Obituary Archives

Jim Murphy

Personal Information
Hometown: 
Jefferson
Date of Birth: 
January 19, 1945
Date of Death: 
April 14, 2014

A celebration of life for Jim Murphy, 69, of Jefferson will be held a 6:00 pm Saturday (April 19th) at the Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson. Visitation with his family will be from 4 to 6 pm at the funeral home.

Jim is survived by his wife, Julie, three sons; Brandon, Kelly and Jamie Murphy, his mother, Betty Johnson and two brothers Dan Murphy and Mike Johnson, all of Jefferson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are given in Jim’s name to Saint Jude Hospice in Urbandale.
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Isabelle Nuckolls

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Hometown: 
Paton, Iowa
Date of Birth: 
November 29, 1917
Date of Death: 
March 24, 2014

Funeral services for Isabelle Nuckolls, 96, of Paton, will be held at 10:30 am Monday at the Salem United Methodist Church in Paton with burial in the Paton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Sunday at the Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson.
Survivors include her daughters; Janine Birch of Paton, Janet Sabus of Jefferson and Jennifer Hoyt of Creston.

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Marie Monahan

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Hometown: 
Churdan
Date of Birth: 
September 7, 1926
Date of Death: 
March 11, 2014

Funeral mass for Marie Monahan, 87, of Churdan, will be held at 10:30 am from St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Churdan with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Visitation with her family will be from 4 to 8 pm Friday at the church with a Rosary a 6 pm and a Vigil Service at 6:30 pm.
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Linda Hardy

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Hometown: 
Clive, formerly of rural Lohrville and Churdan
Date of Birth: 
March 23, 1951
Date of Death: 
March 8, 2014

Funeral services for Linda Hardy, 62, of Clive, formerly of rural Lohrville and Churdan, will be held at 10:30 Thursday at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Churdan with burial in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery west of Churdan. Visitation will be Wednesday after 4 PM at the Church with the family present after 5 pm. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM and a Vigil for the Deceased service will be at 6:30 PM. The Brown Funeral Home in Churdan is assisting the family.

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Peter F. Krzaczkowski

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Hometown: 
Churdan
Date of Birth: 
February 2, 1948
Date of Death: 
February 28, 2014

No services planned.

Randy Roper

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Hometown: 
Churdan
Date of Birth: 
June 10, 1959
Date of Death: 
February 11, 2014

Randy Roper, 54, of Churdan died Tuesday at Omaha. In accordance with his wishes, a visitation will be held from 3 to 5 pm Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home in Churdan with cremation to follow. No other services are planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given for his children's education.
Survivors include his wife, Angie and his children; Jeremy, Mary Jane and Elizabeth Roper and Jordon LeRoy, all of Churdan. .

Zatha M. Blair

Personal Information
Hometown: 
Jefferson & Churdan
Date of Birth: 
January 29, 1920
Date of Death: 
February 9, 2014
Survived by:: 
Son, David & wife, Linda and daughter, Elizabeth Bertelli.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church in Churdan. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home in Churdan. The family will be present from 4 to 7.

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Zatha Blair, daughter of A.B. (Pete) and Pearl (Andrew) Gardner, was born January 29, 1920 in Greene County, Iowa and passed away February 9, 2014 at the Greene County Long Term Care Facility in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 94 years and 10 days.

Larry Most

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Hometown: 
Jefferson, Iowa
Date of Birth: 
June 8, 1941
Date of Death: 
February 3, 2014

Larry Most, the son of Verne and Thelma (Davis) Most, was born June 8, 1941 at Maywood, Nebraska and passed away peacefully at his home in Jefferson February 3, 2014 at the age of 72 years, 7 months and 25 days.

Gary Hingeley

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Hometown: 
Jefferson, Iowa
Date of Birth: 
December 23, 1965
Date of Death: 
January 18, 2014

No Services planned

Marcella Brend

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Hometown: 
Carroll. Iowa, Formerly of the Churdan and Lohrville area.
Date of Birth: 
June 23, 1941
Date of Death: 
January 11, 2014

Services 10:30 pm Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lohrville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at the church with a Vigil at 7 pm.

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Marcella Brend, the daughter of E.R. “Bill” and Anna (Tasler) Brend, was born June 23, 1941 at the family farm home west of Churdan, Iowa and departed this life January 11, 2014 at the Loring Hospital in Sac City, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 72 years, 6 months and 18 days.

Laverne Henning

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Hometown: 
Jefferson
Date of Birth: 
June 10, 1926
Date of Death: 
December 31, 2013

LaVerne Henning, the daughter of Irvin and Vernie (Strahl) Sigler, was born June 10, 1926 in Carroll County, Iowa and passed away at her home December 31, 2013 in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived a full life to the age of 87 years, 6 months and 21 days.

Benjamin "Ed" Stoline

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Hometown: 
Jefferson
Date of Birth: 
January 28, 1931
Date of Death: 
December 24, 2013

Benjamin Edward Stoline
1931 – 2013

Ed Stoline, the son of Ben and Matilda (Gosar) Stoline, was born January 28, 1931 at Jefferson, Iowa and peacefully passed away December 24, 2013 at the Regency Park Care Center in Jefferson, Iowa. He lived his life to the age of 82 years, 10 months and 26 days.

Larry Hood

Personal Information
Hometown: 
Lohrville, Iowa
Date of Birth: 
March 8, 1931
Date of Death: 
December 8, 2013

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday (December 18th) from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lohrville with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Tuesday (December 17th) at the church with a Rosary prayed at 5 pm and a Vigil for the Deceased at 7 pm.
Memorials are suggested to be given to the Calhoun County Veterans Association or to the Parkinson's Foundation.
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Darlene Miller

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Hometown: 
Churdan, Iowa
Date of Birth: 
January 2, 1922
Date of Death: 
November 24, 2013

Visitation: 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at the Churdan United Methodist Church.

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Darlene Miller, the daughter of Ray Eugene and Dorothy (Warren) Carrick, was born January 2, 1922 at Bayard, Iowa and left this life November 24, 2013 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 91 years, 10 months and 22 days.

Ila Rose Rossmanith

Personal Information
Hometown: 
Farnhamville
Date of Birth: 
May 17, 1926
Date of Death: 
November 18, 2013

Visitation will be held on Thursday (11/21/13) from 4 to 7 pm at the Holy Trinity Church in Farnhamville.
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Ila Rossmanith, the daughter of Harry and Myrtle (Vance) Schamel, was born May 17, 1926 at Lohrville, Iowa and departed this life November 18, 2013 at the Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City, Iowa. She lived a full life to the age of 87 years, 6 months and 1 day.

Ila grew up and attended school in Lohrville. As a young girl, Ila liked to tap dance and later in life she enjoyed dancing.

Berwyn (Moose) Robb

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Hometown: 
Gowrie
Date of Birth: 
September 5, 1936
Date of Death: 
October 20, 2013

A gathering of friends and family to celebrate Berwyn’s life will be held Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the Paton Community Room from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
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Berwyn Ellsworth Robb
(Moose)
1936 – 2013
Berwyn Robb, known to his family and friends as “Moose”, was born September 5, 1936 at Garden City, South Dakota. His parents were Berwyn L. Robb and Marion (Kness) Robb-Dahl.

June Flack

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Hometown: 
Churdan
Date of Birth: 
May 31, 1919
Date of Death: 
October 12, 2013

June Idell Flack
1919 – 2013
June Idell Flack, the daughter of George (Jake) and Minnie Frotscher Johnson, was born May 31, 1919, in Farnhamville, Iowa. She departed this life on October 12, 2013, at the Regency Park nursing home in Jefferson, Iowa.
June attended country school and graduated from Somers High School in 1936. She was united in marriage to Byron G. Flack on January 10, 1943, and they resided in Highland Township most of their 50 years of married life, having retired to Churdan after a lifetime of farming.

Clarice Lee

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Hometown: 
Lohrville
Date of Birth: 
May 14, 1919
Date of Death: 
October 6, 2013

Clarice Lee, the daughter of Ora and Pearl (Textor) Cretsinger, was born May 14, 1919 on her parent's farm south of Coon Rapids, Iowa and departed this life October 6, 2013 at the Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 94 years.
Clarice grew up on a farm and attended country school in the Coon Rapids area, her family belonged to the Lone Star country church. Clarice attended Coon Rapids High School for three years and graduated from Bayard High School in 1937.

Lola Hocke

Personal Information
Hometown: 
Jefferson, Iowa
Date of Birth: 
August 13, 1923
Date of Death: 
September 29, 2013
Survived by:: 
A sister, Avis Peninger, sister-in--law, Marion Hocke and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson with burial at the Paton Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

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Lola Fern Hocke, the daughter of Carl and Emma (Tourte) Hocke, was born August 13, 1923 at Kennedy, Minnesota and departed this life September 29, 2013 at the Greene County Long Term Care Facility in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 90 years, 1 month and 16 days.

Mary Small

Personal Information
Hometown: 
Lohrville
Date of Birth: 
April 5, 1927
Date of Death: 
September 4, 2013

Mary E. Small, the daughter of Guy and Mable (Whitman) Morgan, was born April 5, 1927 in Beaver Township, Guthrie County, Iowa and departed this life September 4, 2013 at the Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 86 years, 4 months and 29 days.

Mardell Law

Personal Information
Hometown: 
Churdan, Iowa
Date of Birth: 
September 27, 1921
Date of Death: 
August 6, 2013

Mardell Law, the daughter of John and Fern (Stoolman) Subbert, was born September 27, 1921 at Lidderdale, Iowa and departed this life August 6, 2013 at the Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 91 years, 10 months and 9 days.

Elinor Barrett

Personal Information
Hometown: 
Jefferson
Date of Birth: 
July 7, 1919
Date of Death: 
July 25, 2013

Elinor Barrett was born July 9, 1919 in Malvern, Iowa to Fred and Ina (Lisle) Farquhar. She departed this life July 25, 2013 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa, having lived a full and active life to the age of 94.
She attended school at Malvern through her freshman year. The family moved to Jefferson and she graduated from the Jefferson High School in 1938. She worked for Dr. J.K. Johnson, Jr. for a year and a half.

Shirlee Irene Wiggins

Personal Information
Hometown: 
Jefferson, Iowa
Date of Birth: 
June 2, 1927
Date of Death: 
July 8, 2013
Survived by:: 
Visitation after 4 PM Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson. Family members will be present from 6 to 7 PM. Services: 10:30 am Thursday at the Central Christian Church in Jefferson

Shirlee I. Wiggins, the daughter of Herman and Marie (Mengedot) Wiggins, was born June 2, 1927 at Cooper, Iowa and departed this life July 8, 2013 at the Greene County Long Term Care Facility in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 86 years, 1 month and 6 days.
After moving around during her early years with her folks, Shirlee started school at Early, Iowa. She then attended schools in Nemaha, Cooper, Jefferson and graduated from the Cooper Consolidated School in 1944.

Harold Glen Miller

Personal Information
Hometown: 
Churdan, Iowa
Date of Birth: 
April 12, 1919
Date of Death: 
July 5, 2013

Harold Miller, the son of Stanley and Lela (Evans) Miller, was born April 12, 1919 at Grainton, Nebraska and left this life July 5, 2013 at the Greene County Long Term Care Facility in Jefferson, Iowa. He lived his life to the age 94 years, 2 months and 23 days.

Larry Moore

Personal Information
Hometown: 
Churdan, Iowa
Date of Birth: 
May 22, 1940
Date of Death: 
June 9, 2013

Larry Ray Moore
1940 – 2013

Larry R. Moore, the son of Glenn and Catherine (Mullins) Moore, was born May 22, 1940 at Robinson, Illinois and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 9, 2013 at his rural home near Churdan, Iowa. He lived his life to the age of 73 years and 17 days.
On November 14, 1970, Larry Moore was united in marriage to Beverly Hill at Hammond, Indiana. Two daughters were born to this union.