Obituaries

Oliver Randall New

Oliver Randall New, age 89, of Corydon, passed away on July 28, 2019 at the Wayne County Hospital. Oliver was born on July 14, 1930 to Chester and Mary New, living his childhood at the Millerton Depot. Oliver served in the Korean War and was awarded a purple heart. He married the love of his […]

Jessica Lynn Van Fleet

Jessica Lynn Van Fleet, age 34, of Corydon, passed away at her home on July 23, 2019. Jessica was born on March 25, 1985 to Albert and Charlotte (Davis) Van Fleet in Corydon. Jessica attended Corydon schools and graduated from Wayne Community High School with the Class of 2003. Jessica loved being around people and […]

Reva Engle Hughes

Reva Engle Hughes, formerly of rural Corydon, Iowa, passed away at age 93 on July 16, 2019, at Methodist West Hospital, West Des Moines, Iowa. A Celebration of Life will be held July 28, 2019 at 2:30 p.m, Carpenter’s Hall, Chariton, Iowa. Interment of ashes will be at the Corydon Cemetery. Reva was born March […]

Verlon Metzger

Verlon Metzger, 87, of Corydon passed away at his home on Friday, July 12, 2019. Verlon was born in Chariton, Iowa on June 14, 1932 to Phil and Nina (Allred) Metzger. After graduating from Cambria High School in 1950, he married Marian Frazier in 1952 and to this union, five children were born. Later, he […]

Raymond Dale Hartley

Raymond Dale Hartley of Smithville, Missouri, died suddenly on July 6, 2019, following a freak campfire explosion.* [*In truth, Ray died at Northcare Hospice House in Kansas City after a long battle with heart disease and renal failure, but he didn’t want to go out from something that sounded typical. Anyway, he would have thought […]

Dennis Criswell

Dennis Criswell, 71, of Corydon, passed away on July 1, 2019 at Chariton Specialty Care after a brief illness. Dennis was born on May 25, 1948 in Grinnell, Iowa to Leonard “Howard” and Ruth (Wenger) Criswell. After graduating from Centerville High School in 1967, Dennis enrolled in the United States Navy where he served on […]

Donald “Pid” Elbert Pidcock

Pid Pidcock, 101 of Corydon, passed away, Friday, June 21, 2019 at Corydon Specialty Care. Donald “Pid” Elbert Pidcock was born on October 15, 1917 in Beaconsfield, Iowa to George and Ethel (Manning) Pidcock. He received his education from Beaconsfield High School, graduating in 1935 and then went to Iowa Barber School in Des Moines, […]

Daryl Dean Kyner

Daryl Dean Kyner, 64 years old, died at his home after a long illness. He was affectionately known as GDad to friends and family alike. Also known as Papa Kyner to his grandkids. He was the fourth child/second son of Kenneth and Virginia Kyner. Daryl was an avid historical buff, loving westerns and war movies. […]

Evelyn Wynema Bettis

Evelyn Wynema Bettis was born on July 1, 1927 in Humeston, Iowa to Earl and Neola Rickert Bellon. She attended schools in Wayne County and graduated from Allerton High School as salutatorian with the class of 1945. Venturing out into the world, she signed her first teacher’s contract for the 1945 fall term at Maple […]

Ronald Heston

Ronald Heston, of Corydon, passed away from complications from a stroke on June 4 at the age of 69 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, with his wife Linda at his side. Ronald Ray Heston was born on June 17, 1949 in Des Moines, Iowa to Richard and Mildred (Rynearson) Heston. He attended Ankeny schools […]

Esther Edgerton

Graveside funeral services for Esther Edgerton, 78, of Corydon will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Corydon Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Corydon Housing Association 511 E. Jackson St. in Corydon. Pierschbacher Funeral Home is helping with the arrangements. On June 8, 2019, Esther Edgerton departed this world, she […]

Eula Henderson

Eula Virgene Kenney was born to Archie and Martha Kenney on February 1, 1928, in Kearney, Nebraska. In 1940, the family moved to Harvard, Iowa, where they lived until they bought a farm in the New Zion area. Eula graduated from Corydon High School in 1945, and became a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. On […]

Sarah Lee Lovett

Sarah Lee Lovett was born in Chariton, Iowa on March 15, 1943, as the oldest child to Harold and Bettye Williams. It was here in Chariton where she also passed away on May 13, 2019. As a child, Sarah loved her life on the family farm in Humeston, Iowa. She grew up exploring the fields […]

Jacob “Guam” Fejeran

Jacob “Guam” Fejeran, 19 of Chariton, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 in New Virginia. Jacob was born to Roland and Kristin (Dexter) Fejeran on April 27, 2000 in Tamuning, Guam. Jacob attended Chariton High School. While in high school, Jacob played football and also wrestled. Jacob was currently employed at Chipotle in Des Moines. […]

Orley Mark Spinler

Orley Mark Spinler, “Mark,” 62 of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in Milton, Florida. He was born February 19, 1957 in Marshalltown, Iowa to Dale and Barbara Spinler. Mark attended and graduated from Wayne Community in Corydon, Iowa in 1976 and then attended Lincoln Tech. On March 15, 1991 he […]

Candita Marie Furlin

Candita Marie Furlin, age 42 of Des Moines and formerly of Seymour, passed away on March 26, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones at Iowa Methodist Hospital. Candita was born on August 3, 1976 to Dennis and Cynthia Furlin in Centerville, Iowa. She attended school at Seymour and graduated from Seymour High School with the […]

Doug Mounce

Doug Mounce, 71 of Corydon passed away at his home on March 18, 2019. Douglas Dee Mounce was born on March 26, 1947 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Hubert and Irene (Everman) Mounce. He graduated from Lisbon High School with the class of 1965 and then received a bachelor of science in agriculture from the […]

Betty Faye Davis

Betty Faye Davis, 81 of Russell, Iowa passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Corydon, Iowa. She was born June 13, 1937 in Gurdon, Arkansas to Wells Wright and Stella Baker Wright. Betty was raised by her mother alongside her four siblings. She was taught at a young age how to work hard and […]

John Harry Rider

John Harry Rider, son of John Wilbur Rider and Clara Evelyn (Smith) Rider was born August 30, 1931 at his mother’s parent’s home, Dr. Harry T. Smith and Carrie Maie (Finley) Smith in Humeston, Iowa. On March 18, 2019, he passed from this life at the Wayne County Hospital at the age of 87. John […]

Minnie Berner

Minnie Amelia Schable Lund Berner was born July 14, 1926 in Danbury, Iowa, to Carl and Frieda Weifenbach Schable. She passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa, at the age of 92 years, five months, and 10 days. She married Lester Raymond Lund on March 16, 1948 in Mapleton, […]

Melinda McElvain

Melinda McElvain, 52, of Corydon passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon. Melinda was born on October 1, 1966 in Corydon to Harry and Janet (Johnston) Lucas. She received her education from Seymour High School, graduating in 1985. On June 2, 1990, Melinda was united in marriage to James McElvain. […]

Lowell Edward Frame

A life well lived. Lowell Edward Frame came into this world October 21, 1923 on the family farm near Confidence, Iowa. He was welcomed by his parents, Joseph Edward Frame and Ruby Livona Robison Frame, and his two older sisters, Doris Maxine Ewing and Donna Jean Carpenter. In Lowell’s words, “I had a great boyhood, […]

Virginia Luella Larson Barber Ullrick

Virginia Luella Larson Barber Ullrick, 91, Ames, returned to her heavenly home on December 22, 2018 after a brief illness. She will be remembered by many for her strong faith, devotion to family and friends, hard work and community service. Virginia was born to Clifford and Alice (McDonald) Larson on March 29, 1927, in Nevada, […]

Richard Robert Gerdes

Richard Robert Gerdes, 80, of Corydon passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at his home. Richard was born to Ihno Charles and Lois (McQuarry) Gerdes in Clio on March 31, 1938. He received his education from Corydon High School, graduating in 1956. Richard would further his education at Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. […]

Edmond Lyle McCart

Edmond Lyle McCart, 77, of Blue Eye, Missouri, died December 28, 2018 at home. Ed was born January 29, 1941 in Wayne County, Iowa to Elmer and Donna (Carlson) McCart. On August 4, 1984, Ed was united in marriage to Janice Basore in Independence, Kansas. Ed enjoyed his time with family and traveling within the […]

Billy Alley

Billy Alley, 94, of Sewal passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Billy was born to Thomas and Mary (Davis) Alley on January 3, 1925 in Allerton, Iowa. He received his education from Allerton High School, graduating in 1943. On April 23, 1952, Billy was united in marriage to […]

Jana Rae Snook

Jana Rae Snook passed away peacefully of cancer Sun., Jan. 13 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville, Iowa. Jana was born to Raymond and Dorcas Snook in Chariton, Iowa on Feb. 23 1953. She graduated from Wayne Community High School with the class of 1971. She attended Cosmetology school in Des Moines then became […]

Irvin (Jr.) Whiteley

Jan. 11, 2019… Donald Trump was President… Government was in partial shutdown… Border Wall was a controversial topic and the Brewers had beat the Cubs… Jr. decided he’d had enough and left this Earth for a far better place! Jr. fought really hard to come back to his family, but it wasn’t meant to be… […]

Ronald Lee Davis

Ronald Lee Davis, 75 of Promise City passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at his home in Promise City. Ron was born on March 28, 1943 in Sherburn, Minnesota to Marvin and Evelyn (Mathwig) Davis. On November 15, 1959, Ron was united in marriage to Betty Maxine Shelton at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Ceylon, […]

Leila Niday

Leila Niday passed away on January 25, 2019, at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa. She was born on April 29, 1918, to Calla and Glenn Riggs, the second of five girls. She graduated from Seymour High School and then attended college in Kirksville, Missouri. She taught in country schools in the Seymour area, […]

Earnestine Erie “Tina” Rockhold

Earnestine Erie Rockhold, “Tina” to her friends and family, passed away on January 22, 2019 at the age of 77 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Tina was born on March 9, 1941 in Hollis, Oklahoma to Earnest and Toma Ray Garton. She graduated from Gruver High School in Gruver, Texas. After graduation, Tina received training […]

Mark Alan Wampler

Mark Alan Wampler, 66, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 while enjoying one of his regular swims. Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Salem United Church of Christ in Alleman. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, […]

Richard “Max” McCarty

Richard “Max” McCarty, son of Howard and Estel (Ward) McCarty was born on March 3, 1942 in Lineville, Iowa. Max passed away peacefully at the Wayne County Hospital, a patient of EveryStep Hospice of Centerville on January 28, 2019. Max attended Allerton schools where he enjoyed playing basketball, football, track, and baseball. He graduated from […]

Jerald Fetters

Jerald Fetters, age 78 of Millerton, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019. Jerald was born at home in Confidence on October 2, 1940 to Ernest and Irene (Holmes) Fetters. Jerald attended country school through eighth grade and graduated from Corydon High School with the class of 1958. The class celebrated their 60th class reunion in […]

Alberta June (Darrah) Snider

Alberta June (Darrah) Snider, 95, of Seymour, passed away on February 1, 2019 at Corydon Specialty Care. Alberta was born to Roy and Vera (Nicholson) Darrah on November 4, 1923 in Appanoose County, Iowa. She graduated from Cincinnati Iowa High School. On October 23, 1948, she married Miles A. Snider of Seymour. They shared 70 […]

Terry L. Hiltabidle

Terry L. Hiltabidle, 76, of Traer, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2018 at his home. Terry is survived by his wife, Sharon Hiltabidle (Smith); his two children, Scott Hiltabidle and Amy (Kirk) Crawford; his two grandsons, Kody and Kolten Crawford; and his sister Diana Thomas. He is predeceased by his parents, Charles E. […]

Nona Irene (Langford) Hayward

Nona Irene (Langford) Hayward was born on December 10, 1945, the second child of Virgil and Vera Langford of Corydon, Iowa. She departed this life to be with the Lord on February 9, 2019 at the Virginia Hospital Center. Nona was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Robert (Bob), […]

Carl Thomas Coates

Carl Thomas Coates passed away on February 17, 2019 at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon. Carl was born at home on March 19, 1931 to Frank Coates and Sybil (McDaniel) Coates. He had an older sister, Laura Marie (Coates) Miner and older brother, Frank Coates, Jr. Carl attended school in Corydon, graduating from high school […]

Helen L. Reed

Helen L. Reed, 79, of Corydon, passed away on February 17, 2019 in Corydon. Helen was born on August 17, 1939 in Princeton, Missouri to Virgil and Ruth (Beverage) Rushton. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1958. On October 11, 1959 she married Robert Reed and to this union, three children were born. Helen […]

Jerry Young

Jerry Young, 59 of Seymour passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon. Jerry was born to on April 27, 1959 in Centerville to Harold and June (Taylor) Young. On February 14, 1986, Jerry was united in marriage to Teresa Campbell. To this union came three children: Stephanie, Jerel and Jaron. […]

Dennis Loyd Cawthorn

Dennis “Denny” “Dino” Loyd Cawthorn, 68, of Windsor Heights and formerly of Allerton, Iowa, passed away on March 6, 2019 at his residence. Dennis was born on March 17, 1950 in Centerville, Iowa to Loyd and Mary (Knapp) Cawthorn. After graduating from Wayne Community High School in 1968, he attended Indian Hills Community College for […]

Geraldine Alice Greenlee

Geraldine Alice Greenlee, 92 of Corydon passed away February 25, 2019 at Corydon Specialty Care. Geri was born on December 24, 1926 in Corydon to Charlie and Letha (Beam) Greenlee. She received her education from Allerton High School, graduating in 1944. Geri would further her education receiving a BSPE in Physical Education and Dance in […]

Richard “Dick” Shockey

Richard “Dick” Shockey, 81, of Danville, Illinois, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 17, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Dick was born on Sept. 5, 1937 in Lineville, Iowa, the son of Earl Dean and Noreen Avis (Gooden) Shockey. He married Jane Ellen Sponsler on Aug. 14, 1965 in Leon, […]

Danny Langloss

Danny Langloss, 80 of Humeston passed away, Friday, December 7, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Danny was born to Wilbur & Edna (Macy) (Lindgren) Langloss on April 28, 1938 in Bridgeport, Kansas. He received his education from Allerton High School, graduating in 1957. Danny was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. […]

Ronald Dean Mastin

Ronald Dean Mastin was born on Sept. 28, 1938 to Ed and Marvah (Hull) Mastin in Wayne County, Iowa. Surrounded by his family, Ron went on to be with our Lord on Nov. 15, 2018 at the Wayne County Hospital. Ronald “Baby” Mastin attended school in Corydon. He met his sweetheart, Barb Ryan in 1956. […]

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