. February 07, 2007 at Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa

Zora Ruth was born February 9, 1923 in Fremont the daughter of Claude and Alta Mae Arganbright Miars. She was united in marriage to Willis Arendt, November 27, 1941 in Lancaster, Missouri. She was employed in the X-ray department at St. Joseph Hospital in Ottumwa, Iowa for 16 years. Her memory is honored by her husband of 65 years, Willis Arendt, sons, Bob(Sandy)Arendt of Ottumwa, and Warren Arendt of Fremont, a daughter, Willa Mathews of Bloomfield, family friend, Gary Noble, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and her dog Weezer. She was preceded in death by her parents, twin brothers, Zon & Zoyd, and her son-in-law, Hollis Hill.

She graduated from Hedrick High School in 1942.

Zora Ruth was a member of the United Methodist Women, Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church, the 24 Club, active in the 4-H program, and the Hedrick Music Boosters. She helped her husband on the family farm and loved gardening, her flowers, her dogs & cats, baking, but especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Memorials may be made in her name to Hospice of Wapello/Davis County, or the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church.



Arendt, Dorothy May
Arendt, Dorothy May
January 29, 1917 - January 21, 2007
Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, IA

Visitation: Visitation begins at 12 noon on Tuesday, January 23rd January 23, 2007 at Hedrick - Martinsburg United Methodist Church
Funeral Service: 11:00 O'Clock A.M. January 24, 2007 at Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church, Hedrick, Iowa.
Interment: Brooks Cemetery in Hedrick, Iowa.

Dorothy M. Arendt, age 89 of Hedrick, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the Hedrick – Martinsburg United Methodist Church with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial will follow at the Brooks Cemetery in Hedrick. Visitation begins at 12 noon on Tuesday at the Hedrick – Martinsburg United Methodist Church with the family present from 5 to 7 PM Tuesday evening. Memorials may be made to the Hedrick – Martinsburg United Methodist Church or to Keokuk County Hospice. Dorothy May Davis Arendt, daughter of Norton and Clarinda “Rennie” Bottorff Davis, was born on January 29, 1917 in Wapello County, IA. She graduated from Hedrick High School in 1935. On June 12, 1935, Dorothy was united in marriage to Rudolph Arendt. They farmed in the Hedrick area for many years. She was a member of the Hedrick – Martinsburg United Methodist Church and the Hedrick Eastern Star, of which she was a former Worthy Matron. Dorothy was a talented quilter and won first prize at the 1987 National Quilt Show in Paducah, KY. Dorothy’s memory is honored by her two sisters; Helen Kielkopf of Hedrick and Ruth Green of Ottumwa; her son-in-law, Ralph Pilkington of Albion, NE; her three grandchildren and their spouses, Jeffrey and Annette Pilkington of Golden, CO, Douglas and Jill Pilkington of Elkhorn, NE, and Mary Ann and Troy Michels of Eagle Lake, MN; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on Dec. 10, 2006 and her daughter, Rella Pilkington in 2002.




Wolf, Frank
Wolf, Frank
March 29, 1915 - January 13, 2007
Frank passed away at his home in Hedrick, IA.

Visitation: 6 to 8 PM January 17, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock A.M. January 18, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: McMormick Cemetery near Highland Center.

Frank Wolf, age 92, of Hedrick died January 13th, 2007 at his home. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, Jan. 17th at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday evening. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, Jan. 18th at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bill Hornback officiating. Interment will follow at McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center. Memorials may be made to Wapello Co. Hospice. Andrew Franklin “Frank” Wolf was born on March 29, 1914 in Wapello County, Iowa the son of Clarence and Mabel Rogers Wolf. He graduated from Hedrick High School in 1931. Frank was united in marriage to Doris Williams on February 22, 1936 in Ottumwa, IA. They farmed near Farson, Iowa until 1962 when they moved to Hedrick. Frank also worked at Tenco in Ottumwa, retiring in 1976. He belonged to the Woodmen of the World Lodge for over 60 years. A devoted family man, he was also an avid sports fan, enjoyed camping, fishing, wintering in Texas and the Hedrick Senior meals. He is survived by his son, Roger (Sharon) Wolf of Holiday Island, AR, three daughters, Carolyn (Dick) Doak of Franklin, TN, Marilyn (Jerry) Steinaway of Hedrick, and Judy (Dick) Messerschmitt of Fillmore, IN., ten grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Doris, in 2003, four brothers, Loren, Forrest, Richard and Rex, a sister, Florence Everhart, and a grandson, Michael Wolf.




Norris, Kenenth
July 17, 1928 - 13, 2006
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 12:00 noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. June 16, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock a.m. June 17, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie

Kenneth was born July 17th, 1928 in rural Hedrick the son of Harold and Ruth Scarborough Norris. He was raised and educated in the Hedrick area. After graduating he hepled his parents on the family farm. On May 15, 1948, he was united in marriage to Arlene Davis at the United Methodist Church in Martinsburg. Together they spent their lives farming in the Packwood/Hedrick area. Kenneth worked as a machinery salesman for Geriner Implement in Batavia, Shafer Tractor in Ottumwa, Crow Implement in Hedrick, was District Manager for Terra Fertilizer in Hedrick, a bookkeeper for Bill's Standard Station in Hedrick, and workedfor the Hedrick City Maintenance Department. Kenneth's memory is honored by his three sons, Danny & Anita Norris of Farson, Timothy & Dixie Norris of Fremont, Nebraska, and Kevin & Angela Norris of Emerson, Iowa. Ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, six step-great grandchildren, and a sister, Mary Ellen and husband Rex Herman of Herick. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Arlene, and a brother Harold Keith Norris.

Kenneth graduated from Farson High School in 1945.

Kenneth enjoyed fishing, camping, wood crafts, writing for the local newspaper, and had several volumes of the History Corner book reflecting the history of the Hedrick area published, and acting for the Fort Smith Players. He was a member of the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church and the Hedrick Lions Club.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name.



Arendt, Rudolph R.
August 07, 1912 - December 10, 2006
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon at the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church with family receiving guests between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. December 12, 2006 at
Funeral Service: 1:00 O'clock p.m. December 13, 206 at Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church, Hedrick, Iowa.
Interment: Brooks Cemetery in Hedrick, Iowa.

Rudolph R. Arendt, Age 94, died December 10th, 2006, at the Keokuk County Regional Health Center in Sigourney. He was born August 7th, 1912 to William and Johanna Emke Arendt. Rudolph was raised and spent his entire life on the Arendt Century Farm northeast of Hedrick. On June 12th, 1935, he was married to Dorothy Davis. This union was blessed by one daughter; Rella Arendt Pilkington, who died in June, 2002. Rudy is survived by his wife, Dorothy, a son-in-law, Ralph Pilkington, three grandchildren, Mary Michels, Doug Pilkington, and Jeff Pilkington, and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers; Louis, John, william, and Frank and by three siters; Henrietta Arendt, Marie Johnson, and Dorothy (Dora) Knaaak.

He was a 1930 graduate of Hedrick High School and was a player on the 1930 basketball team that advanced to the state finals.

Rudy was active in community affairs having served on the Hedrick School Board, the Keokuk County ASC Committee, Steady Run Township Trustee, and in various capacities in the Hedrick Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made in his name to either Hospice of Keokuk County or to the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church.



Sheeley, Calvin C.
March 20, 1926 - December 03, 2006
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. December 05, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 O'clock p.m. December 06, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Tioga Cemetery near Rose Hill, Iowa.

Calvin was born in Delta, Iowa, March 20, 1926, the son of Cary and Mabel Lundy Sheeley. He was united in marriage to Lucille Cowman, July 25, 1950, in Oskaloosa. He worked as a mechanic at Cox Service Station for a few years. He and Lucille moved to Ottumwa in 1965, and he worked for Baird Radio and T.V. Following Glen Baird's retirement, Calvin purchased the business and moved it to his home which he ran until he retired in 1995. His memory is honored by his wife Lucille, his children, Christine (Larry) DePenning of Ottumwa, Greg Sheeley, Michael (Mary) Sheeley, Robert Sheeley, Don (Rose) Sheeley all of Ottumwa, Bryan Sheeley of Oregon, and Patrick Sheeley of Clarinda, Iowa, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents,three brothers, John, Phillip, and Bill Sheeley, and two sons, Ricky and Willard Sheeley.

Mr. Sheeley entered the U.S. Navy during WWII and served in the South Pacific. He then attended Radio School in Great Lakes, Illinois.

He graduated from Oskaloosa High School.

His hobbies included coin collecting, gardening, fishing, music and genealogy. He was a member of the VFW in Ottumwa.

Memorials may be made in his name.



VanDePol, Stanley R.
March 26, 1922 - December 02, 2006
Altoona, Iowa

Stanley R. VanDePol, age 84, formerly of Fremont and Oskaloosa, died Saturday, December 2, 2006 at Altoona Nursing & Rehabilitation. His body was cremated and no services are planned. He was born March 27, 1922 near Eddyville to Gerrit and Clare Roberts VanDePol. He was raised on farms in the Cedar area and graduated from Cedar High School in 1941. On May 23rd, 1942 Stanley was united in marriage to Lena Mae Allsup in Junction City, Kansas they farmed west of Hedrick for twenty-two years. He was a member of the Hedrick Christian Church, and a member of the Eagles Lodge. Stanley and Lena Mae ran the Wagon Wheel Cafe in Fremont in the mid 1970's. He was employed as an over the road semi driver for Harold Dickey, Packwood, Kinsgbury Homes in Sigourney, Wausau Homes, Ottumwa, and Ace Trucking of Des Moines, retiring in 1984. In October of 2001 Stanley and Lena Mae moved to Oskaloosa. Stanley entered nursing care in April of 2006, and transferred to Altoona in September. His memory is honored by his wife of 64 years, Lena Mae of Altoona, three sons, Ronald (Lyn) of Ankeny, Terry (Mary) of Altoona, and Stanley Alan of Lexington, Kentucky, five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Frances Evans of Greenbrier, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Robert (Mary Else), and a great-grandson, Braden VanDePol. Condolences may be sent to Lena Mae, at; Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation, 200 7th Ave. S.W. Altoona, Iowa 50009.




Hanna, Kenneth Jack
July 11, 1931 - November 23, 2006
Sigourney, Iowa

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Saturday November 27, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Springfield Cemetery near Delta, Iowa.

Kenneth Jack Hanna, age 75, of Delta, died Thursday, November 23rd, 2006 at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney. He was born August 11, 1931, in Oskaloosa, Iowa the son of Mark and Pearl Moore Hanna. He attended school in Oskaloosa. In 1970 Kenneth was united in marriage to Waunema Osborne. During his life Kenneth worked as a security guard in Eddyville, ran a maintainer in Kirkville for Dahl Manufacturing of Montezuma, and also worked for the railroad. His enjoyments included hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Oskaloosa, and was also a member of the Merchant Marines. Kenneth's memory is honored by his wife, Waunema Hanna of Delta, two sons, Richard (Brenda) Shappell of Delta, and Mark Hanna of Oskaloosa, five daughters, Pam (Tim) Maule of Oskaloosa, Grace (Jerry) Charbonneaux of Oskaloosa, Beth (Larry) of Lovilla, Binky (Terry) Strunk of Plano, and Lucinda Osborne of Fairfield, six half brothers, Russell, Jim, Wayne, George and Bill Harrison and Larry Hill, a sister, Grace Sanders, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Terry Hanna, a granddaughter, two sisters, Fern Lewis and Lucille Bean, and a half brother Bob Harrison.




Glick, Wayne E. "Jack"
Glick, Wayne E.
July 18, 1927 - November 14, 2006
at his home in Hedrick, IA

Visitation: 6 to 8 PM November 16, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. November 17, 2006 at Brooks Cemetery
Interment: Hedrick, IA

Wayne E. “Jack” Glick, age 79, of Hedrick passed away Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 at his home in Hedrick. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Brooks Cemetery in Hedrick with Rev. Shirley Hoffman-Will of the Prairieview United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present from 6 to 8 PM Thursday evening. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Wayne E. “Jack” Glick was born on July 18, 1927 in Moravia, IA to Troy Samuel and Grace Davis Glick. He graduated from Hedrick High School in 1945 and joined the U.S. Marines shortly afterwards. He served in China and was discharged in 1949. He started his own business, Jack Glick Construction, in 1950 which he operated for 55 years. Jack married Donna Sterling on April 10, 1955. They later divorced. Jack was a member of the Arendt-Bolin-Stubbs American Legion Post #83. He is survived by his two sons, Mark (Jane) Glick and David (Lori) Glick, all of Hedrick; four grandchildren, Adam, Jeremy and Melanie Glick and Emily Ellis; two step-grandchildren, Heather Keller and Chris Anderson; a step-great-granddaughter, Calissa Keller; a brother, Bill (Virginia) Glick of Manville, WY; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Carl Glick and a nephew, Ron Glick.




Kiefer, Aleta F.
Kiefer, Aleta F.
December 30, 1918 - October 31, 2006
Parkridge Nursing & Rehab Center in Pleasant Hill, IA.

Visitation: Begins at 3:00 PM Thursday, Nov. 2nd at Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present from 6 to 8 PM Thursday evening. The Rosary will be recited at 3 PM Thursday , at the Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM on Friday November 03, 2006 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oskaloosa, IA
Interment: Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sigourney, IA

Aleta Faye Bunting Kiefer was born December 30th, 1918 in Lacey, Iowa, the daughter of William Alfred “Alf” and Clara Leona Long Bunting. Her mother passed away when Aleta was a month old. As a baby, she lived with Rella & Watson Weathermax, a cousin. Following their deaths, she lived with her father, three sisters, and a brother. She graduated from Lacey High School in 1936. On February 14th, 1939, Aleta was united in marriage to Lawrence W. Kiefer at St. Mary’s Church in Oskaloosa. To this union, seven children were born. The family farmed and lived in the rural Hedrick area. In the late 1950’s, they moved into town and lived there until Lawrence passed away in 1996. Aleta lived in Oskaloosa until suffering a stroke in 2003. She then resided at assisted living facilities in the Des Moines area and has been a resident of the Parkridge Nursing & Rehab Center in Pleasant Hill since August 2005. A member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa, Aleta enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. She loved gardening and spent hours watching and feeding the birds and squirrels. Her memory is honored by her three sons and their wives, James and Sharon Kiefer of Hedrick, Larry and Jan Kiefer of Urbandale, and David and Trudy Kiefer of Fremont, NE; her four daughters, Elsie and Gary Grimm of Cedar Rapids, Martha Jones and Brian Roose of Pella, Joyce and Royal Smith of Cambridge, and Judy and Larry Nace of Kilduff; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on in August of 1999, a grandson, Todd Kiefer, three sisters, Lucille, Glenna and Maxine, and a brother, Vernon.




Brown, Harold E.
November 28, 1921 - October 20, 2006
Marshalltown, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 O'clock p.m. October 23, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. October 24, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Harold E. Brown, age 84, of Oskaloosa, died Friday, October 20, 2006 at the Marshalltown Hospital. He was born November 28, 1921, in Cedar, Iowa the son of Floyd D. & Pansy Rhinehart Brown. He was raised in rural Cedar. Following his return from the service in 1945 he began farming the family farms with his father. He was united in marriage to Rosalie Bonnett on February 16, 1946, in Cedar. She preceded him in death April 23, 1996. In addition to farming, he also did custom trucking and baling. In 1984 he and Rosalie moved to Oskaloosa. In 1999 they received the honor of having their farm become a Century Farm. Harold's enjoyments included Chicago Cubs baseball, playing City League baseball, raising horses, and spending time with his grandchildren. His memory is honored by two daughters, Rhonda Morrison of Johnston, & Marla Knight of Marshalltown, two sons, Neal (Sue) Brown of Fremont, and Kendall Brown of Oskaloosa, a brother Ronald (Jean) Brown of Fremont, seven grandchildren, Sherri Daveline, Jodi Kaus, Wesley Brown, Tara Surprenant, Jeffrey & Sean Knight & Colton Brown, seven great-grandchildren, and special friend Laura Cook of Oskaloosa.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII and served in the European Campaign.

Harold graduated from Cedar High School in 1941. He attended William Penn College in Oskaloosa for one year.

Harold was a member of Farm Bureau, Cedar United Methodist Church, Federal Land Bank Association Board Director, ASCS County Committee, V.F.W., Pork, Soybean, and Corn Producers Associations.

Memorials may be made in his name to either the Cedar United Methodist Church or Iowa River Hospice of Marshalltown, Iowa.



Upton, Lillian
June 23, 1929 - October 19, 2006
Richland, Iowa

Lillian Upton, age 77, or Richland, Iowa passed away October 19th, 2006 at her home. She was born on June 23, 1929 in Corbin, kentucky, the daughter of Robert & Cinda Daniels. She was raised in Henryville, Indiana and attended the Charleston High School. During her life, Lillian worked as a waitress, the General Electric Company, Crosley Radio Company, & a candy company, all in Cincinnati, Ohio. She married Lancaster Upton, they later divorced. She spend the remainder of her life as a homemaker and caring for her children and grandchildren. Her enjoyments included cooking, reading, the ocean, and most of all spending time with her family. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Her memory is honored by a son, William C. Upton and wife Peggy of Fairborn, Ohio, a daughter, Debbie Andeway & husband Jeff of Richland, Iowa, two sisters, Sheila Wysong & husband David of Brookville, Ohio, and Leona Daily of Tennessee, three grandchildren, Gabriel & wife Shellee Upton, & Nicholas & Brandon Andeway, and four great-grandchildren, Brenton, Alec, Ashton, & Liam Upton, and her lifetime best friend, Pauline (Pud) Wilson of Omaha, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Neal Daniels.




Meyer, Vivian Louise (Randell)
July 30, 1925 - October 17, 2006
Florissant, Missouri

Memorial Service: 1:30 p.m. October 21, 2006 at Cedar United Methodist Church, Cedar, Iowa.
Interment: Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Vivian was born in Cedar, Iowa the daughter of Frank & Jenetta Randell on July 30, 1925. She graduated from Cedar High School in 1943. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Perkins in Cedar on September 19, 1945, they later divorced. She was married to Lafe Dupy in 1968, he preceded her in death. On December 4, 1976, she was married to Marsall Meyer, who survives. Vivian was a lifetime member of the Cedar United Methodist Church, a member of the Five Forty-Five Club and active member of the Women's Legion Auxiliary serving as Past President. Vivian is survived by her children, Karen & Robert Fox of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; Linda & Greg Life of Oskaloosa, Iowa; Greg & Jackie Perkins of Fremont, iowa and Bruce & Mae Perkins of Largo, Florida. She was grandmother to Alicia Siefker of Fremont, Travis Life of Chicago, Illinoi and Brett Life of Marion, Iowa. She also leaves two great-grandsons, Nate & Bryce Siefker of Fremont, her sister Betty Ann Battey (Bo) of Grinnell, Iowa and a foster sister-in-law Virginia Keeran of Boulder City, Nevada. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Wesley Randell, foster brother, Wililam Keeran and a granddaughter, April Fox.




Sauer, Kenneth Wayne/Mabel Elizabeth (Betty) Morton Sauer
, - September 18, 2006


Kenneth Wayne Sauer, 90, formerly of the Hedrick and Farson areas died September 24, 2004 at the Golden Empire convalescent Hospital in Grass Valley, California. Mabel Elizabeth (Betty) Morton Sauer, 91 died September 18, 2006 at the Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital in Grass Valley. Per their requests both Kenneth and Betty have been cremated. Burial of the cremains will be in the Sauer family plot in the Competine Cemetery near Farson. No services are planned.




Braden, Wilma L.
Braden, Wilma  L.
August 29, 1916 - August 25, 2006
Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 11:00 O'clock a.m. with famiy greeting friends between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 o'clock p.m. August 27, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. August 28, 2006 at Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church, Hedrick, Iowa.
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg.

Wilma was born on August 29th, 1916 in Ioka, Iowa the daughter of Ralph D. and Pearl Zepp Sheraden. She was united in marriage to Glenn Braden on February 19th, 1938 at the Sigourney United Methodist Church Parsonage. Following their marriage Wilma and Glenn farmed together in the Hedrick area for 50 years prior to retiring in Hedrick. Her memory is honored by her husband Glenn of Hedrick, three daughters; Joyce (Harlan) Millikin of Hedrick, Janet (Marv) Dunaway of Sun City West, Arizona, and Kathleen (Dave) Sterling of Batavia, Iowa, eight grandchildren; Greg (Marianne) Millikin, Scott (Lisa) Millikin, Brent (Jennifer) Millikin, and Joel (Jenell) Millikin, Angie (Tim) Kaney, Monte (Teresa) Haufle, Chris (Jill) Sterling, Nikole (Martin) Johns, and twenty-two great-grandchildren; Brittany, Cody, Brandy, Cameron, Kelsey, Abbie, Adam, Karly, Dalton, Tyler, Ella June, Ryan and Brady Millikin, Kalli, Brodie,Travis and Macie Kaney, Jack and Eli Haufle, Jake and Jonah Sterling and Ella Nikole Johns. Two sister-in-laws; Lela Zepp and Betty Sheraden. Many nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parent, three brothers; Paul, Carl and George Sheraden and a sister; Hazel Bridges.

Wilma attended Prairie Home School for eight years and then the Ollie High School where she graduated in 1934.

Wilma's enjoyments included sewing, embroidery, cooking, gardening traveling, but above all spending time with her family. She was a member of the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, where she held several offices including president, taught Sunday School, Bible School, was a counselor of the Martinsbur Youth Group, member of the Friendly Hour Club, and the Jolly Jane's Club. She was also very involved in community and school projects.

Memorials may be made in her name to either Pekin Dollars for Scholars program, or the Hedrick Library.



Fitzgerald, Helen Louise
December 30, 1925 - August 06, 2006
Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, IA

Visitation: Open after 10:00 O'clock a.m. with family greeting friends between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. August 08, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. August 09, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg

Helen was born December 30, 1925 in rural Farson, Iowa the daughter of Adrian and Gleda Grissom Riley. She was raised in rural Farson and attended the Farson School. After completing 8th grade she worked on the family farm for several years until meeting Darwin Fitzgerald. Helen and Darwin were united in marriage January 4th, 1946 and settled in Hedrick. During her life Helen worked for Spilman Grocery in Hedrick, sold Avon, Betty Gay Dress Shop in Ottumwa, and as a nurse's aide at the Good Samaritan Center, St. Joseph Hospital, and the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Helen's memory is honored by her daughter, Virginia Sherwood and husband Don of Martinsburg, a brother, Larry Riley and wife Janet of Cedar, a sister, Dorothy Thompson of Oskaloosa, two grandsons, D.J. and Doug Sherwood, and five great-grandchildren, Heather Patton, Jackie, Ginny, Preston and Parker Sherwood. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, her husband, and three brothers, Melvin, Loyd, and Adrian Earl Riley.

Her enjoyments included embroidery, camping, visiting, blue grass festivals, and attending her grandchildren's sporting events. Helen was a member of the Hedrick Christian Church.

Memorials may be made in her name.



Hoover, Maxine Melissa (Parks)
October 09, 1928 - August 06, 2006
Mahaska County Partnership in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Visitation: Open after 10:00 O'clock a.m. with family greeting friends between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. August 11, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: Family prelude music will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the service begining at 10:30 a.m. August 12, 2006 at Church of the Nazarene in Oskaloosa, Iowa
Interment: Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Maxine Melissa (Parks) Hoover was born October 9, 1928 in Robertsdale, PA., the daughter of Harry F. and Veta J. Ramsey Parks. She was raised and educated in Robertsdale, PA., and graduated from the Robertsdale High School in 1947. Following her gravudation she traveled to Iowa for a two week vacation at the home of uncle Joe and aunt Althea Ward of Cedar, and remained in Iowa. She enrolled in the Iowa Success Business School in Ottumwa in 1950. Maxine then worked at Kenmare Manufacturing in Ottumwa from 1950 until 1957. She was united in marriage to Francis Hoover in Cedar, Iowa, March 26th, 1955, they later divorced. Maxine was a devoted mother to her children providing them with much love. In 1977 she began doing housekeeping service. She provided day care for Kim and J.D. Koogler, whom she loved as grandchildren. She enjoyed her church, yard work, gardening, flowers, and most importantly the care and love she gave unconditionally to her children and grandchildren. Those left to honore her memory include her three daughters, Joyce (David) Wheeler of Oskaloosa, Jan (Rev. Cyril) McKay of Fremont, and Jayve (Guy)Almon of Oskaloosa. Two sisters; an identical twin, Estaline Darland of Hiawatha, IA., and Velma Decker of Pittsburg, PA., two brothers; Dean (Lois) Parks of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Don (Wanda) Parks of Coroapolis, PA., nine grandchildren, Chad Whipple, Ruth, Gary, and Michael Wheeler, Lesa, Hayley, Olivia, Emily, and Elliot McKay, many cousins, nieces and nephews. A son Jeff Hoover, her parents, a brother Bernard Parks, two sisters; Eva Swope and Winifred (Sis) Ramper preceded Maxine in death.

Maxine was a passionate member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Memorials may be made in her name to Parson's Inn in Fremont, Iowa.



Van Winkle, Phyllis Audrey
, - August 05, 2006
Albuquerque, NM

Memorial Service: 1:30 p.m. 09, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: West View Cemetery, Kirkville, Iowa

Phyllis Audrey Van Winkle, age 89, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2006 in Albuquerque, NM. Her husband Delmer V. Van Winkle, and her son, John Paul Van Winkle, preceded her in death. Her daughters Phyllis Ann Van Winkle, and Bernice Kae Sanchez and her husbad Paul A. Sanchez, grandchildren, Richard Montoya, Marc Montoya and his wife LeDawn, Keith Sanchez and his wife Abigail, and three great-grandchildren, Lane Montoya, Isaac Montoya and Madison Montoya, sisters Alice Smith and Roberta Petra, and brother Frank Fairchild survive her. She was united in marriage to Delmer Van Winkle on May 1, 1943 and lived in Ottumwa until 1960 when the family moved to Albuquerque due to John Paul's health. Mrs. Van Winkle worked at various jobs during her life but the most important job to her was being a good homemaker, wife and mother. She took much joy in her family and was always doing something to bring happiness to others. Services were held for her August 8, 2006 at the French Mortuary in Albuquerque, NM, with cremation following per her wishes. Graveside services will be held at the West View Cemetery in Kirkville, IA, on June 9th,2007 at 3:00 pm. Her daughters will be at the Fremont Funeral Chapel at 1:30 pm to meet with family and friends and also invite them to the Fremont Community Center for refreshments following the services.




Ebelsheiser, Dallas D.
December 24, 1924 - July 23, 2006
Hedrick, Iowa

Funeral Service: Graveside services at 2:00 p.m. July 25, 2006 at Brooks Cemetery
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa.

Dallas D. Ebelsheiser age 81, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2006 at his home in Hedrick. He was born December 24, 1924 in Hedrick the son of George and Ollie Darner Ebelsheiser. He was united in marriage on June 28, 1962 in Georgia to LaRayne Rumsey. Dallas worked for Southland Corporation where he supervised Seven Eleven Convenience stores. He also operated a grocery store with his brother in Hedrick. Mr. Ebelsheiser's memory is honored by his wife LaRayne and their family, and a brother, Dean and wife Mary Ebelsheiser of Hedrick. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters; Helen Harris, Neva Beggs, and Marietta Ritzenthaler, and an infant brother, Warren.

Dallas served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII.

He attended and graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1943.

His enjoyments included playing golf, basketball, watching sports, playing cards, and bowling. He was a member of the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church, and the Hedrick American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Hospice of Wapello County.



McCombs, Florence
August 02, 1917 - July 10, 2006
Pella, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. July 12, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:00 o'clock p.m. July 13, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Florence Leona McCombs was born August 2, 1917, in Appanoose County, the daughter of Archie and Lavenia Myrtle Stevens Main. She was united in marriage to Lester Joseph McCombs, April 19, 1937, he preceded her in death, March 4, 1985. Leona spent her entire life as a homemaker taking care of and loving her children. Leona's memory is honored by her sons; Leon and wife Sally McCombs of Knoxville, Iowa , Larry McCombs and special friend Jeannie Kaplan of Des Moines, Iowa, a daughter; Rosalie "Lorraine" and husband John Hall of Phoenix, Arizona, two brothers; Clarence Main of Kansas City, Missouri, and Max and his wife Eva Main of Albia, Iowa. Two sisters; Lela Mae Hirchak of Albia, Iowa , and Dorothea Ridgeway of Des Moines, Iowa. Twelve grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter Linda Wissler, grandson, Steve McCombs, great-grandson, Rubin McNee, and a great-granddaughter Shaylee Kelderman.

Leona attended and graduated from Albia High School.

Her activities included quilting, camping, reading, and attending flea markets. She was a past member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ottumwa.

Memorials may be made in her name.



Carr, Donald Bates
September 03, 1934 - June 21, 2006
Des Moines, Iowa

Donald Bates Carr, age 71, of Hedrick passed away June 21st, 2006 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The body has been cremated, no visitation is planned. Private family services will be held in Eldon, Iowa on Saturday, June 24, 2006. A time of gathering and remembrance with family and friends will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24th, 2006 at the Carr residence at 301 Hershey Street in Hedrick, Iowa. Donald Bates Carr was born September 3, 1934 in Eldon, Iowa, the son of Lester Carr and Margaret Bates Carr. He was united in marriage to Joan Bushong on July 19, 1952, and later was married to Carol Lawrence ,on May 16, 1992. He was a long time resident of Eldon, Iowa and had resided in Hedrick since 1992. He had been a resident at the Carlisle Care Center in Carlisle, Iowa since January of 2005. Don is survived by his wife Carol of Hedrick, a son, Keith Carr and wife Sally of Harrisonville, MO., a daughter, Peggy Wilburn of Hartsburg, MO., four step-children, Douglas Dehne and wife Lori of Ottumwa, IA., David Dehne and wife Lisa of New London, IA., Daryl Dehne and wife Sheri of Hedrick,IA., Denise Brain and husband Lyle of Hedrick,IA., twenty-one grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Doris Jean Winzenberg of Waterloo, IA., JoAnn Temple of Loveland, CO., Alice Fisher of Pleasantville, IA., Patty Dzekunkas of Port Byron, IL.; a brother, Robert of Colorada Springs, CO.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made in his name to Alzheimer's Foundation of Iowa.



, Robert G.
, Robert G.
August 08, 1945 - April 27, 2006
Des Moines, IA

Visitation: Begins at Noon on Sunday with family present from 2 to 4 PM Sunday afternoon. April 30, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 1:00 PM Monday May 01, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Bob was born on August 8th, 1945 in Cedar, Iowa the son of Henry and Ruth Pendarvis Krusemark. He was raised and educated in the Cedar area and graduated from Fremont High School in 1963. Bob lived in the Fremont area his entire life. He was employed at Ideal Manufacturing in Oskaloosa, owned and operated the B&N DX Station, ran a tank wagon service, worked at Wausau Homes, John Deere Ottumwa Works, Krusemark Lime, and started farming in 1987. He enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling, car races, NASCAR, working, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. Bob was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church. Bob’s memory is honored his wife Barbara Krusemark of Fremont; two daughters, Angelia Tucker and husband Ronald of Fremont and Andrea Ramsey and husband Alan of Ericson, NE, his mother-in-law, Lillian Hynick of Oskaloosa; four brothers, Clarence Krusemark and wife Dorothy of Evansdale, Leland Krusemark and wife Marilyn of Oskaloosa, Leslie Krusemark and wife Irene of Cedar, and Jerry Krusemark and wife Dorothy of Jesup; two sisters, Frances Carroll and husband Paul of Davenport and Rosalie Dursky and husband Spencer of Williamsburg; and six grandchildren, Alesia and Michael Brown, Cody and Morgan Ramsey, and Cassandra and Kaitlin Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Joseph Butler, two brothers, Bill and Harold Krusemark, a brother-in-law, Gary Bokhoven, and his father-in-law, Homer Hynick.

Memorials may be made to the Fremont United Methodist Church or the Fremont Ambulance Service.



McKee, John Maynard
June 02, 1909 - April 26, 2006
Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, IA

Visitation: 1 PM Saturday until service time April 29, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Saturday April 29, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa

John Maynard McKee, age 96, of Fremont, died Wednesday, April 26th, 2006 at the Ottumwa Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Saturday, April 29th at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Reverend Marion McCoy officiating. Interment will follow at the Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont where the Oskaloosa American Legion and VFW will give honors. Visitation will begin at 1 PM on Saturday, April 29th at the Fremont Funeral Chapel and last until the time of service. John was born on June 2nd, 1909 in Frazeysburg, Ohio the son of Egbert and Ollie Graham McKee. He was raised and educated in Frazeysburg, OH and graduated from the Frazeysburg High School in 1927. In 1930 John moved to Iowa and farmed near Kirkville. On April 24th, John was united in marriage to Susie Morgan in Eldon, Iowa. In 1968 he retired and moved to Fremont. John served in the Signal Corps during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion, Formal Lodge 442 of Kirkville, and the Amateur Radio Club of Ottumwa. John’s memory is honored by a Nephew, Glen McKee of Blythewood, SC and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, William McKee, and three sisters, Pauline Preston, Myra McKee, and Mary Clements.

A memorial has been established in his name.



Sanchez, Mary
Sanchez, Mary
August 27, 1911 - April 23, 2006
Manor House Care Center in Sigourney.

Visitation: Visitation begins at 12 noon on Thursday April 27, 2006 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 1:00 PM Friday April 28, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg

Mary was born August 27th, 1911 near Ollie, Iowa the daughter of Ulysses S. Grant Davis and Mary Byers Davis. She graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1928. Mary was united in marriage to William F. Sanchez, May 2nd, 1929 in Oskaloosa. Mrs. Sanchez was a homemaker, employed at Dickey’s Prairie Home, a postal clerk in Martinsburg, and the Central Telephone office manager with her husband in the Martinsburg area. Her greatest accomplishment and pride was in her children and grandchildren. Mary was a member of the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church, a former member of the Martinsburg United Methodist Women, and the Homemakers Club. Her memory is honored by her two daughters, Marilyn Joyce Sauer of Vernon Hills, Illinois, Vickie (Jess) Terrell of Martinsburg; a daughter-in-law, Norma Sanchez of Martinsburg; seven grandchildren, Dr. Mark (Lynda) Sauer of Saddle River, New Jersey, Debby (Larry) Mathison of Santa Ana, California, Don Edward Sanchez of Des Moines, Joyce Sanchez of Ottumwa, Michael F. (Barbara) Sanchez of West Chicago, Illinois, Jeslyn (Joseph) Monaghan of Walcott, and Mary Terrell of Martinsburg; nine great-grandchildren, Julie, Christopher, Jeffery, and Emily Sauer of Saddle River, NJ, Michael Mathison of Santa Ana, CA, Heather Weirbach of Ottumwa, Adam Sanchez of Waverly, Allen and William Monaghan of Walcott, IA., and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William in 1986; her son Don F. Sanchez; son-in-law Victor Lyle Sauer; four sisters, Effie Quick, Maude Hutton, Bessie Cox, and Jessie Carter; and four brothers, Thomas, Bret, Ted and Donald Davis.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.



Adams, Ruth M.
Adams, Ruth M.
December 09, 1916 - March 31, 2006
at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

Memorial Service: 4:00 PM on Tuesday April 04, 2006 at at the Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Visitation: From 2:00 PM until service time April 06, 2006 at at the Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Ruth M. Adams, age 89 of Fremont died Friday, March 31, 2006 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Her body has been cremated and a graveside memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 4th at the Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont with Pastor Jim Olson officiating. The family will be present at the Fremont Funeral Chapel on Tuesday from 2 PM until service time to greet friends. Memorials may be made to Ottumwa Hospice. Ruth Mildred Adams was born on December 9th, 1916 in Dahlonaga, IA to Charles Emery and Edith Blanche Brown Davis. She attended country school in the Fremont area. On November 16th, 1935, Ruth was united in marriage to Clarence Adams in Ottumwa, IA by Rev. A.D. McClure. She was a cook at several restaurants in the Fremont and Hedrick areas for many years. Ruth enjoyed crafts, plastic canvassing, fishing and traveling to the Lake of The Ozarks. Ruth is survived by her three sons, Clyde of Sigourney, Claude of Oskaloosa and Craig of East Moline, IL; two daughters, Judith Wright of Hedrick and Paulette Carter of Hayesville; two brothers, Wayne Davis of West Newton, MA and Jay Davis of Phoenix, AZ; three sisters, Frances Pope of Fremont, Katherine Witt of West Des Moines and Alice Booze of Wheatland, MO. Also surviving are her 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clarence in 1988, a daughter, Lois Tremmel, two grandchildren, Michael Strupp and Jonathan Long, and three brothers, Charles, Paul and Lloyd “Tubby” Davis.




Brain,
July 27, 1936 - March 07, 2006
Iowa City, Iowa.

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. March 10, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. March 11, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Dorothy Alice Brain, age 69, of Hedrick, died Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa, City. She was born July 27th, 1936 in rural Hedrick, the daugher of Dale and Frances Smith Eckley. She was united in marriage to Carl Brain , May 7th, 1954. She was a homemaker and farm wife until 1972, at which time she became bookeeper and secretary at the Hedrick Elevator. She retired in 1993 due to health problems. Dorothy is survived by her husband Carl of Hedrick, five sons; Don(Nita) Brain of Hedrick, Wayne (Debra) Brain of Lawrenceville, GA., David (Trish) Brain of Las Vegas, NV., Gregory Brain of Carroll, IA., and Lyle (Denise) Brain of Ottumwa, IA., two brothers, Dallas(Karen) Eckley of Hedrick, Dennis Eckley of Brighton, five sisters; Myrna Madsen, of St. Charles, MO., Jean (Larry) Lacey of Center Point, IA., Janet (Jim) Maddy of Detroit, MI., Diana Eckley, and Brenda (Joe) Lamansky both of Brighton,IA., and fourteen grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, a sister Mary Gilliland, a brother in infancy, and a granddaughter, Mellisa Brain.

Dorothy attended school in Martinsburg through the eighth grade and grdauted from Hedrick High School in 1954

Dorothy enjoyed making cakes for various occasions, however, her passion was her grandchildren, camping, traveling and cooking. She was a member of the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Pekin Dollars for Scholars program.



Hervey, Richard
Hervey, Richard
December 30, 1859 - February 20, 2006
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 O'clock a.m. with family greeting friends between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. February 23, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 O'clock P.M. February 24, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa

Rick Hervey was born on December 30th, 1959 in Ft. Lewis, Washington, the son of Deonald L. and Thelma Carol Klyn Hervey. rick then moved to Eddyville, Iowa for a short time and then lived in South Enlsigh, Iowa. In 1980, Rick was united in marriage to Sue Streigle in Sigourney, Iowa. They later divorced. On July 9th , 2005 he was united in marriage to Carla Heldenbrand Breon at the Hedrick Park. Rick’s memory is honored by his wife Carla of Hedrick, his parents, Donald and Thelma Hervey of Hedrick, a son, Trenten Lee Hervey of Martinsburg, two daughters; Amanda Sue Hervey of Sigourney, and Samantha Erin Hervey of Martinsburg, a step-son, Kurt Breon of Hedrick, a step-daughter, Kati Breon of Hedrick, a sister, Susan Kaye Fowler of Sigourney, two nephews, Cody Fowler and Payton Hammes both of Sigourney, and a niece, Sara Fowler of Sigourney. Rick was preceded in death by his grandparents EJ “Dutch” and Elsie Hervey and Marion and Bessie Klyn.

Rick graduated from the English Vally High School in 1978.

At the age of 18, Rick began driving tractor trailers interstate and intrastate. He continued driving trucks until his health forced him to retire. Rick’s enjoyments including riding Harley Davidson Motorcycles, working on motorcycles, and working on trucks. He was a member of the South English United Methodist Church and ABATE OF IOWA DISTRICT 14.




Buttery, Marie
July 18, 1917 - February 17, 2006
Fairfield, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 12:00 noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. February 20, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. February 21, 2006 at Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie
Interment: Ollie Cemetery

Eva Marie Buttery was born July 18th, 1917 in rural Batavia, Iowa the daughter of Edward Roy Parrett and Rachel Christina Thronson Parrett. On March 5, 1939, she was united in marriage to Albert Buttery in rural Batavia, Iowa. They owned and operated Buttery Grocery in Ollie for 39 years until the time of their retirement in 1978. Marie is survived by her son, Dan and wife Judy of Fairfield, daughter, Barbara and husband James Johnson of Oskaloosa, five grandchildren; Brian and wife Tara Buttery, Curt and wife Ryannon Buttery, Laura and husband Robert Kibbe, Greg Johnson and Lynne Johnson, a great-grandson,Hayden Buttery, two sister-in-laws, Opal Parrett of Wildwood, Florida, and Ruth Buttery of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Albert, on November 19th,2000, two brothers, Arnold and David Parrett, and a sister, Esther Whitaker.

Marie attended school in Batavia and received her teacher's training at Fairfield High School graduating in 1936. She taught school for two years in Batavia and two years in Ollie.

Marie was very active in building the Prairie View Church and wrote the prayer for the workers which was placed in the church. She enjoyed her family and friends, traveling, gardening, reading, cooking, flowers, pets, and was noted for her smile. She was a member of the Prairie View United Methodist Church and U.M.W., Grandmother's Club, a 50 year member of the Eastern Star, and the Ollie Betterment Club.

Memorials may be made in her name to Prairie View United Methodist Church or to Alzheimer's Research.



Plate, Velda
December 22, 1914 - February 17, 2006
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 12:00 noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. February 22, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 O'clock P.M. February 23, 2006 at Cedar Christian Reformed Church, Cedar, Iowa.
Interment: Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Velda Plate, age 91, formerly of Ottumwa, died Friday, February 17th, 2006 at White Oak Estates in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She was born, December 22nd, 1914, in Bussey, Iowa, the daugher of Lewie "LS" and Evelyn Batey Visser. In 1920, she moved to Minnesota and graduated from high school in 1932. She lived and helped on the family farm until February 4th, 1937, at which time she was united in marriage to Paul Plate at the Ada United Methodist church in Ada,Minnesota. They farmed south of Oskaloosa until 1939 when they moved to Wapello County where they farmed near Kirkville until moving to Oskaloosa in 1989. Mrs. Plate is survived by two sons, Keith and wife Carol Plate of Iowa City and Ron and wife Marie Plate of Hedrick; nine grandchildren; Joy Krispin, Tim Plate, Deanna Bemis, Bruce Severson, Daniel Plate, Scott Plate, David Plate, Jeremy Plate, and Renee Severson,15 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Florine Slawson of Cedar Falls, and Ardis and her husband Arlie Bergman of Waverly; a sister-in-law, Margaret Visser of Ada, MN; and many nieces and nephews. Velda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Evelyn Severson and son-in-law, Gene, one brother, Kenneth Visser, and a sister, Leatha Smith.

Velda enjoyed quilting, traveling, gardening, making cookies for her grandchildren, and working on geneologies. She was activ in the Cedar Christian Reformed Church, Farm Bureau Women, and the 60+ Club.

Memorials may be made in her name.



Piper,
July 25, 1944 - February 07, 2006
Cascade, Colorado

Memorial Service: 11:00 O'clock A.M. February 25, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa

Charles Robert "Bob" Piper, age 61, passed away February 7th, 2006 in Cascade, Colorado. He was born July 25th, 1944 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Charles and Inez (Kepler) Piper. Following graduation he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1974. He worked in Media Sales for over 30 years including the Gazette Telegraph, KRDO and KKTV. He is survived by his mother, Inez Bender of Oskaloosa; two sisters, Frances "Kay" Stull, of San Antonio, Texas, and Patty Piper of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; one half brother, Tom Piper of Winfield, Iowa; a half sister, Lisa Piper of Winfield, Iowa; and step-brother, Carl Crill of Riverside, California. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Piper; step-mother,Eathol Piper; step-brother, Gary Crill, and his grandparents.

Bob graduated from Fremont High School, in Fremont, Iowa.

He enjoyed taking friends and family on trips in his RV as well as spending time with family and friends, watching NASCAR, collecting classic muscle cars, woodworking, backpacking, and four-wheeling.

Memorials may be made in his name to the ALS Society.



Liggett, Kathryn "Katie" Alice
March 09, 1911 - January 12, 2006
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 P.M. January 15, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 O'clock P.M. January 16, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Kathryn "Katie" Alice Liggett, age 94, formerly of Martinsburg died Thursday, January 12th, 2006 at the Good Samaritan Center in Ottumwa, Iowa. She was born March 9th, 1911 in Cambridge, Illinois the daughter of John and Jennie Slack Nelson. Mrs. Liggett is survived by a son, Edward of Pella, a daughter, Norma Sanchez of Martinsburg, six grandchildren, Don Edward Sanchez, Joyce Ann Sanchez, Michael F. Sanchez, Gayle Liggett, Kristine Swinscoe, and Mary Ellen Silvers, six great-grandchildren, Heather Weirbach, Ryan Silvers, Lisa Cameron, Adam Sanchez, Brandon St. John, and Michelle Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lloyd, six brothers, William, Chester, Fred, James, Cecil and George Nelson, and four sisters, Annie Ketcham, Margaret Sterner, Eva Scarborough, and Helen Sparks.

Katie attended Smith Ranch School in Wapello county, and later graduated from Packwood High School in 1928.

She was a 50 year member of Eastern Star, a member of the Peoples Church in Batavia, and the Cedar Creek Club. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, needlework, cooking and gardening.

Memorials may be made in her name.



Knowler, LaRue
September 19, 1926 - December 15, 2005
Delta, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 P.M. December 18, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM on Monday December 19, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Garrett Cemetery

LaRue Knowler was born September 20th, 1926, in rural Fremont, to Alva and Lucy Springer Steele. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1945. Following graduation she attended Ottumwa Heights College, where she obtained her teaching certificate. Later she received her Degree from William Penn College in Oskaloosa and Drake University in Des Moines. Her teaching career began in Eddyville and Rose Hill Public Schools. She was united in marriage to Harold Knowler, November 27th, 1947 in Lancaster, MO. They resided in the White Oak community, and in 1952 moved to a farm near Delta. From 1948 until 1958 she stayed home to raise her family and help on the farm. In 1959 she resumed her teaching career in Rose Hill, and then in 1960 she began teaching in the Pekin Community School District, where she remained until her retirement in 1988. LaRue’s enjoyments included her grandchildren, cooking, camping, collecting antiques, and gardening. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Delta Christian Church, Ladies Auxiliary, Trees Forever, Town and Country member, Retired Teachers Association, and the Delta Housing Board. She is survived by her husband,Harold, of Delta, a son, Calvin (Teddi) Knowler of Sigourney, two daughters, Carol Ann (David) Hardeman of Rose Hill, and Cathy Knowler of Delta. Two brothers, David (Betty) Steele of Oskaloosa, and George (Connie) Steele of Ottumwa. Three sisters, Maxine Strunk of Holiday, FL., a twin sister, LaOra (Ken) Miles also of Florida, and Elnora Norris of Fremont. Four grandchildren, Carrie (Jay) Malin, Rebecca Knowler, Mark Knowler, and Thad (Julia) Hardeman, and one great-grandson, Samuel Hardeman. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, LaVerne Steele, and a sister Mary Ellen Steele.

Memorials may be made in her name to either Keokuk County Hospice or the Delta Christian Church.



Shultz, Chalmer C.
January 08, 1914 - December 13, 2005
Madison County Memorial Hospital in Winterset, IA

Visitation: Begins at 10 AM on Thursday with family present from 5 to 7 PM December 15, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: Friday at 10:00 AM December 16, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Chalmer C. Shultz was born on January 8th, 1914 in Keokuk County, Iowa to John and Clara Ritter Shultz. He was united in marriage June 2nd, 1934 to Ruth Miller in LaPlata, MO. To this union three sons were born: Ronald Dean, Duane Arthur, and Marvin Glenn. He spent most of his life in Hedrick and Sigourney and had lived in Winterset for the past several years. Before their move to Winterset, he and his wife Ruth spent winters in Florida. A farmer for most of his life, Chalmer was a member of the Hedrick Lutheran Church and had operated a gas station in Hedrick for many years. He was also a driver for the late Dr. F.C. Perkins of Hedrick. Chalmer was an avid sports fan and followed Iowa Cyclone football. He also played football while in school, enjoyed fishing, and continued to combine beans after his retirement. Chalmer is survived by his wife, Ruth and his three sons and their wives, Ronald Dean (Lois) Shultz of Lakeland, FL., Duane Arthur (Shirley) Shultz of Minnetonka, MN., and Marvin Glenn (Barbara) Shultz of Winterset, Iowa; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Rex and Frederick, two sisters, Ruth Morrow and Viola Miller and an infant brother.

The Chalmer C. Shultz Memorial Fund has been established.



Ellis, Carla JoAnne
March 15, 1935 - December 11, 2005
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, IA

Visitation: 5 to 7 PM December 14, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: Thursday at 11:00 AM December 15, 2005 at Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie

Carla JoAnne Ellis was born March 15, 1935 in Wayland, Iowa the daughter of Ralph and Margaret Reinier Ellis. She graduated in 1952 from Ollie High School. Following graduation Carla was employed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 1½ years before moving to Iowa City where she worked as a medical secretary at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for 42 years. An avid reader, Carla retired in 1997 and volunteered in the Patient’s Library at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She is survived by her mother Margaret Ellis of Ollie, two brothers, Larry (Patty) Ellis and Bob (Judy) Ellis both of Ollie, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father in 1998.

Memorials may be made to the Rock Creek Church Restoration Fund or to the Prairieview United Methodist Church.



Roquet, Virginia Ann
July 03, 1928 - November 16, 2005
University Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 O'clock P.M. November 18, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. November 19, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Abel Cemetery

Virginia was born July 3, 1928 in Rose Hill, Iowa the daughter of Raymond Samuel and Iva Marie Wells Catcott. She was raised in the Hedrick/Fremont area. Following graduation she worked at Holt's Drug and Novelty Store in Oskaloosa. She was united in marriage to Harold Ivan Roquet, August 15th, 1946 at the Union Chapel Christian Church near Fremont. Following their marriage they established their home on the family farm, where she spent the remainder of her life raising her family and helping her husband farm. Virginia is survived by her husband, Harold, one son, Ivan (Karen) Roquet of Hedrick; a daughter, Leann (Gary) Little of Carson City, NV.; grandchildren, Matthew (Emily) Little of Davenport, Amy (Rob)Koon of McClenney, FL., Andrew (Amanda) Little and Michael Little all of Carson City, NV., Sabrina Roquet of Ottumwa, and Eric Roquet of Hedrick; two step-grandchildren, Stephanie & Stacie Little and a great-grandson, Brandon Little; a brother Bill (Alma) Catcott of Round Rock, TX.; a sister, Nancy (Dallas) Cunningham of Ottumwa, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Virginia graduated from Hedrick High School in 1945.

Virginia enjoyed flowers and working in her church. She was a member of the Christian Union Church, Homemaker's Club, National, State, and Local President of the C.U.W.F., coached Bible Quizzing, taught Sunday School and also taught Vacation Bible School, played piano at her church, a member of the Hedrick Band Boosters. She loved to play the piano for her own enjoyment and also entered various Couty Fair projects with her flowers winning many ribbons.

A memorial has been established in her name to Jericho Hills Camp, Lucas, Iowa.



Childers, Jeanette I.
February 08, 1911 - November 05, 2005
Hiawatha, Iowa

Visitation: beginning at 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. November 08, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. November 09, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Tioga Cemetery near Rose Hill, Iowa.

Jeanette I. Childers, age 94, formerly of Fremont,died on Saturday, November 05, 2005 at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. Jeanette was born on February 8th, 1911 in rural Mahaska Couty the daughter of John and Mina Van Heukolem Feaster. She was raised and educated until the age of fifteen in Delta and then left home and graduated from Sigourney HIgh School with a Normal Certificate in teaching. On February 2, 1930 she was united in marriage to Dwight Childers in Oskaloosa, Iowa. During her life she worked at the Keokuk County Hospital, doing home nursing, where she delivered many babies,helped farm,made furniture by bark weaving, and repaired antique furniture. Jeanette always enjoyed the many wonderful people she met through woodworking. She moved to a retirement appartment in 1999 in Central City, Iowa and then in 2003 she moved into the Hiawatha Care Center. Jeanette was a member of the Union Chapel Church east of Fremont. Her memory is honored by her son Donivan Childers and his wife Helen of Central City, four grandchidlren, and seven great-grandchildren. Her parents, her husband, a son, Dwight James Childers in infancy, a foster daughter, Geraldine Mecum, a brother Hayden Feaster, and a sister, Mildred Denny, preceded her in death.




Fauth, Vera Jane Weber
October 29, 1907 - September 27, 2005
Iowa City, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. 30, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. October 01, 2005 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie.

Vera was born in Ollie, Iowa the daughter of Isaac and Maude Carter Northup. She lived in Eldon for several years and attended a country school near Eldon. She was united in marriage November 27, 1927 in Ottumwa to Howard Weber. They lived on their farm in Ollie, until the time of his death in 1955. She lived in Sigourney from 1956 until 1992 at which time she returned to Ollie. Vera was united in marriage to Karl Fauth, June 20, 1959 he died in 1962. She was employed at Bales Rest Home, and Dicks Department Store both in Sigourney. She was a farm wife and homemaker. She had resided at the Manor House Care Center in Sigourney for the past eight years. Her hobbies included her grandchildren, fishing and crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Ollie Baptist Church, a Charter member of the “Ollie I’ll Be Seeing You Club”, Grandmother’s Club, Rebekah Lodge #262 in Sigourney, was a 50 year member of the Ollie OES, where she served as Worthy Matron, and was instrumental in starting the Ollie Chapter of OES. Mrs. Fauth is survived by two daughters, Darlene (Phil) Morris of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Beverly (Richard) Underwood of Ollie, a step-daughter, Lois Kerber of Richland, a sister, Myrtle Wilkinson of Mabel, MN., five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, eight brothers, Delbert, Herbert, Homer, Everett, Marvin, Clemens, Harry and Kenneth Northup, and a sister in infancy. Mrs. Fauth died Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic due to complications of a stroke.

Memorials may be made in her name to either the Ollie Baptist Church or the Rock Creek Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 22, Ollie, Iowa 52576.



Tandy, Retha Mae
June 12, 1904 - September 14, 2005
Centerville, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 9:00 A.M. and continuing until time of service at 11:00 A.M. September 16, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. September 16, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery South, Fremont, Iowa.

Retha Mae Tandy was born on June 12th, 1904 in Lacey, Iowa to John A. and Myrtle McConnell Clayworth. She was raised by her grandparents after her mother died at a young age. On February 6th, 1925, Retha was united in marriage to Clarence O. Tandy in Oskaloosa, Iowa. A homemaker for many years, she also worked at the Mahaska Hospital for 18 years.

Mrs. Tandy attended school in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Retha was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church for over 60 years and was also a member of the Fremont United Methodist Women and the Violet Club.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Fremont United Methodist Church.



Crosby, Michael D.
February 12, 1951 - August 22, 2005


Memorial Service: 1:00 P.M. August 27, 2005 at Fremont Baptist Church, Fremont, Iowa



Crosby, Michael D.
February 12, 1951 - August 22, 2005


Memorial Service: 1:00 O'clock P.M. August 27, 2005 at Fremont Baptist Chruch, Fremont, Iowa
Michael D. Crosby, age 54 of Fremont, died Monday, August 22nd at the Northeast Regional Medical Ceneter in Kirksville, MO., Cremation has been accorded and no services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Michael was born on February 12, 1951 in Oskaloosa, Iowa the son of Wilbur and MaryBelle Coster Crosy. On April 12th, 1986, Michael was united in marriage to Merry Milner in Des Moines, Iowa. An employee of the Clow Valve Company in Oskaloos. His memory is honored by his wife, Merry; his mother MaryBelle Crosy; and his three children, Summer, Katie and Bradley Crosby, all of Fremont. Also surviving are his three brothers, Boyd Crosby and wife Cathy of Iowa City, Larry Crosby and wife Mindy of Fremont and Paul Crosby and wife Carol of Bloomfield; and a sister, Susan Leonard and husband Jamie of Oskaloosa. He was preceded in death by his father and twin brothers, Jack and James.

Michael graduated from Fremont High School in 1969 and attended William Penn College in Oskaloosa.

Mr. Crosby was a member of the Fremont Baptist Church where he had served as treasurer and decon.




McNabb, Waneta Irene
September 27, 1910 - August 18, 2005
West Des Moines, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at noon with family receiving friends between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 P.M. August 21, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. August 22, 2005 at Delta United Methodist Church, Delta, Iowa.
Interment: Garrett Cemetery near Delta.

Waneta Irene McNabb was born September 27th, 1910 in Mahaska County, Iowa the daughter of Robert W. Johnson and Jessie May Taylor Johnson. She was raised in the Rose Hill and Delta areas. On December 24th, 1932 she was secretly united in marriage to Paul McNabb in Unionville, Missouri. Following their marriage Waneta stopped teaching temporarily to have her children, but returned 10 years later to teach at the one-room Little Red Country School near Delta. From there she went on to Delta Community, What Cheer and Ollie/Pekin Community primarily teaching kindergarten until she retired in 1972. Waneta's memory is honored by her daughter, Phyllis Toy of West Des Moines, Iowa, a brother Dale Johnson age 96, and his wife Eleanor of Ottumwa, and daughter-in-law, Evonne McNabb of Westerville, Ohio. Eleven grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren include Kim (Toy),Dave, Paul and Grant Zieser, Kellie Toy, Justin and Jordan, Laura (McNabb), Jim, Andy and Ben Solomon, Amy McNabb, Brian, Delta and Mitzi Steck, Michael McNabb, Jackie, Cassie, Doug and Patrick,Linda McNabb, Kurt, Henry, Drew and Rain Maxwell, Mary (McNabb) Bob, Madeline and Parker Weyer, Steven McNabb, Karen and Nolan, Sandy McNabb, Betsy Godwin and Georgia, Daniel McNabb, Michelle, Dexter, Quincy and Milo, Sarah (McNabb) Ted, Eddie and Jack Arnholt. Also three nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, son Robert, and a brother Robert Johnson.

Waneta graduated from the Delta High School. She went on to graduate from Cedar Falls Teacher's College and began her teaching career in Delta.

Waneta was a member of the Delta United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, United Methodist Women, Federated Women's Club, Livewires and Keokuk County Farm Bureau. Her hobbies including gardening, growing strawberries, sewing, and finding ways to do things better.




McNabb, Waneta Irene
September 27, 1910 - August 18, 2005
West Des Moines, Iowa

Visitation: Open at noon with family greeting friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. August 21, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. August 22, 2005 at Delta United Methodist Church, Delta, Iowa.
Interment: Garrett Cemetery near Delta.

Waneta Irene McNabb, age 94, formerly of Delta, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at the home of her daughter in West Des Moines, Iowa. She was born September 27th, 1910 in Mahaska County, Iowa the daughter of Robert W. Johnson and Jessie May Taylor Johnson. She was raised in the Rose Hill and Delta areas. She was secretly united in marriage to Paul McNabb, December 24th, 1932 in Unionville, Missouri. Following their marriage Waneta stopped teaching temporarily to raise her children, but returned ten years later to teach at the one-room Little Red Country School near Delta. From there she went on the teach at Delta Community, What Cheer and Ollie/Pekin Community Schools primarily teaching kindergarten until she retired in 1972. Waneta's memory is honored by her daughter, Phyllis Toy, of West Des Moines, Iowa a brother Dale Johnson, age 96, and his wife Eleanor of Ottumwa, and daughter-in-law, Evonne McNabb of Westerville, Ohio. Eleven grandchidlren and 24 great-grandchildren include, Kim (Toy), Dave, Paul and Grant Zieser, Kellie Toy, Justin and Jordon, Laura (McNabb), Jim, Andy, and Ben Solomon, Amy McNabb, Brian, Delta and Mitzi Steck, Michael McNabb, Jackie, Cassie Doug, and Patrick, Linda McNabb, Kurt, Henry, Drew and Rain Maxwell, Mary (McNabb) Bob, Madeline and Parker Weyer, Steven McNabb, Karen and Nolan, Sandy McNabb, Betsy, Goodwin and Georgia, Daniel McNabb, Michelle, Dexter, Quincy and Milo, Sara (McNabb) Ted, Eddie and Jack Arnholt. Also three nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, son Robert, and a brother Robert Johnson.

Mrs. McNabb graduated from the Delta HIgh School and went on to graduate from Cedar Falls Teacher's College.

Waneta was a member of the Delta United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, United Methodist Women, Federated Women's Club, Livewires, and Keokuk County Farm Bureau. Her hobbies including gardening, growing strawberries, sewing and finding ways to do things better.




Caves, Maude Clara Dora
October 06, 1912 - August 07, 2005
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8;00 P.M. August 10, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. August 11, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Memorial North Cemetery/Fremont, Iowa

Maude Clara Dora Caves, was born on October 6th, 1912 in Oskaloosa, Iowa the daughter of William and Rosa Lohrenz Krusemark. On November 19th, 1939 she was united in marriage to Donald Caves in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Maude and Donald moved to Fremont around 1940 and she spent her entire life there working as a housewife, loving and caring for her husband and son. Maude's memory is honored by her son, Harlan Caves of Fremont, a sister, Leona Tennis of Ottumwa, three grandchildren, Nick, Bruce, and Todd Caves, thirteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchidlren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four sisters, Minnie Neal, Dora Jones, Lula De Wit, and Elma Krusemark, and three brothers, Henry, Lawrence, and Harold Krusemark.

Maude attended school at Martinsburg, Iowa.

Her enjoyments included reading newspapers, cooking, sewing, watching baseball and NASCAR on T.V., and most of all spending time with her grandkids. She was a former member of the Fremont Baptist Church.

A memorial has been established to the Ridgewood Nursing/Care Center in Ottumwa, Iowa.



Cowman, Helen Marie
April 09, 1922 - May 19, 2005


Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 P.M. May 22, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. May 23, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Tioga Cemetery near Rose Hill, Iowa

Helen Marie Cowman was born on April 9, 1922 near Fremont, Iowa to Frank and Marie Knaak Lohrenz. She attended country school near Kirkville, Iowa. On March 1st, 1943 she was united in marriage to Kenneth D. Cowman in Kirksville, MO. A homemaker for most of her life, Helen also worked for fifteen years as a nurse's aide at the Mahaska Manor in Oskaloosa. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, word searches and playing solitaire. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Jerry and Deborah Cowman of Delta and Danny and Deb Cowman of Parnell; two daughters, Pat and Larry Stewart of Oskaloosa and Sandra and Cecil Banks of Knoxville; ten grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren and a sister Ruth Knowler of Oskaloosa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth in December 2004, an infant daughter, Joyce, a son, Jeff Cowman and a sister, Doris Rhoades.

Memorials may be made in her name to Mahaska County Hospice.



Black, Harvey S.
March 03, 1920 - May 18, 2005


Harvey S. Black, age 85 formerly of Fremont, died Wednesday May 18th, at the Pleasant Park Estates in Oskaloosa. He was born on March 3rd, 1920 in Bloomfield, Iowa to Emery and Sarah Riggs Black. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1940 until 1946. On April 14th, 1944, Harvey was united in marriage to Marjorie Stice in Ottumwa. He was a drill press operation and maintenance man at John Deere in Ottumwa for 18 years and was also a member of the Ottumwa V.F.W. He had lived in the Ottumwa and Chilicothe areas before moving to Fremont in 1987. He is survived by a son, Emery Black of Taintor; two daughters, Kathleen (Fred) Davis and Cheryl (Steve) Davis both of Eddyville; four grandchidlren, six great-grandchildren and a sister, Velma Denny of Texarkana, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife in 1993, an infant daughter, Elora Ann; three brother, Elmer, Clayton and Raymond Black and a sister, Mary Wakefield. Memorials may be sent to the family.




Sauer, Victor Lyle
December 06, 28 - May 06, 2005
Lake Forest, Illinois

Victor Lyle Sauer died May 6th, 2005 in Lake Forest, Illinois at the age of 76. The cause of death was lung cancer. He was born December 6th, 1928 on his father's farm near Farson, Iowa, the second child of Harry and Anna Hagen Sauer. He attended Competine Township High School at Farson and graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1951. He received several professional degrees including a Juris Doctorate in Law (JD), as well as a CPCU, CLU, and CHFC awarded for advanced work in insurance underwiting. Mr. Sauer spent much of his life working in the insurance industry. He was employed for many years by the United States Fidelity and Guaranty (USF&G)Company serving at offices located in Waterloo, Iowa; Quincy, Illinois; Baltimore, Maryland; and St. Louis, Missouri. He also worked for the Ohio Casuality Insurace Company in Hamilton, Ohio from 1960-64. In 1965 he founded and wrote "The Sauer Investment Report", a monthly newsletter providing information and advice on stock and security markets to a national audience of subscribers. In 1974 he became Senior Vice President of Shand Morahan and The Evanston Group, an international firm located in Evanston, Illinois where he served as an officer until his retirement. Following retirement he was a much sought after private consultant reviewing liability claims for private industry. Mr. Sauer is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marilyn Joyce Sanchez Sauer, formerly of Martinsburg, Iowa; a daughter; Debra Lynn Mathison and her husband Larry of Santa Ana, California, a son; Dr. Mark Victor Sauer and his wife Lynda of Saddle River, New Jersey; a brother, Arlo Leroy Sauer of Hedrick, Iowa; a sister, Carol Jean White of Oskaloosa,Iowa, five grandchidlren; Julie, Christopher, Jeffery, and Emily Sauer and Michael Mathison; and his mother-in-law, Mary Sanchez. Cremation has been accorded and no services are planned.






Carter, Lawrence Leon "Wimpy"
September 10, 1930 - April 30, 2005


Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8;00 O'clock PM May 03, 1905 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 O'clock A.M. May 04, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Ollie Cemetery at a later date.

Lawrence Leon "Wimpy" Carter, age 74, of Sigourney formerly of Ollie, died Saturday, April 30th, 2005 at his home. He was born on September 10th, 1930 in Ollie, Iowa, the son of Lawrence Effner and Pearl Michel Carter. He was raised north of Ollie and graduated from the Ollie High School in 1948. He was a carpenter and laborer by trade and spent most of his life in the Ollie and surrounding areas. Wimpy was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Phillips in May of 1951 and later in life married Sylvia Hackert of Delta. Wimpy's memory is honored by his son, James Carter and wife Twila of Sigourney, three daughters, Penny Sue Haley and husband Bill of Keswick, Bonnie P. Walker and husband Dave of Macon, MO., and Carrie Lynn Carter of Keswick, five step children, Paty, Mary, Gail, Rick, and Darrell, three sisters, Cathy Harding and husband Glen of Ottumwa, Jessie Phillips of Kinross, and Dottie Polton and husband Stan of Marengo, twenty-four grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, any many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Philip Wade and Harry Doyle Carter, two sisters, Gertrude Abel and Betty Jane Reynolds, three infant grandsons, Jeremy Fankhauser, Clint Walker, and Wade Leon Carter, a great-granddaughter, and a great grandson.

Wimpy's enjoyments included breaking horses, coon hunting, and fishing. He was a member of the Ollie Methodist Church. Wimpy touched many lives in many ways and was known for his love of children. He had a quick wit and a good sense of humor. He was dearly loved and will be missed very much.

Memorials may be made in his name.



Fullmer, Raymon
July 26, 1933 - March 06, 2005


Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. March 09, 2005 at
Raymon "Red" Lawrence Fullmer age 71, of 134 N. James, Ottumwa, died at his home Sunday, March 6th, 2005. The body has been cremated. Raymon was born July 26, 1933, in Ottumwa, the son of Bernard A. and Erma M. Anderson Fullmer. He was raised and educated in Hedrick. He was united in marriage to Judy L. Edmund in 1960 at the First Lutheran Church in Ottumwa. He worked for John Morrell, Wassau Homes, Schneider Trucking and Heartland Express. He retired in 1990. He served in U.S. Army from 1954 until 1962 during the Korean Conflict. His enjoyments included NASCAR Racing, his favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He also enjoyed eating and cooking. He is survived by a daughter, Deena and her husband Randy Raber of West Des Moines, a brother Norman Fullmer of Ottumwa, and a sister Bette and her husband Frank Wilson of Ottumwa. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister in infancy.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name.



Fell, Mary Blanche
April 15, 1911 - February 24, 2005
New Sharon, Iowa

Visitation: Visitation will begin at 12:00 O'clock noon on Sunday at the Fremont Funeral Chapel where the family will greet friends from 5 to 7 PM Sunday evening. February 27, 2005 at
Funeral Service: 1:30 PM February 28, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township (North)

Blanche Fell, age 93 formerly of Fremont, died Thursday, February 24th, at the New Sharon Nursing & Rehab Center. Blanche was born on April 15th, 1911 in Mahaska County, IA, the daughter of John D. and Mary Jane Jones Yeoman. She was united in marriage Feburary 8th, 1932 in Lancaster, MO., to Robert Fell. She was a homemaker for most of her life. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Michael and Sandi Fell of Oskaloosa and Joseph and Judy Fell of Chicago, IL, a daughter, Roberta Fell of Santa Barbara, CA, five grandchidren, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1974, and eleven brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Fell graduated from Fremont High School.

Blanche enjoyed yardwork, flowers and researching the history of Fremont.




Crosby, Wilbur Boyd
September 21, 1905 - February 20, 2005
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Beginning at 10:00 AM with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM February 22, 1905 at First Baptist Church Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:30 O'clock AM February 23, 1905 at First Baptist Church Fremont
Interment: Gosport Cemtery near Knoxville. Graveside service at 2:00 PM

Wilbur Boyd Crosby was born September 21, 1915 near Tracy, Iowa the son of Oliver Boyd and Margie Shives Crosby. He was raised in the Tracy area and attended school until the 8th grade. He then helped his father farm. When his father passed in 1934, Wilbur took over the family farm and helped care for his siblings. He was united in marriage to MaryBelle Coster, December 30th, 1947 in Knoxville at the First Christian Church. Together they farmed in the Knoxville area until 1960 when they moved to their home place in rural Fremont where they still reside. Wilbur retired from farming in 1977. He is survived by his wife MaryBelle of Fremont, sons, Boyd and wife Cathy of Iowa City, Michael & wife Merry, Larry & wife Mindy both of Fremont, Paul & wife Carol of Bloomfield, a daughter Susan & husband Jaime Leonard of Oskaloosa, three sisters, Margaret Reay of Annandale, MN., Laura Harvey of Oskaloosa, and Dorothy Poor of St. Louis, MO., eight grandchildren, Chad, Allison, Brenda, Summer, Katie, and Bradley Crosby, Bobby & William Leonard, and two great-grandchidlren, Bryli and Kennedi Crosby, and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Coster. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Richard, Dean, and Dan Crosby, two sister, Virgina who died at age 12, and Shirley Jane in infancy, and twin sons, James and Jack Crosby in infancy.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII with the Battery A 6th Field Artillery 37th Division.

Wilbur was a member of the Coalport Church. The family attended the First Baptist Church in Fremont. He was a past member of the Fremont Community School Board, past member of the Fremont Lions Club, taught Sunday School, and helped oversee the operation of his son's shop in Fremont.

Memorials may be made in his name to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines for the cardio vascular departments.



Hoskins, Moses J.
February 16, 1923 - February 12, 2005
Marshalltown, Iowa

Visitation: Open visitation will begin at 1:00 PM on Tuesday at the church and continue until the service time. February 15, 2005 at College Avenue Friends Church in Oskaloosa.
Funeral Service: 2:30 PM February 15, 2005 at College Avenue Friends Church in Oskaloosa.
Interment: Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa.

Moses J. Hoskins, 81, a resident of Grandview Heights in Marsallton, IA for the past two years and formerly of Fremont, IA, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 12th, 2005. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 15th at the College Avenue Friends Church in Oskaloosa with Pastor Kelly Kellum and Pastor Phil King officiating. Burial wil follow at Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Open visitation will begin at 1:00 PM on Tuesday at the church and continue until service time. Immediately following the burial, the family will be present from 4 to 6 PM in the church fellowship hall to greet friends and share light refreshments. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends Capital Campaign for the encouragement of leadership training. Moses was born on February 16th, 1923 on the family farm near Fremont, IA to Otis and Mary Hazel Cook Hoskins. He took over the farm as an adult and continued to farm until his retirement. He also worked for many years at the McCurdy Seed Companry in Fremont. Moses was united in marriage to Sybil Jone of South China, Maine on August 27th, 1949. He was an active lifetime member of the College Avenue Friends Church. His memory is honored by his wife Sybil, his two daughters and their husband, Marion and Steve Channell of Tucson, AZ and Margaret and John Good of Union, IA, his grandson, Isaac Good, also of Union, a brother, Ellis Hoskins and wife Elva of Springville, IA, and a sister-in-law, Helen Hoskins of Oskaloosa. Moses was preceded in death by his brother Joseph.




Shull, Delores "Sue"
April 14, 1946 - February 12, 205
Martinsburg, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 AM with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM February 15, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel. Cremation will follow the visitation and no funeral services are planned.
Delores "Sue" Shull was born on April 14th, 1946 in Washington, Iowa the daughter of Darrell and Florence Amlong Leffler. Sue was united in marriage to Leroy Shull on June 7th,1962 in Washington. She was employed with Natural Gas Pipeline of Harper as a maintenance technician for over 20 years. Sue enjoyed traveling with her cousins and spending time with her family. Survivors include three sons, John Shull and his wife Tomi, of Hedrick, Fred Shull of Oskaloosa, and Ernie Shull of Hedrick, her mother Florence Leffler of Washington, two brothers, Willard and Ira Leffler both of Washington, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father, her husband in 2002, an infant daughter Nancy, and a brother Russell Leffler.

She attended school in Washington.

Memorials may be made in her name to Keokuk/Mahaska County Hospice.



Winn, Betty E. (Denny)
August 25, 1927 - February 07, 2005
Newton, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with the family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. February 10, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. February 11, 2005 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa.
Interment: Ollie Cemetery

Betty E. Winn age 77, formerly of Ollie passed away in her sleep from Alzheimer's disease at USA Health Care in Newton, Iowa where she had been a resident for the past eight years. Betty was born August 25th, 1927 in Dahlonega, Iowa, the daugher of Thomas and Della Mae Denny. She was united in marriage to Merlyn A. Winn on June 21st, 1956 in Ottumwa. He passed away August 16th, 1996. She and her husband operated Angel's Aviation at the Ottumwa Airport for almost 20 years, until 1968 when they moved to Ollie where she was a homemaker. They relocated to Knoxville and together they managed the Knoxville Airport for 17 years until 1993, when they retired and returned to Ollie. She was a member of the Ollie Baptist Church. Mrs. Winn is survived by her son, Steven Winn and his wife Diana of Knoxville, and a daughter, Irene Meyer and her husband, Stephen of Ankeny, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made in her name to the family, for USA Health Care Alzheimer's Unit in Newton.



Davis, Lloyd
April 15, 1927 - January 29, 2005
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 O'clock A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 O'clock P.M. January 31, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa

Lloyd "Tubby" Davis age 77, of Fremont died Saturday, Janary 29th, 2005 at Mahaska County Hospital in Oskaloosa. He was born April 15, 1927 in Fremont the son of Emery and Edith Brown Davis. He worked as a carpenter with his father until 1951 when he entered the U.S. Army and served at Camp Rucker, Alabama until 1953. Following his discharge from the Army he returned to Fremont and worked as a farm hand. He remained in the Army Reserves until 1957. He was a member of the Mahaska County Sheriff's Posse, helped at Zook's Acution House in Fremont, and worked as a carpenter and painter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and was a member of the Harry L. Anderson American Legion Post #34 of Oskaloosa. In 2004 he was honored for being a 77 year resident of Fremont. Mr. Davis is survived by two brothers; Wayne and wife Rosemary Davis of West Newton, Massachusetts, and David "Jay" and wife Karlyn Davis of Sun City, Arizona, four sisters; Alice Jean and husband Ray Booze'of Wheatland, MO., Kathryn Witt of Des Moines, Ruth Adams and Frances Pope both of Fremont, several nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog "Cindy Sue." He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Charles Emery and Paul Davis.

He attended school in Fremont.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Fremont QRS.



Davis, Ronald
July 24, 1919 - January 23, 2005
Iowa City, Iowa

Visitation: 12:00 O'clock noon with family greeting friends between 6:00 and 8:00 PM January 25, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM January 26, 2005 at Bethany Baptist Church, Ottumwa, IA
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick

Ronald "Jay" Davis was born July 24, 1919 in Hedrick, Iowa, the son of Charles W. and Jessie G. Kitterman Davis. He was united in marriage to Bessie Deborn August 1, 1942. He graduated from Hedrick High School in 1938 after which he worked as a farm hand doing odd jobs until enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1940. "Jay" served in the South Pacific during WW11, 6th Division, 80th Field Artillery Battalion in New Guinea, Luzon, and the Phillipines. He was discharged in 1945 and began working for Stevens Shoe Store in Ottumwa until 1947. "Jay" then worked at John Morrell in Ottumwa until 1974 when he retired. His hobbies included fishing and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes Football team. He was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church, and the Ottumwa V.F.W. Mr. Davis is survived by his son Dan and wife Linda Davis of Highland Center, a sister; Eva Mae Wright and her husband Louis of Rock Island, Ill., three grandchildren; Sondra and husband Derick Derby of Drakesville, Barbara and husband Allan Lanman of Hedrick and Kurt Davis of Marion. Five great-grandchildren; Brooke, Brittany and Jacklyn Derby, Colton and Shelby Lanman, and a special friend Juanita Brady. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Bessie in 1984, and a sister Audrey Kennedy.

Memorials may be made in his name.



Crowe, Avis
January 21, 1909 - January 12, 2005
Pleasant Park Estates, Oskaloosa, IA

Visitation: Noon Monday with family present from 6 to 8 PM January 17, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: Tuesday, 10:30 AM January 18, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery (South)

Avis Wilma Crowe was born January 21st, 1909 near Batavia in Wapello County to Edward and Ida Belle Copeland Pickerel. She was united in marriage to Albert W. Crowe on October 11th, 1929 in Ottumwa. A former resident of Jefferson and Wapello counties, she had lived in Mahaska County for the past 60 years. Avis was a homemaker for most of her life and was a member of the W.H.O. Club, the Olive Branch Thimble Club and various other community clubs. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. Avis is survived by her three sons; Harold Crowe and wife Judy of Hampton, GA, Arnold Crowe ad special friend Bettie of Lowden and Maurice Crowe of Eddyville; three daughters, Alberta Moody of Oskaloosa, Marlene Worrall of Winterset and Joan Smith and husband Melvin of Oskaloosa; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2001, a daughter Marilyn, a grandson, Terry Crowe, four brothers, Carl, Theodore, Kenneth and Virgil Pickerel; and three sisters, Hazel Ball, Effie Canny and Gladys Elmore.

Memorials to the Pleasant Park Estates Activity Fund



Handy, Craig
February 20, 1961 - January 01, 2005
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open at 10:00 A.M. with family present from 6 -8:00 P.M. January 03, 2006 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. January 04, 2005 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery

Craig Alan Handy was born February 20th, 1961 in Oskaloosa,Iowa, the son of Kenneth and Betty Cowman Handy. He was united in marriage to Tena Williams September 6th, 1986, they later divorced. He attended school at Pekin and Fremont and earned his GED in Oskaloosa. Craig loved camping, fishing, hunting, playing disc golf, Hawkeye sports, and NASCAR. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and especially his daughters. He was employed as a truck driver, driving for Gary Mitterer, Gale Alexander and Texas Trans Eastern Trucking. He also worked for Ottumwa Guttermaster and All State Gutter in Waukee. He is survived by his mother; Betty Handy of Fremont, two daughters; Melia Handy and Kala Handy of Ottumwa, a brother; Bruce Handy of Fremont,and a sister; Pam Van Sant and husband Ron of Oskaloosa. He was preceded in death by his father, a brother; Steve Handy, a step-daughter; Angela Williams, grandparents; Willard and Hilda Cowman, Ed and Zela Handy, and a sister-in-law; Julie Handy.




Laird, Herman Vern
April 03, 1929 - December 24, 2004
Fairfield, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with the family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. December 27, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:00 O'clock P.M. December 28, 2004 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Herman Vern Laird died December 24th, 2004 at Jefferson County Hospital in Fairfield, Iowa. He was born April 3, 1929 in Hardin, Illinois, the son of Henry H. and Ludy Bell Slaughter Laird. He was united in marriage to Maggie Viola Stoner in Foley, Missouri on November 22, 1958. He and his wife lived in Wellman, Iowa before settling in Ollie. He was a press operator for Moore Business Forms in Iowa City for many years. He is survived by his wife, Maggie "Sue" Laird of Ollie; three daughters, Veronica Hawk of Elsberry, Missouri, Susan Ann Batterson of Batavia and Linda Kay Brecount of Farmington; one son, Alan H. Laird of Ollie; four grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Laird of Elsberry, Mo., and Henry "Hank" Laird of Donovan, Mo., three sisters, Ruth Copen of Illinois, Edna Slaughter of Milan, Tenn., and Betty Freeland of Flat River, Mo. Mr. Laird was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Melvin and Cecil Laird.

Herman was raised and educated near Foley, Missouri.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Ollie Baptist Church.



Cochran, Charles
January 15, 1911 - December 13, 2004
Fairfield, Iowa

Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. December 15, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. December 15, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center, Iowa

Charles Cochran was born on January 15th, 1911 in Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Clarence and Lavina Erickson Cochran. He was raised in the Fairfield and Libertyville areas and attended the Libertyville Schools. After finishing school Charles went to work on a cattle farm near Fairfield. He was united in marriage to Blanche Hildebrand on February 14th, 1942 in Kahoka, Missouri. In 1942 Charles entered the United States Army and served with the 947th infantry during the Asiastic-Pacific Theatre during WWII and was involved with the Philippine Liberation. In 1945 he was dischared from the Army and returned to Fairfield to resume farming. He farmed with Belgian horses until 1959 when he finally broke down and purchased a second-hand John Deere tractor. He eventually bought his own farm near Farson where he lived until retiring in 1989 at which time he and his wife Blanche moved to Hedrick. His passion in life was spending time with and raising Belgian Draft Horses. His memory is honored by his wife Blanche of Hedrick a son, Steven Cochran and his wife Rita of Davenport, a daughter; Arlys Fritz and her husband Stephen of Burlington, a brother; Glenn Cochran of Echo, Oregon, and a sister; Doris Pittam of Roseburg, Oregon, three grandchildren; Jill Dunlop, Karla and Andy Grandinetti, and two great-grandchildren; Katelyn Caves and Sam Martin. Mr. Cochran was preceded in death by his parents, a brother; Wray Cochran, three sisters; Eileen Smyth, Marian Rodibaugh and Marjorie Rodibaugh.

Charles was a member of the Hedrick Lions Club, the Belgian Draft Horse and Mule Association, was inducted into the Horseman's Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair, a lifetime member of the VFW, a lifetime member of the American Legion, and a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Hedrick VFW, the Hedrick American Legion, or the Jefferson County Hospital.



Cowman, Kenneth D.
December 07, 1923 - December 05, 2004
New Sharon, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours and 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. December 07, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. December 08, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Tioga Cemetery near Rose Hill, Iowa

Kenneth D. Cowman, age 80 formerly of Delta, died Sunday, December 5, 2004 at the New Sharon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born December 7, 1923 in Mahaska County the son of Willard and Hilda Leathers Cowman. He attended country school at Pleasantville. On March 1, 1943, he was united in marriage to Helen Lohrenz in Kirksville, MO. They settled in Fremont where he farmed for Rex Hedge for many years. In 1968, Kenneth bought his own farm near Delta. He farmed there for many years before retiring and moving into Delta in 1991. Mr. Cowman is survived by his wife Helen of New Sharon; two sons and their wives, Jerry and Deborah Cowman of Delta and Danny and Deb Cowman of Williamsburg; two daughters and their husbands, Pat and Larry Stewart of Oskaloosa and Sandra and Cecil Banks of Knoxville; ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchidren; a daughter-in-law Katie Cowman of Springville; a brother Jerald Cowman of Fremont; and three sisters, Betty Handy of Fremont, Shirley Reed and husband Melvin of Fremont, and Lucille Sheeley and husband Calvin of Ottumwa. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter,Joyce; a son, Jeff Cowman; a sister, Doris Cowman and a daughter-in-law, Mary Cowman.

Kenneth enjoyed coffee time with his friends, coon hunting and spending time with his family.

Memorials may be made in his name to either Mahaska County Hospice or to the American Diabetes Association.



Smith, Lucile Gray
September 23, 1912 - November 13, 2004
Madison, Wisconsin

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with the family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. November 17, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. November 18, 2004 at Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church in Hedrick, Iowa.
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg.

Lucile Gray Smith, age 92, of Madison, Wisconsin and formerly of Hedrick left this world peacefully on Saturday, November 13th, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on September 23rd, 1912, to Minnie Blanche Harmon Gray and William B. Gray in Unionville, Missouri. Her mother died when Lucile was very young and she was raised by her maternal aunt, Beulah Talmadge Gray ("Aunt Boo"). Lucile met Dallas Vale Smith ("Smitty") when they were students at Iowa Wesleyan College and they were married on July 12th, 1936. Shortly after Smitty returned from the European theatre in World War II., they moved to Hedrick, Iowa, Smitty's hometown. Smitty died on June 24th, 1984. Lucile continued to live in Hedrick until moving to the Waunakee Retirement Center in 1997 to be nearer to her daughter. Lucile taught school for many years. She particularly enjoyed her last assignment before she retired in 1976, teaching first graders at Hedrick Consolidated Schools. She traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, first with Smitty and after his death, with many friends. While she was sad to leave her many friends in Hedrick, she soon made many new friends in Waunakee. Lucile is survived by her daughter Kathleen Irwin, son-in-law David Irwin and grandson Patrick Irwin all of Madison. She and Smitty raised Lucile's halfsister Joann White, who survives along with her husband Forrest and their children James and Marianne of Iow as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1984, and her maternal aunt, Beulah Talmade Gray.

Lucile was a member of the Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church, 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Hedrick Past Matron, 50-year member of the Hedrick American Legion Auxiliary, National Retired Teachers Association, 16 years on the Hedrick Housing Board, and a member or the Hedrick Garden Club.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church.



Randell, Lovena C.
January 06, 1910 - November 08, 2004
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. November 13, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. November 13, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa

Lovena C. Randell was born on January 6th, 1910 in Keokuk County, Iowa to Fred W. and Mary H. Schaefer Osterfoss. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1928. Lovena was united in marriage to Charles A. Randell on June 1st, 1929 at her parents' home near Hedrick, Iowa. She and her husband farmed in Cedar for many years before moving to Ottumwa in 1964. She is survived by her two daughters, Harriett Lantow and husband Don of Lake Carroll, Illinois, and Dorothy Gillen of Phoenix, Arizona, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law Sharon Randell of Cedar. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on June 14th, 1962, a son, Dean Randell, a brother, Clyde Osterfoss and a sister Clara Schweitzer.

She was a member of the Hedrick Lutheran Church, Ottumwa First Lutheran Church and had attended the Cedar United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Ottumwa Women's Club, King's Daughters of Ottumwa, Cedar U.M.W. and the Cedar I.A.W. Club.

Memorials may be made in her name to the First Lutheran Church in Ottumwa.



Abernathy, Margaret Louise
February 07, 1923 - October 16, 2004
Marion, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 o'clock noon with family present between the hours of 4:30 and 6:30 P.M. October 19, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. October 20, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Competine Cemetery near Farson, Iowa

Margaret Louise Abnernathy, age 81, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Linby, died October 16th, 2004. She was born February 7, 1923 in Linby the daughter of Clarence Lyle and Edith May Vannoy Clingman. She was united in marriage to James Marion Abernathy on June 11, 1944 in Ottumwa, Iowa he died October 4, 1992. Mrs. Abernathy was employed by North Western Bell Telephone Company in Cedar Rapids for thirty years as a long distance operator. She also worked at Smulekoff's in Cedar Rapids as a receptionist. She is survived by a daughter Jean Hahn and her husband Cary of Cedar Rapids, a grandson William Michael Dochterman of Marion, Iowa and a granddaughter, Heather Overholt of Salem, Oregon, and her beloved cat "Punkin" Abernathy of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a daughter, Judith Louise Dochterman in 1996.

Margaret graduated from Farson High School in 1939.

Margaret enjoyed sports and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Bulls fan. She was a world traveler last traveling to Hawaii in March of 2004. She was a member of the Shueyville United Methodist Church in Shueyville, Iowa.

Memorials may be made in her name.



Johnston, Patricia Kerr
July 18, 1928 - October 12, 2004
Hermann, Missouri

Visitation: 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM October 15, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM October 15, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Westview Cemetery, Kirkville, Iowa

Patricia Johnston was born July 18, 1928 in Troy, Ohio to William and Dorothy (Westfall) Kerr. She worked for the gas company in Ottumwa. In 1952 she was united in marriage to Eugene R. Johnston of Fremont. They resided on the Century Family Farm outside of Kirkville for 30 years. She served as postmaster in Kirkville, Iowa. She is survived by two daughters; Leslie Johnston of Marshalltown, Iowa and Nancy Satre and her husband Todd of Hermann, Missouri, two grandchidlren, Stephanie Atteberry of Waterloo, and Colin Johnston of Oskaloosa, and three great-grandchidlren, Thomas Atteberry of Waterloo, Iowa and Riley and Tyler Johnston of Oskaloosa.

Mrs. Johnston graduated from high school in Bonaparte, Iowa.

Patricia was an artist, winning many ribbons for her work. She was a member of Tri-Star Chapter 99 OES Eastern Star of Eddyville, and a member of the Red Hat Society.

Memorials may be made in her name.



Mull, Wayne
November 23, 1933 - September 29, 2004
Hedrick, Iowa

Visitation: 9:00 A.M., with family greeting friends from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. October 02, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Iowa
Wayne Wylie Mull was born November 23, 1933 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of John and Gladys Rokes Mull. He was raised and educated in Marshalltown and graduated from the Marshalltown High School. On July 15th, 1989, Wayne was united in marriage to Marilyn Schaffer at their home in Hedrick, Iowa where he worked as a semi driver, as the Director of the Weatherization Department at S.I.E.D.A., and owned and operated Mull Construction Company. Wayne's passions in life was spending time with his children and attending their events and fishing for catfish, walleye, and stripers in the Des Moines River. Wayne's memory is honored by his wife Marilyn Mull of Hedrick, a son, Jon Breitenbucher and his wife Melissa of Clarksville, TN, a daughter, Nichol Breitenbucher and fiance, Bobby Mallik of Champaign, IL, and two brothers, Jack Mull and wife Polly of Marshalltown and Robert Mull and wife Beverly of Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Dennis Mull, three brothers, Ralph, Claude, and Morris Mull, and a sister, Myrna Taft.

A memorial has been established in Wayne's name.



Conger,
April 08, 1941 - September 15, 2004
Keota, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 P.M. September 19, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. September 20, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Ollie Cemetery-Ollie, Iowa

Ronald "Butch" Gene Conger age 63 formerly of Ollie died Wednesday, September 15th, 2004 at Maplewood Manor in Keota, Iowa. He was born April 8th, 1941 in Ollie to Farris A. and Laura Edna Sipe Conger. He was raised in the Ollie area and spent most of his life living with his parents and helping them around the house. In 1976, Ronald was admitted to the Maplewood Care Center in Keota due to mom not being able to take care of him. "Butch" enjoyed watching T.V., especially the Dukes of Hazard, listening to the radio, working on the farm, and helping out when others were working on cars and machinery. Ronald is survived by two brothers, Richard and his wife Margaret Conger of Ollie, and Francis and his wife Beverly Conger of Keswick, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Raymond "Red" Conger, two sisters; Shirley Andeway, and Velma Jean Conger in infancy.

A memorial has been established in his name.



Burtlow, Sharon Ann
August 04, 1959 - September 09, 2004
Iowa City, Iowa

Visitation: open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 P.M. September 12, 2004 at
Funeral Service: 2:00 O'clock P.M. September 13, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Dpggett Cemetery near Sigourney, Iowa

Sharon Burtlow was born August 4th, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois to Fred and Helen Peach Tobeck. She attended Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Illinois. On April 9th, 1985 she was united in marriage to Mark Burtlow in Sacramento, California. Sharon had worked at the Ballmorrow Race Track near Chicago and was a Certified Nurses Aide at several area nursing homes. She enjoyed gardening and crossword puzzles. She is survived by her husband, Mark of Martinsburg, a son, Chris Tobeck and wife Jennifer of Farson, a daughter Heather Tobeck and her husband Wes Muntz also of Farson, a step-son Dominic Burtlow, two brothers, Ronald and Donald Tobeck both of Georgia, a sister, Debbie Burtlow of Hedrick, a step-brother John Bowersock of Ottumwa, and four grandchildren, Chaquoyah, Chance, and Blayze Muntz, and Ariana Tobeck. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Anthony Tobeck, a sister Bonnie Tobeck, and a brother John Tobeck.

Memorials may be made to the family.



Klein, Willard C.
July 31, 1921 - August 24, 2004


Visitation: Open after 12:00 O'clock noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 O'clock P.M. August 26, 2004 at Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie, Iowa.
Funeral Service: 10:00 O'clock A.M. July 27, 2004 at Prairie View United Methodist Church
Interment: Graveside services will be held at 4:30 P.M. at Grant Center Pleasant Hil Cemetery, Iowa Fall, Iowa with Rev. Denny Coon officiating.

Willard Klein, a man who loved life departed for God's happy hunting ground. He died August 24th, 2004 from Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) at the age of 83. ALS took his life, but Willard took with him much love, many memories, and no regrets. He died comfortably at home amongst family. Willard was a man eternally faithful to family and friend. He was earnest and honest in all endeavors; he was profoundly strong of heart, limb, and spirit. Any who knew him well, will miss him greatly. Willard was born in Alden,Iowa-July 31, 1921. He was raised in the rural Iowa Falls area in a loving family. After completing his tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, Willard returned to the farm. He re-established his purebred Duroc herd for which he won many awards and was nationally recognized. Willard met Yvonne Erickson while she was pursuring a nursing degree in Des Moines, and on December 5th, 1948 they were united in marriage at the First Methodist Church in Des Moines, Iowa.

Willard served in the U.S. Navy in the Philippines.

Mr. Klein gradutated from Iowa Falls High School in 1939 and was one of very few to receive the American Future Farmer Degree in 1941.

Willard served as a livestock judge at multiple State Fairs, served as President of the Iowa Duroc Breeders Association, and was named Master Iowa Purebred See Stock Producer. He was also famous for his athletic exploits on the fast-pitch softball diamond. As a third baseman, he was know for his speed, strong arm, and might bat. At one tournament, he hit 7 homeruns while his future bride looked on. As a servant to the community, Willard servedon the Board of the Farmers Cooperative Elevator, Hardin County REC Board, Hardin Co. Farm and Home Administraton, as well as Chairman of the Board at Immanuel Memorial United Church of Christ in Alden, Iowa. After retirement, Willard and Yvonne spent a great deal of time at their cabin on Snow Lake, Manitoba, 450 miles north of Winnepeg. In later years, Willard spent more time hunting, fishing and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. In 1990 the couple moved to a farm near Ollie, in southeastern Iowa. This move was a new and wonderful adventure. They made new friends and enjoyed their home,church,land, pond and timber. Willard believed the laws of nature and the laws of God were the same and he treasured them both. We will dearly miss our husband, brother, father, and friend. Willard's memory is honored by his wife, Yvonne of Ollie, two sons; Mark and Randy and his wife Patty of Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter; Dr. Maureen Lundergan and her husband Dr. Stephen Tiffany of Salt Lake City, Utah; five grandchildren, Patrick Lundergan, Brinn Klein Hake, Kristan, Ashten and Travis Higbee; two sisters, Lois Klein Grua of Santa Barbara, California, and Ruth Klein Johnson of Marshalltown, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial has been established in his name to either benefit the Bucher Family Scholarship Fund or Hospice of Keokuk County.



Willhoit, Larry J.
February 02, 1944 - August 14, 2004


Visitation: Beginning at 12:00 O'clock noon with the family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. August 17, 2004 at Prairie View United Methodist Church near Ollie, Iowa.
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. August 18, 1904 at Prairie VIew United Methodist Church near Ollie, Iowa.
Interment: Ollie Cemetery, Ollie, Iowa.

Larry J. Willhoit, age 60 of Ollie, died Saturday, Aguust 14th, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was born February 2, 1944 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Max and Vera Bentley Willhoit. He graduated from Cardinal High School in 1962. On October 15th of 1966, Larry was united in marriage to Denise Gott at the Ollie Baptist Church in Ollie, Iowa. Larry had worked at the Golden Furrow (formerly Standard Oil) Fertilizer Plant as a managing partner. His memory is honored by his wife Denise of Ollie, his son Todd Willhoit and wife Barbara of Katy, Texas, his daughter Diane Siebert and husband Dave of Irving, Texas, his two grandchildren, Myron Siebert and Eliza Grace Willhoit, his parents, Max and Vera Willhoit of Batavia, and a sister Janice Millhouser and her husband Bill of Arlington, Texas. Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends are also left to honor his memory.

Larry was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard.

He served on the Pekin School Board, the Sigourney Golf Club Board of Directors, and was a member of the Prairie View United Methodist Church. Larry was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his family.

A memorial has been established in his name to either the Gideon Society, American Liver Foundation, or the Ollie Baptist Church.



Ambers, Letha Annabell
May 16, 1920 - August 11, 2004
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: 1:00 O'clock P.M. one hour prior to service August 13, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 O'clock P.M. August 13, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Springfield Cemetery near Delta, Iowa.

Letha Annabell Ambers, age 84 of Delta, died Wednesday, August 11th, 2004 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. She was born in Hedrick, Iowa May 16th, 1920 the daughter of Fred and Hazel Dawson Glandon and step-daughter of Jose Glandon. She was employed as a care giver in Ottumwa, Martinsburg, Delta and Sigourney until 2002. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Ambers is survived by her two daughters, Waunema and her husband Kenneth Hanna of Delta, and Romona and her husband Jim Ash of Ottumwa. Three brothers, Richard Glandon of Des Moines, Willy Glandon of Chillicothe, and Floyd Glandon of Floris, one sister; Hazel Lowe of Arkansas. Seven grandchildren; Les and Lucinda Osborne, Binky Strunk, Jim, Mike, Cheryl and Teresa Ash, 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Dorothy Thompson and Marjorie Cavin, and a great-granddaughter; Loretta Osborne.

Letha attended Hedrick School.

Her hobbies included collecting teddy bears, salt and pepper shakers, attending auctions, taking care of her cat and dog,caring for various stray animals and her special interest in taking care of people. She was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Memorials may be made in her name to Hospice of Wapello County.



Garrels, Marie Denny
February 28, 1917 - July 15, 2004
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 P.M. July 18, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. July 19, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery Ottumwa, Iowa

Marie was born February 28th, 1917 north of Pekin, Iowa the daughter of Glen and Evalena Sauer Denny. When she was 3 years old, she moved with her family to a farm north of Farson. She graduated from Farson High School in 1936 where she was a star athlete. After graduating from high school, she attended Beautician College in Chicago, Illinois. Marie was united in marriage to Sgt. Virgil W. "Rock" Garrels on April 16th, 1943 in McMinniville, Tennessee. After her husband was discharged from the United States Army, they started farming north of Farson, where they continued farming for 25 years until Virgil passed away in 1967. She spent most of her life in Wapello County, Iowa and had been a loyal worker down through the years. She attended the Baptist Church when she was young and held steadfast to her faith throughout her life. She leaves to honor her memory, eight nieces and nephews, several great-nieces and nephews, and many cousins including her caregivers, Arlo and Deloris Sauer of Hedrick. Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Virgil; a brother Paul Ray Denny; two sisters, Vera Mae Hanna and Martha Elizebeth Moore, and a nephew, Larry Hanna. A memorial has been established in her name to the Good Samaritan Center in Ottumwa.




Norris, Harold "Keith"
January 28, 1925 - July 10, 2004
Iowa City, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. July 12, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. July 13, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Keith was born south of Fremont, on January 28th, 1925 the son of Harold L. and Ruth N. Scarborough Norris. He was raised in the Hedrick area and graduated from Hedrick High School in 1944. He was united in marriage to Joan Craft on May 21st, 1944. Keith farmed his entire life in the Hedrick and Farson areas and also was a tiling contractor from 1957 until 2003. His memory is honored by his wife, Joan of Hedrick, two sons, Larry and his wife Debbie of Osceola, AR; Jim and his wife Miriam of Woodbury, MN; two daughters, Kathy and her husband Denny Shimp of Alliance, NE, and Connie and her husband Bob Fisher of Liberty, MO; a brother Kenneth Norris of Red Oak, IA., and a sister Mary Ellen and her husband Rex Herman of Hedrick. Six grandchildren, David and Mike Norris, Doug Shimp, Kari Carr, Shana Rich, and Shad Fisher, and two great-grandchildren, Dale Norris and Shelby Carr. He was preceded in death by his parents.

In March 1945, Keith entered the U.S. Army and served in W.W.II, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He returned from the service in October 1946.

Keith was affiliated with the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church, was a member and Past National and State President of the Land Improvement Contractors Association, and this past year was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, was a member and past president of the Hedrick Lions Club, past Commander of the Arendt Bowlin Stubbs American Legion Post #83 of Hedrick, and was a member of the Keokuk County Park Commission board. One of his greatest pleasures was spending time with his grandchildren.

A memorial has been established in his name.



Rhodes, Retha M.
December 01, 1914 - June 26, 2004
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. family present between the hours of 6:00 & 8:00 P.M. June 28, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. June 29, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Retha Mae Rhodes was born on December 1st, 1914 in Davis City, Iowa, the daughter of Willard and Mary Ann Henderson Lovell. She attended school in Davis City and Fairfield before settling in Ollie. On November 24th, 1934, Retha was united in marriage to John Laurence Rhodes in Watertown, South Dakota. She was homemaker and farmer for most of her life. To her this included bookkeeping, cooking, seamstress, farmhand and most importantly a mother. Retha enjoyed quilting, gardening and crocheting. Her memory is honored by her son, Jerry Rhodes and wife Margie of Liberal, MO; her daughter, Joann Hersh and husband Len of Ollie; a daughter-in-law, Jean Rhodes of Nauvoo, IL; her grandchildren-Marty & Carol Hersh, Greg Hersh, David Rhodes, Kim Rhodes Mapes and Terry Mapes, Melissa Rhodes Davied and Rick Davied, Mike & Julee Rhodes, Kindra Rhodes & Dustin Rhodes; her great-grandchildren, Carrie Hersh, Jeffrey & Ashlee Davied, Troy, Corissa and Krystal Mapes and Danielle Rhodes. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in June of 1998; a son, John Richard Rhodes in January of 1999; and two sisters, Martha Johnson and Georgia Hay.




McKie, Bernard
October 02, 1918 - May 30, 2004
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 O'clock A.M. with the family greeting friends between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 o'clock P.M. June 01, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 O'clock A.M. June 02, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemtery in Fremont, Iowa.

Bernard was born October 2, 1918 in Talleyrand, Iowa the son of William and Mildred Abraham McKie. He married Arlene Bentzinger June 25, 1955 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the Talleyrand area and helpedon the family farm and worked various other jobs. In 1946 he purchased and operated McKie Standard Service in Fremont until his retirement in 1981, at which time he and Arlene wintered in Arizona for 13 years.He is survived by his wife, Arlene of Fremont; two sons, Allen and his wife Anne of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Mel and his wife Sherry of Creston, Iowa; five grandchildren, Dustin, Ryan, Shawn, Abbie and Corey, and seven great-grandchidlren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James.

His hobbies included golfing, playing cards, and traveling. He was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church, served on the Fremont City Council, Fremont Community School Board of Education, and was a longtime member of the Fremont Fire Deprtment, at one time serving as Fire Chief.

Memorials may be made to the Fremont United Methodist Church.



Vogel, Stanley
October 08, 1950 - May 27, 2004
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family greeting friends between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 O'clock P.M. May 29, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 O'clock P.M. May 30, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery north of Martinsburg, Iowa.

Stanley Earl Vogel was born October 8, 1950 in Ottumwa, Iowa the son of Eugene and Lela Sutton Vogel. He was raised north of Martinsburg. He was united in marriage to Cheryl Otley in Olathe, Kansas on August 24, 1973. They later divorced. He worked in Kansas City until 1981 and then transferred to the Albuquerque, New Mexico Air Traffic Control Center. In 1997 Stanley retired and since then has resided in the Hedrick area. Stanley's memory is honored by his grandmother, Cleo Sutton of Hedrick; his father Eugene Vogel and his special friend, Joann Van Buskirk, both of Hedrick; two brothers, Roger Vogel and his wife Sandy of Des Moines, Iowa; Doug Vogel and his wife Leesa of Hedrick, Iowa; a sister, Barb Blomme and her husband Jerry of Memphis, Missouri; and nine nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Lela Vogel in 1980; his grandparents, Orville Sutton and Victor and Clara Vogel.

Stanley graduated from Pekin Community High School in 1968. He attended college in Ottumwa and Eugene, Oregon where he studied to be an Air Traffice Controller. He graduated from college in 1971 and began working at the Kansas City Air Traffic Control Center. At the age of 21, Stanley was the youngest Air Traffic Controller to ever work in the Kansas City Center.

His hobbies included draft horses, quarter horses, and trail riding.

Memorials may be may in his name to the Hedrick Housing, Hedrick, Iowa.



Pollock, Hayleigh Caroline
May 19, 2004 - May 19, 2004


Memorial Service: 1:00 O'clock P.M. May 24, 200 at Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery
Hayleigh Caroline Pollock, infant daughter of Stephen and Paula Allman Pollock and sister of Kaden Pollock was stillborn May 19, 2004 at Mahaska Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Private graveside services were held at Cedar Township Memorial Cemtery in Fremont on May 24, 2004.




Bottorff, Warren Vern
June 09, 1921 - March 29, 2004


Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. March 31, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 O'clock P.M. April 01, 204 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Martinsburg.

Warren Vern Bottorff age 82, of Sigourney, formerly of the Ollie/Packwood areas died Monday, March 29th, 2004 at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney. Warren was born on June 9th, 1921 in Macon, Missouri the son of Emanuel Henry and Orpha E. Hayes Bottorff. At the age of 5, Warren and his family moved north of Martinsburg where he was raised. He attended the Martinsburg High School. After high school he was employed at a factory in Moline, Illinois. On August 31st, 1940 he was united in marriage to Lucille Hollingsworth at the Methodist Parsonage in Memphis, Missouri. Warren and Lucille farmed for the next 50 years in the Hedrick, Agency, Ollie, and Packwood areas. In 1986 they retired from farming and moved to Sigourney, Iowa. Mr. Bottorff's memory is honored by his wife, Lucille Bottorff of Sigourney, a son, Carroll and his wife Holly Bottorff of Medford, Or., two daughters, Judy Kellum and her husband Randy of Branson, Mo., and Dixie Singleton and her husband Loyed of Russell, Ia.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, David Bottorff, and four brothers, Ralph, Robert, Claude, and Harry Bottorff.

Warren's hobbies included visiting, telling stories, spending time with his family, machine quilting over 2,000 quilts, and going to the coffee shop in Sigourney. He was a member of the Martinsburg United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the family.



Garrels, Edith P.
July 24, 1909 - March 29, 2004


Visitation: 9:30 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. April 02, 2004 at Packwood Christian Church, Packwood, Iowa.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. April 02, 2003 at Packwood Christian Church, Packwood, Iowa
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa

Edith P. Garrels age 94, formerly of Packwood passed away Monday, March 29th, 2004 at the Parkview Home in Wayland. She was born on July 24th, 1909 near Pekin, Iowa to John Elbert and Bessie Belle Hayes Zepp. She was united in marriage to Cecil C. Garrels May 30th, 1932 in Pekin, Iowa. He passed away on July 16th, 1979. Edith is survived by her son, Dr. Dale E. and wife Beverly Garrels of Mt. Pleasant; her daughter, Ella May and husband Robert Ruppert of Washington, Iowa; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, a sister, Margery Dillon of Hedrick; and a brother, Ralph Zepp of Jackson, Alabama. Preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers, Dwight, Rex, and Merle Zepp and her sister Carrie May Utterback.

Edith graduated from Martinsburg High school in 1926 and attended Iowa State Teachers College and William Penn College. She later attended classes at Parsons College, Iowa Wesleyan, and the University of Iowa. She taught in rural schools in Martinsburg, Fremont, Ollie, and Packwood for twenty-six years.

Mrs. Garrel's was a member of the Packwood Christian Church, the church Senior Citizens Group, TTT Chapter F., Jolly Janes Club, Sew and So Club, Zephyr Club, Neighborhood Coffee Club, and was a former member of the Pekin and Packwood Methodist Churches.




Rice , Florence Genevieve
July 15, 1913 - March 24, 2004
Iowa City, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with the family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. March 26, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. March 27, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Abel Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa.

Florence Genevieve Rice, age 90, of Hedrick died Wednesday, March 24th, 2004 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. She was born July 15th, 1913 in Benton Township, Keokuk County to Fredrick H. and Marie Schmidt Ritter. Florence was united in marriage to Martin Rice on January 17th, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa. Together they farmed north of Hedrick their entire lives until retiring in 1980. Mrs. Rice is survived by her son, Jerry and his wife Georgia of rural Hedrick; a daughter, Joy Murphy of Urbandale; a sister, Margie Young of Fruita, Co.; five grandchildren, David Rice, Beth Brokenshire, Sean Murphy, Brian Murphy, and Bridget Kelsey, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Martin, and an infant son, Dwight Rice.

She was raised and educated in the rural Fremont and Hedrick areas, graduating from Fremont High School in 1931.

Her hobbies included sewing, making quilts for church projects, gardening, teaching Sunday School, and serving as a 4-H Leader. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hedrick where she was baptized and was very active in the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her name to either St. Paul Lutheran Church Women or The Gideon Bible Society.



Wyllie, Lena Grace Messerschmitt
September 07, 1912 - March 14, 2004
Martinsburg, Iowa

Visitation: open after 11:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. March 16, 04 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 O'clock P.M. March 17, 2004 at Union Chapel Christian Union Church, rural Hedrick, Iowa
Interment: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, near Sigourney, Iowa

Lena Grace Messerschmitt Wyllie, age 91, of Martinsburg passed away at her home on Sunday, March 14th, 2004. She was born to George and Clemma Alice Taylor Messerschmitt September 7th, 1912. She attended Hedrick High school and graduated in 1930. She was united in marriage to Donald "Lindsay" Wyllie on March 4th, 1942 in Lancaster, Missouri. She was a telephone operator for the Hedrick Telephone Exchange during World War II and later was Keokuk County Coordinator for the Southern Iowa Economic Development Association from 1970 to 1978 when she retired. She was a member of the Union Chapel Christian Union Church of rural Hedrick. Lena is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Ann Wyllie of Martinsburg; three nieces, Irene (Stanley) Vogel of Sigourney, Ruth (Wilford) Seaba of Sigourney, Ester Shafranek of Keswick; three nephews, Jim (Janet) Messerschmitt of Prescott, Arizona, Charles (Jean) Shafranek of Keswick, and Rex (Lillie) Shafranek of Webster, and three special firends, Rita Jacobs and Lois Eschenbrenner both of Hedrick and Pat Wolf of Martinsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband on January 19th, 1963, the result of an automobile accident, and her son, Thurman Lynn Wyllie on April 16th, 1966 the result of an automobile accident, her parents, three sisters, Marjorie Elizabeth Harkins, Emma Louise Belveal, Helen Ruth Shafranek, two bothers, Charles Taylor Messerschmitt and Raleigh Messerschmitt and a nephew, Max Leroy Shafranek in 1987. Casket bearers will be Jess Terrell, Wilford Seaba, Stanley Vogel, Tony Latcham, Jim Latcham, and Dean Watson. Honorary Casket Bearers will be, Jim Messerschmitt, Brad Breon, Rex Shafranek, Charles Shafranek and Jim Wyllie.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Union Chapel Christian Union Church of rural Hedrick.



Ward, Edwin Irvin
August 26, 1911 - March 08, 2004
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open visitation beginning after 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 10th, with the family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. March 10, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. March 11, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa

Edwin Irvin Ward age 92, of Cedar died Monday, March 8th, 2004 at the Mahaska County Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was born August 26th, 1911 in Cedar the son of George Sherman and Rachel M. Myers Ward. He was raised in the Cedar area. He was united in marriage to Opal Myers at the Cedar United Methodist Church in 1979. He farmed the family farm and other farms in the Cedar area. He is survived by a sister Minnie Latcham of Sigourney and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Opal, two brothers; Frank and Joe Ward, and two sisters; Alice Goltry and Mae Cockefair.

Mr. Ward graduated from Cedar High School in 1931.

Edwin enjoyed woodworking, hunting antelope and deer in Wyoming, fishing in Iowa and Minnesota, and was a lifetime member of NRA.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 10th, beginning at 10:00 A.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held, Thursday, March 11th, at 10:00 A.M. at the Funeral Chapel with Rev. Todd Holman of the Fremont/Cedar United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa, Iowa. Pallbearers will be Bill Ward, Brian Ward, Dennis Brown, Jim Latcham, Tony Latcham, and Joe Waller. In lieu of flowers a memorial in his name has been established to the Cedar United Methodist Church.



Kessel, Richard Joseph "Ric"
September 18, 1958 - March 06, 2004
Richland, Iowa

Visitation: 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. March 11, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Richard Joseph "Ric" Kessel, age 45, of Richland died Saturday, March 6th, 2004 near Richland, the result of an auto accident. He was born September 18th, 1958 in Fairfield, Iowa to Clyde Joseph and Trilla Weber Kessel Wonderlich. He was raised in the Hedrick area. Ric was united in marriage to Tracy Trader, they were late divorced. He was employed at Clow Corporation in Oskaloosa for 13 years. After working at Clow he attended Truck Driving School at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa. He then was employed for several different companies. He was a member of Mother Cabrini Catholic Church in Richland. Ric is survived by his mother Trilla Wonderlich of Ollie, his grandmother; Lucille Weber of Ollie, a sister; Cecilia and Mike Adam of Richland,a daughter; Briale Kessel of Richland, two stepsons; Derrick and Cody Trader of Davenport, three stepbrothers; Don, Jeff, and Terry Wonderlich of Ollie, a nephew; Aaron Adam of Richland, a niece Angela Adam of Richland and his special friend Carla Lankford of Richland. He was preceded in death by his father, a brother, Cris Kessel and his stepfather; Keith Wonderlich.

Ric graduated from Hedrick High School in 1977.

His hobbies included Nascar, mud racing, four wheelers and dirt bikes. He was a big Dale Earnhardt Sr., and Jr. fan, enjoyed planting roses, and playing jokes on people.

The body has been cremated. A time of visitaiton and sharing with the family present, will be held on Thursday, March 11th, 2004 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. There will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for his daughter Briale.



Christofferson, Roy S. "Bud"
November 30, 1937 - February 09, 2004
Ottumwa, Iowa.

Visitation: Visitation beginning at 9:00 A.M. and continuing until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. February 13, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. February 13, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel. Pastor Dennis Ellenberger of the Church Of God Of Prophecy, Ottumwa, Iowa officiating.
Interment: Cremation to follow service with interment of ashes at a later date.

Roy S. "Bud" Christofferson, age 66, of Hedrick died Monday, February 9th, 2004 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He was born November 30, 1937 in Iowa City, Iowa the son of Otto and Louise Meyers Christofferson. He was raised and educated in the Burlington, Iowa area. He served in the U.S. Army. Upon completing his tour in the service he was united in marriage to Ellyn Keever on July 6th, 1961 in Burlington. After his marriage he was employed his entire life as a tree topper. He retired in 1996. Roy is survived by his wife; Ellyn of Hedrick, two daughters; Audrey (Dave) Kirkhart of Ottumwa, and Rhonda Christofferson of Hedrick, sons; Carl (Crystal) Christofferson of Wayland, and Roy Christofferson, Jr. of Hedrick, three sisters; Delilah Bloomer and Jody Christofferson both of Burlington, and Dixie Christofferson of Gladstone, Ill., a brother; John Christofferson of Oquaka, Ill. Ten grandchildren; Stephanie (Andy) Conger, Travis (Whitney) Ehrman, Trisha (Sven) Dahlstrom, Jason Ehrman, Katrina, Jamey Tonya, Jessica Brandon, and Tasha Christofferson, and three great-grandchildren; Noah Conger, Tucker Ehrman and Makenzie Dahlstrom, three step-grandchidlren; Denita and Ray Skinner and Josh Ehrman. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Stella Judd and Bridget Christofferson, and three brothers; Chris and Ed Christofferson and Harry Brockett.

His hobbies included fishing, camping, boating, motorcycling, wood working, playing Nintendo, and cards. He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Burlington.




Hayes, Lena Pearl
Hayes, Lena Pearl
May 12, 1921 - February 05, 2004
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 11:00 A.M. with the family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. February 06, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. February 07, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa

Lena Pearl Hayes, age 82, of Hedrick, died Thursday, February 5th, 2004 at the Sigourney Care Center. She was born in Pekin, Iowa May 12th, 1921 to William Fredrick and Grace Leota Zepp McCreery. On September 26th, 1942 Lena Pearl was united in marriage to Fred Hayes in Lancaster, Missouri. Her memory is honored by her daughters and their husbands; Connie and Stanley Gambell of Hedrick, and Vicki and Ronnie Lee of Waverly, two sisters; Lela Gwen Smith of Hedrick and Freda Wade of San Juan, Texas, a sister-in-law Marian McCreery of Sigourney, four grandsons; Doug Gambell and wife Christy, Brad Gambell and wife Angella, Mark Lee, and Kevin Lee and wife Dawn, eleven great-grandchildren; McKenna,Maci,Andrew, Haley Rae, and Taylor Marie Gambell, and Dalton, Cayde, Christopher, Anthony, Katie and Kendra Lee and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fred in 1963, a brother; Keith McCreery, and an infant sibling.

Lena Pearl graduated from the Martinsburg High School in 1939. She attended Central College in Pella for two years where she obtained her teaching certificate. Later on she returned to college graduating from William Penn with her Bachelor's Degree in Education. She taught in various area schools teaching at the Hedrick School for many years.

Lena Pearl's hobbies included crossword puzzles, Seek-A-Word, watching sports and game shows on T.V. and attending her grandchildren's school events. She was a member of the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church, the UMW, the Hedrick American Legion Auxiliary, and the Ollie Order of the Eastern Star, Past Matron of the Hedrick Order of the Eastern Star, and the Hedrick O.D.O.

Memorials may be made in her name to either the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church or the Sigourney Care Center.



Lewis, Helen Arlene Grootveld
April 03, 1916 - January 28, 2004
Mr. Pleasant, Iowa

Visitation: 9:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:30 A.M. January 31, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:30 A.M. January 31, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa.

Helen Arlene Grootveld Lewis, age 87, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, formerly of Packwood, Iowa and Mesa, Arizona, died on January 28th, 2004 at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant. Helen was born April 3rd, 1916 near Eddyville. She was the daughter of Jacob and Belle Boonstra Grootveld. She was united in marriage to Ralph L. Lewis, April 24th, 1942 in Ottumwa, Iowa. They farmed in the Packwood area for 39 years. She was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church. Mrs. Lewis is survived by her husband; Ralph, one sister; Lucille Triplett of St. Paul, Minnesota, a son; LaVerne C. Lewis of Cedar Rapids, two daughters; Donna S. Cisco of Mt. Pleasant, and Marsha K. Hess of West Des Moines; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Henry Grootveld of Fremont, and a sister; Evelyn Day of Waterloo.

Helen was a graduate of Fremont High School, and teacher training. She taught school for 3 years in Mahaska County.

Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Sew-N-Sew Club, Canasta Club, Krony Krew Club and the Jolly Janes Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, bowling and golfing.

A memorial has been established in her name to the Fremont United Methodist Church.



Dyke, Greg A..
June 11, 1956 - January 08, 2004
Des Moines, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. January 12, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Greg A. Dyke age 47, died January 8th, 2004 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He wsa born June 11th, 1956 in Ottumwa to Bill and Hettie Watson Dyke. Greg was united in marriage to Amy J. Streeby in Ottumwa, Iowa December 18th, 1980. He is survived by his parents, his wife, a son; David Dyke of Fremont, a daughter; Amanda Dyke, currently serving in the U.S. Military stationed in Iraq, a brother; Donald Dyke of Batavia, a sister; Marilyn Trimble of Ottumwa.

Greg graduated from Fremont High School in 1974 and attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa where he attained his commercial drivers license. He then pursued a career in truck driving and drove for Barr-Nunn Transportation, Inc for the past eleven years. While employed at Barr-Nunn he earned the one million mile award.

Mr. Dyke's hobbies included hunting and mushrooming.

A memorial has been established in his name and may be sent to his family at 202 N. Miles, Fremont, Iowa 52561.



Hagan, Bobby Franklin
November 06, 1923 - January 03, 2004
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Visitation begins at 10:00 A.M. with family present from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. January 08, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 P.M. January 09, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg

Bobby Franklin Hagan, age 80, of rural Hedrick was born November 6, 1923, near Hedrick to John and Avis Osterfoss Hagan. He was a 1943 graduate of Farson High School. He farmed his entire life in the Hedrick area. Bobby's enjoyments included reading, traveling, and watching TV. Bobby was united in marriage to Joyce Woolverton, August 27th, 2002 at the Sigourney Care Center. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hedrick. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; three sisters; Elizabeth Hackert of Sigourney, Jennie Avery of Ottumwa, and Rachel Welsh of Hedrick. He was preceded in death by his parents.




Messerschmitt, Harry Leroy
August 26, 1917 - December 30, 2003
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with the family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. January 02, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. January 03, 2004 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa, with full military rites.

Harry Leroy Messerschmitt was born August 26th, 1917 in rural Martinsburg to Harold Henry and Etta Seevers Messerschmitt. His mother passed away early in life and he was raised by his father and step-mother Gleeda Bottger Messerschmitt. After graduating he farmed with his father for a number of years. He was united in marriage to Mary Frances Lynn in Lancaster, Missouri, May 28th, 1936.

In 1944 Mr. Messerschmitt served in the U.S. Army in China Burma India where he earned three bronze stars. In 1946 he was discharged from the army. During his life he worked at various jobs while continuing to farm the home place. In 1951 he started working at John Deere Ottumwa Works. He retired from there in 1982.

He graduated from Martinsburg High School.

His hobbies included; raising ponies, fishing, reading and attending auctions. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Hedrick American Leion, and the CBI organization. Harry is survived by two sons; Gary Messerschmitt and his wife Connie of rural Hedrick, Dick and his wife Judy of Fillmore, Indiana. Two daughters; Mary Lou Conger and her husband Jim of Ollie, and Joyce Davis and her husband David of Eagan, Minnesota; eleven grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Frances in 1995, and a great-grandson; Ryan Conger.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Hedrick American Legion.



Schwartz, Marguerite
April 06, 1921 - December 29, 2003
Hedrick, IA

Visitation: Open visitation after 10:00 A.M., family present from ^;00 to 7:30 P.M. December 30, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel, Fremont, IA
Funeral Service: 2:30 P.M. December 31, 2003 at Hedrick Christian Church
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick

Marguerite Louise Schwartz, age 82, of Hedrick died Monday, December 29, 2003 at her home in Hedrick. She was born April 6, 1921 in Mahaska County, the daughter of Elmer and Mary Passalia Shipley. She attended school in Tioga and Delta, IA. After completing school, she worked as a childcare provider and then at the Continental Overall Factory in Oskaloosa. She was united in marriage to Loren Schwartz, November 1st, 1941 in Omaha, NE. She continued working at the Overall Factory for one year following her marriage and then spent the remainder of her life as a homemaker, taking care of Loren, Margie, and her Grandchildren. Her enjoyments included attending her grandchildren's events, cooking, baking, teaching Sunday School, gardening, and camping at the Iowa State Fair. She was a member of the Hedrick Christian Church and the CWF. Marguerite is survived by her husband Loren, a daughter; Margie and her husband Arthur Millikin; three grandchildren; Amber, Bryce, and Cade Millikin, a sister; Dorothy and her Husband Don Denney of Oskaloosa. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters; Nellie Ehrenhard, Lucille Herrick, Nancy Gilchrist, Dolly Boston, Five brothers; George, Tom, Robert, Gene and Joe Shipley, and a grandson; Blake Millikin




Hedlund, Opal Valetta
June 24, 1908 - December , 2003
Fremont, Iowa

Visitation: 1:00 P.M. until time of service at 2:00 P.M. December 19, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. December 19, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa.

Opal Valetta Hedlund was born June 24th, 1908 in Benton Township Keokuk County to Andrew A. and Mary Ellen Lynch Williams. She was united in marriage to Carl Hedlund in Kirksville, Missouri, June 22nd, 1933. Opal spent her entire life being a housewife and helping on the family farm. In 1981 following the death of her husband, she moved from the family farm into Fremont. Her enjoyments included sewing, cooking, and going fishing. She is survived by a son; Don Hedlund and his wife Helen of Hedrick, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant sister; Marie Williams, a sister; Flossie, four brothers; Herbert, Howard, Harold and Glen Williams.

Mrs. Hedlund attended school in Hedrick.

Memorials may be made in her name to Hospice of Wapello County.



Lowenberg, Loren Loos
October 29, 1923 - November 29, 2003


Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. December 01, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. December 02, 2003 at First Church Of The Open Bible, Ottumwa, Iowa.
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Loren Loos Lowenberg, age 80, of Hedrick died Saturday, November 29th, 2003 at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney. He was born October 29th, 1923 in rural Hedrick to Willis R. and Freda L. Loos Lowenberg. Loren was united in marriage to Lucille Elizabeth Johnson on June 16th, 1944 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hedrick. Loren spent his entire life farming in the Hedrick area and sold Pioneer Seed Corn for 24 years. Loren retired in 1993. Loren is survived by his wife Lucille of Hedrick, three sons; Stephen L. Lowenberg (Mary) of Oskaloosa, Alan M. Lowenberg (Sharon ) of Moulton, Dwight E. Lowenberg (Ruth) of Ottumwa, five daughters; Elaine Tolle (Stephen) of Hedrick, Kathleen Hornback (Bill) of Ottumwa, Mary Gillam (John) of Ollie, Lisa Doud (Denny) of Oskaloosa, and Jane Glick (Mark) of Hedrick, and a brother Warren of Hedrick. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Loren graduated from Farson High School in 1941.

Loren served on ASCS County Committee for 9 years, and as chairman for 3 years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hedrick. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchilren in their sporting events.

Memorials may be made in his name to either the Farson Baptist Church, Farson, Iowa, or Hospice of Keokuk County.



Helm, Velva
February 02, 1903 - November 13, 2003
Ottumwa, Iowa

Memorial Service: 10:30 A.M. November 13, 2003 at Graveside service only at Helm Cemetery near Fremont, Iowa.
Velva M. Purdin Helm, age 100, formerly of R.R. $5, Ottumwa, died Thursday, November 13th, at the Ridgewood Care Center in Ottumwa. Graveside services and burial were held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, November 18th, at Helm Cemetery near Fremont. No visitation was scheduled. Mrs. Helm was born on February 2nd, 1903 in Sperry, Missouri to True and Cora Coppers Purdin. She was raised in the Fremont area. On April 21st, 1920 she was united in marriage to Rex Helm in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Velva and Rex spent their lives farming in the Fremont and Ottumwa areas. She was a mother and mentor to many who passed through her door. She is survived by her son; William True Helm of Cedar Rapids, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, and a brother, Edward Purdin.




Monohon, Opal
July 29, 1923 - October 29, 2003
Sigourney, Iowa

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.m. November 01, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa.

Opal Marie Monohon, age 80, formerly of Hedrick, died October 29th, 2003 at the Keokuk County Health center, in Sigourney, Iowa. She was born July 29th, 1923 in Wapello County to Joseph and Shirley Cook Allison. She married Paul Monohon October 3rd, 1943 in Sigourney. He preceded her in death in 1993. Opal helped her husband in their hardware and plumbing/heating business. She attended the Hedrick Christian Church. Survivors include her daughter; Evelyn Kocsis of Hedrick; a son; Fred Monohon of University Park; ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son; Warren Monohon; and a daughter; Clara Icenbice.

Attended school at Hedrick.

Memorials may be made to the family.



Clingman, Willard
July 02, 1911 - October 26, 2003
Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. November 20, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Mr. Clingman graduated from Packwood High School.

Memorials may be made to the family.



Keasling/Hickey, Josephine
October 04, 1917 - October 10, 203


Funeral Service: 11L00 A.M. October 13, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Pennington Cemetery near Sigourney, Iowa.

Josephine L. Keasling-Hickey, age 76 of Delta and formerly of the Hedrick/Fremont area died Friday, October 10th, at her home. She was born on October 4th, 1927 in Colfax, Iowa the daughter of Richard Stellgas and Irene Parrot Stellgas. She was raised and educated in Florida. Josephine was united in marriage to Deal E. Keasling, November 12th, 1944. They then moved to the Fremont area. She worked as a seed corn sorter at McCurdy's in Fremont for 20 years. Josephine is survived by her sons; John and wife Gail Keasling of Hedrick, and Joe and wife Linda of Hayesville. Daughters; Linda and her husband Dave Lemke of Oskaloosa, Dorothy and her husband Charles Lippard of What Cheer, and Donna and her husband Roger Bird of Sigourney. Three brothers; Bob Stellgas of Florida, Richard and wife Jolene Stellgas of Florida and Lawrence McBeth of Oskaloosa. A sister; Anna Marie Stellgas of Florida. Twenty-two grandchidlren and 43 great-grandchildren. Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Deal, in 1976, two sons; Leroy and Dewayne Keasling, two brothers; Rex Van Buskirk and Lester Van Buskirk.




Norris, Arlene
December 29, 1930 - September 29, 2003


Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Arlene Marie Norris, age 72, of Emerson and formerly of Hedrick died Monday, September 29th, at the Red Oak Rehabiliation and Care Center in Red Oak, Iowa. She was born on December 29th, 1930 to David Ted and Ethel Shepperd Davis. A graduate of Martinsburg High School, Arlene was united in marriage to Kenneth Eugene Norris on May 15th, 1948 at the United Methodist Church in Martinsburg, Iowa. Arlene is survived by her husband; three sons and their wives; Danny and Anita Norris of Farson, Timothy and Dixie Norris of Fremont, NE., and Kevin and Angela Norris of Emerson; ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchidren, four step-grandchidlren, and six step-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law; Virginia Davis; sister-in-law Linda Davis; brother-in-law Rex and Mary Ellen Herman; brother-in-law Keith and Joan Norris; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers; Gene, Dale, and Leland Davis.

Arlene served on the Hedrick City Council, was Editor of the Hedrick Journal Newspaper, a member of the Hedrick American Legion Auxiliary, the Granny Cheering Squad, Cedar Creek Club, Keokuk County Conservation Board, United Methodist Women, Keokuk County Republicans, Fort Smith Players, a Cub Scout Leader, and member of the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church. She ennjoyed flowers, crafts, and being a grandmother.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Great Lakes Burn Camp in Jacksom, MI.



Wolf, Forest A.
August 03, 1911 - September 01, 2003


Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. September 04, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Burial of ashes will be at McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center, Iowa at a later date.

Forest A. Wolf, age 92, formerly of the Packwood and Hedrick area, died Monday, September 1, 2003 at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney, Iowa. Mr. Wolf was born August 3, 1911, in Wellington, Kansas, the son of Clarence A. and Nellie Mabelle Rogers Wolf. He was employed at Swift and Company, the John Morell Co., and operated a dairy farm in the Chillicothe area for two years. He retired from active farming in 1974. Forest had lived at rural Packwood for 47 years and the Hedrick Housing for five years. Mr. Wolf is survived by his sons; Lyle and his wife Judy of Packwood, Max and his wife Maxine of Fremont and Gary and his wife Donna of Packwood. Five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren, two brothers, Frank Wolf of Hedrick and Richard wolf of Medford, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Florence Everhart and a brother Rex Wolf. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held Thursday, September 4th, at 2:00 P.M. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Rev. Shirley Hoffman-Will officiating.

Forest was educated in Wapello County.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Hedrick First Responders.



Ashdown, Rosemary M. Cronk
December 11, 1918 - August 15, 2003
Ottumwa, IA

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M., Family present from 6-8:00 P.M. August 18, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. August 19, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery

Rosemary Matilda Cronk Ashdown, age 83, formerly of the Hedrick/Fremont area died August 15, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Center in Ottumwa, Iowa. Mrs. Ashdown was born December 11, 1918 in Valley Junction, Iowa to Oscar and Rose Bennett Johnson. She attended Valley High School in West Des Moines. She married Robert A. Cronk June 19, 1936 in Valley Junction. They lived in Des Moines before moving to Fremont in 1957. Rosemary worked at Spurgeon's in Ottumwa before moving to Hedrick in the fall of 1985. She later married Albert Ashdown and he preceded her in death. She was a member of the Christian Union Chapel, volunteered for the State of Iowa, enjoyed crocheting, cooking, flowers and gardening. She is survived by four daughters; Patricia Wolf of Martinsburg, Margaret Six and her husband Wesley of Mitchellville, Roberta Fairchild and her husband Jack of Pella, and Connie Phillips and her husband Richard of Martinsburg; eleven grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, a granddaughter, one great-grandson; and a brother, Peter Johnson.

Memorials may be made in her name.



McBurney, Roy Edgar
April 09, 1918 - August 12, 2003
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: open after 10:00 A.M. with the family present from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. August 14, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. August 15, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Iowa

Roy Edgar McBurney age 85, died Tuesday, August 12th, 2003 at his home. He was born on April 9th, 1918 in Cedar, Iowa to Harry E. and Bernice Yenney McBurney. Roy operated the grain elevator in Cedar with his father. When he returned from the service he began farming in the Cedar area where he lived his entire life. Roy was united in marriage to Majorie Hite on November 9th, 1941 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua,Iowa. He is survived by his wife Marjorie; his son Larry McBurney and his wife Sally of Odessa, Texas; three grandchildren; Heather McBurney, Spencer McBurney and his wife Kelly, and Michelle Vander Meyden and her husband Bruce; two great-grandchildren; McKenzie McBurney and Mallory Vander Meyden. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Maxine Upton and two infant daughters.

Mr. McBurney served with the U.S. Army 8th Air force in the European Theater during W.W.II.

Roy graduated from Cear High school in 1936 and attended business college in Ottumwa for two years.

Roy served on the A.S.C.S Board (currently the F.S.A., was a member of the Cedar United Methodist Church and the Harry Anderson American Legion Post #34. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Memorials may be made in his name.



Cavin, Roger L. "Chico"
May 07, 1941 - August 07, 2003
Fairfield, Iowa

Visitation: open after 10:00 A.M. family present from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. August 13, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: The body will be cremated and interment of ashes will be at a later date.

Roger L. "Chico" Cavin age 62, of Ollie passed away Thursday, August 7th, 2003 at the Jefferson County Hospital in Fairfield, Iowa. Roger was born May 7th, 1941 in Ollie, Iowa to Frank and Bessie McLain Cavin. He graduated from the Ollie Consolidated High School. After graduating he started working at Amana Refrigeration in Amana and then worked at John Deere in Ottumwa, he was most recently employed at Fesler Auto Mall in Fairfield. He was employed as a night marshal in Ollie, Iowa for several years. He was very involved in sports and especially in helping his grandson Shannon. He was a member of the Pekin Sports Program. His hobbies included being in parades, entertaining people, building floats, gardening, hunting and fishing and finding morel mushrooms. Roger's memory is honored by his daughter; Shirley Conne, three sisters; Rose Mahan, Frances Peart, and Shirley Murray. Two grandchildren; Shawna and Amanda and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Sue; and his grandson Shannon.

Memorials may be made in his name and left at the Fremont Funera Chapel.



Miller, Connie A. Sheets
June 26, 1938 - July 21, 2003
Carrollton, Texas

Memorial Service: 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. with a Memorial Gathering in her honor beginning at 7:00 P.M. July 30, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Connie A . Sheets Miller, 65 of Carrollton, Texas formerly of Martinsburg, Iowa passed away Monday, July 21st, 2003. Connie was born June 26th, 1938 the daughter of Paul and Violet Benedict Sheets. She was united in marriage to Max V. Miller, August 18th, 1956 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Connie is survived by her husband of 47 years, Max V. Miller; a son Christopher Miller and his wife Kim; two grandson; Ryan and Curtis Miller all of Corinth, Texas. Her mother and step-father Violet and Richard Knaak of Martinsburg, Iowa; mother-in-law and father-in-law; Dorotha and David Johnson of Fremont, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her father; Paul Sheets and a son; Curt D. Miller. The body has been cremated and disposition of the ashes will be a later date.

Connie graduated from Hedrick High School in 1955.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.



Leathers, Katherine E.
December 31, 1922 - July 20, 2003


Visitation: open after 11:00 A.M. with the family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. July 22, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. July 23, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Pennington Cemetery near Sigourney, Iowa.

Katherine E. Leathers, age 80, of Fremont died Sunday, July 20th, 2003 at the mahaska County Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She was born December 31, 1922 in Hayesville, Iowa the daughter of Lloyd M. and Thressie Fern Yeoman Keasling. She was married to Charlie Pearson on March 2nd, 1944 in Sigourney. he died in October 1966. She married David Leathers, November 17th, 1974 in Fremont. He died in August 1983. She worked at the Big Smith Overall Factory in Oskaloosa for 18 years.

A 1942 graduate of Fremont High School.

Mrs. Leathers formerly attended the Fremont Nazarene Church and enjoyed quilting.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Fremont Ambulance Service.



Smith, Rev. Brian Dale
May 28, 1957 - July 18, 2003


Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. July 18, 2003 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service. July 18, 2003 at Ollie Baptist Church-Ollie, Iowa.
Interment: Interment of ashes will be held at Union Cemetery in Iowa Falls, Iowa at a later date.

Brian Dale Smith was born on May 28th, 1957 in Iowa Falls, Iowa, the son of K. Dale and Carol Waggoner Smith. At age 11, he and his family moved to Marshalltown. Brian was a 1975 graduate of Marshalltown High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Religion & Philosophy from Judson College in Elgin, IL. In 1987, he earned his Masters degree in Divinity from the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, IL. Brian had served in the United States Army from 1978 until 1983 and was stationed in Turkey and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He had served as pastor at churches in Illinois, Ohio and Iowa and had recently been installed as the pastor of the Ollie Baptist Church. His memory is honored by his three daughters; Ashleigh, Alayna and Allison Smith all of Marshalltown; his son Andrew also of Marshalltown; his parents, K. Dale and Carol Smith of Marshalltown; his three sisters; Penny Smith of Peoria, IL, Candy Smith of Monmouth, IL and Wendy Monahan and husband Mike of Peoria, IL; his brother, Brad Smith and wife Lisa of Las Vegas, NV and several nieces and nephews.

Brian was an avid reader and historian and enjoyed bike riding and playing games with his family. He had also been active in the Ollie Historical Society.

Memorials may be made in his name to his family.



Sloan, Robert
January 04, 1966 - July 16, 2003
Clarence, Iowa

Visitation: One hour prior to the service. July 18, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. July 18, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Interment: Methodist Cemetery, Richland, Iowa.

Robert Lee Sloan age 37, of Clarence, Iowa and formerly of the Richland area died at his home on Wednesday, July 16th, 2003. He was born on January 4th, 1966 in Waynesboro, PA to Charles and Lina Vansteen Sloan. He married Becky Russell in 1984 and they had three children. He had lived in Ottumwa and Eldon before moving to Clarence in 1999. There, he lived with his companion, Jennifer Schmidt and their son. Robert was a talented artist, a Dale Earnhardt fan and enjoyed working on cars. He is survived by his three sons; Jeremy Lee Sloan aned Robert Jay Sloan both of Eldon and Seth Brian Sloan of Clarence; a daughter Amber Lynn Sloan of Eldon; a brother Charles Sloan and his wife Jennifer of Hedrick. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Robert attended the Pekin school.

Memorials may be made to his family.



Hawk, Mae
December 06, 199 - July 13, 2003


Visitation: One hour prior to the service. July 15, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 1:30 P.M. July 15, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa.

Mae Hawk was born December 6th, 1909 near Fowler, Kansas one of four children. Her parents were John and Grace Dudgeon of Hedrick, Iowa. She was preceded in death by two brothers; Ross Dudgeon of Wapello, Iowa and Lloyd Dudgeon of Des Moines, Iowa. She is survived by a brother; Clare Dudgeon and his wife Marjorie of Lakewood, California, two children; Helen Hedlund and her husband Don of Hedrick, Iowa, and Clifford Hawk and his wife Carolyn of Slidell, LA; two grandchildren; Charlotte Scales and Susan Warren both of Frisco, Texas and five great-grandchildren. Mae and her husband Merlin lived on a farm northeast of Hedrick until 1959 when they moved to Golden, Colorado, then to Arvada, Colorado in 1965, then back to Fremont, Iowa in 1995. In 2000, Mae moved to Sylvan Woods Assisted Living facility and then to Vista Woods Nursing Unit in 2002 after suffering two strokes. She was an accomplished musician playing the piano, guitar, and organ in various churches and community events. Mae is fondly remember by everyone who knew her as she was a Godly wife, hoemmaker, mother and grandmother who always made the people she met feel at home. She was a member of the Fremont Baptist Church. enjoyed traveling and teaching Sunday School.

Mae graduated from Hedrick High School in 1928.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Wapello County Hospice.



Cowman, Beverly Corrine
September 14, 1930 - May 31, 2003


Visitation: open after 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. June 02, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. June 03, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa.

Beverly Corrine Cowman was born September 14th, 1930 in Oskaloosa, Iowa to John Joseph and Marcella M.Maughan Kilfoil. She was raised and educated in Cicero, Illinois until the 11th grade and then she moved to Rose Hill where she lived with her grandmother and graduated from Rose Hill High School in 1949. After graduation she returned to Chicago and worked as a nurses aide in Berwyn, Illinois. Beverly married Ronald Eugene Goodwin in 1950. She later married Jerald Cowman on January 3rd, 1953 at the Oskaloosa Christian Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Survivors include her husband; Jerald, sons; Dennis and his wife Mary Goodwin of Fremont and Randy and his wife Penny of Oskaloosa; five grandchildren; Dana Benton, Cree Goodwin, Justin, Nathan, and Ryan Cowman, three great grandchildren; Cole and Gabe Benton and Hunter Cowman, and her twin sister Betty Miller of West Burlington, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents.

Beverly's hobbies included gardening, needlework, camping, reading and spending time with her family and her grandchildren. She was a member of the Fremont Nazarene Church.

Memorials may be made in her name.



Quick, Frances V.R. "Tiny"
January 16, 1918 - May 24, 2003


Visitation: 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. May 26, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 P.M. May 27, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa.

Frances Quick was born January 16th, 1918 in Cincinnati, Iowa to Archie Esrum and Ethel Blanche Holman Day. She married Charles "Bud" Manges in 1935. She later married Irvie Quick in 1958. She was raised and educated in the Cincinnati area and later moved to Martinsburg where she owned and operated her own restaurant for many years. She is survived by a son; Chuck Manges of Shreveport, LA, two grandchildren, Craig and Corey Manges and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her second husband in 1992 and five brothers.




Brown, Walter "Junior"
June 01, 1924 - May 12, 2003


Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. May 14, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 2:00 O'clock P.M. May 15, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Junior took his final mule ride to Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont in his wagon pulled by his former mules "Ruth" and "Mollyl" and driven by Keith Fisch of Deep River, Iowa.

Walter "Junior" Brown was born June 1st, 1924 in rural Kirkville, Iowa to Walter and Maggie Newell Brown. He was raised and educated in the Kirkville area. He was united in marriage to Rosemary Failyer, November 8th, 1941 in Lancaster, Missouri. He farmed his entire life in the Fremont, Ottumwa, and Sigourney areas. In later years he worked at Keoco Auction in Sigourney. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary, a daughter; Frances Teeter of Ottumwa, two sons, James and his wife Cindy Brown of Fremont, and Michael and his wife Janice Brown of Sigourney, seven grandchildren Nick and Amy Caves, Bruce and Ruth Caves, Todd and Christine Caves, Staci and Stacy Ruby, Brandon Brown, Tracy and Michael Jones, and Trisha Brown; 17 great-grandchildren; Joshua nd Kristi Caves, Nikkol and Adam Rowe, Lindsay, Casey, Gavin, Dillon, Heather, Ashley, Tucker, Taylor, Morgan, and Bryan Caves, Alesia and Michael Brown, Ryan and Lucas Ruby, and Alicia Brown; 1 great-great grandchild; Lane Rowe, and a sister; Mildred Venator of New Sharon. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Howard and Robert Brown and a grandson; Aaron Brown.

Junior was raised and educated in the Kirkville area.

Junior was a member of the Eagles. He enjoyed square dancing, watching western movies, and giving people a "hard" time. His hobbies included showing mules at the Keokuk County Fair, the Keokuk county Expo, the Iowa State Fair, and many area parades. He also enjoyed the Fort Madison Trail Ride with his mules, "Ruth" and "Molly", and attending auto races.

Memorials may be made in his name to the family.



Wonderlich, Keith Franklin
May 30, 1923 - April 30, 2003


Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. May 02, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. May 03, 2003 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa.
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie.

Keith served in the US Army during WWII with the 36th Cavalry Recon. Squad during the European Theater Operation.

Mr. Wonderlich attended Ollie Consolidated School.

Keith's enjoyments included his home, his family, landscaping, and his pond where he enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the Ollie Baptist Church, the Elks Club, Eagles, American Legion Post #504 of Richland, and the VFW.

Memorials may be made in his name to either the Ollie Baptist Church, the Ollie QRS, or the Packwood QRS.



Pearson, Blanche
Pearson, Blanche
February 03, 1903 - April , 2003
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. April 07, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. April 08, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Tioga Cemterey, Rose Hill, Iowa

Blanche L. Pearson was born on February 3, 1903 in Tioga, Iowa the duaghter of Calvin and Lena Taylor Wymore. She was united in marriage on March 10th, 1920 to John L. Pearson at Squire Beacon's in Oskaloosa. Blanche spent her life as a homemaker and raising her five children. In 1973 John and Blanche moved from the farm into Oskaloosa. Blanche's memory is honored by her daughter Rebecca Krusemark of Oskaloosa, two daughter-in-laws; Doris Pearson of Albia, and Geraldine Pearson of Hiawatha, Iowa, nine grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great and great-great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, three sons; Donald, Glenn, and Joseph E. "Gene" Pearson, a daughter; Ila Mae Pearson, three brothers; Glenn De Witt, Gerald Havens, and Woodrow Havens, and four sisters; Nellie Selvy, Irene Arnold, Fern Johnson, and Zelma Noe.

Mrs. Pearson was educated in the Tioga area and attended the North Taylor Country School. After completing school she took care of her grandmother and other elderly people in the area.

Blanche enjoyed raising flowers, gardening, canning and rocking and loving her granchildren. She was a member of the Tioga Church where she taught Sunday and Bible school.

A memorial has been established in her name.



Lee, Harriet
April 22, 1912 - March 25, 2003


Visitation: Open after 10:00 A.M. with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. March 27, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 P.M. March 28, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Harriet was born on April 22, 1912 in rural Cedar, Iowa the daughter of Guy and Jessie Johnson Pomeroy. Harriet was united in marriage to Dale Lee in rural Fremont. After marriage she spent her life being a homemaker and raising her children. She lived in rural Fremont from 1935 until 1960 and then moved into Fremont where she resided until 2002 when she moved to Pleasant Park Estates in Oskaloosa. Harriet was a seamstress. Harriet's memory is honored by her four sons; Richard Lee and wife Gloria of Rockwall, TX., Ed Lee of Lawrence, KS, Robert Lee and wife Dianna of Yorkville, IL., and Mike Lee and wife Ruth of Bartlett, TN, two daughters Nancy Schlobohm of East Peoria, IL.,and Mary Goolsby and husband Jimmy of Austin, TX, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dale, and a son Danny Lee, a brother, Orle Pomeroy, and a sister, Florence Myers.

Mrs. Lee graduated from Fremont High School in 1930. She then attended William Penn College in Oskaloosa for two years. After completing school Harriet started teaching country school. She taught at the Bluff Creek Country School near Eddyville from 1932 until 1934 and then at the Shiloh Country School near Fremont in 1935.

Harriet's hobbies included sewing and doing crafts.

A memorial has been established in her name.



Sauer, Samuel
February 23, 1905 - March 10, 2003


Funeral Service: 1:30 P.M. March 12, 2003 at Fremont Baptist Church
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery

Samuel Ray Sauer 98, of Fremont died Monday, March 10, 2003 at Ridgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ottumwa, Iowa due to complications following a broken hip. Mr. Sauer was born February 23rd, 1905 near Farson, Iowa the son of George and Theresa Meier Sauer. Samuel was united in marriage to Irene Robbins June 2nd, 1926 in Martinsburg, Iowa. He began farming west of Hedrick in 1930 until 1965 when he sold his farm and moved to Fremont in 1966. Mr. Sauer was a member of the Fremont Baptist Church and a former member of the Hedrick Baptist Church. Samuel is survived by his brothers; Howard M. Sauer of Brookings, South Dakota and Kenneth Sauer of Grass Valley, California and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, November 30th, 2001, his parents, five brothers; Harry, Earl, Herald, Lloyd, and Lyman Sauer and five sisters; Evalena Denny, Blanche Crittenden, Alice Hooks, Olie Stansberry Decker, and Genevieve Hooks.

He attended Farson and Martinsburg Schools graduating from Martinsburg High School in 1924. He attended Cedar Falls Teachers College and taught school in Farson, Iowa.

Funeral services for Mr. Sauer will be held Wednesday, March 12th, 2003 at 1:30 P.M. at the Fremont Baptist Church with Rev. Marion McCoy officiating. There will be no visitation. Pallbearers will be;Arlo Sauer, John White, Eugene Meier, Michael Crosby, Clair Albertson, and Harold Roquet. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Warren Jones and Dr. Everett Jones. The casket will be closed at the beginning of the service. Interment will follow at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa, Iowa. Memorials may be made in his name to the Fremont Baptist Church and left at the church or the Fremont Funeral Chapel.



Perkins, Richard Hawthorne
July 25, 1929 - March 08, 2003


Memorial Service: 3:00 O'clock P.M. with Rev. Sharon Benell officiating. April 16, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Visitation: 2:00 O'clock P.M. April 16, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Burial of cremains will take place at a later date at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa, Iowa

Richard Hawthorne Perkins was born July 25th, 1929 in Iowa City, Iowa to the late Dr. F.C. Perkins and Fern Perkins. He was united in marriage to Mary K. Hutton. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Dr. Roger Perkins. He is survived by his wife and a son Brian Perkins.

Mr. Perkins served four years in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict, working with civilian psychologists on testing programs for incoming service men.

RIchard graduated from Hedrick High School, Hedrick, Iowa and the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa where he was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity.

During his career Mr. Perkins held the position of Administrative Marketing Manager for the Great Lakes Region, Falstaff Brewing Corp. in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Later in his career he was employed in marketing with Allen Business Machines, Inc. During these years he served as an advisor to the Junior Chamber of Commerce; a board member of the Better Business Bureau; and was a past president of the Lions Club. He was a vestry member at Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church and a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, Inc.

A memorial has been established in his name to Kate Reynolds Hospice Home, Winston Salem, North Carolina.



Clark, Mabel
January 25, 1912 - March 01, 2003
Sigourney, Iowa

Visitation: Open visitation from 9 AM until 7 PM Tuesday. March 04, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 O'Clock A.M. March 05, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Abel Cemetery east of Fremont

Mrs. Clark was born on January 25th, 1912 in Fremont, IA to Marion and Nancy Belle Bert Rogers. She was raised in Fremont and later moved Beacon. Mabel was united in marriage to Henry Boldoser on July 15th, 1930 in Sigourney. They settled near Hedrick and farmed for many years. She married Sam Clark on December 4th, 1962 in Osage, IA. After his death, Mabel moved to Fremont. She had lived in Oskaloosa before moving to Sigourney in 1995. She is survived by a stepson, Tom Clark of Kenosha, WI, a stepdaughter, Cora Ellen Peterson of Isanti, MN, seven step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, an infant son, a brother, Robert Rogers, a half-brother, Charlie Rogers, three sisters, Hazel Martin, Margaret Hamand and Agnes Larew, three nieces and two nephews.

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Smith, Gary
December 17, 1941 - March , 2003


Visitation: 11:00 A.M. family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. March 21, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 P.m. March 22, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center, Iowa

Mr. Smith was born December 17, 1941 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Walter and Alice Fairchild Smith. He was raised in Selma, Iowa. Gary was united in marriage to Karen Wilkinson July 14, 1961 at the Selma United Methodist Church. They lived in Ottumwa and moved to Hedrick in 1971. Gary was employed at Morrells in Ottumwa for 12 years until their closing in 1972. He began farming with Don Beck as well as with Glen Bakehouse, Kielkopf Inc., and Brian Emery. He began working for Vermeer Mfg. until ill health forced him to retire in 1998. Mr. Smith is survived by his mother Alice Smith of Hedrick, his wife Karen, two daughters Debra and her husband Ralph Martin of LaGrange, Missouri, and Jacqueline and her husband Doug Eppard of Johnston, Iowa. Three grandsons, Tyler and Tucker Martin and Lincoln Eppard and one granddaughter; Bailey Eppard. He was preceded in death by his father Walter Smith, and two brothers; Walter Eugene Smith in infancy, and Charles Eugene Smith who passed away February 20th, 1990.

Mr. Smith graduated from Selma High School in 1960.

Gary was a member of the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Hedrick Lions Club.

Memorials may be made in his name to either the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Wapello County.



Kielkopf, Edwin
January 29, 1915 - February 24, 2003


Visitation: 10:00 A.M. until 8:30 P.M. February 26, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 1:30 P.M. February 27, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemtery near Hedrick

Mr. Kielkopf was born on January 29, 1915 west of Hedrick, Iowa to Phillip J. and Myrtle Bergman Kielkopf. He graduated from Hedrick High School in 1933. Edwin was united in marriage to Helen Davis, September 1, 1937. He began working the farm that had been in his family since 1885. He continued to farm in the Hedrick area until 1974 when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He also raised purebred Black Angus Cows. He and his wife Helen lived in the home that he was born in until his passing.

He was a member of the Garfield Lodge in Hedrick and a member of the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church. Edwin's memory is honored by his wife Helen of Hedrick, his daughter Renne Robbins and her husband Ray of Cedar Rapids, Iowa two granddaughters; Susan Gail and her husband Ken, and Jennifer Robbins and two great-grandchildren; Tyler and Brittany Gail. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials made be made in his name to either the Hedrick/Martinsburg United Methodist Church or Hospice of Keokuk County.



Craft, Frances
November 09, 1918 - February 11, 2003


Visitation: 10:00 A.M. one hour prior to service. February 14, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. February 14, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa

Frances Craft was born November 9th, 1918 in Hedrick, Iowa to Marion and Kathryn Kriese Craft. She is survived by her two sisters; Louise Hankammer of Oak Grove, MO. and Joan Norris and her husband Keith of Hedrick, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Arthur and Carl Craft and a sister, Inez Craft.

A 1937 graduate of Hedrick High School she moved to Minnesota later that year. She had worked for General Refineries, Inc. and also Telex, Inc. in Minneapolis before her retirement in 1984. An Ottumwa resident since 1987, Frances was a member of the Hedrick Christian Church and enjoyed traveling with her friends.




Blizzard, Linda
March , 1943 - February 09, 2003
Springfield, Missouri

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. February 12, 2003 at Graveside service-Bethel Cemetery
Interment: Bethel Cemetery south of Delta, Iowa

Linda Blizzard was born March 7, 1943,in Ottumwa, Iowa to Harry Elmer and Daisy Grace Giffen Blizzard. She was raised and educated in the Ottumwa area, and graduated from Ottumwa High School. For several years she worked for Truitt and Truitt in Ottumwa and later for other title companies until her death.

Linda is survived by two sisters; Shirley and Karen Blizzard both of Springfield, MO.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; Kenneth and Gary Blizzard and a niece, Kristy Blizzard.



Craft, Richard L.
Craft, Richard L.
April 26, 1937 - January 16, 2003
At his home in Hedrick, Iowa.

Visitation: After 12 Noon on Sunday with the family present from 2 to 4 PM Sunday afternoon. January 19, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM on Monday January 20, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Brooks Cemetery in Hedrick

Richard L. Craft was born on April 26th, 1937 in Ottumwa, IA, the son of Carl & Ollie Abrams Craft. A Hedrick resident his whole life, he had worked for Hedrick Community Schools and at Edgerly’s in Ottumwa. On January 16th of 1957, Richard was united in marriage to Evelyn Adams at the Hedrick Christian Church. He had been self-employed for many years and was also a member of the Hawkeye State Archeological Society. Richard’s memory is honored by his mother, Ollie Craft of Hedrick, his two sons; Rick Craft and wife Rosemarie of Colorado Springs, CO and Tracy Craft and wife Julie of Herndon, VA, his daughter, Diana Rugg and husband Robert of Omaha, NE, seven grandchildren and a brother, Donald Craft and wife Cheryl of Iowa City. He was preceded in death by his father, his wife Evelyn in November 2002, a son, Danny Craft and a grandson, Kyle Craft.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.



Ingle, Harold R.
August 12, 1920 - January 12, 2003
As the result of an auto accident near Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: After 12 Noon on Wednesday with the family present from 5 to 7 PM Wednesday evening. January 15, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Thursday January 16, 2003 at Ollie Baptist Church
Interment: Ollie Cemetery

Harold Ray Ingle was born on August 12th, 1920 in Ollie, Iowa the son of Mart and Ella McWilliams Ingle. He attended Ollie School, graduating in 1939. He was united in marriage to Agnes Davis on April 4, 1940 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He had worked for a construction company and owned and operated the Conoco Gas Station in Ollie for over 50 years until his death. Mr. Ingle attended the Ollie Baptist Church, was a member of the Ollie Masonic Lodge and enjoyed raising his cattle. His memory is honored by his daughter, Judy Fair and her husband Charles of Keota and a daughter-in-law, Jan Ingle of Sigourney. A brother, Dale Ingle and his wife Evelyn of Ollie, a sister-in-law Delores Ingle of Ollie, his sister Elsie Bottorff of Ohio, his eight grandchildren, many great grandchildren and great-great-grand-children and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Ingle was preceded in death by his parents, his wife in 1999, a son Bob Ingle, a brother Melvin Ingle, and a brother-in-law Harry Bottorff. Pallbearers will be Brian Ingle, Dave Ingle, Scott Ingle, Mike Fair, Jeff Fair, and Andy Brainard. Honorary pallbearers will be Laurie Hornback, Lisa Chittick, Karri Sue Ingle, and all of his great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.



Weinhold, William R.
Weinhold, William R.
February 02, 1948 - January 12, 2003
Near Ollie, Iowa

Visitation: After 12 Noon on Thursday with the family present from 5 to 7 PM. January 16, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. on Friday January 17, 2003 at Prairieview United Methodist Church in Ollie
Interment: Cremation will follow the service.

William Russell Weinhold was born on February 2nd, 1948 in East St. Louis, IL, the son of Harold and Dorothy Snyder Weinhold. He was raised and educated in St. Louis and was trained under the Union Local 2158 Apprenticeship. Bill was united in marriage to Edna Hutchens on October 8th of 1966 in St. Louis, MO. They moved to Iowa in 1977 and had lived in Long Grove and Hedrick before moving to Ollie in 1988. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren. His memory is honored by his wife, Edna Weinhold of Ollie, his son, Bill and wife Jodi Weinhold of Ollie, his three daughters; Cathy and her husband Scott Ingle of Ollie, Shawn and her husband Todd Heckethorn of Ollie, and Mary and her husband Ron Loyd of Hedrick, his parents Harold and Dorothy Weinhold of St. Louis, MO, his two sisters; Betty Weinhold, and Jeannie and her husband Mike Jones all of St. Louis, MO, his ten grand-children, two step-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and numerous loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Bill and Emma Hutchens.

Memorials may be made to the family.



Wolf, Doris Marie (Williams)
Wolf, Doris Marie (Williams)
March 10, 1914 - January 02, 2003
Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, IA

Visitation: After 12 Noon on Sunday with family present from 2-4 PM on Sunday afternoon January 05, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: Monday at 1:30 P.M. January 06, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: McCormick Cemetery at Highland Center, IA

Doris Marie Wolf was born on March 10th, 1914 in Highland Center, Iowa, the daughter of Dr. James & Grace Miller Williams. She attended Highland Center School and graduated from Hedrick High School in 1931. She attended Parsons College and taught school at Highland Center for several years. On February 22nd of 1936, Doris was united in marriage to Frank Wolf in Ottumwa, Iowa. A homemaker for most of her life, Doris had lived in Wapello County until moving to Hedrick in 1962. She had also worked at the Ottumwa Hospital, retiring in 1976. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and traveling and had participated in 4-H with her children. Doris was also a member of the Roaming Dear Camping Club and the Highland Quilting Club. Her memory is honored by her husband Frank of Hedrick, her son, Roger Wolf and wife Sharon of Brighton, CO, her three daughters; Carolyn Doak and husband Dick of Franklin, TN, Marilyn Steinaway and husband Jerry of Hedrick and Judy Messerschmitt and husband Dick of St. George, UT, her brother, Chester Williams of Cheyenne, WY, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Warren Williams and a grandson, Michael Wolf. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Doak, Richard Doak, John Conder, Dave Wolf, Doug Messerschmitt, Todd Wigginton, Doug Doud and Barry Davis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lisa Wolf, Kim Wigginton, Nan Davis and Terri Doud.

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Johnson, Robert
March 13, 1934 - August 11, 2002
Sigourney, Iowa

Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. August 15, 2012 at Memorial Lawn Cemetery Graveside service
Interment: Memorial Lawn Cemetery Ottumwa, Iowa

Robert Donald Johnson, 78, of Keswick and formerly of Bloomington, Illinois, died Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Sigourney Care Center in Sigourney. He was born Tuesday, March 13, 1934 in Wapello County, Iowa, the son of William and Maude Wooden Johnson. He graduated from the Ottumwa High School with the class of 1952. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1952 until his discharge in 1956. On June 18, 1956, he was united in marriage to Donna Kerr at the Methodist Church in Kirkville, Iowa and she died October 7, 1999. Bob attended the University of Iowa and received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1959. Following his graduation from the University of Iowa, he and Donna moved to Bloomington, Illinois where he owned and operated Bob Johnson’s Photography Studio until his retirement in 1997. He then worked part time at Map Auto Parts for a few years. Bob was a member of the Bloomington Camera Club, Calvary Baptist Church in Normal, Illinois, and volunteered at the Ministry and More Food Pantry in Normal. He was an avid wood worker, and enjoyed painting, rock collecting, propagating plants and was known for having a very green thumb. Bob is survived by a brother: Chuck Johnson of Mundelein, Illinois; a sister: Nina McAlister of Bellflower, California; many nieces and nephews; and his very special friend “Goofus” the cat. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; 4 brothers: Harold, John, Art, and William Johnson; and 4 sisters: Margaret Rounceville, Bertha Cavanaugh, Ruby Terrell, and Rosa Majors.

Memorials may be made in his name to Keokuk County Hospice.



Benell, Donald Dale
Benell, Donald  Dale
May 22, 1916 - May 13, 10
Ottumwa, Iowa

Visitation: 12:00 Noon until 6:00 P.M., with family present from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. May 16, 2010 at Fremont Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. May 17, 2010 at Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church, Hedrick, Iowa.
Interment: McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center, Iowa

Donald Dale Benell passed from this life to his Heavenly home on Thursday, May 13, 2010, while in the care of Hospice House in Ottumwa, Iowa, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 22, 1916, near Frytown, Iowa, the son of John A. and Minnie Liebe Benell. He graduated from Kalona High School in 1935. Following graduation from high school, he continued on the family farm near Kalona, Iowa. On June 29, 1935, he was united in marriage to Ruth M. Messer, in Kahoka, Missouri. In 1941, they moved to a farm near Hedrick, Iowa. Don farmed for 70 years in the Hedrick and Kalona areas, of which several years were with his son, Gary. During his career as a farmer, Don had a large dairy herd for 10 years, raised hogs, and thoroughly enjoyed the horses he owned broke, and with which he farmed. He retired from farming in 1993. He enjoyed doing carpentry work for himself and others and liked gardening, camping, rock hunting, and spending winters in the South, especially in Florida. Don and his wife reigned one winter as king and queen of the park in which they stayed. He was a member of the Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for 10 years. He also served on various Wapello County boards. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who delighted in spending time with his family. Donald was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Paul and Raymond Benell, and two sisters, Ferne Baily and Mary Ellen Benell, in infancy. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of over 74 years; a son, Gary and his wife Sharon Benell of rural Hedrick; two daughters: Janis Stober of Columbia, Missouri, and Maryellen Deutschle of rural Hedrick; 12 grandchildren: Dixie (Tim) Norris, Vickie (Kenny) Lewis, Dan Stober, Russ Stober, Scott (Wendy) Stober, Tami (Doug) Doak, Tina Deutschle, Tony (Cheryl) Deutschle), Todd (Misty) Deutschle, Ted (Michelle) Benell, and Susan (Jeff) Lowe, and Julia Hockmayer; 42 great grandchildren; and 28 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 17, 2010, at 10:00 A.M., in the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church in Hedrick, Iowa, with the Reverends Bill Hornback and Kim Gates officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 16, 2010, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 P.M., with family present from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Interment will be in the McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center, Iowa. Memorials may be made in his name to the Hospice House of Ottumwa, Iowa, or to the Hedrick Martinsburg United Methodist Church, Hedrick, Iowa. Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




Anderson, Eva Mae
June 24, 1919 - February 08, 07
Fremont, iowa

Memorial Service: 11:00 O'clock A.M. February 17, 2007 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Evan M. Anderson, age 87, died Thursday, February 8, 2007 at her home. She has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel Burial of the ashes will be in Cedar Township Cemetery north of Fremont at a later date. Eva was born on June 24, 1919 in Mahaska County, Iowa to Charles and Debbie Lee Annderson. She was a graduate of Fremont High School and served as Post Mistress at the Fremont Post Office for many years. She is survived by two nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Carl; a nephew, Bill Anderson; and a niece, Joy Crew.

Memorials may be made to the Heartland Humane Society of Ottumwa.



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Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. September 27, 2003 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg, Iowa.

Kenzie Luverne Reinier, age 78, formerly of the Eddyville area died Sunday, September 28th, 2003 at Veteran's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He was the son of Rufus and Marie Smith Reinier. He graduated from Kirkville High School and served in the United States Marie Corps during W.W. II. Mr. Reinier is survived by his wife; Eileen, sons; James, Robert, Lyle and Leslie Reinier, William and Timothy Retallack; a daughter; Kathleen Retallack; 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a sister; Beverly Smith. Cremations has been accorded and a Memorial Service with military honors was held on Saturday, October 4th, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel.




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Arlene Pfannebecker, 81, of Iowa City and formerly of Martinsburg, died January 20, 2010, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. As were her wishes, her body has been cremated and services will be held at a later date.




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Arlene Pfannebecker, 81, of Iowa City and formerly of Martinsburg, died January 20, 2010 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. As were her wishes, her body has been cremated and services will be at a later date.




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Memorial Service: 2:00 PM September 15, 2012 at Cedar Township Memorial (South) Fremont, Iowa
Charles Michael "Mike" Lee, 66, of Bartlett, Tennessee and formerly of Fremont passed away July 13, 2012. Mr. Lee was a retired Navy veteran. Visitation and services were held in Bartlett in July. Mike was the son of Dale and Harriet Lee of Fremont. Graveside Memorial Services and burial of his cremains will be held at Cedar Township Memorial (South) Cemetery in Fremont at 2:00 PM, Saturday September 15, 2012, with Pastor Dennis Durst officiating. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to gather at the cemetery.




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Winn, Audrey Pearl
Winn, Audrey Pearl
December 30, 1917 - November 10,


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Visitation: 10:00 A.M. on Monday, until the time of the service November 15, 2010 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. on Monday November 15, 2010 at Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, Iowa
Interment: Ollie Cemetery near Ollie, Iowa

Audrey Pearl Winn, age 92, of Osceola and formerly of Ollie, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola, Iowa. Audrey was born December 30, 1917, in Clarke County, Iowa, the daughter of Charles Everett and Margaret Cornelia Sloan Mason. She graduated from Woodburn High School, Woodburn, Iowa, in 1936. She was united in marriage to Don Winn on October 27, 1938, in Unionville, Missouri. He preceded her in death, August 26, 1971. She and Don were members and were baptized in the Ollie Baptist Church, April 13, 1952. Audrey was employed by Universal Producing Company, in Fairfield, Iowa, for 22 years until retirement. She also worked at the Ollie Telephone Office. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and being with her family. Audrey is survived by her children: Garth (Bonnie) Winn, of Somerton, Arizona, Shirley (Jerry) Winn Howes, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Yuma, Arizona, and Gary Winn of Ollie, Iowa; four grandchildren: Edmond Winn, Marcy Winn Lopez, Brian Howes, and Shelley Howes; several great-grandchildren; three sisters: Lucille Goodale, of Moreno Valley, California, Dorothy Woods of Osceola, Iowa, and Cleta Spencer, of Lucas, Iowa. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Don; two sisters: Lillie Mills and Gladys Gray; six brothers: Laverne, Verle, Joseph, Ivyl, Deloss, and Danny Mason. Memorials may be made in her name. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.




 

 

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Fremont Funeral Chapel
Walnut and Main Street - P.O. Box 276
Fremont, Iowa 52561
Phone/Fax 641-933-4315

ffc@iowatelecom.net


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