Our Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann West

August 25, 1937 - August 21, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield Elizabeth Ann West, age 78 of Fairfield died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the University Hospitals in Iowa City. Elizabeth was born August 25, 1937 in Fairfield, the daughter of Ralph C. and Edith Hendricks Schillerstrom. She graduated from Fairfield High School. She married Floyd West on September 17, 1954 at Pleasant Plain, Iowa. Elizabeth was a member of St. Mary...
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Helen Louise Dailey

October 22, 1917 - August 18, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield Louise Dailey, age 98 of Fairfield and formerly of Batavia died Thursday morning at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield. Helen Louise was born October 22, 1917 at Batavia, the daughter of Carl O. and Sarah Jane Mc Dowell Black. She was raised in the Batavia community and attended Hickory Ridge school. Louise married Ralph B....
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Berle Bond Decker

December 19, 1937 - August 16, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield Berle Bond Decker, age 78, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday morning, August 16, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Berle was born December 19, 1937 in Fairfield, the son of Merle and Elinor Nelson Decker. Berle graduated from Fairfield High School with the class of 1956. He later attended Parsons College and the University of Omaha. He served...
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Wesley Shafer

November 3, 1926 - August 11, 2016

Obituary - Fairfield Wesley James Shafer, age 89 of Fairfield died Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Sunny Brook Living Care Center in Fairfield. Wesley was born November 3, 1926 in Fairfield to Samuel and Marie Burgus Shafer. Wesley was united in marriage to Lenore "Nonie" Erps on June 18, 1950 at St John's Methodist Church in Davenport. He was a graduate of Fairfield High School in 1944. ...
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Douglas Cole

February 22, 1949 - August 10, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield Douglas E. Cole, age 67 of Fairfield, died Wednesday morning, August 10, 2016 at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield. Doug was born February 22, 1949 in Ottumwa, the son of Harley and Norma L. Blaine Cole.. He grew up in Washington, Iowa and graduated from Washington High School and attended the University of Northern Iowa. He has been a resident of Fairfield since...
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Dorothy Morrill

July 6, 1917 - August 6, 2016

Obituary - Fairfield Dorothy Louise Brock Morrill, 99 passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Sunny Brook Living Center in Fairfield. Dorothy was born July 6, 1917 in Fairfield to Walter Lloyd and Clara B. Rains Brock. She was united in marriage, December 30, 1939 to Percy Ray Morrill. He preceded her in death on October 20, 1991. She was a lifelong Fairfield native. Dorothy was a...
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Kelly Swygard

September 19, 1987 - July 31, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield Kelly Amanda Swygard, age 28 of Fairfield, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 as the results of an auto accident in Lee County. Kelly was born September 19, 1987 in Miami, Florida, the daughter of Timothy Swygard and Ibelisse Suarez. Kelly was a lifetime resident of Fairfield and graduated from Fairfield High School in 2005. Kelly was an All_State choir singer. She received...
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Franklin Neff

October 27, 1936 - July 25, 2016

Obituary – Packwood Franklin Emory Neff, age 79 of Packwood, died, Monday, July 25, 2016 at the University Hospitals in Iowa City. Frank was born at home in Packwood, October 27, 1936 , the son of Ralph Emory and Alberta M. Nelson Neff. He lived all of his life in Packwood. He graduated from Packwood High School in 1955. He was baptized in the Packwood Christian Church. He married Enola M....
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Enola Neff

June 9, 1941 - July 25, 2016

Obituary – Packwood Enola Mae Neff, age 75 of Packwood died at her home on Monday, July 25, 2016. She was born June 9, 1941 in Fairfield, the daughter of Clyde Vernon and Thelma Beatrice Hickenbottom Dailey. She grew up in the Packwood – Farson community and graduated from Packwood High School in 1959. She married Franklin Emory Neff on July 4, 1959 at the Packwood Methodist Church....
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Marjorie "Marge" Snow

December 13, 1932 - July 14, 2016

Obituary – Packwood Marjorie Mae " Marge" Snow, age 83 of Fairfield and formerly of Packwood went to be with her Lord Thursday afternoon, July 14, 2016 Marjorie was born December 13, 1932 in Albia, Iowa the daughter of John H. and Cornelia A. Nicholson Dack. She graduated from Gilman High School. She was united in marriage to Robert Snow on May 30, 1953 at the Attica Methodist Church at...
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Judah Wessels

May 1, 2016 - July 7, 2016

Obituary – Birmingham Judah Abel-Alexander Wessels, age 2 months old, died Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Van Buren County Hospital emergency room. Born May 1, 2016 at the Van Buren County Hospital to Angel Poole. He was preceded in death by a sister Destinee Poole. Surviving are his mother Angel Poole of Birmingham, 1 sister Aaliah Wessels at home, grandparents Pam and Ron Litton of...
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Carl "Bill" Barr

July 21, 1942 - June 14, 2016

Fairfield Carl W. "Bill" Barr, 73 of Fairfield, Iowa died at the University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Carl was born July 21, 1942 at Martinsburg, Iowa to Luther C. and Alma V. Douthart Barr. He was a graduate of Albia High School. He had lived in Fairfield since 1960. Carl owned his own Construction and Carpentry business named Barr Construction for many...
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Duane "Don" Schwantes

July 17, 1937 - May 29, 2016

Duane Schwantes, 78 Duane Maynard Schwantes, 78, of Birmingham, Iowa, passed away, Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Hospice in Ottumwa. A celebration of life service will be held at 3pm, Saturday, June 18th at Birmingham City Park Pavilion. Meal Following Service. He lived in Birmingham, Iowa for over 50 Years. Owned and Operated Schwantes Construction for over 45 years Duane was born July 17, 1937...
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Verdae "Butch" Blom

June 22, 1939 - May 24, 2016

Funeral Notice – Fairfield Verdae D. " Butch" Blom, age 76 of Fairfield died at his home Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016. Butch was born June 22, 1939 at Estherville, Iowa to Thomas and Thelma Sampson Blom. He graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Navy from August 27, 1959 until August 26, 1963. Butch worked at Rockwell International in Fairfield for 32...
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Patricia Frieberg

September 25, 1934 - May 16, 2016

Patricia A. Frieberg Pat Frieberg, Fairfield, Iowa, died on May 16, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City after a brief illness. Patricia Sedore was born September 25, 1934 in Ottumwa to Ralph F. and Helen Johnston Sedore. She graduated from Eldon High School in 1952 and married Robert Frieberg on September 20, 1953. They had four children. Bob died on May 15, 1965. After her husband's...
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Marilyn Steele

May 1, 1926 - April 29, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield, Iowa Marilyn Henry Steele, age 89 of Fairfield, Iowa and formerly of Englewood, Florida died Friday, April 29, 2016 at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa Marilyn was born May 1, 1926 at Ashland, Kentucky, the daughter of Daniel and Stella Cisco Henry. She grew up in Ashland, Kentucky, lived many years in Greenup, Kentucky before moving to Englewood, Florida, for...
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Ruth Mitchell

November 11, 1919 - April 28, 2016

Obituary Fairfield Ruth Mitchell, age 96 of Fairfield died Thursday evening April 28, 2016 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Ruth was born November 11, 1919 at Clarence, Iowa, the daughter of Walter J. and Blanche Kent Leinbaugh. She grew up in the Clarence community and received her teacher's certificate from Iowa Teachers College at Cedar Falls, Iowa. She...
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Ruth Clubb

April 21, 1950 - April 27, 2016

Lillian Ruth Miller Clubb Ruth Marie Clubb, 66, of Fairfield, passed on 4/27/16 at after an extended illness while resting at Sunnybrook in Fairfield, IA. She was born April 21, 1950, one of ten children born to Emery and Lillian Morris Miller in Kilbourn, IA. She was fondly called Gidget by her friends from her youth. She attended school in Keosauqua later attaining General Education...
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Anna Wagner

January 18, 1940 - April 26, 2016

Obituary Fairfield Anna Catherine Wagner, age 76 of Fairfield, Iowa died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Keosauqua Health Center in Keosauqua. Anna was born January 18, 1940 in Fairfield, Iowa to Clyde Lonzo and Grace Gertrude Dennison Shondel. She grew up in the Fairfield area and attended Fairfield High School. Anna worked at Universal Producing, the Nelson Nursing Home as a Certified...
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Dennis Diehl

July 23, 1945 - April 24, 2016

Funeral Notice Dennis Richard Diehl, age 70 of Keosauqua died Sunday April 24th at Center Village of Tenco in Keosauqua. Dennis was born July 23, 1945 in Fairfield to Richard Carl and Viola Louise Hawk Diehl. He was a graduate of Fairfield High School in 1964. He was in the Army Reserves and his basic training was done in Kentucky. He lived at Center Village of Tenco for the last several...
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Joseph Kurka

May 15, 1934 - April 20, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield Joseph E. "Joe" Kurka, age 81, of Fairfield, died at his home in the loving care of his wife on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Joe was born May 15, 1934 in Fairfield, the son of Edward F. and Beatrice Schrack Kurka. A lifelong resident of Fairfield. Joe graduated from Fairfield High School in 1952 and from Coyne Institute in Chicago in 1954. He worked for 40 years in T.V...
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Janan Nixon

September 29, 1921 - April 9, 2016

Fairfield Janan Elizabeth Nixon, age 94 of Fairfield died Saturday April 9, 2016 at Jefferson County Health Center. Janan was born September 29, 1921 at Davenport to George and Gladys Norris Schroeder. She was a graduate of Fairfield High School. She was united in marriage to Ralph D. Nixon in October 1939 in Fairfield. He preceded her in death March 19, 1975. Janan worked at the Tribune...
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Pauline Rodgers

February 14, 1923 - April 6, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield Pauline L. Rodgers, age 93 of Fairfield died Wednesday morning, April 6, 2016 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Pauline was born February 14, 1923 at Enid, Oklahoma, the daughter of Harry A. and Lela Irene Pottorff Quigley. She married Merlyn B. "Gundy" Rodgers on October 18, 1940 at Kirksville, Missouri. He died September 21, 1988. She was a member...
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Gary "Haystack" Kessler

November 13, 1957 - March 27, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield Gary C. "Haystack" Kessler, age 58 of Fairfield died Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the University Hospitals in Iowa City. Gary was born November 13, 1957 in Fairfield, the son of William J. "Bill" and Wilma E. Wilson Kessler. Gary graduated from Fairfield High School in 1975. He was a car driver for Fesler Auto and Smithburg Auto, he did lawn mowing and small engine repair...
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Bernard Coop

August 27, 1930 - March 22, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield Bernard R. Coop, age 85 of Johnston, Iowa and formerly of the Fairfield community died at his home in Johnston on March 22, 2016. He was born August 27, 1930 in Jefferson County to Raymond M. and Ferne Godwin Coop. He grew up in the Antioch community and was a graduate of Fairfield High School. Bernard married Benna Grace Boley on September 2, 1951 at Hillsboro, Iowa....
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Lois Brokken

May 12, 1931 - March 21, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield Lois E. Brokken, age 84 of rural Fairfield, died Monday, March 21, 2016 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Lois was born May 12, 1931 in Jefferson County, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew Peter and Dorothy Augusta Pohren Crile. A lifetime resident of Jefferson County, she graduated from Fairfield High School in 1949. She received her B.A. in nursing from...
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Louise Schillerstrom

February 6, 1925 - February 29, 2016

Louise D. Schillerstrom, age 91 of Fairfield, died Monday morning, February 29, 2016 at Sunnybrook Living Care Center in Fairfield. She was born February 6, 1925 at Pleasant Plain, Iowa, the daughter of Peter A. and Stella T. Wencel Shemanski. Louise graduated from Brighton High School and taught at the Germanville and Linn country schools. She worked at the Fairfield Glove & Mitten Factory...
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Raymond Johnson

May 8, 1947 - February 21, 2016

Obituary - Birmingham Raymond Johnson 68 of Birmingham died Sunday February 21, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Ray was born May 8, 1947 at Fairfield, the son of Charles Edward and Nita Faye Hodson Johnson. He lived in the Richland –Keota community before the family moved to Birmingham. He lived most of his life in the Birmingham community and...
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John Koontz

January 30, 1919 - February 15, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield John W. Koontz, age 97 of Fairfield died at his home Monday, February 15, 2016. John was born January 30, 1919 in Fairfield, the son of Ross and Pearl Glasgow Koontz. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1936 and was a farmer. He married Ruth Larson in 1946 at the United Methodist Church. John served as a corporal in the U.S. Army from March 20, 1942 until...
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Shirley Cavenee

April 7, 1932 - February 2, 2016

Obituary – Fairfield Shirley Ann Clark Cavenee, age 83 of Fairfield died on February 2, 2016 at the Sunnybrook Living Care Center in Fairfield. Shirley was born April 7, 1932 at Iowa City. She was the daughter of Clarence William and Florence Myers Clark. She lived in Packwood in her early years before the family moved to Fairfield. She grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Fairfield...
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William Anderson

January 23, 1926 - December 22, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield William Eugene Anderson, age 89 of Fairfield died December 22, 2015 at Parkview Home in Wayland, Iowa. Bill was born January 23, 1926 at Fairfield, the son of Carl John and Maude Krumboltz Anderson. He was a lifetime of the Fairfield area and was a farmer all of his life. He served in the Korean War and received the Purple Heart. He was a disabled veteran. He...
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Mildred Manning

September 10, 1922 - December 19, 2015

Libertyville Mildred Veda Manning, 93 of Libertyville, died Saturday December 19, at her home in Libertyville, Iowa. She was born September 10, 1922 near Libertyville to Seldon and Myra Hutton Smith. Mildred lived in the Batavia area until she was united in marriage to Warren Manning on October 11, 1945 at the Little Brown Church. He preceded her in death on September 5, 1985. ...
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George Davis

November 21, 1925 - November 21, 2015

Obituary - Fairfield George Edwin Davis, of Fairfield, Iowa passed away on his 90th birthday, November 21st, 2015 in his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Donnally, MN on November 21st, 1925 to Mac Marshall Davis and Florence Elizabeth Glotfelty. The Davis' moved to Iowa when George was eight and he spent his childhood on farms in Iowa. He graduated from Fairfield High School in...
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Harley Lewiston

February 22, 1928 - November 8, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Harley Jr. Lewiston, age 87 of Fairfield died Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Sunnybrook Living Care Center in Fairfield. Harley was born February 22, 1928 at Madrid, Iowa, the son of Harley and Irma Olson Lewiston. He was raised in Sheldahl , and lived in Randall since 1952, before moving to Fairfield in 2012. He married Marjorie Orva Sydnes on July 11, 1949 at the...
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Garold Leazer

August 15, 1927 - November 4, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Gerold Ray Leazer, age 88 of Fairfield died Wednesday afternoon at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Garold was born August 15, 1927 at Primrose, Iowa the son of Guy and Edith Barnes Leazer. He grew up in Fremont and Batavia communities, he attended Fremont schools and graduated from the Batavia High School. Garold married Beverly Jean Marshall Winters....
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Dewayne E. Hootman

January 29, 1935 - October 29, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Dewayne Hootman, age 80 of Fairfield died Thursday morning, October 29, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. He was born Earl Dewayne Hootman on January 29, 1935 in Fairfield, the son of Kenneth Earl and Eva Marie Boughner Hootman. A lifetime resident of Fairfield, he attended Fairfield schools. Dewayne married Wilma Jane Tonkinson on June 11,...
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John E. Estle

January 13, 1943 - October 28, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield John E. Estle, age 72 of Fairfield died at his home on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 with his family by his side. John was born at home in Troy, Iowa on January 13, 1943 to Otto and Pauline Richardson Estle. John attended school in Troy until the family moved to Fairfield, he graduated from Fairfield High School with the Class of 1961. John was united in marriage to...
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Sonya Stafford

January 7, 1936 - October 24, 2015

Obituary of Sonya Faye Meade Stafford Sonya Faye Meade Stafford was born January 7, 1936 in Wausau, WI to Phillip and Della (Hettinga) Meade. She passed away on October 24 in Fairfield IA. On March 13, 1954 she married Harry E. Stafford in Tucson, AZ. Sonya was a charter member and first president of the Harvard, IL Jaycee-ettes, president of the parent/teacher association, Matron of...
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Beatrice Blake

May 29, 1929 - October 22, 2015

Obituary - Fairfield Beatrice Faye Blake, 86 of Fairfield, Iowa died Thursday October 22, 2015 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. She was born May 29, 1929 at Conway, Iowa the daughter of Newton Emmett and Katie Norene Anthony Boyd. Bea grew up around the Bedford area and graduated high school. She taught in the country schools prior to her marriage. She was united in marriage to Robert Leroy...
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Joseph Millane

February 1, 1926 - October 15, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Joe W. Millane, 89 of Fairfield died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Joe was born February 1, 1926 in Fairfield, the son of John Francis and Cecilia Arndt Millane. He was the oldest of 9 children. Joe graduated from Fairfield High School and lived in rural Fairfield most of his life. He was an U.S. Army veteran who served...
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Everett Smithburg

August 9, 1916 - October 4, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Everett Clark Smithburg, age 99, of Fairfield died Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. He was born August 9, 1916 at Aneroid, Saskatchewan, Canada the son of Ralph & Eva Hanna Smithburg. The family moved to the New Sweden community, north of Lockridge in 1924 to his grandfather Gustav's farm. He attended Four Corner school and...
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Melvin Lee Story

January 14, 1936 - September 21, 2015

Melvin Lee Story, 79, of Birmingham passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 at University Hospitals in Iowa City. He was born January 14, 1936 in rural Clark County, Missouri to J.C. "Red" and Mary Adeline (Pratt) Story. He married Donna Lee Countryman on December 8, 1962 in Kahoka, Missouri. Melvin lived most of his life in Van Buren County and graduated from Stockport High School in 1955. ...
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Shirley Luzadder

June 28, 1936 - August 20, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Shirley Luzadder Shirley Joyce (Bell) Luzadder, 79, of Fairfield and formerly of Lockridge, died at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Born on June 28, 1936 in rural Jefferson County, she was the fifth child of Franklin L. and Geneva Davison Bell. As a young child the family moved North of Four Corners to a farm...
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Ronald Paul Cook

March 9, 1942 - August 12, 2015

Obituary – Donnellson, Iowa Ronald Paul Cook, age 73 of Donnellson, Iowa died at his home Wednesday evening, August 12, 2015. Ron was born March 9, 1942 in Fairfield, the son of Paul and llene Harper Cook. He grew up in Fairfield, attended Fairfield schools and attended Parsons College for 3 trimesters. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1961 through 1962. Ron married Mary Ann...
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Kathleen Nelson

February 20, 1920 - August 5, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Kathleen Nelson, age 95, of Fairfield died Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Sunnybrook Living Care Center in Fairfield. Born February 20, 1920 at Rose Hill, Iowa, she was the daughter of Hollis and Madge Van Winkle Moore. Kathleen grew up in the Rose Hill community and graduated from Rose Hill High School. She married Ernest " Shorty " Nelson on May 31, 1941 at Macon,...
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Gary McFarland

October 26, 1946 - July 30, 2015

Obituary – Washington, Iowa Gary Duane Mc Farland, age 68 of Washington, Iowa died Thursday, July 30, 2015 at All American Care Center in Washington. Gary was born October 26, 1946 in Ottumwa, the son of Keith and Mildred Douthart Mc Farland. He married Georgia Lee Raft in December, 1980. She preceded him in death. He attended the Assembly of God Church. He had worked as a cook and in...
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Jerry "Dick" Simmons

January 15, 1927 - July 28, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield J.R. "Dick" Simmons, age 88 of Fairfield died Tuesday, July 28th at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. He was born Jerry Richard Simmons, the son of Fred and Edna Elmore Simmons at Fairfield on January 15, 1927. He attended Penn # 10 one room school through the 6th grade. He then attended Pleasant Plain Consolidated School and graduated from Pleasant Plain High School in...
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Isabelle Mary Salterberg

August 31, 1923 - July 18, 2015

In memory of Isabelle M. Salterberg Isabelle Mary Salterberg, age 91, of Iowa City — formerly of Packwood and Orange City — died on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, August 29 at 10:30 am at the Lake Darling Lodge at Lake Darling State Park in rural Brighton. A reception will follow. ...
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Evelyn Lucille Teeter

July 26, 1922 - July 10, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield E. Lucille Teeter, age 92 of Fairfield died Friday, July 10, 2015 at Sunnybrook Living Care Center in Fairfield. Lucille was born July 26, 1922 in Ottumwa, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Zadie Mae Rown Agee. .Lucille grew up in Ottumwa and graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1940. She married Beryl D. Teeter on July 3, 19411 at Memphis, Missouri. She lived...
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Caroline Pencil

December 28, 1936 - July 7, 2015

Obituary – Birmingham Caroline Marie Pencil , age 78 of Birmingham died Tuesday morning, July 7, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Caroline was born December 28, 1936 at Bad Axe, Michigan, the daughter of Edward and Edna Laughlin Leyden. She lived most of her life in the Birmingham community and graduated from Birmingham High School in 1954, where she lettered...
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Peggy Hickenbottom

February 23, 1956 - June 27, 2015

Obituary – Batavia Peggy C. Hickenbottom, age 59 of 1175 245th Street, Batavia died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Peggy was born February 23, 1956 in Fairfield, the daughter of Robert William and Betty Branch Shaw. She grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Fairfield High School in 1974. Peggy married Larry Hickenbottom on December 6, 1980...
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Herman Taylor

December 7, 1935 - June 10, 2015

Obituary – Birmingham Herman L. Taylor, age 79 of 16967 Highway 1, Keosauqua died Wednesday, June 10th at the University Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. He was born December 7, 1935 at Bluntstown, Florida, the son of Edwin & Ella May Scott Taylor. He grew up and lived in the Bluntstown community until moving to Iowa in 1976. Herman was a cabinet maker and worked at the Iowa Malleable...
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Maryann Charlene Morlan-Brown-Pate

March 25, 1933 - June 10, 2015

Obituary Des Moines Maryann Charlene Morlan-Brown-Pate, age 82, died Wednesday morning in West Des Moines. Charlene was born March 25, 1933 at Bloomfield, Iowa the daughter of Clarence and Mattie York Fuller. She grew up and lived in Bloomfield and graduated from Moulton High School. Charlene was a resident of Fairfield for 9 years and lived in Houston, Texas for 24 years. She was...
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Ryan Bolinger

January 23, 1987 - June 9, 2015

Des Moines, Iowa Ryan Keith Bolinger, 28 of Des Moines died, Tuesday June 9, 2015 at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Ryan was born January 23, 1987 at Saint Joseph, Missouri to Dennis and Tammy Redinger Bolinger. He had lived in Des Moines, Iowa the last two years. Ryan like to do lawn work, fish and have family and friends around. He worked maintenance at the Iowa State...
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Margaret Eshelman

April 1, 1937 - June 3, 2015

Obituary – Lockridge Margaret A. Eshelman, age 78 of Lockridge died Wednesday afternoon at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Margaret was born April 1, 1937 at Lockridge, the daughter of Otto Fay and Dorothy Schlarbaum Vorhies. A lifetime resident of the Lockridge community, she was a graduate of Lockridge High School. She married Alva Gene Eshelman on February 5, 1956. ...
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Sylvia Harrison

December 18, 1932 - May 27, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Sylvia Marie Harrison, age 82 of Fairfield, died at her home on Wednesday evening. Born December 18, 1932 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Julius A. & Gertrude Knudsen Johnson, She grew up in Council Bluffs and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. She attended Parsons College in Fairfield. Sylvia married C.R. ( Bob) Harrison on June 14, 1953. She was a...
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Barbra C. Cook

October 22, 1936 - May 17, 2015

Barbra C. Cook, 78 of Fairfield died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born October 22, 1936 at Fairfield, Iowa the daughter of Andrew and Cathrine Dennison Harper. She was a resident of Fairfield area all her life. Barbra married James Cook, September 4, 1953. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1984. Barbra worked as a Certifed Nurses...
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Doris K. Johnson

February 19, 1922 - May 11, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Doris K. Johnson, age 93 of Fairfield died Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. She was born February 19, 1922 in Fairfield, the daughter of Harry and Irene Downs Ringelspach. She has been a resident of the Fairfield community all of her life. Doris graduated from rural Jefferson County School, Buchanan #1 and Fairfield High School...
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M. Elizabeth Askew

August 17, 1911 - May 1, 2015

Obituary - Stockport M. Elizabeth Askew, age 103 of rural Hillsboro died Friday, May 1st at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Born Mildred Elizabeth Bauman at her family home near Birmingham on August 17, 1911, she was the daughter of Fred M. and Weltha Norris Bauman. A lifelong resident of the Birmingham – Stockport community. She graduated from the Birmingham High School in...
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Ashley Whitham

April 23, 1984 - April 25, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Ashley Nicole Whitham, age 31 of Fairfield died Saturday evening at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Born April 23, 1984 at Snellville, Georgia. She was the daughter of James and Marian Moore Cronan. She was raised by her mother and step-father Marion and Rickey Brown. Ashley graduated from Spring Hill High School in Spring Hill, Tennessee. She married...
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Joanne Rodgers

September 28, 1929 - April 20, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Joanne Lenore Rodgers, age 85 of Fairfield died Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. She was born September 28, 1929 at Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Helen DeWitt Lietsch. Joanne grew up in the West Burlington community and graduated from the St. Mary Catholic School in West Burlington. She married Lynn...
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Virginia Van De Voorde

June 22, 1927 - April 20, 2015

Fairfield – Obituary Virginia M. Van De Voorde, age 87 of Fairfield died Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Virginia was born June 22, 1927 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Kamiel and Marie Hoppe Van De Voorde. She grew up in Cedar Rapids and Minneapolis, MN and moved to Fairfield in 1945. Virginia married Julius H. "Zeke" Van De Voorde on...
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Dean Gabbert

July 23, 1922 - April 18, 2015

Dean Gabbert, age 92 of Navoo, Illinois and formerly of Fairfield died at his home on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Dean was born July 23, 1922 at New London, Iowa, the son of Harry A. and Edna Ireton Gabbert. Dean was a veteran Iowa and Illinois journalist and retired editor and publisher of the Fairfield Ledger in Fairfield, Iowa. He began his 53 year association with the Ledger in 1938 when he...
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Beverly Shute

April 6, 1944 - April 17, 2015

Fairfield – Obituary Beverly Shute, age 71 of Fairfield died Friday morning, April 17, 2015 at her home West of Fairfield. She was born April 6, 1944 at Seymour, Iowa the daughter of William and Frances Cutler Stout. She was raised by her mother and step-father John and Frances Mattley. She grew up in the Bloomfield community. Beverly married Donald W. Shute on July 5, 1962 in Fairfield...
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Genevieve Drish

September 17, 1907 - March 23, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Genevieve Mary Drish, age 107 of Fairfield and formerly of the Brighton Community died Monday March 23, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center In Fairfield. Genevieve was born September 17, 1907 in rural Brighton, Iowa, the daughter of Peter V. & Anna Redlinger Fritz. A lifetime resident of the Brighton area, she married Frank L. Drish on May 5, 1930 at St....
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JoAnne Vorhies

May 11, 1932 - March 18, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Jo Anne Vorhies, age 82 of Fairfield, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Jo Anne was born May 11, 1932 in Jefferson County to Claire and Mary Babcock Dunbar. She attended Lockridge High School and lived in the Lockridge community before moving to Fairfield. The family has lived in Fairfield for the past 35 years. She...
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Marvin Callen

May 11, 1923 - March 17, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Marvin H. Callen, age 91 of Fairfield and formerly of Prairie City, Iowa Died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield. He was born May 11, 1923 at Melrose in Monroe County, Iowa, the son of John Norris and Eva Mc Cabe Callen. Marvin married Judy Hanawalt in Colfax, Iowa. He was a famer and worked at Maytag in Newton, Iowa. He has lived in Monroe...
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Mary Worley

November 22, 1950 - March 10, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Mary Teresa Worley, age 64 of Glenwood, Iowa and formerly of Fairfield Died Tuesday evening at the Glenwood Resource Center in Glenwood, Iowa. Mary was born November 22, 1950 in Fairfield, the daughter of Robert L. and Dolores Ann Pauly Worley. Mary was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She has been a resident of Glenwood Resource Center for the past 60 years. ...
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Janice Nelson

August 14, 1932 - March 7, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Janice G. Nelson, age 82 of Davenport and formerly of Fairfield died Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Davenport. Janice was born August 14, 1932 in Fairfield, the daughter of Nova E. and Ethel J. Hines Harper. She grew up in Fairfield and attended Fairfield schools. Janice married Rex E. Nelson on September 15, 1950 in Memphis, Missouri. He preceded her in death on...
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Evelyn Gamrath

May 18, 1920 - March 1, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Evelyn Watts Gamrath, age 94 of Fairfield died March 1, 2015 in Fairfield. She was born May 18, 1920 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Lee Ross and Rella Fern Hedges Watts. She lived in Corning, Iowa from age 4 until her marriage to Robert L. Gamrath on May 30, 1941 at the Barhydt Chapel In Fairfield Evelyn taught vocal music in the Corning Public Schools,...
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Joyce Ward

February 17, 1950 - February 28, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Joyce Dianne Ward, age 65 of Fairfield, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Adams, Nebraska. Joyce was born February 17, 1950 at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, the daughter of Jack Ward and Ruth Harlan Ward. She was a graduate of Fairfield High School, Iowa State Teachers College (University of Northern Iowa) in 1972, and received her Master's in math degree in 1973. ...
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Merle Eugene Miller

June 23, 1923 - February 27, 2015

Obituary – Fairfield Merle Eugene Miller , age 91, of Chandler, AZ and formerly of Fairfield Died Friday at Gilbert, AZ. Merle was born June 27, 1923 at Abingdon, Iowa the son of Harley J. and Eunice Cora Smith Miller. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1941. He married Marguarite J. Novay Merle served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and served in the Iowa National...
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Nancy Stoops

August 14, 1941 - February 23, 2015

Obituary – Springfield, Illinois Nancy Lee Stoops, age 73 of Springfield, Illinois, formerly of Van Buren County, died Monday, February 23, 2015 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Nancy was born August 14, 1941 in Van Buren County, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph Evan and Esther E. Ruby Stoops. Nancy was a graduate of Stockport High School at Stockport, Iowa and a graduate of...
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Dean Richard Canaday

September 19, 1926 - February 19, 2015

Obituary – Birmingham Dean Richard Canaday, age 88 of Birmingham, Iowa died February 19, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Dean was born September 19, 1926 in Lick Creek Township, Van Buren County, Iowa to Elmer and Edna Jackson Canaday. Dean graduated from Birmingham High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy at the close of World War II. Dean married Ruth...
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Mary Alyce Brooks

March 31, 1927 - February 15, 2015

Obituary - Fairfield Mary A. Brooks, age 87, of Fairfield died Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield. Mary was born March 31, 1927 at Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Leo Levaine and Lela Edith Ellen Mc Cleary Gibson. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1945 and the University of Southern Florida with a Master's Degree in 1965. She married Lonny...
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Maxine Vernon

October 15, 1922 - February 7, 2015

Fairfield M. Maxine Vernon, age 92, of Fairfield died Saturday February 7, 2015 at the Jefferson County Hospital in Fairfield. Maxine was born October 15, 1922 in Bowen, Illinois to Glen and Mabel Stambach Veach. She graduated from Bowen High School. She was united in marriage to Robert James Vernon on October 31, 1950 in Quincy, Illinois. He preceded her in death on February 1, 2003. They...
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Robert Sasseen

August 9, 1932 - January 20, 2015

Robert E. "Bob" Saseen, 82, of Fairfield, Iowa passed away of Parkinson's Disease at 2:58 pm Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Visitation will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Raymond Funeral Home with the family present from 10:00 to 11:00 am; Masonic Rights beginning at 11:00 am followed by the Celebration of Life. Masonic Rights will be presented by Bob Breckenridge with Dan Smith...
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Maurice Roach

October 4, 1917 - January 6, 2015

Obituary - Fairfield Maurice U. Roach, age 97 of Fairfield died Tuesday evening at the Jefferson County Health Center. Maurice was born October 4, 1917 in Birmingham, Iowa the son of John and Caroline Glanzman Roach. He graduated from Pleasant Plain High School and received his Electrical Engineer degree from the University of Iowa in 1950. He served in Navy during World War II in both...
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Betty J. Hootman

June 9, 1934 - December 31, 2014

Obituary - Fairfield Betty J. Hootman, age 80 of Brookfield, Missouri and formerly of Fairfield, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 11:00 P.M. at the University of Missouri Hospitals in Columbia, MO. Betty was born June 9, 1934 at Abingdon, Iowa the daughter of Harry A. and Vera Faye Riley Smith. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1951 and SEICC at Burlington, Iowa. Betty has...
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Eva Effie Droz

January 21, 1925 - December 23, 2014

Obituary - Stockport Eva Mae "Effie" Droz, age 89 of Stockport and formerly of Fairfield died Tuesday morning, December 23, 2014 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. She was born January 21, 1925 in Fairfield, the daughter of Fay Ira and Leah Martin Heston. She grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Fairfield High School. Effie married Richard V. Droz on December 8, 1942...
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Mary Jeanne Erickson

July 18, 1931 - December 19, 2014

Obituary - Fairfield Mary Jeanne Erickson, age 83 of Fairfield died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Jeanne was born July 18, 1931 at Storm Lake, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Josephine Mernin Burns. She graduated from St. Mary's High School at Storm Lake in 1950,and from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Sioux City in...
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Brian B. Warner

December 15, 1960 - December 17, 2014

Obituary - Birmingham Brian B. Warner, age 54 of Birmingham, died at 3:50 A.M., Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the University Hospitals in Iowa City. Brian was born December 15, 1960 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Maynard and Claudette Basil Warner. He grew up in Douds and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1979. He was married to Lorie Leyden on October 27, 1979, they were later...
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Max "Bud" Ford, Jr

March 3, 1952 - December 3, 2014


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Maxine Avery

March 13, 1924 - November 21, 2014

Death Notice - Fairfield Maxine E. Forney Avery of Fairfield died Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Maxine was born March 13, 1924 in Fairfield, the daughter of Elmer Earl and Edith Lavern Gurwell Forney.She grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Fairfield High School in 1942. Maxine married Homer Avery on October 9, 1943 at Kahoka, Missouri. ...
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David Charles Way

November 20, 2014

Obituary David Charles Way, age 69, of Homosassa, Florida, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Florida. He was born May 9, 1945 in Illinois and grew up in the Oak Park community. He attended Parsons College in Fairfield. David married Susan Elizabeth Baker of Fairfield. She preceded him in death on May 2, 1997. He was employed by Texaco his entire professional career. Surviving are...
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Richard "Butch" Stortz

February 23, 1944 - November 18, 2014

Obituary - Birmingham Richard Lee "Butch" Stortz, age 70, of Birmingham died Tuesday morning November 18, 2014 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield of pancreatic cancer. Butch was born February 23, 1944 in Fairfield, Iowa the son of Richard and Betty Rae Smith Stortz. He lived in Texas, Illinois, Fairfield and in California. He graduated from Rantoul, Illinois High School...
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Ruth Salts

August 5, 1916 - November 1, 2014

Obituary - Batavia Alice "Ruth" ( Koontz ) Salts, age 98, passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at The Living Community of St. Joseph, St. Joseph, MO. Ruth was born on August 5, 1916 in Jefferson County, Iowa, the daughter of Ross and Pearl ( Glasgow) Koontz . She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1933 with a normal training teaching certificate. Ruth...
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Beatrice Wielontke

May 3, 1916 - October 17, 2014

Obituary - Packwood Beatrice E. Wielontek, age 98 of Jonesboro, Illinois died October 17, 2014 at Jonesboro. Beatrice was born May 3, 1916 at Johnstown. PA. the daughter of Hiram Seth and Estelle Clarissa Mellott. She spent her early years in the Packwood, Iowa community and later moved to Moline, Illinois before World War II. During the war she was a "Rosie the Riveter" in a defense...
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Curtis Lee Morton

November 2, 1962 - September 11, 2014

Obituary - Fairfield Curtis Lee Morton, age 51, died Thursday morning, September 11, 2014 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Curtis was born November 2, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois to Leland B. and Sue E. Robertson Morton. Curtis grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Fairfield High School. He was an auto mechanic at Danielson Motors and Jefferson Motors Company. Deceased...
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Elizabeth Larson

January 5, 1922 - August 27, 2014

Obituary - Fairfield Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Larson, age 92, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2014 at the Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Branch, Iowa where she had resided for a number of months. Elizabeth was born January 5, 1922 near Martelle, Iowa. She was the only child of Merle and Erma Leinbaugh Murfield. Following graduation from high school in 1939, she...
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Mary Raymond

October 18, 1919 - August 19, 2014

Obituary - Fairfield Mary E. Raymond, age 94 of Fairfield died Tuesday morning at Sunnybrook Living Care Center in Fairfield. Mary was born October 18, 1919 at Hillsboro, the daughter of Richard F. and Dora B. Swink. She grew uo in Hillsboro and graduated from Fairfield High School in 1938. Mary married Richard E. Raymond on June 14, 1940 at Warrenton, Missouri. She was a homemaker and...
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Ronald Elmer Stoltz

April 30, 1936 - August 15, 2014

Obituary - Fairfield Ronald E. Stoltz, age 78 of 701 West Harrison Ave., Fairfield died at his home on Friday, August 15, 2014. Ron was born April 30, 1936 at Mallard, Iowa, the son of Clyde H. and Velma L. Weller Stoltz. He married Karen Houge on January 25, 1958 at the Estherville Lutheran Church. Ron had lived in Curlew, Iowa and graduated from Ayreshire High School in 1955. They have...
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Gus "Bing" Anders

March 27, 1943 - August 11, 2014

Obituary - Birmingham Gus Le Roy "Bing" Anders, age 71 of rural Birmingham died at his home on Monday, August 11, 2014. He was born March 27, 1943 in Fairfield. He was raised by his grandparent Joseph A. and Sylvia P. Loving Keller. "Bing graduated from Fairfield High School in 1961. He served in the U.S. Navy in Viet Nam for two tours of duty on the "Ranger" and the "Enterprise". He...
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Rita Mary Campbell

November 13, 1914 - August 7, 2014

Obituary - Fairfield Rita Mary Campbell, age 99 of Fairfield died Thursday, August 7th at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield. Rita was born November 13, 1914 in Des Moines County, Iowa to Lloyd and Catherine Teberg Jacobs. She had lived in Naples, Florida for 13 years but lived most of her life in Jefferson County. Rita married Clay Campbell on May 29, 1935 in Fairfield. She was a...
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Mary "Catherine" Newlon

December 4, 1916 - July 26, 2014

Fairfield Mary "Catherine" Newlon, 97 of Fairfield died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield. Mary was born in Jefferson County to Charles F. and Gertrude Broich Marsh on December 4, 1916. She was a 1934 graduated of Batavia High School. She married Harold L. "Babe" Newlon on September 1, 1937 in Eldon. She was a bookkeeper for Fairfield Lumber Company...
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James Dean Countryman

September 29, 1959 - July 9, 2014

Obituary - Birmingham James Dean " Jim" Countryman, age 54 of rural Birmingham died at his home on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, surrounded by his family. Jim was born September 29, 1959 in Fairfield, the son of Harold D. and Ramona Hudson Countryman. A life time resident of the Birmingham community , he attended Birmingham elementary, Stockport Middle School and graduated from Van Buren High...
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Ronnie Bailey

December 19, 1950 - July 4, 2014

Obituary - Wright, Iowa Ronnie Wayne Bailey, age 64 died of a heart attack on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Mahaska County Hospital in Oskaloosa. His wishes were to be cremated. He did not want a service performed. His ashes will be buried at a later time. Ronnie was born December 19, 1950 in Fairfield. He was the son of David Leon and Wilma Lathrop Bailey. He lived most of his life in...
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Ryan Brewington

July 4, 1992 - July 2, 2014

Obituary Batavia Ryan Matthew Brewington, age 21 of Batavia passed away Wednesday, July 2nd of injuries sustained in an auto accident near Floris. Ryan was born July 4, 1992 at Oskaloosa, the son of Jennifer Van Klootwyk and Curtis Brewington. He grew up in Batavia and attended Fairfield school, graduating from Fairfield High School in 2010. He graduated from William Penn University in May...
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Warren Eugene Conger

September 20, 1924 - June 30, 2014

Warren Eugene Conger's eternal reward was granted June 30th, 2014 in Noblesville, Indiana where he and his wife Frances had lived since 2005. He was born September 20, 1924 in rural Hedrick, Iowa to Carl and Mary Baker Conger. He graduated from Packwood Iowa High School in 1942 and married Frances Lee Kenyon March 31st, 1946 and farmed with his wife near Packwood until 1983. They moved to...
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Marlys Lou Adam

June 22, 1929 - June 30, 2014

Obituary - Fairfield Marlys Lou Adam, age 85 of Fairfield died Monday morning, June 30, 2014 at the Jefferson County Health Center. She was born June 22, 1929 at Lake Andes, South Dakota, the daughter of Vincent and Rose Novantny Bechen. Marlys grew up in South Dakota and graduated from Lake Andes High School in 1947. She married Richard P. Adam on June 22, 1948 at Lake Andes, South...
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