HAZEL WAIVE WEHRLE
Hazel Waive Wehrle, youngest daughter of Edwin and Luella (Boothe) Cole, was born April 7, 1909 near Eagleville, Missouri, and passed away May 30, 2001 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
The family moved to a farm near Mount Ayr in 1922. She graduated from the Mount Ayr high school in 1927.
She joined the Liberty Methodist Church at an early age then later transferred to the United Methodist Church in Mount Ayr.
On April 14, 1928 she was united in marriage to Frank Wehrle at Leon, Iowa. They farmed in Ringgold, Taylor and Montgomery counties. Frank and Waive moved to Heritage Park Apartments in 1978. Frank passed away August 19, 1986.
Waive was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Kenneth, Keith and Ora Cole; and a sister Irene Ferber.
She is survived by her sister Nona Huggins of Mount Ayr; nephews, Walter and wife Ellen Huggins of Kansas City, Missouri and John and wife Juanita Sickels of Mount Ayr; along with other nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 1, 2001 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with Reverend Michael Druhl officiating. Musicians were Nancy Sackett, Mary Trullinger and Margaret Bickers. Casket bearers were Lesa Saville, Joe Saville, Garrett Reynolds, Diane Huntsman, Baylee Stull and Lora Stull.
Waive was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
ROBERT "BOB" BAGLEY
Robert "Bob" Bagley, age 60, passed away Monday, June 18, 2001 in Martinez, California.
Born August 25, 1940 in Eagle Creek, Oregon, Bob had been a resident of Martinez for 20 years and had been manager for Union Pacific Railroad with 30+ years of service before retiring a month ago. He enjoyed golfing, R.V. travel and river rafting.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Rosemary Bagley of Martinez, California, as well as his daughters, Debbie Gibson of Weatherford, Texas, Denice Burchett of Antioch, California, Darla Bonner of Concord, California, stepdaughters Deborah Axley of Antioch, California, Lisa Montgomery of Antioch, California, Juliana Turner of Warsaw, Missouri, Christa Axley of Oakley and his son Darren Bagley of Hudson, Ohio along with 11 grandchildren.
Chapel services were held Saturday, June 23 at Connolly and Taylor Funeral Home in Martinez followed by private inurnment.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, East Bay Region, 1700 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612.
Howard Robinson was born July 31, 1925 to Blaine and Corine Robinson near Conway, Iowa and passed away June 2, 2001 in Tucson, Arizona. He grew up in Clearfield, Iowa and went through school there.
Howard was united in marriage to Betty Hobbs on March 8, 1950. Two children were born to this union, Robert Lee and Micheal Blaine.
Survivors include wife Betty of Alaska; sons Bob Robinson and wife Valerie, Mike Robinson and Rene of Alaska; sister Pauline Cunningham of Arizona; brothers Floyd Robinson of Arizona and Lloyd Robinson and wife Loretta of Texas.
Howard's ashes will be scattered in Alaska.
GERALDINE N. WEAVER
Geraldine N. Weaver, 90, of Blockton, Iowa, died Sunday, June 24, 2001 at Clearview Nursing Home in Clearfield, Iowa.
Geraldine was born May 31, 1911 in Taylor county, Iowa the daughter of Clyde and Martha (Idleman) Hays. She was a lifelong resident of Blockton.
In September of 1953, Geraldine married Raymond Weaver. She worked as a practical nurse in private homes.
Geraldine was a member of the Blockton Christian Church, Blockton.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Clyde and Martha Hays; her first husband Paul Myers; her second husband Ernest Jennings; and her third husband Raymond Weaver; sons, Ed Jennings and infant Gerald Jennings; and one brother Gene Hays.
Survivors include sons, Paul (Bill) Myers of Blockton and Francis Marion Jennings of Blockton; stepdaughter Phyllis Ballenger of Columbus, Nebraska; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2001 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, Missouri.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 27, 2001 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City.
Burial will be in the Platte River Cemetery, Maloy, Iowa.
Norris Eugene Baker, son of Sherman and Gerna (Boles) Baker, was born August 10, 1920 on his parents' farm east of Grand River, Iowa in Decatur county and passed away July 23, 2001 at Clearview Home, Mount Ayr, Iowa at the age of 80 years.
Eugene graduated from Grand River high school in 1938.
On December 26, 1941 he was united in marriage to Mary Margaret Boord. To this union four daughters, Bonnie, Peggy, Shirley and Julie and two sons, Roger and Brian were born.
Eugene and Mary lived and worked on their farm south of Grand River until 1956 when they moved into Grand River, Iowa. He operated an implement dealership for a couple of years and then did seasonal farm work and road construction.
In 1985 Eugene and Mary moved to Creston, Iowa where they continued to grow a large garden. Eugene enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents.
His is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Baker of Mount Ayr; six children: Bonnie Pearson and husband Mel of Des Moines, Iowa, Peggy Bedier and husband Lloyd of Ellston, Iowa; Shirley Gottschalk and husband Gordon of Naples, Florida, Julie Noftsger and husband Morris of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Roger Baker and wife Jill of Waverly, Iowa and Brian Baker and wife Kelly of Belton, Missouri; 16 grandchildren: Mark and Pam Pearson; Brenda Greenland, Jeff Bedier and Kristy Jarred; Jill, Gwen and Ross Gottschalk; Matt and Ben Noftsger; Joe, Julie and Jon Baker; and Wendy Clark, Brian Jr. and Kurtis Baker; four great-grandchildren: Austin Greenland; Tanner Bedier; and Ashley and Levi Jarred; his brother, Keith Baker and sister Pauline Andrew and husband Giffin, all of Grand River, Iowa and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 27, 2001 at Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa with Pastor Rick Hawkins officiating. Musical selections were "Families Can Be Together Forever," performed by Kelly, Wendy, Brian Jr. and Kurtis Baker and "Peace in the Valley," performed by Charletta Durrell.
Casket bearers were Barry Baker, Brian Baker, Monte Baker, Roger Baker, Bernell Boles and Loren Parkhurst.
Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery near Grand River, Iowa. Memorials may be given to the Grand River United Methodist Church.
DONNA MAE CAMPBELL
Donna Mae (Paxton) Campbell was born March 19, 1946 on a farm north of Shannon City, Union county, Iowa. She passed away at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, on July 26, 2001.
Her parents were Elsie Harriote (McCracken) and James Floyd "Bud" Paxton. She was the youngest of four children, which included two sisters and a brother.
Donna attended elementary school in Shannon City and graduated high school at East Union Community high school, Lorimor, Iowa in 1965.
Donna was united in marriage to Dennis Glenn Campbell on June 3, 1966 at Grant City, Missouri. The union was blessed with two sons: Brian Clinton, born October 24, 1975, and Shaun Michael, born September 11, 1978.
Donna was employed at Place's in Mount Ayr, Grant City Manufacturing of Mount Ayr, O'Bryan Brothers Manufacturing of Leon, and Osceola Food of Osceola.
She enjoyed spending her time with family, gardening and designing and making her own clothing.
Donna is survived by her husband Dennis; two sons, Brian and partner Laura Vasser, and Shaun and friend Carolyn Evers of Ames, Iowa; sisters, Neoma Emma and husband Al Davis of Creston, Iowa and Anna Marie and husband James Green of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; and brother James Floyd Paxton of Shannon City.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1963 and mother in 1992.
Donna will be sorely missed by her husband and sons, brothers and sisters, mother and father-in-law Glenn and Helen Campbell of Mount Ayr, brother and sisters-in-law Gary and Jean Campbell and family of Leon, Sheryl and Robert Smith and family of Dextor, Minnesota, Susan and Jerry Schaeffer and family of Creston, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and will be joyfully remembered by all.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 30, 2001 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with Rick Hawkins officiating. Musicians were Ginny Eighmy and John Allen with selections "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" and "Hymn of Promise."
NORA LORENE COMBS
Nora Lorene Wimer Combs, a resident of the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Monticello, Iowa passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 24, 2001.
Lorene was born the daughter of Albert Mitchell Wimer and Helen Maude Agler Wimer on July 27, 1913 near Mount Ayr, Iowa.
On July 29, 1933 she was married to Arnold Raymond Combs in Maryville, Missouri. He died on August 29, 1988 in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Lorene graduated from Mount Ayr high school and had advanced college work through Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in Maryville, Missouri. Lorene was a teacher during World War II and then went on to be a salesperson for the Anthony's Department Store in Mount Ayr for some 25 years. Later Lorene managed a furniture store in Mount Ayr for nearly 10 years, retiring in 1985.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Rebecca Lodge, Royal Neighbors of America and the Gray Lady Volunteers. Lorene was an avid bridge player, loved crocheting, quilting and ceramics. Her memory will be loved and cherished by her family, her friends, students and customers.
Lorene was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Marilyn Ann Combs Giles; her mother and father; and a brother and sister, John Welma Wimer and Velma J. Wimer Kimball.
Left to mourn her passing are her daughter, Helen Shelden and husband Ray of Marion, Iowa; her son, John Combs of Houston, Texas; grandchildren: Andrea Schindler and husband John and Caprice Shelden, all of Marion, Iowa; Jerry Combs and wife Shayne and Terri Strong and husband Don, all of Houston, Texas; John Giles and wife Cindy of Jacksonville, North Carolina; Dena Kothe and husband Jim of Denver, Colorado; one niece, JoAnn Kraly and husband Frank of Denver, Colorado; 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 27, 2001 at the Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa with Rev. Mike Eighmy officiating. Musicians were Ginny Eighmy and Ed and Kathy Shields.
Casket bearers were Jerry Combs, John Giles, Meghan Redd, John Schindler, Malcolm Eighmy and Dustin Eighmy. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Kothe, Dalton Schindler, Jarred Combs, Bailey Schindler, Don Strong, Max McGehee and Bernard Crawford.
Lorene was laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.
GLENDA JOYCE DEBOARD
Glenda Joyce DeBoard, daughter of Glen "Red" and Lorene (Warner) Hale was born April 28, 1942 at Mount Ayr, Iowa, and passed away at her home in Mount Ayr on July 26, 2001 at the age of 59 years, two months and 28 days.
Joyce was united in marriage to Frank DeBoard on September 10, 1958 at Grant City, Missouri. They had four children together: Gary Gene, Debbie Ellen, who preceded her in death on April 14, 1962, Frankie Kay and Michael Ray.
She worked as a nurses' aide for many years until she had to retire because of ill health in 1996. She lived most of her life in Mount Ayr. She enjoyed watching TV and going to yard sales.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Debbie.
Left to mourn her passing are her husband Frank of Mount Ayr; three children, Gary and wife Judy of Urbandale, Iowa, Frankie Johnson and Mike DeBoard, both of Mount Ayr; four grandchildren, Ashley Lynn Johnson, Christopher Edward, Andy James and Jennifer Fay DeBoard; one sister Phyllis and husband Bob Thurman of Spirit Lake, Iowa; and brother Jim Hale of Orlando, Florida.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 30, 2001 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Reverends Ward Campbell and Phil Campbell officiating. Musical selections were "Somebody Bigger Than You and I" and "Crying in the Chapel" by Elvis Presley. Casket bearers were Carolyn Michael, Judy Johnson, Paula Webb, Judy DeBoard, Phyllis Thurman and Kim Schar-fenkamp.
Joyce was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.