Obituaries

03/23/2015 - 8:37am
  Juanita McFarlan, age 95, of Sigourney, formerly of What Cheer, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Manor House Care Center in Sigourney.     Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the What Cheer United Methodist Church, with Pastor Vince Homan officiating.  Burial will be at McFarlan Cemetery in What Cheer. ...
03/18/2015 - 12:20pm
  Shari Friis, from West Branch age 45 died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Although she didn’t want to leave her children she knew God was calling her name. Shari was diagnosed with non-smoker lung cancer on January 25, 2013.        ...
03/16/2015 - 11:02am
  Eleanor Behrens, 95 of What Cheer, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the Manor House Care Center in Sigourney. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March18, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in What Cheer. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery at What Cheer. Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday with family present from...
03/16/2015 - 10:59am
  Katie Surber, 94 of New Sharon, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Funeral services began at 11:00 a.m. on Monday March 16, 2015 at the First Christian Church in New Sharon. Burial will be in the Sixteen Cemetery near Thornburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Mahaska County hospice or to the New...
03/16/2015 - 10:57am
  Betty Eldora Derby, 87, died March 11, 2015 at the Care Center in Sigourney. She was born February 13, 1928 to William and Margaret Wood Northup near Ollie. She graduated from Ollie High School in 1947. On June 7, 1947 she married Everett Derby in Bloomfield. Please read our March 18 edition for the full obituary. 
03/16/2015 - 10:54am
  Charlotte Louise Kirkpatrick Fagen went to be with Jesus on Thursday morning, March 12, 2015. She was born to Edward L. and Rovena (Fry) Kirkpatrick, in Keota, Iowa, on March 1, 1918. Charlotte and Walter Fagen Jr. were married February 15, 1936 and celebrated fifty-two years of marriage. Her husband preceded her in death on September 4,...
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