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Friday 02/05/2016
Alan Shearer
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 4:15 pm

OTTUMWA — Alan Lee Shearer, 44, of 1014 Hamilton, died February 4, 2016, from injuries sustained in an auto accident south of Oskaloosa.

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George Steele
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 3:27 pm

OTTUMWA — George Alva Steele, of Holiday, Florida, formerly of Ottumwa, passed away Feb. 3, 2016.

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Dorothy VanDorin
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 1:51 pm

ALBIA — Dorothy Deane VanDorin, 93, of Albia, died early the morning of Feb. 5, 2016, at the Monroe County Hospital.

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Dorothy Cornett
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 1:42 pm

CENTERVILLE — Dorothy Cornett, 101, of Centerville, died Feb. 4, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.

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JoAnn Swank
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 1:39 pm

OSKALOOS — JoAnn Swank, 80, of Oskaloosa, died Jan. 3, 2016, at the MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Cooper Houk
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 3:39 pm

FAIRFIELD — Cooper Jaidan Houk was born stillborn Feb. 3, 2016, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.

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Tony Zaputil
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 2:35 pm

MYSTIC — Tony Zaputil, 89, of rural Mystic, died Feb. 3, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center, Centerville.

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Kenneth Downing
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 2:09 pm

OTTUMWA — Kenneth L. Downing, 53, of 325 N. Hancock, died at 12:52 a.m. February 1, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

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Mary Sieren
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 9:17 am

SIGOURNEY — Mary Louise Sieren, 87, died Feb. 3, 2016, at the Manor House in Sigourney.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Andrew Lowe
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 3:21 pm

CENTERVILLE — Andrew (Andy) Franklin Lowe, 69, died Feb. 1, 2016, in Columbia, Missouri.

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Mary Sieren
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 1:29 pm

SIGOURNEY — Mary Louise Sieren, 87, died Feb. 3, 2016, at the Manor House in Sigourney.

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Betty Vannoy
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 9:09 am

DOUDS — Betty June Breckenridge Vannoy, 84, of Douds, died at 6:08 a.m. Jan. 27, 2016, at West Point Care Center, where she had resided since May 11, 2011.

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Patricia Kirk
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 9:11 am

OSKALOOSA — Patricia D. Kirk, 71, of Oskaloosa, died Feb. 2, 2016, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Andrew Lowe
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 3:24 pm

CENTERVILLE — Andrew "Andy" Lowe of Unionville, Missouri, died the night of Feb. 1, 2016, at the University of Missouri Hospitals & Clinics, Columbia, Missouri.

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Wayne McFarling
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 3:22 pm

OTTUMWA — Wayne Lee McFarling, 81, of Ottumwa and formerly of Hedrick, died Jan. 31, 2016, at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa.

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Marietta McCannon
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 9:33 am

MORAVIA — Marietta McCannon, 88, of Moravia, died Feb. 1, 2016, at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville.

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Lillian Fenton
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 9:29 am

CENTERVILLE — Lillian Fenton, 58, of Centerville, died Feb. 1, 2016, at her residence.

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Mary Josephine Claver
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 9:24 am

ALBIA — Mary Josephine Manley Claver, 93, of Albia, passed away Jan. 31, 2016, at Monroe Care Center in Albia.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Ruth Guy
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 3:29 pm

OTTUMWA—Ruth Crout Guy, 84, passed away on Jan 23 in Des Moines following a lengthy illness. Ruth was born in Pampa, TX to John and Gwennie Crout on April 16, 1931. The family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where Ruth graduated from high school. She attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX majoring in Religious Studies. She married Neil E. Guy in 1951. Neil was called to serve as a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor in Detroit, MI; Springfield, MO; Lubbock, TX and finally in Ottumwa, IA in 1976. Ruth raised five children while serving as a minister’s wife, continuing her college studies and pursuing a number of careers in child development.

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Doug Creamer
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 3:18 pm

HEDRICK — Douglas Leland Creamer, 75, of 510 N. Main St., Hedrick, Iowa, died at 8:35 p.m. January 30, 2016, at Ridgewood Nursing & Rehab Center.

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Charles Bird
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 3:15 pm

FAIRFIELD — Charles “Charlie” Ernest Bird, 71, of Fairfield, died Jan. 31, 2016, at Jefferson County Health Center.

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Eloise Elsensohn
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 3:23 pm

AGENCY – Eloise Elsensohn, 101, of Agency, passed away January 30, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa.

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William Schwartz
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 3:12 pm

OTTUMWA — William James "Bill" Schwartz, 75, of Maple Grove, passed away Feb. 1, 2016.

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Kenneth Downing
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 3:05 pm

OTTUMWA — Kenneth L. Downing, 53, of 325 N. Hancock St., died at 12:52 a.m. February 1, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

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Roy Lathrop
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 3:06 pm

OTTUMWA — Roy G. Lathrop, 88, formerly of Ottumwa, died Feb. 1, 2016, in Aurora, Colorado.

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Jon Kneen
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 3:06 pm

OTTUMWA — Jon H. Kneen, a successful business man and noted philanthropist in Iowa, died in his home in Naples, Florida, on Jan. 26, 2016, at the age of 89.

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Lilian Fenton
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 11:54 am

CENTERVILLE — Lilian Fenton, 68, of Centerville, died Feb. 1, 2016, at her residence.

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Evelyn Waldren
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 11:48 am

KEOSAUQUA — Evelyn Breckenridge Waldren, 95, of Keosauqua, died at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 30, 2016, at Keosauqua Health Care Center (formerly Good Samaritan Center) where she had resided since September 2015.

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Catherine Lynch
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 9:48 am

ALBIA — Catherine E. Lynch, 93, of Albia, died Jan. 31, 2016, (on her husband’s 100th birthday) at Monroe County Hospital in Albia surrounded by her family.

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N. Darlene Lazenby
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 9:41 am

KEOSAUQUA — N. Darlene “Deanie” Lazenby, 88, of Keosauqua, died at 5:51 p.m. Jan. 28, 2016, at home after a long battel with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Eva Lee Mae "Pudge" Coghlin Amos
Updated: January 29, 2016 - 6:31 pm

ALBIA — Eva Lee “Pudge” Coghlin Amos, 77, of Albia passed away Jan. 29, 2016 at the Monroe County Hospital.

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Grace Sample
Updated: January 29, 2016 - 6:18 pm

ALBIA — Grace L. Sample, 91, of Albia passed away Jan. 29, 2016, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
Leslie A. Hartley
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 5:08 pm

ALBIA — Alan Hartley, 49, of Albia died on Jan. 20, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia with Jason Summers officiating.

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Paul Peel
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 5:08 pm

CENTERVILLE — Paul L. Peel, 78, of Centerville, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville.

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Helen Goemaat
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 5:08 pm

OSKALOOSA — Helen P. Goemaat, 94, of Oskaloosa, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa.

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Dulcie Rolison
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 5:08 pm

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. — Dulcie Margaret Trippler Rolison, 85, of Cottage Grove, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at Agrace Hospice in Madison, Wis.

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
Leslie A. Hartley
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 6:35 pm

ALBIA — Leslie A. Hartley, 49, of Albia died on Jan. 20, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are pending and entrusted with the Sinnott Funeral Home of Albia.

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Eddie Black
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 6:35 pm

CALCUTTA, Ohio — Eddie Arnold Black, 55, of Calcutta passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 following a lengthy illness.

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Junella Miller
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 6:15 pm

OTTUMWA — Junella M. Miller, 92, of Ottumwa, died at 8:34 a.m. Jan. 27, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society.

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Betty Vannoy
Posted: January 27, 2016 - 6:11 pm

DOUDS — Betty J. Vannoy, 84, of Douds died at 6:08 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 27, 2016 at West Point Care Center in West Point. Arrangements are pending at Pedrick Funeral Home.

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Charlotte Stuckey
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 6:04 pm

BLOOMFIELD — Charlotte M. Stuckey, 91, of Bloomfield died Jan. 26, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center Des Moines.

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Lea Ann Strohman
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 5:47 pm

SIGOURNEY — Lea Ann Strohman, 78, of Sigourney, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
Gracie Warning Mills
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 5:32 pm

SALEM — Gracie L. Warning Mills, 87, of Salem died at 12:17 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living in Mt. Pleasant.

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John Curtis
Updated: January 26, 2016 - 5:41 pm

OTTUMWA — John B. Curtis, 53, of Sunnyvale, CA, died Jan. 11, 2016 in Santa Clara, CA.

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William Wray Randolph
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 5:24 pm

MILTON — William “Bill” Wray Randolph, 89, of Milton, IA, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Mo.

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Marjorie Ann Davis
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 9:15 am

OTTUMWA — Marjorie Ann Davis, 88, of Grundy Center, IA, passed away on Jan. 21st, 2016. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28th, 2016, in Ottumwa at St. Mary of The Visitation Church at 10 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the family, and will go to support the Puppy Jake Foundation. For condolences or questions please visit:www.mitchellfh.com. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Marjorie and her family. Phone 641-844-1234.

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Monday 01/25/2016
Charles Grove
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 6:39 pm

SOUTH ENGLISH — Charles Grove, 92, of South English, died Jan. 23, 2016 at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

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Patricia Hacker
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 6:39 pm

OSKALOOSA — Patricia Hacker, 64, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at her home in Oskaloosa.

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Anthony Zentz
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 6:39 pm

CENTERVILLE — Anthony Zentz, 49, passed away on Jan. 22, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center.

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Evelyn Armstrong
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 6:39 pm

BLOOMFIELD — Evelyn Marie Edith Armstrong, 96, of Bonita, Calif., and former resident of rural Bloomfield, IA passed away Jan. 21, 2016 at Scripps Mercy-Hillcrest Hospital in San Diego. She was born Feb. 19, 1919 in Wapello County, Iowa to Frank Edward and Gladia McBride Klicker. She married L. Harlan Armstrong Feb.16, 1936 and lived her entire married life on the Armstrong family farm, six miles east of Bloomfield on the Troy Road. Harlan passed away on July 26, 1988. Evelyn was a long-time employee of the J&B Plastics factory in Bloomfield; she enjoyed bowling, travel and family visits.

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