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Obituaries

Erin Ruth Weers, 40

Erin Ruth Weers, 40, passed away from an automobile accident on September 3, 2019. Following Erin’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no public services through the funeral home. The family has arranged to have a celebration of Erin’s life at Vaughn’s Pub in ...

Jane M. Menter, 70

Jane M. Menter, 70, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at UnityPoint Health Hospital in Marshalltown. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019, at St. Francis of Assisi - St. Henry Catholic Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00 ...

Greg B. Price, 56

Greg B. Price, 56, of Peoria, AZ, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 5, 2019, after a long battle with Lyme disease. There will be no services. Greg was the son of Merrill and Shirley Price, of Marshalltown. Greg graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1981. He then entered the ...

Archie W. Forbes, 95

Archie W. Forbes, 95, of Iowa Falls, IA, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, IA. A Memorial service for Archie W. Forbes will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 12th at the Zion United Church of Christ in Hubbard. Burial will follow in the Hubbard ...

Gladys M. Shirk, 95

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Gladys M. Shirk, 95, of Marshalltown, passed away on the night of Saturday, September 7th, at the Willows in Marshalltown, under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, ...

Jane Menter, 70

Jane Menter, 70, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at UnityPoint Health Hospital in Marshalltown. Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com

George Godfrey, 85

George Godfrey, 85, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on September 7, 2019 at the Iowa River Hospice Home with his family at his side. Funeral services for George will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, ...

Richard Newby, 67

Richard Newby, 67, passed away on September 1, 2019, at his home in Bradenton, FL. There will be a military service held next summer in Eldora at the Eastlawn Cemetery. Richard was born April 5, 1952, to Wendell and Ethel Newby of Eldora. He grew up in Eldora and he graduated from Eldora High ...

Allen Stevens, 57

Allen Stevens, 57, of Marshalltown, Iowa, was called back to Heaven on August 30, 2019, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, with his wife and dear friends at his side. A Mass will be held under the direction of the family on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Francis of ...

Evelyn Gummert, 93

A funeral service for Evelyn Gummert, 93, of Marshalltown, was held on August 23, 2019, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Pastor Alex Post officiated the service. Special music was performed by Colette Benge and Marie May. Pallbearers were Clint Zitzow, Andy Patterson, David Sawyer, Scott ...

JoAnne Hungate Paglia Fritz

JoAnne Hungate Pagila Fritz passed away September 2, 2019, in Athens, Texas. She was born to parents Robert Nolan Hungate and Jessee Wanda Bea Buck on April 11, 1945, at a rural farm house near Centerville, Iowa and delivered by her namesake, midwife, JoAnne. She was preceded in death by both ...

Richard L. Wolf, 81

Richard L. Wolf, 81, of Marshalltown, passed away on September 5, 2019, at Bickford Cottage and under the care of the Iowa River Hospice Home. Funeral services for Rich will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be on ...

Melissa J. Edwards, 52

Melissa J. Edwards, 52, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on the evening of Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the Iowa River Hospice Home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services for Melissa will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home with ...

Aina M. Golly

Aina M. Golly was born number 7 out of 11 children to James and Estella Savage in Marshalltown, IA and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Marshalltown. She quit school at the age of 17 to marry Warren D. Golly on April 23, 1950, and they were blessed with two children, John Dean and ...

Tracy Lee Buckley-Lopez, 54

Tracy Lee Buckley-Lopez, 54, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 4:30 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Pastor Dewey Grimes officiating. Visitation will be ...

Dennis “Denny” Johnson, 84

Dennis “Denny” Johnson, 84, of Albion, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019, in the comfort of his own home. Funeral services for Denny will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Pastor Dylan Does officiating. Public visitation ...

Larry Richard Bown, 64

Larry Richard Bown, 64, passed away on August 27, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be from noon to 3 p.m. on September 22, 2019, at the Log Cabin in Riverview Park, Marshalltown, IA. The family requests casual attire. Memorial may be sent to the family at Guy Bown, P.O. Box 43, Clemons, Iowa, ...

Robert Hauser, 92

Robert Hauser, 92, of Lakewood, CA, passed away in the comfort of his home early in the morning of Thursday, August 22nd, at his home while in care of his loving family and hospice. Bob will return to the kindred soil of his upbringing. A graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. ...

Gary Edwards, 76

Gary Edwards, 76, of Garwin, Iowa, passed away at the Iowa River Hospice Home on September 2, 2019, with his family at his side. A celebration of life for Gary will be held on September 14 at the old Garwin grocery store at 1:00 p.m. under the direction of his family. The family encourages ...

When in doubt, show up

How many times has this happened in the last two months? I’m not sure, but every time it still catches me off guard. In this particular moment, I was on a conference call when we took a break from the work and started talking about our summers. At some point, I just couldn’t keep ...