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John Wesley Major

November 6, 1978 - May 11, 2016

John Wesley Major, age 37, of Albia passed away on May 11, 2016, at his mothers' home in Russell, Iowa. John was born on November 6, 1978, to Gary and Mary Ann (Parker) Major in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in Albia, graduating from the Albia High School with the class of 1997. After high school, John received his CDL and attended IHCC for Diesel Mechanics. John...
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Aaron Gray Quinn

June 3, 1968 - May 9, 2016

Aaron Gray Quinn, age 47, of Albia, passed away May 9, 2016, due to injuries received in a motor vehicle accident. Aaron was born on June 3rd, 1968, to Graham and Elizabeth (Blachly) Quinn in Fort Hood, Texas. He graduated from the Albia Community High School with the class of 1987. In 2005 he was united in marriage to Angela LeMasters in East Moline, Illinois. Aaron worked as a cook...
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Jeneene Loreen Hayes

May 7, 1960 - May 7, 2016

Jeneene Loreen Hayes, age 56, passed away at her home in Unionville, Missouri on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Jeneene was born on May 7, 1960 in Unionville, Missouri to Lowell and Garnett (Hogg) Hurley. She grew up and lived most of her life in Unionville, Missouri. Jeneene was blessed with four children, Joshwa, Chad, Natica and Nakeya. Jeneene was a homemaker for most of her...
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Richard "Martin" Cole

April 16, 1940 - May 6, 2016

Martin Cole, age 76, of Albia, passed away May 6, 2016, at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Martin was born on April 16, 1940, to James "Clarence" and Dorothy "Nora" (Gladson) Cole at their home in Lovilia. He grew up and attended the Lovilia High School. After High School, Martin joined the United States Army and served his country. In December of 1981, he was united in...
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Janice Marie Teno

March 8, 1939 - May 3, 2016

Janice M. Teno, age 77, of Albia, passed away May 3, 2016, at the Mahaska Health Partnership Serenity House in Oskaloosa surrounded by her family. Janice was born on March 8, 1939, in Russell to Earl and Zelma (Bowman) Chapman. She graduated from Albia High School with the class of 1957. On January 31, 1959, she was united in marriage to Donald Teno at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albia. To...
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Harold Joseph Conway

June 20, 1936 - April 27, 2016

Harold Joseph Conway, age 79, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at his home in Albia. He had recently lost his beautiful wife of sixty years, and is believed to have died of a broken heart. Harold was born on June 20, 1936 at home on the farm in Melrose to Michael David "MD" and Hannah (Hannam) Conway. He graduated from Melrose High School with the class of 1954. On October 12, 1957, he...
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Mildred "Joyce" Hiatt

February 20, 1934 - April 23, 2016

Mildred "Joyce" Hiatt, age 82, of Moravia, passed away on April 23, 2016, under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice at Homestead Assisted Living in Albia. Joyce was born on February 20, 1934, in Moravia, to Otha Orris and Eunice Etheny (Main) Hiatt. She grew up and graduated from Moravia High. Joyce worked for the Moravia School District for 19 years, before working as the deputy...
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Jo Ann Rush

August 10, 1936 - April 12, 2016

Jo Ann Rush, age 79, of Melrose, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Genesis Senior Living in Des Moines. Jo Ann was born on August 10, 1936. In Perryville, Missouri, to William "Bill" and Alberta Hill. She graduated from North High School in Des Moines. She was united in marriage to Pat Rush at St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines on June 4, 1955. They shared 60 years of marriage...
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Michael Wayne Davis

March 21, 1955 - April 11, 2016

Michael Wayne Davis age 61, of Melcher-Dallas, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016, under the care of HCI Hospice at his parents' home in Albia. He was born March 21, 1955 to Elmer and Eileen (Stafford) Davis at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. He graduated from the Albia High School with the Class of 1973. After high school Michael served his country in the United States Air...
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Lois "Maxine" Chance

October 31, 1920 - April 7, 2016

Lois "Maxine" Chance, age 95, went to be with her Lord on April 7, 2016 at the Monroe County Hospital. Maxine was born October 31, 1920 to Andy and Bertha (Warren) Henderson in Monroe County. She was the oldest of 6 children. She married Leo Chance on December 13, 1939 in Unionville, Missouri. To that union, one daughter, Barbara was born. She was a member of the Independent Bible Church...
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Cathy Jill Reed

November 23, 1957 - April 4, 2016

Cathy Jill Reed, age 58, of Bussey, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Cathy was born November 23, 1957 to Don and Sandra (Marshall) Zellmer at her parent's home in Pershing, Iowa. She grew up and attended school at Twin Cedars. She was united in marriage to Mark Reed on September 6, 1975 in Princeton, Missouri. To this union 3 children were born...
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Merna Jeanette Spencer

September 9, 1918 - April 1, 2016

Merna Jeanette Spencer, age 97, of Albia, passed Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Merna was born September 9, 1918, to James Oscar and Flora Alice (Roland) Jones in Knoxville, IA. She attended the Council Bluffs School for the Deaf. Merna married William Bryan Spencer on February 25, 1939 in Winterset, IA. To this union 3 children were born, Larry, Leroy...
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Dwaine "Shorty" Allen McFarland

August 25, 1959 - March 28, 2016

Dwaine Allen "Shorty" McFarland, age 56, of Albia, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Mercy Medical center in Des Moines. Dwaine was born August 25, 1959 in Albia to Max D. and Nancy (Lancial) McFarland. He went to school in Albia and graduated from IHCC where he took Diesel mechanic. Dwaine worked for Bakers Feed and Grain, the Albia Community School District as a bus...
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Glenn Davis Clark

July 19, 1927 - March 27, 2016

Glenn Davis Clark was born July 19, 1927, to Homer and Inez (Stump) Clark in Fillmore, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was the youngest of four boys born to his parents. Early in life, Glenn moved with his family to Albia, Iowa -- a town his family helped found in the mid-1800s, originally called Clarksville or Clarks Point. Glenn attended the country school, but had to go to town for high school....
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Margie Ann Conway

January 30, 1937 - March 24, 2016

Margie Ann Conway, age 79, of Albia, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston surrounded by her family. Margie was born on January 30, 1937 at home on the farm in Melrose to John L. and Mary T. (O'Neill) Coady. She graduated from Melrose High School with the class of 1955. On October 12, 1957, she was united in marriage to Harold Conway at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in...
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Pamela Mae Glenn-Ulrigg

September 5, 1960 - March 20, 2016

Pamela Mae Glenn-Ulrigg, age 55, of Killeen, Texas, formerly of Albia, passed away Sunday, March 20th, 2016 at her home. Pamela was born in Albia, Iowa on September 5th, 1960, to Richard and Patty (Bequeaith) Glenn. She graduated from Eddyville Community High School, Class of 1978. Pamela served her country in the United States Army from September 3rd, 1986-June 28th, 1996. After serving,...
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Kathy Felton

March 20, 1950 - March 20, 2016

Kathy Felton, 66, died peacefully at home in Des Moines on March 20, 2016. She was born in Albia on March 20, 1950 to Melba and Robert Felton. Kathy pursued a teaching career which she loved, first in Melrose and then in Albia at Grant School. She enjoyed seeing her former 5th graders whenever she was in town. After her marriage she moved to Des Moines and became a Special Education...
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Marina Jean Amos

January 17, 1959 - March 19, 2016

Marina Jean Amos, age 57, of Albia, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at her home in Albia surrounded by her family. Marina was born in Newton, Iowa to Robert and Shirley (Williams) Chamberlain. She grew up and attended Albia High School and later obtained a Microcomputer Specialist degree from Indian Hills Community College. On June 26, 1985 she was united in marriage to Dave Amos in Albia...
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Charlene Louise Stoner

August 6, 1962 - March 15, 2016

Charlene Louise Stoner, age 53, of Albia, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 15, 2016 under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice at her home in Albia. Charlene was born August 6, 1962 in Spokane, Washington to Cleo and Vivian Sue (Herrington) Ward. She grew up and attended elementary school at White Swan, Washington and later got her G.E.D. She attended Phillips Junior College in...
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Irene Maxine Popson

April 16, 1922 - February 25, 2016

Irene Maxine Popson, age 93, of Albia, died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Homestead Assisted Living in Albia surrounded by her family. Irene was born on April 16, 1922 in Hiteman, Iowa to George and Anna (Bobby) Biros. She graduated salutatorian from the Hiteman High School with the class of 1939. On June 21, 1941 she was united in marriage to John Popson at St. Peters Catholic Church in...
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Herbert William Sauter

February 14, 1912 - February 22, 2016

Herbert William Sauter, age 104 of Albia, passed away Monday, February, 22, 2016 at his home in Albia. Herbert was born February 14, 1912 to Robert and Rosie Sauter in Fonda Iowa. He married Yvonne Peters on October 24th, 1936 at St Mary's Church in Oskaloosa Iowa. They were blessed with three children, David, John, and Mary. Herbert graduated from Fonda High School, class of 1930. He...
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Delores Ann Dykstra

June 25, 1933 - February 19, 2016

Delores Ann Dykstra, age 82, of Albia, died February 19, 2016, at the Mahaska Health Partnership Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Delores was born June 25, 1933 to Charles and Eda (Tucker) Bailey. She grew up and attended Bussey Schools and graduated with the class of 1952. After graduating she attended college for business in St. Paul, Minnesota. On November 3, 1956 she was united in marriage to...
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Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Wilson

June 22, 1956 - February 16, 2016

Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Wilson age 59, of Blakesburg, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Debbie was born June 22, 1956, to Alex and Naomi (Hill) LeGrande, in Ottumwa, Iowa. She graduated from Ottumwa High School, and later attended college in Ottumwa and received her LPN. On September 6, 1975, Debbie married James Wilson and to this union a son,...
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Justin Andrew Smithberg

December 26, 1991 - February 15, 2016

Justin Andrew Smithberg, age 24, of Albia, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016. Justin was born December 26, 1991, in Albia, to John and Valerie (Jourdan) Smithberg. He graduated from Albia High School, Class of 2010, and attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. Justin was an avid sports fan and was active in high school sports, running cross-county, playing soccer and...
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Cleo Love

June 15, 1925 - February 11, 2016

Cleo Willadean Love, age 90, of Albia, passed Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Monroe Care Center in Albia. Cleo was born June 15, 1925, to William and Hazel (Anderson) Van Dorin at home on the family farm in Foster, Iowa. She grew up and graduated from Moravia High School. Cleo married Delbert Guy Love on June 11, 1945 in Knoxville, Iowa. They shared 65 years of marriage and were...
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Marie Granatino

May 16, 1924 - February 7, 2016

Marie E. Granatino, age 89, of Albia, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Monroe County Hospital in Albia surrounded by her family. Marie was born May 16, 1926 in Monroe County Iowa, to Charles and Kathryn (Coady) La Mar. She grew up and attended Albia High School. On September 28, 1949 she was united in marriage to Albert Granatino. Marie was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic...
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Patrick Hollinrake

May 8, 1949 - February 6, 2016

Patrick Hollinrake, 66, of Creston died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa. Patrick Joseph Hollinrake was born May 8, 1949 in Albia, IA to John Edward Hollinrake and Virginia (Irvin) Hollinrake. He graduated from Albia Community High School in 1967 and continued at Northwest Missouri State Univ. with a BS in Agr. Business. He entered the U...
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Rebecca "Becky" Lynne Templer Hilleman

January 26, 1960 - February 5, 2016

Rebecca "Becky" Lynne (Templer) Hilleman, age 56, of Ankeny, died Friday, February 5, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Becky was born January 26, 1960 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Walter and Wilma (McCoy) Templer. She grew up and graduated from Albia High School with the class of 1978. Becky attended college at Northwest Missouri State University and received her librarian certificate. On...
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Mary Josephine Claver

January 26, 1923 - January 31, 2016

Mary Josephine Manley Claver, age 93, of Albia, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Monroe Care Center in Albia. Josephine was born January 26, 1923, to Joseph Wallace and Ada (Evans) Manley in Albia. She graduated from Albia High School class of 1941. She worked at Loeb's clothing store and T.J. Allen's clothing store, both in Albia. Josephine enjoyed playing the piano and...
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Catherine E. Lynch

March 20, 1922 - January 31, 2016

Catherine E. Lynch, age 93, of Albia, died Sunday, January 31, 2016 (on her husband's 100th birthday) at Monroe County Hospital in Albia surrounded by her family. Catherine was born March 20, 1922 in Weller, Iowa to Con and Frances (Fitzgerald) O'Brien. She graduated from Albia High School, class of 1941. She was in the top 10% of her class. After graduation, she continued her education to...
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Grace L. Sample

September 28, 1924 - January 29, 2016

Grace L. Sample, 91, of Albia passed away January 29, 2016, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. She was born to George and May (Tyrrel) Gray on September 28, 1924 at home in rural Marion County. She grew up and attended school in Blakesburg. On August 9, 1941 she was united in marriage to Wayne Sample Sr. To this union 6 children were born, Judith, Wayne Jr., Gary, Joyce, David, and Guy....
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Eva Lee "Pudge" Coghlin Amos

June 11, 1938 - January 29, 2016

Eva Lee "Pudge" Coghlin Amos, age 77, of Albia passed away January 29, 2016 at the Monroe County Hospital. She was born to Everett and Leona (Wright) Coghlin on June 11, 1938. She grew up and attended Albia Schools. Pudge married Ron Paris in 1957 in Ottumwa. To this union 4 children were born, Rhonda Paris, Randy Paris, Rod Paris and Reid Paris. Pudge and Ron later divorced. In 1972...
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Mary Lynette Franklin Stiles

June 16, 1934 - January 21, 2016

Mary Lynette Franklin Stiles, 81, of Eddyville passed away January 21, 2016, at the MHP Serenity Hospice House in Oskaloosa. She was born to Lynie W. and Elma (Gordon) Klein on June 16, 1934. She was united in marriage to George Franklin Jr. on June 16, 1956. To this union 3 children were born Lynn Rene, Georgia Diane and William Lewis. George passed away on September 21, 2004. On June 21,...
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Wayne Christy

May 9, 1922 - January 6, 2016

Wayne Forrest Christy, age 93, formerly of 315 South Main, Albia died January 6, 2016 at Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia. He was born May 9, 1922 at Bucknell, Iowa (a mining town) in Monroe County to Orval and Eva (Forrest) Christy. He married Mary Bridges in Kansas City, Kansas on May 23, 1944. Mary passed away December 2, 1968 at the Ottumwa Hospital. He graduated from Albia High School...
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Richard Fredrick Haeussler

June 22, 1935 - January 6, 2016

Richard Fredrick Haeussler, age 80, of Albia, passed away January 6, 2016 at the Pella Regional Health Center in Pella. Richard was born June 22, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York to Andrew and Helen (Johnson) Haeussler. He grew up and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School. He then went on to get his Bachelors Degree in Marine Engineering at Fort Schuyler and following that he got his...
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Louise Golec McCoy

April 22, 1923 - January 5, 2016

Louise Golec McCoy, age 92, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Lovilia, passed away January 5, 2016 at the Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa. Louise was born April 22, 1923, in Rex 4, a coal mining camp in Monroe County, Iowa to Santo and Luigia (Lucaora) Sebben. She graduated from Lovilia High School, Class of 1940. She was united in marriage to Edwin Golec in March of 1960. They shared 29...
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David John Clark

March 24, 1965 - January 2, 2016

David John Clark, age 50, of Casa Grande, Arizona formerly of Albia, passed away January 2, 2016 at his home in Casa Grande, Arizona. David was born March 24, 1965, at St. Joseph Hospital in Ottumwa to J.D. and Gene (Cosgrove) Clark. He attended Albia High School and graduated with the Class of 1983 and later attended Indian Hills Community College. David moved to Illinois in 1986 where he...
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Everett Edward Long

December 20, 1928 - December 17, 2015

Everett Long, age 86, of Albia, passed away December 17, 2015 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. He was born December 20, 1928 to John and Clara (Schurtz) Long at home in Monroe County. He attended and graduated from Albia High School, Class of 1945. On October 22, 1952 he married Barbara Ellen Cousins in Moravia. To this union five children were born Annie, Shirley, Melinda,...
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Nellie Martina Quinn

August 5, 1915 - December 15, 2015

Nellie Martina Quinn, age 100 of Albia, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. She was born August 5, 1915 in Stuart, Iowa to Martin and Maude (Minard) Quinn. She grew up and attended school in Stuart, Iowa and Graduated from Beautician school in Des Moines. Nellie was a beautician in Wellman, Iowa before she moved to Albia in 1943 where she worked for...
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Helen Rosezetta Baker

April 12, 1931 - December 12, 2015

Helen Rosezetta Baker, age 84 of Lovilia, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015, under the care of HCI Hospice at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Helen was born April 12, 1931, to Otto and Beulah (Adams) Corrick in Grinnell, Iowa. She married Merrill LeRoy Baker on June 19, 1954, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Albia. They shared 59 years of marriage prior to Merrill's passing...
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Eldora June Ryan

November 12, 1928 - December 4, 2015

Eldora June Ryan, age 87 of Lovilia, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at her home. Eldora was born November 12, 1928, to Theodore and Helen (Kment) Klug in Stanton, Nebraska. She grew up and attended school in Stanton. On August 15, 1946, she married Thomas Wayne Ryan in Norfork, Nebraska. To this union five children were born, Diane, Sharon, Sandra, Debra, and Pam. Together they shared 60...
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Micheal Dean Robinson

March 4, 1959 - December 2, 2015

Micheal Dean Robinson, age 56 of rural Albia, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at his home. Mike was born March, 4 1959, to Merrill and Wanda (McAlister) Robinson at the Monroe County Hospital. He attended Moravia Schools and graduated with the class of 1977. After high school, Mike went to work for the railroad. He worked at several different divisions of the railroad including...
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Mary Joan Lynch

April 10, 1924 - November 26, 2015

Mary Joan Lynch, 91, of Albia, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Legacy Lodge in Chariton, under the care of Circle of Life Hospice. Mary was born April 10, 1924 to Andrew and Carmella (Bellegante) Pescador in Appanoose County. She attended country school through 8th grade. She married Jerry Beadle on October 4, 1952, in Albia. To this union three daughters were born Debbie,...
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Emma Josephine (Kittle) Lindberg

November 19, 1933 - November 21, 2015

Emma Josephine (Kittle) Lindberg 82, of Albia, went to be with her Lord and Savior November 21, 2015 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Josephine was born November 19, 1933 to Edward Roy and Esther May (Erickson) Kittle at their home in rural Scotland County, near Gorin, Missouri. She attended country school through 8th grade, and graduated from High School in Memphis, Missouri,...
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Madelyn May Carter

June 22, 1928 - November 20, 2015

Dateline: Albia, Iowa. Madelyn Carter Madelyn May Carter, age 87, of Albia, passed away November 20, 2015 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. Madelyn was born June 22, 1928 to Albert and Florence (Koerner) Palmer in Avery, Iowa. She grew up and attended school in Avery and later attended school in Albia. On January 6, 1947 she married William Carl Carter in Ottumwa, Iowa, and to...
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Darlene Rogers

October 3, 1928 - November 11, 2015

Darlene Rogers, age 87 of rural Albia, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Darlene was born October 3, 1928, to Albert F. and Zelma (Houk) McFarland in Wapello County. She married Lee Rogers March 18, 1949. Together they shared over 40 years of marriage before Lee's passing in 1997. Darlene worked at the Monroe County Hospital and the Ottumwa...
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Eleanor P. Harris

November 9, 1917 - November 6, 2015

Eleanor P. Harris, age 97, of Albia, passed away November 6, 2015, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia, Iowa She was born November 9, 1917, in Albia to George and Maude (Fry) Nucko. She graduated from the Albia High School with the Class of 1935. On April 17, 1937 she was united in marriage to Everette Harris. They enjoyed 59 years of marriage until Everette's passing on June 13, 1996...
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William Joseph Clark

November 21, 1928 - November 5, 2015

Bill J. Clark, age 86, of Albia, passed away November 5, 2015, at the Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albia. Bill was born November 21, 1928, in Monroe County to Merle and Mildred (McGilvrey) Clark. He graduated from the Albia High School with the Class of 1947. Bill went to work for a construction company in Alaska. He entered the United States Army and worked as a...
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Ruth Johnette Derby

October 30, 1930 - October 21, 2015

Ruth Johnette Derby, age 84 of Albia, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at Monroe Care Center in Albia. Ruth was born on October 30, 1930, in Eddyville, to John and Nellie (DeGeus) Scott. She attended school in Eddyville and graduated from Eddyville High School, Class of 1947. On July 9, 1950, she was married to William Chester Derby at the First Christian Church in Albia. They...
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Leonard F. Carpenter, Jr.

December 3, 1942 - October 17, 2015

Leonard Foster Carpenter Jr, age 72, of Centerville, passed away October 17, 2015 at the VA Center of Iowa Hospital and Clinic in Iowa City. He was born December 3, 1942 to Leonard F. Sr and Mabel Jean Carpenter in Elmira, New York. He attended high school in Holiday, Pennsylvania. On July 10, 1964, he married Beverly Gilbert in Texas City, Texas. He worked for Fisk Electric...
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Annabelle Post-Hogeland

August 23, 1931 - October 3, 2015

Annabelle Post-Hogeland, age 84, of Albia, passed away October 3, 2015, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Annabelle was born August 23, 1931, in Monroe County to Jennings Bryan and Lillie Mae (Clair) Williams. She married Irwin Dale Post on February 11, 1954, in Albia. To this union, 4 children were born, Dalene, Dale, Daryl, and Dustin. Annabelle and Dale shared 54 years of...
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Mildred Emily Stokke

April 20, 1925 - September 29, 2015

Mildred Emily Stokke, age 90, of Albia, passed away September 29, 2015, under the care of Hospice of Central Iowa at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Mildred was born April 20, 1925, in Queens, New York to John and Helen (Skvarla) Surbeck. She graduated from Newtown High School in New York. She married Merlyn A. Stokke on October 31, 1943, in Queens, New York. To this union 3...
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James Clifford LeMasters, Sr.

October 11, 1947 - September 11, 2015

James Clifford LeMasters Sr., age 67, of Albia, passed away September 11, 2015 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. He was born October 11, 1947 to James and Ruth (Thompson) LeMasters in Peoria, Ill. He graduated from the Galesburg High School with the class of 1967 before receiving his Associates Degree from Anoka Ramsey Community College. He enlisted in the United States Army...
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Paul Henry Stephenson

December 15, 1959 - September 2, 2015

Paul Stephenson, age 56, of Albia passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at his home in Albia. Paul was born December 15, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Henry and Sonny Stephenson. He attended Chamberlain High School in Florida and later attended Culinary Arts School. On July 23, 2004 he married Ann Lundgren in Tampa Bay, Florida. Earlier in his life Paul was a...
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Frances Elizabeth Spears

November 14, 1921 - August 29, 2015

Frances Elizabeth Spears, age 93, of Albia, passed away August 29, 2015 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Frances was born November 14, 1921 to Harry and Carrie (Newman) Tisue in Moravia. She graduated from Moravia High School, Class of 1939. On May 31, 1942 Frances married Daniel Spears in Unionville, Missouri. They shared 48 years of marriage together before Dan's passing on...
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Erma M. McGee

October 24, 1937 - August 23, 2015

Erma May McGee, age 77, of Albia, formerly of Melrose, passed away August 23rd, 2015 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Erma was born October 24th, 1937 to Harry and Alice (Barker) Thompson in Hiteman. She grew up and attended school in Hiteman and later graduated from the Albia High School, Class of 1955. On November 9th, 1957 Erma married John A. McGee at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in...
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Grace L. Roush

June 17, 1922 - August 10, 2015

Grace L. Roush, age 93, of Waukee, passed away August 10, 2015 at the Village of Legacy Pointe in Waukee, Iowa. Grace was born June 17, 1922 to William S. and Teresa (Fitzgerald) Scieszinski on the family farm near Melrose. She graduated from the Albia High School with the Class of 1940. She then attended the Ottumwa Heights in Ottumwa. Grace worked at Iowa Packing Co. until they...
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Brent Melvin Kingery

September 8, 1970 - August 6, 2015

Brent Melvin Kingery, age 44, of Lovilia, passed away August 6, 2015. Brent was born September 8, 1970 in Hamburg, Iowa. His parents were Dan and Lana (Brandt) Kingery. He attended school in Hamburg and earned his GED in 1992. Brent and Stephanie Fugate Married in 1998. Their years in Council Bluffs were some of the best in Brent's life. In the mid 90's Brent became interested in...
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John Francis Malone

February 18, 1932 - July 29, 2015

John F. Malone, age 83, of Lovilia, passed away July 29, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. John was born February 18, 1932 to Gus and Alma (Summers) Malone at his parent's home in Monroe County. He attended country schools. After school, John joined the United States Army and served his country during the Korean War. On February 19, 1955 he married Alice Marie Bain at the...
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Malinda Kay Flattery

November 29, 1965 - July 26, 2015

Malinda Kay Flattery, age 49, of Albia, passed away July 26, 2015, at her home in Albia surrounded by her loved ones. Malinda was born November 29, 1965, in Albia to Kenneth and Gerri (Clark) Powers Jr. She attended the Albia High School and graduated with the class of 1984. After high school, she attended Indian Hills Community College where she received her Associates Degree and later...
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Keith Allen Henderson

November 13, 1937 - July 22, 2015

Keith Allen Henderson, age 77, of Albia, passed away July 22, 2015, under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice at the Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albia, Iowa. Keith was born November 14, 1937, at his parent's home in Monroe County to Robert and Edna (Bates) Henderson. He attended Seymour High School and later went to mechanics school in Omaha. Keith married Karen Kaldenberg on...
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Devin Michael "Dawg" Kent

December 16, 1988 - July 19, 2015

Devin Michael "Dawg" Kent, age 26, of Ottumwa, passed away July 19, 2015, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Devin was born December 16, 1988, in Ottumwa to Garry and Marla (Wallace) Kent. He attended Clear Creek schools in Tiffin before attending the Ottumwa High School. After high school, he attended Indian Hills Community College for Pharmaceuticals. He...
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Francis Joseph Kosman

March 20, 1923 - July 9, 2015

Francis Joseph Kosman, age 92, of Albia, passed away July 9, 2015, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Francis was born March 20, 1923, at his home on the family farm in Monroe County to Harry and Mamie (Flattery) Kosman. He graduated from Georgetown High School class of 1941. Francis married Helen Margaret Johnson on February 22, 1949, in Albia. To this union seven children...
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Elizabeth (Bea) Juliette Stone Lahart

December 3, 1919 - July 9, 2015

Elizabeth (Bea) Juliette Stone Lahart, age 95 of Albia was called home Thursday, July 9, 2015. Elizabeth was born December 3rd 1919 to George Sr, and Johanna (Feehan) Stone. in rural Monroe County. She married Edward Judge Lahart on November 23rd, 1948. To this union eight children were born: Michael Edward Lahart (Cam) of Peoria, Illinois, Anne Marie Lahart of Albia, Francis Eugene Lahart ...
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Richard Ernest Selby

May 21, 1952 - July 8, 2015

Richard Ernest Selby, age 63, of Bussey, passed away July 8, 2015, at the Griffin Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville. Richard was born May 21, 1952 in Albia, to Gene and Madge (Spurgin) Selby. He graduated from the Albia High School, Class of 1970. Richard served his country in the United States Navy, as an Air Traffic Controller on the U.S.S. Constellation. Richard married Sandy...
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William "Bill" DuVall Wilson

July 19, 1927 - July 8, 2015

William DuVall Wilson age 87, of Blakesburg, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice, at his home in Blakesburg. Bill was born July 19, 1927, to William U. and Opal (DuVall) Wilson, on the family farm in Monroe County. He attended and graduated from Moravia High School, class of 1944. On March 9, 1947, Bill married Freda Wood and to this...
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Mark McCombs

April 30, 1959 - July 4, 2015

On July 4th, 2015, God wrapped his arms around Mark McCombs, age 56 of Albia, and took him home. Mark was born April 30, 1959, to John and Marlene (Van Pelt) McCombs in Albia. Mark grew up and attended school in California. He graduated from Oak Grove High School in San Jose, California, class of 1977. He did drywall work and worked with his father at Custom Drywall Incorporated in San,...
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Dolores Ann Mahan

July 27, 1928 - July 1, 2015

Dolores Ann Mahan, age 86, of Albia, passed away July 1, 2015, at the Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albia. Dolores was born July 27, 1928 to Jess Sr. and Julia Mae (Sereg) Simmons in Hamilton. She graduated from the Doniphan High School, in Doniphan, Missouri, Class of 1949, and later attended and graduated from Gamper Institute of Practical Nursing in Golden, CO., in 1952. ...
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John Joseph Carmody

July 3, 1946 - June 27, 2015

John Joseph Carmody, age 68, of Melrose, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at his home. John was born July 3, 1946, to Matt F. and Catherine A. (O'Brien) Carmody in Ottumwa, Iowa. He attended Melrose schools and graduated from Albia High School, class of 1964. John attended Centerville Junior College and graduated in 1966 before entering the United States Army and serving his...
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Sandra "Sandy" Sue Vitko

July 20, 1938 - June 22, 2015

Sandy Vitko, age 76, of Albia, passed away June 22, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. She was born July 20, 1938 in Eddyville, Iowa to Marion and Bessie (Theurer) Klyn. She attended country school until attending and graduating from the Eddyville High School. She was united in marriage to Andrew Vitko on March 16, 1957 at the Pleasant Corners Church in Monroe County. To...
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Ellen Gilchrist Carl

November 8, 1928 - June 20, 2015

Ellen Gilchrist Carl, age 86 of Albia, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. Ellen was born November 8, 1928, to Elmer and Maude (Hoskins) Gilchrist in Barnes City. She married Charles Maddy on September 7, 1949. To this union, three children were born, Becky, Paul and Jeff. They later divorced and Ellen married Harlan Carl on July 31, 1975. ...
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Marta Paulette Anderson

May 15, 1952 - June 20, 2015

Marta Paulette Anderson, age 63, of Oskaloosa, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa. Marta was born May 15, 1952, to Robert D. and Ethel Ann (Ogden) Rowley in Albia. She graduated from Twin Cedars, class of 1970. Marta married John Anderson on August 1, 1975, at the Methodist Church in Bussey and to this union, 2 sons, Jason and Justin, were...
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Mary Jane (Janie) Woodhouse

September 28, 1953 - June 12, 2015

Mary J. Woodhouse, age 61, of Oskaloosa, passed away, Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Mary Jane (Janie) Woodhouse was born Sept. 28, 1953, at Oskaloosa. She was adopted and raised by her grandparents, Tom and Mae James, in Avery, Iowa. As she got older, Janie taught Sunday School to smaller children at the Avery Methodist...
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Stephen M. Lahart

March 8, 1975 - June 7, 2015

Stephen Matthew Lahart, age 40, of Centerville, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. Stephen was born March 8, 1975, to Gary and Peggy (Chidester) Lahart in Ottumwa, IA. He attended school at Smouse-Warren School in Des Moines, graduating with the class of 1993. Stephen worked at the Tenco Center of Hope. He was always happy and enjoyed country...
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Louise E. Sullivan

April 22, 1940 - June 4, 2015

Louise E. Sullivan, age 75, of Albia, died June 4, 2015, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia, Iowa. She was born April 22, 1940 in Monroe County to Louie and Theresa (Remmark) Raymie. She attended Albia High School and graduated with the class of 1958. On June 7, 1958 she was united in marriage to John Francis Sullivan. To this union 6 children were born, Mary, Diana, Christine, Debra, Jack...
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Jackie "Diann" (Faber) Richmond

May 23, 1946 - May 21, 2015

Jackie "Diann" Richmond age, 68 of Ruma, Illinois, formerly of Albia, Iowa, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Diann was born on May 23, 1946 in Newton, Iowa. She graduated from the Moravia High School with the Class of 1964. Diann married Ernest Richmond and to this marriage two children were born, Julie Diann Luleff and Jeffrey Dewayne....
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Mark Skinner

October 12, 1959 - May 17, 2015

Mark A. Skinner, age 55, of Albia, passed away May 17, 2015 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Mark was born October 12, 1959 to Gene and Mary Agnes (Murphy) Skinner in Ottumwa. He grew up and attended grade school in Melrose and graduated from the Albia High School, class of 1978. After school Mark helped on the farm. Mark loved helping on the farm. When he was able to work as a...
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Dorothy Shelangoski

May 1, 1928 - May 16, 2015

Dorothy Shelangoski, age 87 of Albia, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2015, under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice, at Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albia. She was born May 1, 1928, to Vincent and Margaret (Rogal) Shelangoski in Jefferson County, Iowa. She graduated from Pleasant Plain Consolidated School, Class of 1947. After school, Dorothy worked at the Henrotin...
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Carl Gray Stewart

September 1, 1927 - May 14, 2015

Carl Gray Stewart, age 87 of Albia, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015, under the care of Hospice of Central Iowa, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Carl was born September 1, 1927, to Amos Eugene Sr. and Lois (Gray) Stewart in rural Monroe County. He attended country school and later graduated from Albia High School. After school he married Mary Ann Saresky on August 28, 1952....
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Phyllis Elaine Rost

February 11, 1952 - May 11, 2015

Phyllis Elaine Rost at the age of 63, of Albia, lost a long hard fought battle to Ovarian Cancer on Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Phyllis was born February 11, 1952, in Moberly, Missouri, to Claude L. and Mildred (Richardson) Teter. She grew up in Huntsville and graduated from Westran High School, Class of 1970. Phyllis married Mike Rost at her parent...
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Gloria Maxine Mick

April 27, 1930 - May 10, 2015

Gloria Maxine (Barnhill) Mick of Albia, quietly passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the age of 85, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. Gloria was born April 27, 1930, in Purdy, Iowa, to Samuel and Maude (Tulk) Barnhill. She started working in high school in 1945 as a waitress and cook's helper at the Bussey Café. Gloria always said "Gibby McConnell taught me how to work." Gloria...
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Margaret Rogers

February 2, 1926 - May 8, 2015

Margaret Stephens Rogers, age 89 of Albia, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Margaret was born February 2, 1926, to James and Martha (Fry) See in Tyrone, Iowa. She married Orval Stephens on January 22, 1945, in Albia. To this union, 6 children were born, George, Ray, Lois, Kay, Lee, and Judy. They shared 27 years of marriage before Orval...
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Bo "Clyde" Gullion

December 29, 1945 - May 6, 2015

Bo "Clyde" Gullion, age 69 of Lovilia, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Bo was born December 29, 1945, to Claude "Hopper" and Pauline (Long) Gullion at their home in Marion County. He attended country schools until 8th grade. Bo married Diana Bonnett on February 6, 1965, at the Union Liberty Church. To this union two children were born, Clyde II....
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Marjorie Nucko

June 11, 1921 - May 4, 2015

Marjorie Nucko, age 93 of Albia, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Marjorie was born June 11, 1921, to Rodney and Hazel (Lee) Phillips in Hamilton, IA. She attended and graduated from Hamilton High School. Marjorie married Joseph George Nucko on February 22, 1941, in Unionville, MO. They were blessed with 72 years of marriage before Joe's passing...
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James "Jim" Franklin Plum, Sr.

August 1, 1939 - April 30, 2015

James Franklin Plum Sr., 75, of Albia, Iowa passed away April 30, 2015, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family at Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albia. Jim was born in Bussey, Iowa on August 1, 1939 to Harlon and Rose Plum. A 1957 graduate of Bussey High School, Jim went on to serve ten years of active duty with the U.S. Navy and retired from the Naval Reserve....
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Mary Lou Jurgensen

March 19, 1931 - April 23, 2015

Mary Lou Jurgensen, age 84, of Albia, died April 23, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born March 19, 1931 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa to Robert and Mildred (Ryan) Wesley. She attended school in Barnum, Iowa and Graduated in 1948. She was united in marriage to Richard Jurgensen on May 30, 1950 in Barnum, IA. To this union four sons were born, John, Dan, Ted, and Matt. Mary...
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Margaret "June" Smith

April 14, 1922 - April 16, 2015

Margaret "June" Smith, age 93 of Albia, went to be with her Heavenly Father on April 16, 2015 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. June was born April 14, 1922 to John and Margaret (Davison) Gay in Rizerville, Iowa. She attended Albia High School. June married Charles "Pete" Smith on Sunday, April 14, 1940 at the Monroe County Courthouse. To this union 4 children were born, Faith, Hope,...
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Everett Gardner

November 21, 1931 - April 13, 2015

Everett Gardner, age 83 of Albia, passed away on April 13, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Central Iowa at Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albia. Everett was born November 21, 1931 to Harold and Evelyn (Estlack) Gardner on the family farm in Bluff Creek Township. He attended country School before attending and graduating from Albia High School Class of 1949. On December...
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Richard Eugene Skinner

September 1, 1958 - March 26, 2015

Richard Eugene Skinner, age 56, of Albia, passed away March 26, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Richard was born September 1, 1958 to Gene and Mary Agnes (Murphy) Skinner. He grew up and attended grade school in Melrose and graduated from the Albia High School, class of 1976. After school Richard moved to Des Moines, where he worked as a Deputy Sheriff for the Polk County...
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William Carl Carter

June 7, 1925 - March 20, 2015

William Carl Carter, age 89, of Albia, passed away March 20, 2015 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. He was born June 7, 1925 to Jess and Icle (Moss) Carter in Avery, Iowa. He attended school in Avery. After school, he joined the United States Army Infantry and served his country in the Battle of the Bulge. On January 6, 1947 he married Madelyn May Palmer in Ottumwa, Iowa, and to this...
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Rodney Lane Whisler

October 29, 1955 - March 18, 2015

Rodney Lane Whisler age 59, joined his brother, Randy Whisler; mother and father (Idhona and Dwight) in heaven on March 18, 2015. Rodney Lane Whisler was born to Idhona and Dwight Whisler on October 29, 1955 in Ottumwa. Rod worked at Chicago Rivet from 1975- 2014. Rod was known for being there for being generous in every sense of the word, being there for his family and friends...
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Clyde Dickerson

November 14, 1943 - March 18, 2015

Clyde Dickerson, age 71, of Albia, passed away March 18, 2015 at his home in Albia. He was born November 14, 1943 to Floyd and Mary Ann (Houser) in Lawton, Oklahoma. Clyde lived in Missouri for a while before moving to Iowa at the age of 12. He attended high school in Oskaloosa, Iowa. While still attending high school, Clyde joined the United States Army in 1962 and served his country...
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Margaret Judge

September 25, 1928 - March 15, 2015

Margaret Ann Judge, age 86, of Albia, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. Margaret Ann Judge was born October 25, 1928 to Dr. James B. Judge and Mary (Coughlin) Judge in Chariton, Iowa. She lived in Smithers, Canada from 1929 until 1936 when she moved back to Albia. She graduated from the Albia High School with the class of 1946. She...
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Ruth Arlene Mosbey

July 26, 1933 - March 13, 2015

Ruth Arlene Mosbey, age 81, of Albia passed away Friday, March 13, 2015, at her home in Albia surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born July 26, 1933, in Lucas County to Ray and Nina (Conner) Nickelson. She attended school in Chariton, graduating with the class of 1952. She married Jerry Mosbey on April 26, 1954, at the First Christian Church Parsonage in Albia. To this union, two...
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Robert E. "Bob" Yohe

August 10, 1925 - March 7, 2015

Robert "Bob" E. Yohe, age 89 of Albia, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2015 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge. He was born August 10, 1925 to Max and Jessie Marie (Scott) Yohe. He attended Washington Elementary School before attending Albia High School. At the age of 17, he joined the United States Navy. Bob proudly served his country from 1943-1945 with extensive...
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Barbara Jean Besco

May 29, 1934 - March 3, 2015

Barbara Jean Besco, age 80 of Albia, formerly of Melrose, passed away on March 3, 2015 at her home in Albia. She was born May 29, 1934 to Lena and Milton Cooper. She spent her early years at Dalonega and spent her teenage years living in Phoenix, Arizona. She married Bud Baker, and to this union two children were born, Mike and Sue. Barbara and Bud later divorced and she moved back...
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LeRoy Dicks Brown

April 27, 1923 - March 1, 2015

LeRoy Dicks Brown, age 91, of Albia passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. LeRoy was born April 27, 1923, in Plano to Harry and Beryl (Dicks) Brown. He attended school in Moravia, graduating with the class of 1941. After high school, LeRoy served his country in the United States Army. Upon returning from the service, he married Ardyce Hagerman on August 17...
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Lucille Josephine Johnston

July 9, 1925 - February 17, 2015

Lucille Josephine Johnston, age 89 of Albia, passed away Tuesday, February17, 2015, at the Ridgewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Ottumwa. Lucille was born on July 9, 1925, to Annibale D. and Teresa (Scala) DeCet in Hocking, Iowa, a small coal mining camp just outside the town of Albia. Lucille grew up on a farm and attended school across the street from where they lived....
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Paul Arthur "Art" Simmons

December 26, 1938 - February 16, 2015

Paul Arthur "Art" Simmons, age 76 of Moravia, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015, due to an accident doing what he loved. Art was born December 26, 1938, to Walter Elijah and Thelma Fern (Harnden) Simmons. He attended school in Moravia and later completed the Police Academy in Des Moines. He worked as a police officer in Carroll County, Inwood, and Bellevue, Iowa. He married Daisy...
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Eldon Lee Thomas

April 7, 1948 - February 15, 2015

Eldon Lee Thomas, age 66 of Albia, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2015, after a lengthy illness. He was born April 7, 1948, to Maurice and Beulah (Clawson) Thomas in Leon, Iowa. The majority of his childhood was spent in Decatur County, Iowa. He attended school in Central Decatur, graduating with the class of 1966. He later attended Northeast Missouri State University for a year...
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