BUDDY LEE COLE
Buddy Lee Cole was born September 26, 1936 at Hamburg, Iowa to Worley C. and Josephine M. (Kellison) Cole. He passed away on October 16, 2000 at the V.A. Medical Center in Knoxville, Iowa.
Buddy mowed lawns, delivered papers and worked in a paint store until he was old enough to get a job at Hart & Boggs gas station. He saved his money to buy his cars - a '55 Chevy Bel Air and a '59 El Camino, which he was proud of. He enjoyed shooting pool and spending time with family and friends. Buddy was an avid reader. He loved to watch Perry Mason and Piroit on T.V. He never turned a fund raising school kid away and was a fan of the Diagonal basketball teams. He talked often of going to New Mexico and living in the desert. Buddy had lived in Ringgold county since 1960. He served his country with honor in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.
Buddy was a member of the American Legion and past member of the V.F. W. and the Elks Lodge in Creston.
Buddy was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bus and Ron; and two sisters, Delores Kuonen and Shirley Bernice Cole.
Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters, Wendy Thurman and her husband Terry and Amanda Cole, all of Carroll, Iowa; four grandchildren: Michael-John Ray, Matthew Allen and Mitchell Lee Thurman and Tanner Joseph Schneider; five sisters, Mildred Beymer and husband Bud of Diagonal, Norma Howland of Diagonal, Nadine Schinagel of Dallas, Texas, Karen Snedeker of Diagonal and Jacqueline Davenport of Winterset, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Pat Cole of Mount Ayr and Peggy Cole of Orange, California; as well as a host of relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held Thursday, October 19, 2000 at the Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa with Rev. Alan Rusk officiating. Musical selections were "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Daddy's Hands."
Honorary pallbearers were Tom Fletcher, Ed Allee, Jerry Bowen, Brent Sobotka, Jim Norris and Dean Cavender.
HELEN NAOMA HOOVER
Helen Naoma Hoover, 78, of Longmont, Colorado, formerly of Denver, Colorado, died Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at Applewood Living Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Hoover was born July 29, 1922 in Kanawha, Iowa to Henry and Tena (Thorsdahl) Lien. She attended and graduated from country schools in the Kanawha area and later studied at a business college in Des Moines, Iowa. She married Glen E. Hoover in December, 1946 in Kanawha. The couple lived and raised their family in Iowa until 1951, whereupon they moved to Denver, Colorado. They moved to Coronado, California in 1976 and Lake Jennings, California in 1978.
Helen was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church of Kanawha and enjoyed social activities especially her gardening and bridge clubs.
Survivors include her son Stuart Hoover of Denver, Colorado; a daughter Mary (Mrs. Bruce) Farwell of Longmont, Colorado; and four grandsons: Matthew, Jay, Christopher and Jonathan Farwell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1990; one brother Daryl Lien; and three sisters: Marjorie Simmerson, Esther Bryant and Carol Whitty.
There are no services planned in Colorado, however services are pending in Belmond, Iowa over the Thanksgiving weekend. Cremation was held at the Howe Mortuary, Longmont. Inurnment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Memorials may be made to the St. Olaf Lutheran Church of Kanawha in care of the Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman Street, Longmont, CO 80501.
JEWELL LORRAINE RINEHART
Jewell Lorraine Rinehart was born February 7, 1905 in Harrison county, Missouri to William and Ethel (Noble) Whited. Jewell passed away on October 16, 2000 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center, Mount Ayr, Iowa at the age of 95 years.
Jewell grew up around Allendale, Missouri. On December 24, 1924, she was united in marriage to Clyde E. Rinehart at Grant City, Missouri. She was a homemaker and farm wife. She lived most of her life around Allendale and Mount Ayr. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Jewell will be remembered for many kind and wonderful characteristics. Her uncanny ability to fry chicken, and her fried bread and applesauce cake were treasures that the family will remember. She could make taffy and never fail, which is not the easiest candy to make. The cold winter nights pulling taffy and listening to Jewell tell stories will always be remembered. The stories Jewell told would usually be about her mishaps: falling down, falling off or getting hit by something.
Jewell was preceded in death by her parents; three grandchildren, two in infancy and Diana Farrell; daughter-in-law Rosemary Rinehart; two sisters, Goldie Wells and Maxine Bryant; and one brother Kenneth Whited.
Left to cherish her memory include her husband Clyde of Mount Ayr; two children, Helen Umbarger and husband Raymond of Syracuse, Nebraska and Donald Rinehart of Chula Vista, California; two grandchildren, David Umbarger and wife Linda of Syracuse, Nebraska and Patty Still and husband Mick of Mount Ayr; six great-grandchildren: Stephanie Umbarger Marskz and husband David of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Julie Umbarger of Lincoln, Nebraska, Brian Umbarger of Syracuse, Nebraska, Brent Farrell of Des Moines, Iowa, Mike Still and wife Alecia of Mount Ayr and Matt Still of Mount Ayr; one great-great-granddaughter Teya Still of Mount Ayr; one brother Donald Whited and wife Bonnie of Tarkio, Missouri; two sisters, Gladys Salfrank of Mound City, Missouri and Virginia Nuchols of Shenadoah, Iowa; as well as other relatives and friends.
Services were held Friday, October 20, 2000 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with Alan Smith officiating. Musicians were Debbie Cannon, Julie Umbarger and Brian Umbarger. Casket bearers were Mick Still, Mike Still, Matt Still, Dave Umbarger, Hollis Rinehart and Bobby Rinehart.
Jewell was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
JOHN W. SHAFER
John William Shafer was born September 15, 1919 to John W. and Grace Ferguson Shafer on a farm near Redding, Iowa. He lost his earthly battle but won the war on October 22, 2000 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center at the age of 81 years, one month and seven days.
He was a life long member of the United Methodist Churches in Middle Fork and Redding where he served on many of their boards, committees and other capacities.
He attended the Redding Consolidated school and graduated in 1938. He was drafted into the United States Army in May, 1941 and served with the Army Corps of Engineers in the continental 48 states, the Alaska Highway in Canada, and in the topographic mapping department in Australia and the Philippine Islands of the Pacific Theater during World War II and was discharged on October 17, 1945.
John was united in marriage to Naomi Ruth Searles of Blockton, Iowa on January 12, 1943 at Grant City, Missouri. To this union were born two sons, John William (Bill) and Robert (Bob).
After discharge from the Army he returned to the farm, where he farmed until 1960, when he entered the insurance business. He was secretary/manager of Ringgold Mutual until 1970 when he and Naomi started Shafer Insurance Agency. He retired in 1982 to spend time on the farm, traveling, attending his Army reunions and visiting relatives.
He served on the Redding school board during the consolidation with the Mount Ayr district. He was a 21-year member of the Rideta Electric Cooperative board. He was a member of the Ringgold Mutual Insurance board and a former member of the Mount Ayr Lions Club, and the Mount Ayr Community Improvement Club.
His hobbies were spending time with his family and grandchildren, writing letters, family genealogy and keeping up their 123-year-old Century Family Farm.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Naomi; sons, Bill (wife Jean) and Bob (wife Sheila), grandchildren: Sara (husband David) Daniel, Michael Shafer, David (wife Nona) Shafer, Amy Shafer, Mary Shafer; and great-grandchildren Alex and Natalie Daniel; a stepsister Genevee Mathews; three sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Grace; stepfather Harve Maudlin; brothers, Wilbur and Cecil Shafer, and stepbrothers, Kenneth and Roland Maudlin.
Services were held Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at the United Methodist Church, Redding with Reverend Michael Druhl officiating. Musicians were June Smith and Dr. Collus Lawhead. Casket bearers were Michael Shafer, David Shafer, Doyle Shafer, David Daniel, Cecil V. Shafer and Larry Maudlin. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Lynch, Dale Walkup, Bob Erickson, Harold W. Combs, Gary Lambert, Tom Kelly and Reverend Weldon Whitenack.
John was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
E. Leona Pottorff was born February 6, 1912, daughter of William A. and Nellie L. (Fugate) Cook in Williston, North Dakota. She passed away October 25, 2000 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa at the age of 88 years, eight months and 19 days.
In 1929 she married Glen Pottorff. To this union were born six children: RoJean, Deloris, Bob, Glenda, Janet and Gary.
Left to mourn Leona's passing are her children and spouses: RoJean and Harry Loghry of Englewood, Florida, Deloris and Lee Ayers of Webster City, Iowa, Bob and Mary Ann Pottorff of Mount Ayr, Glenda and Paul Kasper of Lacyane, Kansas, Janet and Jack Perry of Ellsworth, Iowa and Gary and Gloria Pottorff of Indianola, Iowa; 24 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; and lots of nieces, nephews and friends.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents,William and Nellie Cook; three sisters, Viola Swietlik, Arleta Cook and Helen Vowles; a brother Wayne Cook; an infant son; and her ex-husband.
Leona was a loving mother and grandmother. At this year's family reunion she had 70 family members there and not all were present. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards at the congregate meal site and spent many an hour crocheting dolls which her family and friends will enjoy for time to come.
Services were held Saturday, October 28, 2000 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with Reverend Michael Druhl officiating. Musicians were Debbie Cannon and Paul Kasper. Casket bearers were Jerry Loghry, Raymond Ayers, Richard Ayers, Randy Pottorff, Bobby Pottorff, Rodney Perry, Galen Pottorff and Greg Pottorff. Honorary pallbearers were Rochelle Sledge, JoAnn Duff, Diana Perry, Tilena Meek, Connie Palmerton and Gaylene Jones.
Leona was laid to rest at Marshall-town Cemetery, Benton, Iowa.
COYLA D. ARCHIBOLD
Mrs. Coyla D. Archibold, age 86, of Indianola, Iowa, died Thursday, November 9, 2000, at the Westview of Indianola Care Center, Indianola.
Mrs. Archibold was born August 18, 1914 in Grand River, Iowa, to Harry Dean and Pearl Estelle (Garton) Rosengrant. She graduated from Osceola high school in 1931 and received her Normal Teaching Certificate from Osceola high school.
On May 13, 1933 she was united in marriage to Harry Archibold. They had lived in Des Moines, Iowa and Spring Hill, Iowa before moving to Tingley, Iowa in May of 1949 when they purchased the Tingley Telephone Company. In March of 1962 they sold the phone company and moved to Norwalk, Iowa.
Mrs. Archibold worked for U.S. West Communications as a payroll clerk for several years before retiring at the age of 70 in 1984. She moved to Indianola in 1973 following the death of her husband. She had been a resident of Westview Care Center for the past four years.
She was a member of the Indianola Business and Professional Womens Association, Tingley First United Methodist Church and she volunteered for the Indianola Ballooning events and took her first balloon ride at the age of 70.
She enjoyed tending to her flowers and lawn. She loved her family and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Archibold was preceded in death by her husband Harry Archibold; and one son D. W. Archibold.
She is survived by two sons, James Archibold of Indianola and Michael Archibold of Wichita, Kansas; one daughter Joe Ellen Johnson of Indianola; one brother Barry Rosen-grant of Los Angeles, California; one sister Donna Ricker of Afton, Iowa; and 10 grandchildren, one stepgrand-child, nine great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 13, 2000 at Tingley United Methodist Church in Tingley with burial in the Tingley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Balloon Classic in Indianola or the First United Methodist Church in Indianola.
Overton Funeral Home of Indianola was in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Ray Hewitt, age 95, of Lenox, Iowa, were held Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lenox with Pastor Don Frizzell officiating.
Interment was held in the West Fairview Cemetery, Lenox.
Ray Charles Hewitt was born August 25, 1905 northeast of Lenox, the son of Charles W. Hewitt and Edith Butler Hewitt. Ray was a life-long area resident. He attended country school and two years of high school in Lenox. Ray was united in marriage to Beatrice Denhart on November 24, 1926 at the United Methodist Parsonage in Creston, Iowa.
Ray and Beatrice lived and farmed the land where he was born. He was active with his livestock, both cattle and hogs. He saw many changes in the farming industry over the years, but was progressive and open minded when it came to change. Ray always kept busy enjoying the outdoors and helping family and friends whenever the need arose.
Ray was a devoted husband, caring for his wife for over 18 years prior to their moving to the Taylor Ridge Estates five years ago. While there he still kept up on the agriculture markets and any changes in the farming industry. He was known to have a great memory and loved to share stories with those around him.
Ray was a member of the Prairie Star Presbyterian Church where he had served as elder and Sunday school superintendent. When the church closed Ray and Beatrice became members at the United Methodist Church in Lenox. He was a former trustee for the Grant township election committee in Adams county.
Ray is survived by his son James Hewitt and wife Lois of Lenox; two daughters, Virginia Davis and husband Keith of Huntsville, Alabama and Phyllis Ferguson and husband Dale of Atlantic, Iowa; three sisters, Lucille Shawler, Irene Wurster and Helen Blazek and husband Gene, all of Creston; and 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Preceding Ray in death are his wife Beatrice in 1998; his parents, Charles and Edith; a brother Ralph Hewitt; a sister and her husband, Velma and Orville Bentley, who were killed in a car accident; and brothers-in-law, Orville Shawler and Russell Wurster.
Memorials can be given in his name or directed to the Lenox United Methodist Church.
The Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox was in charge of the arrangements.