Pearl Grout

May 19, 2022

Pearl Ruth (Sanderson) Grout was born March 26, 1928, in Lorimor, Iowa to Avery Roy and Lily Florence (Johnson) Sanderson, the fourth of six children.  She passed away May 19, 2022 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.


In 1936 the family moved to Shannon City and Pearl graduated from Shannon City High School in 1946. She married Howard...

Danny Reynolds

May 18, 2022

Daniel Michael Reynolds passed away peacefully on May 18, 2022, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center at 69 years, 7 months, and 22 days.  

                On September 26, 1952, Danny was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa, to Alberta (Smith/Blauer) and Manson Reynolds.  Danny had 5 brothers, Dale, Doyle, Dickie, Dean, and Darrell, and he also had 2 sisters, Marcene...

Kenneth Weeda

May 9, 2022

            Kenneth Paul Weeda was born September 25, 1936, to Paul & Helen (Swank) Weeda on a farm east of Tingley, IA. He was the oldest of two boys, to his younger brother Keith. Kenny passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the age of 85.

            Kenny enjoyed riding horses and helping his dad farm. Kenny’s mother passed away when...

Lawrence Dean Eighme

April 30, 2022

Lawrence Dean Eighme (Dean) 83, passed away, April 30, 2022 in Overland Park, KS.


He was born in Tingley, Iowa, to Franklin and Vera Eighme (Priest) on September 25, 1938.


Dean was a member of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS.  He enjoyed his family, golf, hunting, fishing, snow skiing and was a...

Kenneth Clymer

April 28, 2022

Kenneth Rex Clymer was born July 15, 1939 to Earl and Mabel Bradshaw Clymer on his grandparents farm east of Diagonal, Iowa.  He was the youngest of five brothers and three sisters. He passed away on Thursday April 28, 2022 at age 82.

Kenny enjoyed growing up in Tingley and had a lot of friends.  He was always a very...

Phyllis Andrews

April 28, 2022

               Phyllis Ann (Hammond) Andrews, daughter of Foster Hammond and Mary (Novak) Hammond was born July 29, 1940, in rural Diagonal, Iowa. Phyllis passed away peacefully at Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa on April 28, 2022. 

            Phyllis attended school and graduated with the Class of 1958 Diagonal Community Schools.

            On November 15, 1958, Phyllis Ann Hammond married...

Luella Wilson

April 26, 2022

Luella Wilson, age 97, passed away peacefully April 26, 2022 at her home, the Esprit Whispering Ridge Assisted Living facility in Omaha, Nebraska.

Luella Marian Wall was born to Sadie and Orville Wall March 11,1925.  She graduated from Clearfield High School as Salutatorian in 1942, continuing her education for one year at Simpson College.  Luella taught grade school at Woodward,...

Rolly Herring

April 22, 2022

              Rolly Jean Herring, son of Basil Alexander & Nellie (Soma) Herring, was born August 29, 1925, at Clearfield, Iowa.

            Rolly grew up in a loving home where his mother’s heart of gold afforded Rolly and his siblings’ lifelong pleasant memories & kindness to be thankful of. His parents worked at any job to be had to provide, like so...

Juanita Laird

April 12, 2022

Myrtle Juanita Laird, daughter of Eugene “Gene” & Myrtle (Henderson) Sevier, was born April 15, 1925, at Beaconsfield, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Beaconsfield would always be Juanita’s home. She went to school in Beaconsfield; she was active in the Beaconsfield United Methodist Church, working church suppers and a member of the W.S.C.S.

On October 10, 1942, Juanita married Kenneth...

Neva Allee

April 12, 2022

Neva Sue Rauch Allee was born July 1st, 1949, in Maryville, Missouri, to Louis and Jessie (Wilson) Rauch of Sheridan, MO. Neva graduated from Sheridan High School in 1967. On January 30th, 1971, Neva Sue was joined in marriage to Edmond Wayne Allee in Sheridan, MO, where they resided until moving to their forever home in Diagonal, IA February 1976....

Sandra Taylor

April 12, 2022

Sandra Ann (Dalbey) Taylor was born on April 15, 1936 in Leon, Iowa to Margaret and Jackson Dalbey. An only child, Sandy was raised for much of her childhood in Diagonal. Her family owned and operated Dalbey Lumber Company.


Sandy graduated from Diagonal High School in 1954. She married her high school sweetheart, John Wallace Taylor, on September 4,...

Larry Trower

April 12, 2022

            Larry Dale Trower, son of Dale & Leola Mae (Smith) Trower, was born October 3, 1947 at the Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa.

            Larry grew up at Grand River and he graduated from Grand River High School in 1965.

            Larry married Janet Johnson and to this marriage, a daughter, Sheila, was born. Larry & Janet later divorced.


Thelma Rusk

April 11, 2022

           Thelma left to be with the Lord April 11, 2022.  Thelma Jean was born December 13, 1925, to Edna and Jesse Anderson.  She lived her entire life in Mt. Ayr graduating from Mt. Ayr High School in 1944.  She married her high school sweetheart Bill Rusk on June 25, 1946.  They were married 68 years and to this union, four...

Barbara (Barker) Canny

April 7, 2022

Barbara Kay Canny (née Barker) passed away in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 7, 2022.

Barbara was born December 31, 1941, on a cold New Year's night in Mount Ayr, Iowa, to LaViece and Clarence Barker. She grew up on the Barker farm in Benton, the oldest of six, and excelled in school, home economics, and 4H. She graduated from...

Ted Derscheid

April 2, 2022

Ted Eugene Derscheid, son of Dick & Hester (Stanford) Derscheid, was born February 24, 1950, at Fort Dodge, Iowa. Ted grew up on a farm in Wright County, Iowa. He was active in 4-H, FFA, and wrestling. His senior year as a Clarion Cowboy he was the 1968 state wrestling champion. Ted furthered his education at Iowa State University, graduating...

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