Obituaries

Betty J. Geddis

The memorial Service for Betty J. Geddis will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at The Salvation Army Corps & Community Center, 105 W. State St., Marshalltown.

Richard Thomas Varnum, 88

Richard Thomas Varnum, 88, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away October 14, 2018, in Apache Junction, AZ. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Marilyn Jean (Dehner) Varnum. Memorial Mass will be held Friday, October 19, 2018, beginning at 9:45 a.m. with a luncheon to ...

Marilyn Sue Hemminger, 74

Marilyn Sue Hemminger, 74, of Marshalltown, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 17, 2018, at her home with her family by her side and under the care of the Iowa River Hospice Home. Funeral services for Marilyn will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at New Hope ...

Jane Anne Butler, 56

Jane Anne Butler, 56, of State Center, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Iowa River Hospice Home. Following Jane’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and the family of Jane will be hosting a public Celebration of Life at the Conrad Library on Sunday, October ...

Phyllis J. Lane, 93

Funeral services for Phyllis J. Lane, 93, were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church, Marshalltown, IA. Pastors Jeff Kodis and Jerry Swanberg officiated the service. Special music was performed by Jan and Bruce Randall, Crystal Gassman, ...

Maurice “Edwin” Mason, 80

Maurice “Edwin” Mason, 80, of Des Moines (a former long-time resident of Marshalltown) died peacefully Friday evening, October 12, 2018, at Norwalk Rehabilitation where he resided these past several months. Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Gathering to be held ...

Ann Marie Thomas, 87

Ann Marie Thomas, 87, of Boone, Iowa, formerly of Iowa Falls, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Westhaven Community in Boone, Iowa. Memorial services for Ann Marie Thomas will be 10:30 am Saturday, October 20, at the First Christian Church, 221 Fischer Ave, Iowa Falls. Visitation ...

Frank Williams Arney, 84

Frank Williams Arney, 84, passed away April 15, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Okla. An Albion native, Frank was born June 14, 1933, in Marshalltown and grew up on the family family farm outside of Albion. He graduated from Albion High School and received his Bachelors degree in Animal Science ...

Richard “Dick” L. Watts Sr., 80

Richard “Dick” L. Watts Sr., 80, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Iowa River Hospice Home. The family of Dick wanted to express their sincere gratitude toward the wonderful staff at the Hospice Home. Public visitation for Dick will be held from ...

Pam Kusserow, 55

Funeral services for Pamela Kay Kusserow, 55, of Marshalltown, Iowa, were held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Gregg Davison officiated the service and Jan Randall and Loren Conrad played and performed music. Pallbearers were George Corum, Randy Burnes, ...

Phyllis J. Lane, 93

Phyllis J. Lane, 93, of Everett, WA, formerly of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Everett. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m., ...

Janet Schuyler Pratt McAllister, 90

Janet Schuyler Pratt McAllister, 90, of Conrad, IA, passed away with Alzheimer’s disease at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad on Friday, October 12, 2018. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 19, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in Conrad. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to ...

Lynn (Ethelyn) Cooper

Lynn (Ethelyn) Ann Tracy Cooper passed away on July 27 in Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Indianola, IA, after a long and beautiful life, for which she constantly expressed gratitude. All who knew Lynn found her to be kind, funny, warm, charming, elegant and vivacious. She will be greatly ...

Donna Kelly, 57

Donna Kelly, 57, departed from this world and went home to be with her Lord and Savior, October 13, 2018, under the care of Iowa River Hospice with her family by her side. Donna fought a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Donna loved spending time with her family and friends. She also ...

Richard Warnell, 74

A Memorial service for Richard “Dick” James Warnell, 74, of Marshalltown, was held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest at a later date. Groups in attendance included UnityPoint Health Group, Holland Transport, Contract Transport ...

Maurice “Edwin” Mason, 80

Maurice “Edwin” Mason, 80, of Des Moines (a former long-time resident of Marshalltown) died peacefully Friday evening, October 12, 2018, at Norwalk Rehabilitation where he resided these past several months. Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Gathering to be held ...

Janet McAllister, 90

Janet McAllister, 90, of Conrad, IA, passed away at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad on Friday, October 12, 2018. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 19, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church in Conrad. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, ...

Leona M. (Minor) Klepinger

After embracing a good life for 97 1/2 years, Leona M. (Minor) Klepinger was surrounded by family and friends on October 6, 2018, at Iowa River Hospice House as she entered Heaven, welcomed by her husband & daughter. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018, ...

Pamela Kay Kusserow, 55

Pamela Kay Kusserow, 55, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away peacefully with her husband and children by her side at the Iowa River Hospice Home. She had a long courageous battle with cancer, but was determined and positive through her journey. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October ...

Patrick Alan Harrington

Patrick Alan Harrington passed away on October 10, 2018. Funeral services will be held on October 20, 2018 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with a public visitation held one hour prior to the services. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. ...